We urge parents to talk to their kids about EDITH (exit drills in the home). Once out of the house, never reenter until the Fire Department has determined it is safe to enter. Check that your heating system is properly maintained. Chimneys should be cleaned and checked for leaks. A metal can should be used for fireplace ashes and dumped far from any structure or flammable material. Remember – use a fire extinguisher on small fires only. If there is a large fire, get out and call the Fire Department by dialing 9-1-1.
Keep leaves and yard debris away from any structure. Outdoor chimeneas must have wire mesh or screen to catch embers. Chimeneas that don’t have these are considered illegal burns. Persons using approved chimeneas should only use hard woods or Class A fuel. Note that pressure-treated lumber can produce harmful vapors and cedar produces creosote.
This event is open to the public and is a great opportunity to spend time with your neighbors and make new friends. NO one under 21 is permitted. For more information, go to the Annual Picnic website page. Please purchase tickets early next year to avoid disappointment.
Annual Golf Outing
If you are interested in registering a foursome or sponsoring a hole, please call the Fire Department via email.
Used Clothing Bin
We have a used clothing bin in the rear of our parking lot for your convenience. When cleaning your closets, you can donate your used clothes, sneakers, shoes, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, and pillow cases. All donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated.
New Members Needed
Help us to help you! Anyone interested in joining the High Bridge Fire Department is welcome to stop by any Monday night to talk about how you can help High Bridge or visit our website.
History of the High Bridge Fire Department
On July 9, 1898 a large fire occurred in High Bridge which destroyed part of Main Street. Since there was no fire department in town, a fire department from Phillipsburg came down by train. The following year a special meeting of the Borough Council was called by Mayor Moore and a resolution was adopted creating a volunteer Fire Department.
Housed in the L.H. Taylor Hose Company firehouse on Maryland Avenue, the HBFD has over 40 members including firefighters, EMTs and junior members. Their apparatus includes pumpers, ladder trucks and specialized foam and brush units. They are first responders for the Borough and provide mutual aid to the surrounding communities.
The HBFD is active in the community, sponsoring an Annual Picnic at Union Forge Park and conducts Fire Safety Education programs in the High Bridge schools.
For information on volunteering, banquet hall rental, or any other questions contact:
High Bridge Fire Department
7 Maryland Avenue
High Bridge, New Jersey
Non-Emergency Number: (908) 638-6383
Visit the HBFD website