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Mission Statement

The Closter Fire Department stands ready and willing at all times to deliver first class fire protection and services to the residents of the borough. The department's never-ending efforts are performed to help preserve life safety and protection/preservation of property.


The Closter Fire Department is responsible for fire safety and protection of all properties in the borough, This is accomplished through education and suppression, The department is totally manned by volunteers who donate their time on an as needed basis 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The department, which was established in 1893, is located in the northeastern section of Bergen County approximately 10 miles north of New York City. The department has served the residents of Closter for over 100 years as a volunteer department. The Borough of Closter is primarily bedroom community with a small downtown business area and several commercial/industrial areas. Current membership is 45 members of which a wide range of ages is included. Several generations are covered under this membership and the dept is proud of the wealth of experience and knowledge is has on board. Approximately two years ago the dept established a Junior Fire Dept for high school students to join. The program was established to help these young adults develop responsibility, community service awareness, and to provide a constructive spare time activity for these young adults to participate in.


The department is continually looking for individuals willing to volunteer their time to serve the community- The department responds to an average of 275 calls a year which requires numerous man-hours to provide the service levels we strive to achieve. All interested parties should submit inquires via the contact info provided below. All applicants are required to be at least 18 to join the department, high school students may be eligible to join our junior program.

Contact Information
Closter Fire Dept
100 Ruckman Road
Closter, NJ 07624
Fax - 201-768-9059
Email - Closter Fire Dept

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