NFD has progressed from horse drawn hose wagons and bucket brigades to a modern-day department with 2 Engines, 1 Rescue, 4 Medic Units,105 foot Tower, 75 foot Ladder and a Command Unit.
Each fire and EMS response vehicle is capable of advanced cardiac care and is staffed with paramedics 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our professional firefighters and paramedics are aided in their work by state of the art turnout gear with Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus and Thermal Imaging Cameras to find victims and hidden fires.
On duty crews train daily in areas such as fire, safety and EMS to ensure the best possible service to the citizens of Newark. Our command staff and firefighters are committed to professional excellence, safety and efficiency. Newark firefighters handle over 11,000 emergencies annually and are proud of the service provided to the community.