Fire Chief, Steve McGill with child.

Fire Chief Steven McGill 

Organized fire protection in Jersey City began on September 21, 1829. Since that time, the Division of Fire has grown with the City. Presently, the Jersey City Division of Fire is comprised of 50 civilian employees and over 600 uniformed members, it's largest size in a decade.
Last year, the Fire Department responded to over 24,000 calls for service. All members of the Division of Fire receive first responder training and all vehicles are equipped with automatic defibrillators.
This administration's commitment to more firehouses and companies has never been stronger. Over the last decade, the fire department would have an average of 22 companies operational on any given night, and they would temporarily close 4 companies. Today we average 26 companies on duty every day. It is the highest number it has been since 2000 and speaks to our commitment to ensuring residents are safe in all aspects of public safety.
Click here to see JCFD's Smoke Detector Installation Program and Fire Safety Survey.


Fire Truck
The Division of Fire maintains a fleet of 28 pieces of front line fire apparatus which include pumper trucks, ladder trucks, rescue trucks, a hazardous materials unit (HAZMAT) and a mask service unit (MSU).  

Department Contact Info

  • phoneNon-Emergency: (201) 547-4255
  • 465 Marin Boulevard
    Jersey City, NJ 07302

    Steve McGill, Chief

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