Established on March 1, 1875, the Westfield Fire Department is one of the town’s oldest service institutions active today. Starting out as a volunteer department, the Fire Department evolved into a career department in 1904. The department is now made up of 36 sworn firefighters, and two civilian administrative assistants. The members are broken down as follows:
- Chief of Department
- Deputy Chief
- Battalion Chief / Fire Official
- Captain / Fire Inspector
- 2 Administrative Assistants
- 1 Battalion Chief / Tour Commander
- 2 Captains
- 5 Firefighters
There are four Duty Tours that work 24-hour shifts, with 72 hours off between shifts. All Staff personnel work a standard Monday to Friday 40-hour work week.
- 405 North Ave W. (Fire Headquarters)
- 1029 Central Ave. (Fire Station 2)
These two stations are manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and house the following apparatus:
Fire Headquarters – 2 fire engines, 1 Ladder truck, and 2 support vehicles,
Fire Station 2 – 2 fire engines, and 1 support vehicle
All sworn members of the department are NJ State Certified EMTs, and assist the Westfield Rescue Squad with emergency calls in town.