Fire Department

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Department Chief: Chief Gregory K. Yfantis
Department Deputy Chief: Deputy Chief Brian E. Martone
Department Battalion Chief: Battalion Chief Charles Diaz
Department Captain: Captain Gian Vargas
Department Captain: Captain Tamer Abdallah
Department Captain: Captain Enes Hoti
Department Lieutenant: Lieutenant Jonathan Stern
Department Lieutenant: Lieutenant Daniel Baxter
Department Lieutenant: Lieutenant Thaier Abdallah
Main Number: 201.313.2061

The Cliffside Park Volunteer Fire Department undertakes a vast amount of services for the Borough it serves. They are the sole authority for fire suppression and extinguishing of fires. In addition they provide all extrication services for motor vehicle accidents. Special services include a high angle rescue/repelling team, pumping out water from flooded basements, and responding to all calls for any suspected carbon monoxide and gas leaks. Checking these buildings for the proper signage, such as an illuminated fire exit sign for fire exits within the emergency areas is important to note to see if there is a breach of health and safety.

The Fire Prevention Bureau conducts all inspections of life hazard uses and all non-life hazard uses. It provides all inspections for sales of property. Another responsibility of the Bureau is to provide all public education on fire prevention programs throughout the Borough. Its public education programs involve all members of the fire department during the year. Two full-time inspectors & one part-time sub-code official staff the Fire Prevention Bureau.

Please click on the link below to view the Official Website of the Cliffside Park Volunteer Fire Department:

CPFD Official Website

The Cliffside Park Volunteer Fire Department is a member of the New Jersey State Firemen’s Association. If you are interested in becoming a member, please download, print, and fill out an application using the link below:

Cliffside Park Volunteer Fire Department Member Application (pdf file)

An application can also be obtained and filled out in person at the Fire Prevention Bureau in the Cliffside Park Municipal Complex, located at 525 Palisade Avenue.

Requirements to Apply

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must in good physical health. Department provides a complete medical physical from the borough’s medical facility.
  • Must live in the borough of Cliffside Park or within 1 mile of its borders.
  • Never been convicted of a crime or have a criminal record.
  • Should have a valid New Jersey state drivers license.

Benefits of Becoming a Member

  • Serving the town where you live.
  • Earn a stipend.
  • College funding for yourself, spouse, and children.
  • Earn free college credits with your fire training.
  • Completely covered by workmen’s compensation, life insurance, burial fund, fire relief funds, and disability.
  • Clothing allowance for damaged clothing.
  • Become part of a great organization, meet great people, get satisfaction of helping people.

Apparatus of the Fire Department

  • We operate 3 front line engine / pumpers
  • 102ft ariel tower ladder
  • 1 Mini-pumper
  • 1 Tractor Drawn Aerial
  • 1 61′ Sky Boom Pumper
  • 3 Ambulances
  • 3 Chiefs command vehicles
  • 2 Fire prevention vehicles
  • 1 EMS Command Vehicle
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