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The Hoboken Fire Department protects the lives and property of the residents of Hoboken from fires, natural disasters, hazardous materials releases, medical distress, and rescue emergencies.

About Us

The Fire Division consists of 118 firefighters and 19 civilian employees.  HFD responds to over 5,000 emergencies per year with one tour commander, 3 engine companies, 2 ladder companies, and one rescue.  We have an operations officer and training officer.

The Hoboken Fire Division also participates in regional response initiatives: the New Jersey Regional Fireboat Task Force (NJRFTF) for maritime emergencies and the Urban Area Security Initiative Metro Urban Search and Rescue Strike Team (UASI MUST) for technical rescues.  Through these task forces, the HFD maintains a fireboat and a heavy rescue company.

Our fire prevention bureau includes a fire marshal, 2 full-time fire inspectors and 2 part-time fire inspectors.  The Bureau serves to improve community resilience through 4 avenues:

  • Enforcement of fire codes
  • Education about fire safety
  • Engineering improved solutions to mitigate emergencies
  • Investigation of the origin and cause of fires

Call 201-420-2004 to contact HFD Dispatch. Call 201-420-2268 for fire inspection or code enforcement questions. For more information, follow us on Twitter at @hobokenfire.

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The Hoboken Fire Department promotes six to Captain and swears in five new firefighters (hobokennj.gov)


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More Fire Contact Info:

On-Duty Tour Commander: 201-420-2261

Hoboken Fire Chief: Anton Peskens

Administrative Office: Cheryl Noble

General Information: 201-420-2259
Email: cnoble@hobokenfire.org
Fax: 201-420-2224

Operations Battalion Chief: Dave Buoncuore

Phone: 201-420-2272
Email: dbuoncuore@hobokenfire.org

Training Officer: Audra Carter

Phone: 201-420-2262
Email: acarter@hobokenfire.org

Bureau of Fire Prevention & Investigation: Phone: 201-420-2268

Fire Marshal: Steven DiVincent

Phone: 201-420-2269
Email: sdivincent@hobokenfire.org
Fax: 201-420-2227

Becoming a Fire Fighter

To become a firefighter, you can obtain information via the Civil Service Commission/Public Safety website. Be advised you must be a Hoboken resident at the time of application. http://www.nj.gov/csc/about/news/safety/index.html



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