Founded in 1910, the Mountainside Volunteer Fire Department is located in Mountainside, NJ. Today, the department serves the Mountainside community of 7,000 and covers approximately 4.1 square miles. In addition, the fire department is responsible for responding to fires in the Watchung Reservation and serious motor vehicle accidents on a 2.7 mile stretch of State Highway 22.
Providing the borough with an array of fire, rescue, and community services, the fire department responds to over 300 calls per year. The department is not only responsible for protecting residential properties, but it also protects Mountainside's wide array of commercial properties including hospitals, nursing homes, professional buildings, retail stores, industrial and manufacturing facilities, and a movie theater. Whether you live, work, or are traveling through Mountainside, rest assured, we are prepared for every emergency.