Memorial Day

Today we salute all of our veterans. Take this day to thank a veteran for their service, after all we are the land of the free because of the brave. Also take the time to remember those who have fought to preserve our freedom and our way of life. We wish everyone a safe snd Happy … [Read more...]

Passing of Ex-Asst Chief Jacob Baum

The Hawthorne Fire Department regrets to announce the passing of Ex-Asst. Chief Jacob Baum of Fire Company 2. Jake was a dedicated volunteer for over 50 years and held many positions in Fire Company 2 including Treasurer, Secretary, and was a past Asst. Chief. Rest in Peace Jake … [Read more...]

Softball Team Opens Season With 2 Wins

The Hawthorne Fire Department softball team consists of Hawthorne Firefighters and Police Officers who play in a league consisting of 13 teams from Passaic and Bergen County every Sunday morning. Game 1 was against Fair Lawn FD on April 12th. Hawthorne went on to beat Fair Lawn … [Read more...]

Gas Leak Leads to Evcuations

On Monday the fire department was returning from an activated carbon monoxide alarm when a box was dispatched to North 8th St. and Stams Alley for a possible gas leak. Chief Speranza arrived and established command with PSE&G already on scene. PSE&G assessed the situation … [Read more...]


Happy Easter

All members of the Hawthorne Volunteer Fire Department would like to wish everyone and their families a Happy and Safe Easter. … [Read more...]


Mutual Aid to Glen Rock

On Saturday March 21st at approximately 1:00am the Glen Rock Fire Department was dispatched to 26 Dean St for a reported fire in the bedroom. Glen Rock Chief 830 arrived and reported a working fire with heavy fire showing and quickly requested a 2nd alarm. Engine 4 along with … [Read more...]


Members take part in Mutual Aid Drills

On Sunday morning members of Rescue 5 attended a drill at Montclair State University where the Little Falls FD and NJ Transit hosted a multi-agency drill. This drill simulated an occupied passenger train derailment and fire. The drill lasted approximately 4 hours. On Monday night … [Read more...]


Car Fire on Metro Vista Dr

Around noon on February 24th, the Hawthorne Fire Department responded to 26 Metro Vista Dr for a reported car fire near a house. Within minutes Chief Speranza arrived and established command reporting a working car fire with a fully involved engine compartment approximately 15 … [Read more...]


Oak Place House Fire

Tuesday, 9/23 at 12:12pm the Hawthorne Fire Department was dispatched to Oak Place for a reported fire in the basement. Patrol arrived and reported a working house fire with smoke and fire showing from the basement. The occupants were already outside with one person needing … [Read more...]


2 Alarms Struck on Pasadena Place

The Hawthorne Fire Department was dispatched to a reported house fire on Pasadena Place just before 10am on a snowy Wednesday morning. Chief Speranza arrived quickly confirming a working fire in a 2 ½ story wood frame. Fire was visible from three windows on the first floor and … [Read more...]