It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Cedar Grove Fire Department web site! The purpose of our web site is to educate and inform about the vast array of services, and the highly trained and motivated personnel that make up the Cedar Grove Fire Department.

Our Department is a 100% volunteer organization with four fire stations located throughout the township. We protect well over 12,000 people within 4.5 square miles and are actively involved with surrounding fire departments providing mutual aid wherever and whenever possible.

In these pages you’ll see the stations, the apparatus and the men and women who are dedicated to protecting your lives, property and well-being. Look around awhile and learn about our excellent training program, the special operations team, local fire prevention events, how to become a member and much more.

Your feedback is encouraged, so that we can respond to your needs. Let us know whether your visit was informative, and if you have any questions or comments, please email your remarks to chief@cedargrovefd.org

We hope you’ll become familiar with who we are and what we do …we’re YOUR Cedar Grove Fire Department.

Michael Grasso

Chief of Department

Latest News

  • CGFD Responds To Reported Truck Fire
    March 21st 2023 Firefighters responded on the report of a truck fire on Rutgers Avenue. The fire had been extinguished by the driver. When firefighters arrived they were able to isolated the trucks electrical system.
  • CGFD Responds To Vehicle Rollover
    On March 20th 2023, Cedar Grove Police and Fire responded to the scene of a motor vehicle crash. Firefighters assisted police securing the vehicles for removal.
  • CGFD Responds to Vehicle Rollover
    On March 1st 2023 at 10:50 Pm firefighters responded on the report of a motor vehicle crash in the parking lot of the Essex County Hospital 204 Grove Ave. Upon arrival firefighters extricated one person from the vehicle. The victim was transported to a area hospital.
  • CGFD Conducts Extrication Training
    On February 19th 2023 firefighters conducted their monthly drill at the public works garage. Members extricated an simulated victim from a large dump truck. Training foam was also flowed to suppress flammable vapors from a simulated fuel spill while the victim was removed.
  • CGFD Responds To Brush Fire
    On February 16th 2023 Cedar Grove Firefighters we dispatched to a reported brush fire along Vincent Road near Route 23. Upon arrival firefighter discovered that a power line had come down and was burning in the PSE&G right of way. The power was secured and the fire was extinguished without further incident.
  • CGFD Responds Mutual Aid to Verona
    On January 5th 2023 at 4am Cedar Grove Firefighters assisted Verona Firefighters at the scene of a single vehicle motor vehicle crash. One person was extricated from the vehicle and transported to a area hospital.
  • CGFD Updates Extrication Tools
    Cedar Fire Department transitions to battery powered vehicle extrication tools. Dept. members received manufacture training with the tools.
  • CGFD Responds Mutual Aid To North Caldwell
    On January 14th 2023, Cedar Grove Firefighters provided assistance to the North Caldwell Fire Department at the scene of a house fire.
  • CGFD Responds to Chimney Fire on Christmas Eve
    Fire was seen coming out of the chimney of a Rugby Road Residence. Firefighters responded extinguished all remaining fire and checked for fire extension. No damage or injuries’ were reported. Santa was advised the chimney was all clear.
  • CGFD Responds to Car Fire
    Cedar Grove Firefighters responded to a car fire on Ridge Road near East Bradford Ave. The fire was extinguished quickly without incident, the cause is undetermined at this time, no injuries were reported.