Fire Department Events

Open House

Each year during Fire Prevention Month held in October, the department holds it’s annual Open House. Residents are encouraged to visit the firehouse to learn about Fire Safety. First hand experience is given on the use of Fire Extinguishers and residents can even put out a “REAL Kitchen Fire”.
Fire hoses are set up to allow residents to experience what it’s like to use a real fire hose like the firefighters do.
Tables with equipment and items from fires are on display. Here residents can see and touch the equipment a firefighter uses and also see the causes and effects of fires, which occurred here in our community.
Children are allowed to see what it is like to wear a firefighters turnout gear.
Rides in the air are given on Truck 5. Here you will see what it’s like to go up in the air as we do.
A Free raffle takes place throughout the day. Thanks to our many sponsors, many residents win Smoke Detectors, CO Detectors, Fire Extinguishers, and many other great prizes.
Sparky the FireDog, a favorite among the children, visits the firehouse throughout the day and loves to take pictures with the children.


Each year during the annual scholarship ceremony at the High School, the Fire Department FMBA Local 67 selects a candidate from a list of distinguished seniors. It is the hope of the department that with this scholarship, their continued education will be a success.

Poster Contest / Firehouse Tours

Each year during Fire Prevention Month, the Borough of Fire Prevention and career firefighters spend many hours visiting the younger children in the schools and teach them about fire safety. There also is a poster contest for those children and winners are awarded prizes and the first place winners are given a ride to school on a Fire Truck. Also during this time Firehouse tours are given for school children so they can see our fire trucks and equipment up close.

EMS Week

Every year during the month of May our EMS Division attends schools throughout the community and teaches students about their equiptment and demonstrates there use. Children are encouraged to participate and learn valuable lessons.


  • CFD History – Brief history of the Carteret Fire Department
  • CFD Events – Fire Prevention Month – Check your Smoke and CO Detectors, change batteries when you change your clocks.
  • CFD Programs – The Carteret Fire Department sponsors various programs for the community (i.e. First Responder, File of Life).
  • CFD Equipment – A list of equipment used by the Carteret Fire Department, listing equipment specs along with pictures.

Contact Information

Fire Department Headquarters
240 Roosevelt Avenue, Carteret, NJ 07008

Phone: (732) 541-8000
Fax: (732) 541-5532

Call Us at (732) 541-3801 | Open Mon-Fri 8:00a - 4:00p