Geographically located at the
southern tip of Hudson County, Bayonne is a peninsula city
with New York Harbor to the east, the Kill Van Kull to the south,
and Newark Bay to the west. Bayonne is bordered by Jersey City
to the north and we are connected to Staten Island, the 5th Borough
of New York City, via the Bayonne Bridge.
The City of Bayonne Fire
Department protects a city of approximately 70,000 residents
in an area of about 3 square miles. Another 2.5 square miles is
occupied by heavy industry and the Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor.
This area is made up of high density housing, a dry dock, a cruise
port and other commercial facilities.
of Department is Gregory J. Rogers, a highly decorated
and respected member, who has 30 years of service with the department.
Chief Rogers was promoted to Chief of Department on April 17,
2008 becoming the tenth chief in Bayonne Fire Department history
dating back to September 3, 1906 when the volunteer department
was replaced by the paid department.
The Bayonne Fire Department
has 161 members as of September 28, 2011. A four group system is employed
and the members work a 24 hours on/72 hours off schedule(42 hour
workweek). Five (5) engine companies, three(3) ladder
companies, one (1) Rescue Company, and one
(1) Battalion Chief are strategically spread among 5 fire
stations for suppression operations.
In addition to fire suppression
the department is also responsible for fire prevention and education,
origin and cause investigations, hazardous materials response,
and all technical rescue situations. In an effort to augment the
municipal emergency medical service, all Engine and Ladder Companies
and Rescue Company 1 are CFR-D(Certified First Responder-Defibrillator)
companies and respond as CFR-D companies. Beginning with the 1999
probationary class, all future Bayonne Firefighters will be EMT
Child Car Seat Safety
Program - Since
its inception, the Bayonne Fire Department Child Car Seat Safety
Unit has inspected hundreds of child car seats. The unit holds
an annual inspection just before Memorial Day during EMS Week.
The Unit also conducts inspections by appointment. To contact
the Child Car Seat Safety Unit or to schedule an appointment,
please call 201.858.6008 or you can click on the child in the
car seat to the left and email the Unit directly.