1894 the Westwood Volunteer Fire Department has been serving
24/7, 365 days a year.
Westwood is 2.9 square miles with a population of 11,000
residents. Our intention is to serve the public in the most
professional manner possible. Assisting our law enforcement
agency and emergency medical service whenever requested. The
department operates out of one centrally located headquarters
with two engines, one truck and one rescue. Please stop in and
visit or inquire about becoming a volunteer. We also welcome
comments on our performance and service to the community we
proudly serve. Help us to help you.
- Chief James Voorhis
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF BRINGING SANTA CLAUS TO
The Westwood Volunteer
Fire Department awarded
their 2015 Community
Service Scholarships to
four students at the
June 23rd Mayor and
Council meeting. This
year's recipients are
Anthony Orsini, Erin
O'Sullivan, Kevin Keenan
and Matthew Untalan. The
awarded based on
community service and
Congratulations to all
of the recipients and
best of luck in your
SECOND ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER
Westwood Fire Department held
its Second Annual Awards Dinner
at Fire Headquarters on Saturday
May 9th. Several awards were
handed out to members for years
of service. Many members were
also recognized for their
completion of fire training at
the Bergen County Law & Public
Safety Institute. Outgoing Chief
James C. Mawdsley was recognized
for serving as Chief of the
Department in 2014. Also being
recognized were Deputy Chief
William Haffler who was named
2014 Firefighter of the Year and
Firefighters William C. Phayre
and Frederick Banks who where
made Honorary Chiefs.
Congratulations to all! Pictured
to the right: Chief Voorhis
addresses the audience prior to
handing out the awards.
are now available for the Westwood
Volunteer Fire Department's 17th Annual
Harley Raffle. This year's grand prize
is a 2015 Road King in Superior Blue.
The second place prize is a $500 gift
certificate to O'Toole's Harley-Davidson
in Wurtsboro, NY. There is a $20
donation per ticket with only 2,500 to
be sold. The drawing will be held on
October 25, 2015 at
Westwood Fire Headquarters (93 Center
Avenue) at 2:00 PM.
For information and tickets please call
201-664-0526 and leave a message.
Also, look for department
members selling tickets at the
intersection of Broadway and Westwood
Avenue. Once again, thank you
for your support!
FOLLOW THE WFD ON FACEBOOK
The Westwood Fire Department is now on Facebook!
Our Facebook page will be regularly updated with
information on incidents, events, historical
info and photos. Click on the Facebook icon to
visit our page and be sure to follow us!
This year the Westwood Volunteer
Fire Department celebrated it's 50th year of escorting
Santa Claus throughout town during their annual "Santa
Runs". Pictured below is Santa and his Elves taking a
break during one of their runs through town. Chief
Mawdsley and the members of the Westwood Fire Department
would like to wish the residents of Westwood a Merry
Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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