Since February 10, 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

4/8/15 - Tickets 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!

3/11/15 - 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!

12/22/14 - 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!


12/6/14 - The Westwood Volunteer Fire Department is pleased to announce our annual Community Service Scholarship Program for the college academic year beginning September 2015.  The program provides up to four (4) scholarship awards, totaling no more than $2,000 each year.  Each scholarship award is paid directly to the college the student attends and is applied toward such items as tuition, room and board, fees and books.

Applicants must be a resident of the Borough of Westwood, a current High School Senior, apply and file the appropriate admission application forms at any college that he/she may be interested in attending, and each scholarship winner must present an acceptance letter to an accredited college or university in order for the award to be paid to the institution.  All applicants must complete the Westwood Volunteer Fire Department Scholarship Application, verify a record of volunteer service to the citizens of the Borough of Westwood (NJ) with a letter from the community organization where you volunteered certifying your service and the approximate number of hours of volunteer service you provided during the past year, and write an essay (~500 words) explaining how your volunteer service to the Citizens of Westwood has affected your life.

 Deadline to submit applications is February 14, 2015.

The Westwood Volunteer Fire Department Scholarship Committee administers the scholarship program.  A separate Scholarship Review Committee comprised of leaders of area volunteer organizations reviews the scholarship applications, requests additional information and recommends candidates to receive the awards. The scholarship program is based on scholastic achievement, extra-curricular activities, and community service and is not decided based on financial need.


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