Office of the Director

Fire Director Byrnes 2019

Director’s Message

The Elizabeth Fire Department members are committed to the safety of the citizens of Elizabeth as well as those that work in and visit our great city. Our Firefighters, Fire Officers and Emergency Service personnel will continue to be committed to preserving lives and property here in the fourth largest city of New Jersey.

Our history dates to 1789 as an organized volunteer brigade and in 1902 the Board of Fire Commissioners of Elizabeth established us as a professional career department. We currently have 17 new recruits that are being trained to join the ranks of our dedicated staff and are scheduled to graduate from our fire academy in June of 2019.

I am honored to serve as the Director of the Elizabeth Fire Department and I encourage you to view our website, which not only shows the proud history of our department, it will also be very informative and describe the services that we provide.