Welcome to the Newark Fire Division

The Fire Division is tasked with protecting the lives and property of the citizens of the City of Newark. They accomplish this by fighting fires and responding to sudden medical emergencies and exposure to dangerous conditions whether natural or man-made. Each year, the Fire Division responds to over 16,720 calls for service.

Become a Newark  Firefighter

Joining the Newark, NJ Fire Department is a call to serve in one of the nation’s most spirited cities, where valor meets dedication. Our firefighters benefit from competitive salaries, a robust benefits package, and continuous skill enhancement, preparing them to face the multifaceted demands of urban fire and rescue operations.

Step into a pivotal role where every shift is an opportunity to safeguard lives, strengthen community ties, and ensure the resilience and well-being of Newark’s neighborhoods.

Our Mission

It is the Mission of the Newark Fire Division to protect the lives and property of the citizens and visitors of the City of Newark during all emergencies and disasters, whether natural or man-made. We will maintain and uphold the integrity of our neighborhoods through fire suppression, rescue, Code Enforcement, fire investigation, and professional development training. We will effectively utilize all available resources to provide service deemed excellent by the people.