Fire Buffs promote the general welfare of the fire and rescue service and protect its heritage and history. Famous Fire Buffs through the years include New York Fire Surgeon Harry Archer, Boston Pops Conductor Arthur Fiedler, New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia and - legend has it - President George Washington.

Paterson Riverside Station - Photo by Dr. Thomas Dayspring

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Truck Co. 1

The Paterson Fire Department, which protects the third largest city in New Jersey, operates seven engine companies, three ladder companies and the city's ambulances.

The Paterson Fire Department has operated the city's emergency ambulance service since 1970. The basic life support units are staffed by EMTs. Hospital-based paramedics provide advanced life support.