Fire Department

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE IS NOT AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE.
In an emergency, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

If you would like to become a member of the Hamburg Fire Department:
Call – (973) 827-5577 or
firechief@hamburgnj.org

Fire Pavilion and Hall Rentals
Please call – (973) 827 – 5577 and leave a detailed message.

Questions?
Richard Padgett Jr.
Fire Chief
973-271-9707
Firechief@hamburgnj.org

Brief History

  • 1909, December 23 – Hamburg Fire Department established.
  • 1910 – First chief of the department was Frank Smith along with 17 charter members.
  • 1911, April 6 – Firemen’s Relief Association was formed to support and aid firemen.
  • 1915, April 11- Department was incorporated.
  • 1917 – Equipment was changed from outdated rubber buckets to a portable four man hand pump.
  • 1919 – Hamburg Fire Department formed the Sussex County Firemen’s Association
  • 1927 – Fire hydrants and water systems were installed.
  • 1990’s – the fire department merged with the EMS division.
  • The above historical information is courtesy of Dr. Marion Wood from her book “All About Hamburg”.

2021 – Firematic

  • Chief – Richard Padgett, Jr.
  • Assistant Chief – Gary Kays
  • 1st Lieutenant – Charles Kazella
  • 2nd Lieutenant – Kevin Decker
  • Drillmaster –
  • Assistant Drillmaster – Richard Titsworth

2021 – Civil Officers

  • President – Michael Schneider
  • Vice President – Gerald Youkon
  • Secretary – Charles McMickle
  • Assistant Secretary – Amy Jo Sheridan
  • Treasurer – Sidney Crum, Jr.
  • Assistant Treasurer – Keith Sukennikoff
  • Chaplain – Robert Russell
  • Assistant Chaplain – Ron Garrett

For information on safety recalls:
https://www.cpsc.gov/