Place cursor over the pictures for description Throughout the website - click on any word in gray font as it is linked to info elsewhere
This web site has been created to bring awareness to the long and proud history of the Paterson, New Jersey Fire Department (PFD), from its origin as a volunteer department in 1815, to its transition to a totally paid department in 1895 and thereafter. The goal is to both provide memories and education about the PFD, by using photographs, documents and narratives.
Website founded 10/1/15 This will be a work in progress for many years, so please visit regularly
This website is dedicated to all Paterson Firefighters, past, present and future, along with our brother Firefighters, Police Officers & EMTs throughout the nation and those who serve in the Armed Forces, protecting our great nation 24/7 both at home and abroad.
December 2015: Five new Pierce Arrow XT 1500 GPM pumpers
If you want more detailed information on any picture or topic or have questions, please make an inquiry on our related Facebook page (Paterson New Jersey Fire Department: A history in Pictures). You can also post PFD pictures or PFD-related dialog to the FB page.
PLEASE USE THE CONTACT SECTION TO GET IN TOUCH WITH THE ADMINISTRATORS. IF YOU HAVE ANY PHOTOGRAPHS OR DOCUMENTATION YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE WEBSITE