Organized in 1911, the Ho-Ho-Kus Volunteer Fire Department has been proudly serving the Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus, and its surrounding towns, for over 100 years. The spirit and commitment that established the organization from a small department with hand-pulled equipment to the present-day highly-trained and accredited public safety organization it has become, is attributed to our member’s generous volunteer service, the cornerstone of our community.
Our fire department protects a predominantly residential population of approximately 4,000 residents in an area just under 2 square miles. The borough is also home to a small industrial park that includes light manufacturing and warehousing, as well as a commercial business district with professional office buildings. Bisecting our town is the extremely active NJ State Highway Route 17 and the NJ Transit Railroad Main Line.
The Department membership presently comprises 70 dedicated volunteers who donate their personal time to protect life, property, and community. Our members are residents from Ho-Ho-Kus, or a contiguous town, many of whom are local business owners, borough employees, business professionals commuting to nearby NYC, and students who share the common goal of providing our residents and neighbors with well trained, equipped fire protection and rescue service. The strength of our department emanates from the great example of continuing service set by our Senior members, some of who still actively answer calls and contribute daily.