CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF SERVICE. The Borough of Kenilworth, New Jersey, established a volunteer fire department in 1913. Today a century later, the KFD continues to be a dedicated group of volunteer citizens who provide Fire, Rescue, EMS, and community services to the residents and business owners of Kenilworth. We operate two Engines (Eng. 4, Eng. 2), one Rescue/Pumper (Squad 2), one Tower Ladder (Truck 3), a Rescue (Squad 1), and two ambulances (Rescue 1 & 2). Kenilworth is a suburban community of approximately two square miles with a population of about 7,800. The KFD is responsible for protecting the borough’s residential property, a busy hotel, and numerous manufacturing facilities and businesses. Additionally, our department is tasked to handle emergency incidents on the Garden State Parkway and Route 22, both of which are busy, multi-laned highways. Also within our primary response district is the large business complex of Merck, a major pharmaceutical company.
The Kenilworth Fire Department participates in the Union County Fire Mutual Aid system. Being centrally located within Union County, the KFD is often called upon to provide Mutual Aid responses for fire and other emergencies in many of the surrounding towns.
Throughout the course of the year and countless hours of training you’ll also find us involved in numerous community events. These include Fire Prevention Week programs for grade school children, delivering gifts around the holidays on our KFD Santa’s Express, collecting gifts for USMC‘s Toys for Tots, hosting the United States Marine Corps Recruit Family Day and our annual Open House. We also host the Firemen’s Carnival — an annual Kenilworth summertime tradition.
The Kenilworth Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad responded over 1,700 emergency calls in 2012.
None of this would be possible without your continued support.
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Kenilworth residents, mark your calendars. We're throwing a town-wide party.Come celebrate our 100th Anniversary with us on Sunday, June 30, 2013 11am-3pm.FREE: food and drink, rides, games, prizes, Dj, face painters, balloons, fire safety demos, tours, photos and FIRE TRUCKS! Bring the little ones this should be fun.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Some photos of a routine car fire on Market St. No injuries to report.
June 1, 2013
Friday, May 31, 2013
KENILWORTH — 0245hrs. KFD dispatched to a heavy smoke condition showing from a 1 story ordinary commercial occupancy on Market St. KFD Car 1, Car 4, Squad 2, Truck 3 and Engine 4 responding. 2 lines rapidly deployed and placed into operation. Fire quickly darkened down. Thank you to all of the responding Union County Fire Mutual Aid companies for covering our 6. Well done gentlemen.______________
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
By Tom Hayden/The Star-Ledger KENILWORTH — Two storage units were heavy damaged in a fire at a storage facility today that brought out firefighters from the borough and eight other departments. The fire was reported at 10:10 a.m. at the Self Storage Depot, 400 N. 14th St., police said. Firefighters largely contained the flames to two units that were inside a warehouse, Fire Chief Lou Giordino said. There was smoke throughout the building and some damage to the roof, Giordino said. No one was injured, police said. Firefighters from Elizabeth, Hillside, Linden, Roselle, Springfield, Summit and Westfield assisted borough fire crews, authorities said.Fire officials have yet to determine the cause, but a preliminary investigation determined it was accidental.Original Story on nj.com_____________Fire on 14th St. goes to 3 alarms. First due companies met with a heavy smoke condition upon arrival- making it even more difficult to locate the seat of the fire in this large maze-like storage facility.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
On Sunday some of our Firefighters volunteered to have their heads shaved in solidarity with kids who are fighting cancer. We raised close to $3000.00 all of which will go to the St. Baldrick's Foundation. Great work fellas!
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
KENILWORTH — FF/EMT Jimmy Hannon pictured holding little Alexis. Firefighter Hannon was part of the crew of Kenilworth Rescue 2 that delivered Alexis on 8/11/11.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
ELIZABETH — 58 3rd Street. Heavy fire in a 2 1/2 story wood frame extending to the cockloft of the Bravo exposure. Kenilworth Truck 3 was dispatched by Union County Fire Mutual Aid for a cover assignment into Elizabeth on the 2nd Alarm, then moved up to the scene when the 3rd alarm was struck. Truck 3’s crew was assigned to operate on the 3rd division of the B exposure building.
NjFireGroundPhotos.com by Keith Addie
Friday, March 8, 2013
Its time to push your clocks ahead one hour this weekend! Its a good practice to change the batteries in all your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to keep your house and family protected.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
By Seth Augenstein/The Star-Ledger
KENILWORTH — A sprinkler system and a quick fire-department response stopped an intense fire from burning a “massive” commercial building where escalators are manufactured, said officials this morning. The fire started at 3:25 a.m. on the roof of the North Michigan Avenue building – which is about 100 feet by 800 feet, said Chief Louis Giordino. About 40 feet of the roof was engulfed in flames at one point, Giordino said. But the sprinkler system was activated by the heat, and it kept the flames from spreading down to the building below – as well as notifying the fire department automatically about the blaze, he added.“It had a pretty good head start, but we got there quick – and there was the sprinkler system,” the chief said.
The fire was brought under control about 4:15 a.m., Giordino said. The "massive" building was not occupied at the time – and there were no injuries reported, he added. The cause is still under investigation, Giordino said.
Original Story NJ. Com
0330hrs Tues. Feb 27. KFD dispatched to a fire alarm activation in a large commercial warehouse off of N. Michigan Avenue. Battalion 4 arriving on scene, reports a working fire on the roof of the structure. Kenilworth Squad 2, Engine 4, Truck 3 and Cars 1, 2 and 3 responding. Battalion 4 requests a Union County Fire Mutual Aid Task Force URGENT to the scene. The Task Force consists of a Union Engine, Union Ladder, Cranford Engine, Roselle Park Engine FAST team, plus Chiefs from Elizabeth, Union, Summit, Scotch Plains and Hillside. UCFMA in turn dispatches a Clark Truck, Scotch Plains Engine and Springfield Engine to Kenilworth Fire Headquarters to cover the town in case of other emergencies.
An incredible display of coordination and teamwork - all resulting in a quick fire knockdown, minimal damage to the structure, no one getting hurt and everyone going home.
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