7 Springfield Avenue
Leonard R. Dolan III
Captains Wesley Ditzel Jr.
H. William Merwede
The Fire Department is comprised of paid and volunteer (on-call firefighters) who handle weather and other emergencies, in addition to fighting fires. The department has 18 state certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) to provide medical treatment when an ambulance is not available. Personnel also do building and hydrant inspections, work with schools to teach students the ABC's of fire safety and instruct senior citizens about kitchen safety.
Q. Where can I find information regarding the Township's Recreational Fire Ordinance? A. Click here.
Q. How can I obtain a fire report? A. Incident reports are provided free of charge. You may request a copy of an incident report by calling Fire Headquarters at (908) 709-7360. You may also send written correspondence detailing the request to:
Cranford Fire Department 7 Springfield Avenue Cranford, NJ 07016 Q. How do I submit a complaint about fire code or permit violations? A. To report fire code or permit violations please call Fire Headquarters at (908) 709-7360. You should also call Headquarters with any questions regarding possible violations or concerns.
Q. Where should I install smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors in my home? A. Click here to view requirements for placement of smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors as well as guidance on installation of sump pumps.
Q.Where can I find information regarding employment with the Cranford Fire Department? A. The Cranford Fire Department accepts applications for volunteer firefighter positions with the Call Department and part-time EMT positions. You may pick up an employment application at Fire Headquarters. These positions are filled on an as-needed basis.
Q. Medicare denied my claim for an EMS transport with Cranford Fire EMS. How do I obtain a copy of my EMS chart for my appeal with Medicare?
Contact Fire Headquarters at (908)709-7360. An Authorization to Release Healthcare Information Form must be filled out by the patient and notarized. If the patient is present at Fire Headquarters, and has proper photo identification with them, the form can be notarized here. If the patient is unable to be present at Fire Headquarters, the authorization form must be notarized prior to submittal to CFD. Proper photo identification must then be presented for the individual authorized by the patient to pick up the EMS chart. To obtain an Authorization to Release Healthcare Information Form, click here.
For further information on Medicare claim denials and the appeals process, click here.
Q. What is the difference between Cranford Fire EMS and the Cranford First Aid Squad (CFAS)?
The Cranford First Aid Squad (CFAS) is a private volunteer organization which has no affiliation with the Township of Cranford. Cranford Fire EMS is the township's emergency medical services provider. Cranford Fire EMS consists of per diem EMTs and Fire Department EMTs.
Cranford Fire EMS hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 5:30AM to 6:30PM. The Cranford First Aid Squad (CFAS) handles emergency medical calls Monday - Friday, from 6:30PM to 5:30AM, as well as on weekends. In the event that CFAS cannot staff an ambulance, the Cranford Fire Department EMTs will respond with a Cranford Fire EMS ambulance.