Welcome To The Park Ridge Fire Department

The Park Ridge Volunteer Fire Department was founded in 1898 to provide fire protection to the Borough of Park Ridge.  Today the Department still provides that very same service, however, we have evolved with the times responding not only to fires but to vehicle extrications, elevator rescues and all other types of emergencies within the Borough .  We are currently staffed by over thirty-five volunteers who give freely over their time to train and respond to these emergencies.  In addition to training and responding our volunteers are the lifeblood of the organization, serving as primary care takers for the building, apparatus and equipment that allow us to our jobs.    




PRFD Photo Montage

Posted on July 19, 2014

Wetdown TShirts Finalized

Posted on June 4, 2014

Come on June 21st between 1 & 5 P.M. and pick up your ENG4INE TShirt.  

Final Construction Report

Posted on April 25, 2014

This week your apparatus finished on the line where some reflective striping and/or additional content was added. Next week your apparatus should complete 3rd party pump testing.  Member of the truck committee will be headed to Pierce next week to perform final inspection of the apparatus.


Clear Your Fire Hydrant

Posted on February 6, 2014

The Park Ridge Fire Department is requesting your help in making our jobs easier.  With the large amount of snowfall that has happened this winter many fire hydrants have become obscured by snow piles.

These obstructed fire hydrants can greatly hamper our abilities to provide adequate fire protection to you and your neighbors.  I am asking each resident to take a look around their neighborhood and ensure that the fire hydrants have been shoveled out and are free of any other obstructions.  An easily accessible fire hydrant will save us valuable time in an emergency.  

Finally, when you are clearing the snow from your property and fire hydrants be sure to check that your house number is still clearly visible from the street.

New Members Join PRFD

Posted on January 30, 2014

On January 28, 2014 the Park Ridge Fire Department was fortunate enough to add three new members to the ranks.  The three new members were administered their oaths of office by Mayor Terry Maguire at a Mayor and Council Meeting.  Joining the ranks of the Fire Reserve Program were Michael Bruno and Ken Bertani.  

Transitioning from the Fire Reserve Program to regular membership is Kyle Ladewig.  Kyle has been a dedicated member of our Reserve Program for four years and has already completed the state mandated Firefighter 1 program.  We extremely proud to have Kyle as a full fledged member of the PRFD.

Each member was presented with their helmet shield by Fire Commisioner Scott Galdi.