Fire Department

About the RBFD


The Red Bank Fire Department, founded in 1872, has a long and proud history of fire fighting service.

In 2007, it celebrated its 135th anniversary. The RBFD History page describes our past and present operations within the Borough of Red Bank. This is an organization comprised entirely of volunteers dedicated to protect property and life against fire hazards. The RBFD is also responsible for first aid medical assistance and rescue operations in the community.

The RBFD is organized into the "Office Of The Chief," six fire fighting companies, a Fire Police Company and the First Aid and Rescue Squad. Further support is provided to the Department by its Scuba Diving Team, the Department's Fire Cadets and the Ladies Auxiliary.

Administrative authority resides with the Fire Department Executive Council.

By RBFD Executive Council Directive - October 27, 1998 Executive & Supporting Units


Firefighting Companies


Joining the Department


Do you want to join the Red Bank Fire Department?
  • Active Members: Residents of the Borough of Red Bank, age 18 or older, may become active members of our Fire Companies.
  • Active Associate Members: Residents of Monmouth County residing within five miles of the Borough of Red Bank, of age 18 or older, may become active associate members of our Fire Companies.
  • Fire Cadets: Residents of the Borough of Red Bank or residents of Monmouth County residing within five miles of the Borough of Red Bank, between ages of 14 and 17, may join the Fire Cadet program.
For more information, call the Fire Chief's Office at 732-530-2797. Applications are available at the Red Bank Borough Hall.


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