Mission Statement

Providing courteous, prompt and efficient fire, rescue, emergency medical service and safety education to the citizens, visitors and merchants of Collingswood, through the use of modern equipment and methods, staffed by a team of dedicated career and volunteer professionals.


The Collingswood Fire Department is comprised of a staff of 17 Career personnel that provide fire and EMS services 24/7/365. Crew members staff the first out engine and ambulance and provide fire prevention and education. The Collingswood Fire Department also serves as the local enforcing agency to enforce the NJ Fire Code. We also enforce the property maintenance code on most rental properties. Other duties include maintenance of all equipment and extensive training.

The Collingswood Fire Department and its staff prides itself on providing efficient, professional and high quality emergency services. Our response times to incidents are under four minutes from the receipt of an emergency call. Collingswood is the busiest fire department per capita in Camden County and the second busiest ambulance per capita in Camden County. The fire department averages 1,200 calls per year and 1,500 ambulance calls per year.

The Collingswood Fire Department is supplemented by a professional and dedicated staff of volunteer firefighters, which is the Collingswood Fire Company. See the Volunteer Fire Company page for more information.