The West Caldwell Water Department maintains more than 55 miles of pipeline, 480 fire hydrants and serves more…More than 3,700 residential and commercial properties. The department conducts routine sampling of the system to assure the water meets state and federal standards.
The Water Department reads all residential water meters remotely. Readings are collected by plugging a handheld computerized device into a receptacle located on the outside of the home.
A group of residents began the North Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department in 1922 after one of the local saw mills was…More destroyed by fire. The department remains completely comprised by volunteers from the community.
The department's 28 active members include retirees, contractors, engineers, accountants, college students, salesmen and government workers. Members must be 18 years old and need to complete an application that includes a medical and police background check and completion of a physical test and basic fire training school.
The department has recently started a Junior Firemen Program, which is for young men and women, ages 16 to 18. Several members of the inaugural group have since become active members of the department. There are four current Junior Firemen who attend drills, answer fire calls and attend fire training school.
West Caldwell Fire Department 6 Fairfield Ave, West Caldwell, NJ07006 Headquartered on Fairfield Avenue, the approximately 60-member volunteer department uses two 1,500 gallon-per-minute…More pumper engines, one 106-foot aerial ladder truck, one 750 gallon-per-minute mini-pumper and one utility/power/support vehicle. In addition to handling all fire emergencies, the firefighters respond to hazardous material incidents and other rescue calls.
The West Essex First Aid Squad's 85 active volunteer members serve Caldwell, West Caldwell, North Caldwell, Essex…More Fells and Fairfield. The crew has four ambulances and one rescue truck to provide 24-hour emergency medical service and rescue with the Jaws of Life at no cost to the patient. In 2007 and 2008, the squad received more than 2,600 calls each year.
The squad works with Paramedic Mobile-ICU units based out of local hospitals, including Mountainside, St. Barnabas and others. The squad also works with local fire departments to provide medical care to firefighters as well as civilian patients at fire scenes.
Membership is open to anyone over the age of 16 who lives or works in any of the five municipalities. No experience is necessary and all required training is provided by the squad.
The Caldwells were settled in the 18th century and were revitalized a century later with the construction of…More Bloomfield Avenue, once a toll road that linked Newark with the western communities.
Caldwell is known most as the birthplace of Stephen Grover Cleveland, the country's 22nd and 24th president. Cleveland lived in Caldwell until he was 4 years old and his first home remains a historic site on Bloomfield Avenue.
Caldwell, with a population of 7,584 according to the 2000 census, has a mayor-council form of government headed by Mayor Susan Gartland. The council includes President Ann Dassing and members Gordon Lawshe, Joe Norton, Kay Slattery, Richard Hauser and Peter Murray.
Municipal departments include:
Department of Public Works: Director Mario BiFalco, 973-403-4640
Borough Construction Department: Paul Milani, construction official/code enforcement official, 973-403-4627; Anthony Marucci, borough engineer, 973-403-4628; Anthony Lardieri, plumbing subcode official, 973-403-4626; Greg Chontow, electrical subcode official, 973-403-4626; John D'Ascensio, fire subcode official, 973-403-4626 and Michael Rubin, zoning officer, 973-403-4626
Human Services Department: Maria Burak, director of human services and registrar of of vital statistics, 973-403-4623
Municipal Court: Marilyn Reeve, court director/administrator, 973-403-4630; Leanne O'Hern, deputy court administrator; Municipal Judge: Honorable Judge Garson; Prosecutor: Stephen Cannavale; Public Defender: Alexander Lee
Taxation Department: Rebecca Roth, tax collector, 973-403-6721; Jack Kelley, tax assesor, 973-226-6349; Colette Hassan, water and tax clerk, 973-226-6347
Wastewater Treatment Plant: Mike Patel, licensed plant operator, 973-575-0225; Edward Sandve, sewer director, 973-403-4635
Water Department: Bill Frint, licensed water operator, 973-226-6348; Rebecca Roth, water utility collector; Colette Hassan, water clerk
Health Department: Contact the department at 973-403-4623