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.
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.