Union Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey

Union Township Fire Protection

Please Note: If you are experiencing a fire-related emergency, dial 911.

Union Township is covered by four different fire departments. When a 911 call is placed to report a fire within the Township, it will be routed to the Pattenburg, Clinton, High Bridge, or Quakertown Fire Company, depending upon the fire’s location. A map showing each company’s primary coverage area is here.

The Pattenburg Volunteer Fire Company (PVFC) is located on Rt 614 and is the first responder for a large portion of Union Township, in addition to areas within Bethlehem and Alexandria Townships.  Pattenburg Fire Company relies upon volunteers to provide its services, and is always looking for new members.  In addition to their other duties, they perform any automobile extrication required by the Pattenburg Rescue Squad. For more information about the PVFC, contact Chief Dan Van Fossen at firechief2560@earthlink.net. Learn more about the Pattenburg Volunteer Fire Company here.


High Bridge Fire Department covers Route 31 along the Spruce Run Reservoir and the area of Union Township north of Van Syckel’s Road west to Henderson Road.  You can learn more about the High Bridge Fire Department by visiting their site at http://www.highbridgefire.org/index.html.

The Clinton Fire Department handles all of the fire department duties for the town of Clinton, in addition to portions of Franklin and Union Township.  Its primary service area within Union Township is bounded by Route 513, Race Street, and Exit 13 on I-78.  The department runs mutual aid calls with the three other departments described here, and others in Hunterdon County. Learn more about the Clinton Fire Department here: http://www.clintonfd.org.

The southern portion of Union Township is protected by the Quakertown Fire Company (QFC) Station 91 located at 67 Quakertown Rd in Franklin Township, Hunterdon County.  Founded in 1914, QFC is a 100% volunteer company providing primary fire protection and rescue services to a 49 square mile area including lower Union Twp. Station 91 runs two engines, two ambulances, two water tenders, one rescue and one brush unit. Visit QFC at http://www.quakertownfire.com or at our Facebook Page.

All four of the fire departments deserve our thanks for high quality, volunteer services.  Contact your local fire company if you are interested in volunteering; more help is always welcome.


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