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National Volunteer Appreciation Week Continued; Probationary Members

 IMG_1382aPictured Above are Probationary Members Ayodele Orlando-Price and Matt Flower


Today for National Volunteer Appreciation Week I’d like to talk about our newest Probationary Members. Currently Matt Flower, Tzvi Tietelbaum, and Ayodele Orlando-Price are our Probationary Members. These individuals will serve one year as a Probationary Member and during this time must maintain their call percentages, graduate from the Middlesex County Fire Academy with a Firefighter I Certification, attend Departmental Meetings and Drills, and attend Probationary Member Drills. The Probationary Member Drills are specially tailored to help develop these members into full fledged Firefighters.  These members work extremely hard to complete their requirements and achieve their “Black Hat” and firefighter status. These three individuals so far show a lot of promise, good luck on the rest of your probationary period and thank you for joining our brotherhood.

2015_MVX_Drill_053Pictured above is Probationary Member Tzvi Tietelbaum


If you see a Volunteer Firefighter this week remember to thank them for their service, it’s the little things that mean the most! Or if you are interested in learning more about volunteering feel free to visit our “Volunteer” page at: or call Chief Jay Littman at 732-672-9879.

National Volunteer Apreciation Week Continued: Board of Trustees

Digital PatchIn today’s blog for National Volunteer Apreciation Week I’d like to showcase the Board of Trustees. These members of the department are responsible for all of the assets of the Highland Park Volunteer Fire Department Inc. These assets include everything from our 1919 American La France fire engine to our uniforms to the tables and chairs we sit at every meeting. They meet monthly prior to the departments business meeting to discuss the departments finances and give their recommendations on all expenditures. They also ensure that the departments assets are well maintained. The board of trustees is run by Chairman and Ex Chief Hector Malave. Other members that sit on the board include Ex Chief Larry Theil, Ex Chief Mike McMahon, Life Member Charlie Byrne, Life Member Pete Prodromo, FF David Seiden, with President John Byrne and Chief Jay Littman who sit in on the meetings. Thank you all for your hardwork and dedicated service. [Read more…]

Spring Member Drive


Do you like to help others?

Are you interested in volunteering and making a difference in your community?

Would you like to learn new skills and challenge yourself?

The Highland Park Volunteer Fire Department is looking for residents in and around Highland Park to help us respond to calls, assist with community functions and join our family of volunteer members.

We are business owners, students, teachers, mechanics, electricians, sales people, fire service professionals and more. We work regular jobs and juggle family and other commitments along with our time at HPVFD.

Calls we respond to include fires (obviously), gas leaks, power line troubles, alarm activations and motor vehicle accidents to name a few. We are active in the community of Highland Park and assist with functions like the annual 5K & Street Fair, the Police Department’s National Night Out, Holiday Ceremonies and more. We visit & engage students in the schools, host open houses for Fire Prevention Safety Awareness and travel to other towns for parades & departmental celebrations.

We take pride in what we do and train often to be ready for any call that comes our way.

If you are interested in learning more feel free to visit our “Volunteer” page at: or call Chief Jay Littman at 732-672-9879.