Welcome

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Welcome to the website for the Norwood Fire Department. We service Norwood, NJ which is located in Bergen County.

The Norwood Fire Company is an integral part of the community and has been proudly serving Norwood for 103 years. The Company is a 100% volunteer organization whose primary mission is to protect the lives and property of the residents of Norwood and to assist the surrounding communities in times of emergency. The Norwood Fire Company is here to make certain our small community is as safe as possible.

The Norwood Fire Company responds to any and all emergency calls; including but not limited to, structure fires, fire alarm activations, gas leaks, auto accidents, medical assistance responses, and weather related emergencies.

In addition to responding to fire and rescue calls. The Norwood Fire Company also organizes and conducts additional classes and demonstrations, which are designed to promote fire safety and make the topic understandable and fun for children. There are several holiday programs, which have become traditions in Norwood. December is filled with activities including our tree lighting ceremony and Santa dispensing treats and holiday cheer while riding on a fire truck. There is the ever-popular Easter Egg Hunt and visit from the Easter Bunny and friends, and the Halloween Parade. These programs are held to develop a stronger feeling of community and to enjoy special times with our neighbors.

The significance of being a firefighter today is unparalleled. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter visit the firehouse any Tuesday evening at 8:00p.m. or call 201-767-0763 with any questions that you may have.

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We welcome all local non-profit organizations to use our outdoor sign. Download an application here.  

 
 

We Morn The Loss Of Frank A. Bocchino

Posted on January 20, 2015

Frank A. Bocchino

 

Frank A., Sr., 86, of Jefferson Twp., formerly of Norwood, passed away on Monday, January 19, 2015.

Beloved husband of Carol (nee Morone). Cherished father of Cheryl Lucious and husband Monte of Norwood, Karen Elliott of Gloucester, MA, Michelle Spafford and husband Dennis of Inverness, FL, Frank Jr. and wife Laura of Norwood and Mark and wife Melba of Norwood. Adored grandfather of seventeen and greatgrandfather of twelve. Dearest brother of Michael and wife Marianna of Brick, and Joseph of Little Egg Harbor. He was predeceased by his wife Betty, brother Charles "Chubby" and his wife Joan sister, Barbara Caruso and her husband August and son-in-law John Elliott.

Frank was a master plumber who owned Michael F. Bocchino and Sons Plumbing in Norwood.

Frank dedicated his life to the fire service. He was President of the NJ State Firemen’s Association from 1994-2003 after having served as executive and vice-president for many years. He was a 63 year life member of the Norwood Volunteer Fire Department where he was Chief 1971-72, Firefighter of the Year in 1977 and was proud to be their chaplain for many years. Frank was also a life member of the NJ State Exempt Firemen’s Association, where he was also past president and the NJ/NY Firemen’s Association. Frank was an active parishioner of Immaculate Conception RC Church, Norwood and was a Eucharistic minister. He served in the National Guard from 1946-53. Frank was also one of the founders of Little League Baseball in Norwood.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday 10 AM at Immaculate Conception with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY. Visiting hours are Thursday 2-4 and 6-9 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale 201-767-3050.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the NJ Firemen’s Home, 565 Lathrop Ave., Boonton, NJ 07005 would be greatly appreciated.