The City of Summit Fire Department provides a range of services including fire suppression, fire prevention, public…More fire safety education, rescue, 911 telecommunications and emergency medical services at the first responder level. The Summit Fire Department has 32 firefighters and fire officers, seven dispatchers, an administrative assistant and 16 active volunteers. The department has four engine trucks, one 10-story ladder truck, one heavy rescue truck, and four administrative vehicles. The department fields about 2,200 calls a year, about 50 of them working fires.
The firefighters union, FMBA 54, hosts an aluminum can collection to raise money for children burn victims. The money the department receives from turning in the donated cans goes to the St. Barnabas Burn Center. Since the department began collecting cans about 25 years ago, it has raised more than $100,000.