Chief of Department
Michael Postorino

Chief Michael Postorino

The Paterson Fire Department, under the command of Chief Michael Postorino, operates with a 400 person work force to prevent and combat the destructive forces of fire. Fire destroys not only property but lives as well, and the Department, subscribing to the philosophy that prevention is the best line of defense, maintains a forceful program of public safety education with the use of our mobile fire safety smokehouse during school functions and community gatherings throughout the year. Fire prevention inspections are also a daily function of the Combustible Bureau along with the fire investigation duties after a fire has been abated. These investigations help determine the causes of fire as well as ways to avoid certain types of fires in the future. The bureau is responsible for over 4000 inspections of businesses and industries in the City of Paterson throughout the year.

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118 OXFORD ST. TOUR 4
February 10th, 2012

344 TOTOWA AVE. TOUR 2
February 8th, 2012

2 JASPER ST. TOUR 4 2ND ALARM
February 1st, 2012

250 RIVER ST. TOUR 3
January 30th, 2012

366 MAIN ST. TOUR 3 2ND ALARM
January 22nd, 2012

485 PARK AVE. TOUR 4
January 14th, 2012

194 WEST BROADWAY TOUR 1
January 7th, 2012

127 KNICKERBOCKER AVE. TOUR 2
January 2nd, 2012

MUTUAL AID TO NORTH HALEDON TOUR 4
December 28th, 2011

20 N STRAIGHT ST. TOUR 1 3RD ALARM
December 24th, 2011

383 E 32ND ST. TOUR 1 2ND ALARM
December 19th, 2011

PATERSON FIRE DEPT. GETS GRANT FOR SWIFT WATER EQUIPMENT
December 19th, 2011

441 21ST AVE TOUR 1 2ND ALARM
December 6th, 2011

643 E 30TH ST. TOUR 2
October 31st, 2011

104 WEBSTER AVE. TOUR 3 2ND ALARM
October 11th, 2011

235 MAIN ST. TOUR 1 2ND ALARM
September 26th, 2011

187 HALEDON AVE. TOUR 4
September 2nd, 2011

15 HILLMAN ST. TOUR 3 2nd ALARM
September 2nd, 2011

116 SHERMAN AVE. TOUR 3 2ND ALARM
August 18th, 2011

151 SHERMAN AVE. TOUR 4
August 14th, 2011

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RETIREMENTS
as of
February 1, 2012

Capt. Andrew Ackerman
Capt. Frank Yodice
Capt. Ken West

F/F William Filippelli


March 1, 2012

Capt. Brian Burns