About Us

Our commitment is to providing the highest level of
emergency and non-emergency service possible.

I would like to thank you for your interest in the Hightstown Engine Co. # 1. Our firefighters are some of the best in the country and are extremely proud of their Fire Department. With their pride, comes ownership. An ownership that has been forged by a belief in core values such as pride, honor, commitment, dedication and integrity. Hightstown Engine Co. # 1 is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service to our customers, the citizens of Hightstown, each time we respond to an emergency.
We are a vibrant and growing public safety organization, always looking for ways to improve our quality of service to the citizens.




The Hightstown Fire Department was organized in 1835. Since that time the department has grown in every way possible. The department provides not only fire suppression but scuba divers, ice rescue, vehicle extrication and fire police to name a few. We have mutual aid agreements with surrounding towns and automatic mutual-aid agreement with East Windsor Volunteer Fire Company # 2. The Hightstown Fire Department operates out of one station and protects a primarily suburban area. Our first due area includes over 5575 residents living in an area of 1.2 square miles. Hightstown is located in Mercer County, New Jersey. Last year we responded to 637 calls for service.