Fire Protection

If you are experiencing a fire-related emergency, dial 911.

Union Township is covered by four different fire departments. When a 911 call is placed to report a fire within the Township, it will be routed to the Pattenburg, Clinton, High Bridge, or Quakertown Fire Company, depending upon the fire’s location.

All four of the fire departments deserve our thanks for high quality, volunteer services.  Contact your local fire company if you are interested in volunteering; more help is always welcome.

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  Clinton Fire Department

handles all of the fire department duties for the town of Clinton, in addition to portions of Franklin and Union Township.  Its primary service area within Union Township is bounded by Route 513, Race Street, and Exit 13 on I-78.  The department runs mutual aid calls with the three other departments described here, and others in Hunterdon County.

  High Bridge Fire Department

High Bridge Fire Department covers Route 31 along the Spruce Run Reservoir and the area of Union Township north of Van Syckel’s Road west to Henderson Road.

Please visit for more information or to contact High Bridge Fire Department. 

 Pattenburg Volunteer Fire Company (PVFC)

located on Rt 614 and is the first responder for a large portion of Union Township, in addition to areas within Bethlehem and Alexandria Townships.  Pattenburg Fire Company relies upon volunteers to provide its services, and is always looking for new members.  In addition to their other duties, they perform any automobile extrication required by the Pattenburg Rescue Squad. For more information about the PVFC please contact Chief Michael Sadusky. The chief can be reached for non-emergency information at 908-391-0079.

  Quakertown Fire Co. Southern Portion of Union Township

protected by the Quakertown Fire Company (QFC) Station 91 is located at 67 Quakertown Rd in Franklin Township, Hunterdon County.  Founded in 1914, QFC is combination volunteer and career department providing primary emergency medical services, fire protection and rescue services to a 49 square mile area including lower Union Twp.  Station 91 runs 2 basic life support ambulances and 4 first responder vehicles to EMS calls.  In addition, each Quakertown fire truck is equipped with a defibrillator, oxygen and first aid equipment.