Our History

On February 24, 1894, the Borough of Delford was incorporated.

On January 18, 1897, the Delford Volunteer Fire Department was founded and elected D.Z. Westervelt as the first Fire Chief and named James Earl as his assistant. The first piece of equipment was a hand drawn hose cart with 700 feet of hose, costing about $700.00.

In early 1903, a horse drawn hose cart manufactured by Seagrave was purchased carrying the serial number of 1446.

On November 5, 1920 an election was held to change the name of Delford to Oradell. There were 350 affirmative votes and 50 negative.

The Delford Fire Department started out in a building now known as the Bergen County Playhouse and later transitions to our current location across the street in 1948.

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