Today, we would like to specifically thank and recognize the Hackensack Fire Department. Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with the department’s Chief, Thomas Freeman. The City of Hackensack has a long rich American History. Settled in the 1600s, it was also the headquarters for General George Washington during the Revolutionary War in 1776. Now the County Seat, Hackensack is the home to the County’s Judiciary & County Government.