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Fire Department

76patch_sm_transparentWashington Township Fire Department

Washington Township  Fire District #1

The Washington Township Fire Department is staffed 100% by volunteers.  Our volunteers provide coverage to Washington Township 24-hours a day.  The Fire Department is always looking for new members to continue providing this coverage. Training and equipment are provided.  If you are looking for a challenging, productive, and rewarding way to help people, please give serious thought to becoming a volunteer fire fighter.

New cadet/junior non-fire fighting members and fire fighting members are welcome. Recruiting is on-going for membership in the Fire Department.  Please contact the Fire Chief at (908) 246-8733 for membership questions for the department.  Basic requirements are that you be at least fourteen years of age and a Township resident for at least six months.

Performing fire suppression training and compliance with new regulations, maintaining buildings, trucks, and equipment, along with fund raising are a few of the projects the department is involved with during the year.  All these efforts are geared toward providing fire protection 24-hours a day every day of the year.

Drills are conducted each Monday night, except the first Monday of the month, beginning at 7:00 pm. Drills are held at the two firehouses located on Washburn Avenue and Pleasant Valley Road. 

The Washington Emergency Squad provides emergency medical services to Washington Township.  For information regarding the squad, please visit their website at

The Fire Department, Emergency Squad, and Police Department ask that you have clearly visible house numbers on your mailbox and house so that addresses may be located easily in case of emergency.  Local ordinance 52-7 states that house numbers shall be a minimum of three inches in height, clearly visible from the street and located below the outside light or more prominent place, if any.  House numbers shall be procured and affixed at the homeowners expense.

Township of Washington Volunteer Fire Department
16 Pleasant  Valley Road
Washington, NJ  07882
  Township of Washington Volunteer Fire Department
196 Washburn Avenue
Washington, NJ  07882