The volunteer firefighter:
- Responds to alarms of fire or other emergencies
- Reports to company officer for instructions
- Performs duties as outlined in firefighting procedure for the suppression of fires such as: laying of lines, raising of ladders, ventilation, forcible entry, etc.
- Performs such other duties in line of rescue as required
- Assumes certain responsibility for servicing and maintenance of fire equipment
- When assigned by an officer, may drive certain fire apparatus or equipment
- Maintains fire station and grounds
- Operates certain fire apparatus at fires
- Participates in training and instructional programs
- May assume command of the fire or emergency in the absence of an officer.
A person must be 18 years of age to be eligible to become a volunteer firefighter.A new firefighter must serve a probationary period of twelve months.
All firefighters upon an alarm in the fire company shall report for duty as outlined in the SOPs, with all possible speed, consistent with safety. A valid New Jersey State Driver's License is required of all personnel at all times.
Shall be engaged in preventing, controlling, extinguishing fires, and shall give aid in the saving of lives.
Shall follow the operating standards, policies, and practices as prescribed by the Chief of the Department.
Shall perform other related duties as assigned by a ranking officer.
Must be a U.S. citizen who can read and write the English language.
Pass a background check.
Pass a minimum physical examination.
Must be of good moral character.
Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor involving drugs, theft, or sex offenses will be grounds for rejection of the applicant.
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Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training