Volunteering

To be assured that we will always have a sufficient number of fire fighters available at all hours, from time to time we find it necessary to increase our personnel. Members move, others change their work schedules, others are granted leaves of absence, etc. The firefighters in Marlboro Township are 100% volunteers.

If you are located in our response area, are at least 18 years of age (14 for Explorer Post Members and 16 for Junior fire fighters), in good health and want to serve your community as a volunteer fire fighter, please contact us. NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY. We will train and supply you with the latest fire fighting equipment - including pagers, protective clothing and local training. 

Please give your serious consideration.

NEW - Are you between the ages of 14-21 and interested in learning about firefighting? Marlboro Township has a Fire Explorer Post, open to males and females that is chartered through the Boy Scouts of America. The Post is modeled after the Police Explorers and participants will learn through training and field trips. For more information, please e-Mail  Firepost.28@gmail.com  or call Roy Andersen at 908-415-5812 

How Do I Become A Volunteer Firefighter?

Volunteer firefighting is a very rewarding and valuable way to serve your community. It takes dedication and many hours of training to become a firefighter. If you're willing to put in the time and effort, there is a department ready for you to serve. Below you'll find resources and frequently asked questions about becoming a volunteer, as well as the first basic steps you might take toward volunteering.

Do volunteer firefighters get paid?

Volunteer firefighters do not get paid. Although we are all volunteers, there are some financial considerations that you will be entitled to, i.e. Length Of Service Award Program, annual stipend clothing allowance, college tuition waiver, and a reduction or elimination of some of the Township of Marlboro fees.

How do I get the training needed to be a Firefighter?

After you join, the department will usually enter you in a training program. The length of these programs varies, but all firefighters are required to take a minimum 175 hour certified course. All courses are provided at no cost to you and most of our members go to courses held in Howell at the Monmouth County Fire Academy or at the Middlesex County Fire Academy.

How many hours do I need to volunteer?

You respond from your home and do not sleep at the firehouse or have mandatory shifts. Three times a month we meet for our meeting, drill and work details. Other participation requirements will be discussed during your orientation/interview. Should you join us, you will become a part of an organization with but one purpose - that of saving life and property.

I’m a woman and don’t want to be a fireman, but want to help, is there something else I can do?

The Ladies Auxiliary has many functions that aid our volunteer firefighters. They assist our firefighters, the department, and our community in any way they can whether it be helping at fire scenes with refreshments, raising funds for any equipment that they wish to have, or helping with community events. Members are required to come to a reasonable number of meetings and participate in a certain amount of fundraising efforts. We have various committees that you can serve on, if you wish, to help the Ladies Auxiliary and the Fire Company. Our members are adults of all ages. We welcome new members, and you can join us even if you are not related to a Fireman.

Application for Membership

In an effort to ease and expedite the process, at the bottom of this page the "Application for Membership" is at the bottom of this page. Please complete and return to the address shown on the  form. Upon receipt, we will arrange for an interview committee to meet with you for the purpose of explaining the duties and responsibilities of our member and addressing concerns you may have.

Should you have any questions prior to the interview, please feel free to contact us at 732-591-9820, or click on the Contact Us tab, then select Membership and send us an email. If you would like information from a member of the Auxiliary,click on the Contact Us tab, then select Ladies Auxiliary, President to send us an email. 

We hope to hear from you in the near future.

Sincerely, Recruitment Committee.

Note to Junior applicants - ages 16 through 18:

As Junior members of the fire company, due to child labor laws and liability issues, you will be prohibited from using certain tools and being exposed to certain environments and scenes. Also, as at this point in life, your main obligation is to concentrate on your educational requirements, you will be exempt from meeting minimum response requirements expected from older members. You will, however, ride the fire trucks, respond to alarms, train regularly with other firefighters, and participate in all fire company activities.