The East Dover Fire Company is always looking to increase membership. If you are enthusiastic and are interested in serving your community we are interested in having you. No previous training is required, all required training and equipment will be provided to you at no cost.
As a volunteer you will get to attend many public service events, training, and emergency calls including fires and various different types of rescues. You will meet many new friends, and have the satisfaction of giving back to your community.
Members successfully passing the application process will become recruits until they have successfully completed the Toms River Fire Academy or equivalent. Once the academy is completed, or if you are already certified, you will become a Probationary Firefighter for one year. Following this you will become a fully qualified firefighter. During the entire process you will be able to attend drills and calls, and continuously learn new and exciting things.
Individuals seeking a position of Firefighter must be 18 years old, citizen of the US, have a valid NJ Drivers License, pass a background investigation, pass a physical agility test, pass a medical examination, pass a drug screening, and pass a psychological examination.
Fire Police Requirements:
Fire Police members are trained in scene safety and securing the scene.
Individuals seeking a position of Firefighter must be 18 years old, citizen of the US, have or able to get a NJ Drivers License, pass a background investigation, pass a medical examination, pass a drug screening, and pass a psychological examination.
Junior Firefighter Requirements:
The junior firefighter program is designed to teach safety and basic firefighting skills to prepare them for a future in emergency services. After training Junior’s are able to attend and assist at drills and calls. Junior’s are always monitored by at least two adult members.
Individuals seeking a position of Junior Firefighter must be 16 years old and must maintain a C average or better in school.
Obligations of Members:
All members of the East Dover Volunteer Fire Company have a responsibility to perform certain duties to the benefit of the company. In addition, members are encouraged to perform voluntary functions to help the company grow and progress. Below are listed the functions that members are obligated to perform as well as functions which members are encouraged to attend. All members are expected to read and abide by the company By-Laws.
All members are required to attend all regular monthly meetings, on the first and third Tuesday of each month, as well as all special meetings, when notified by the Secretary or President. Regular monthly meetings begin at 7:30 pm. Members may be excused from meetings for the purposes of attending school or in pursuit of their livelihood, if an executive officer of the company is notified in advance.
All members are required to attend all drills. Drills are usually scheduled for the second, fourth, and fifth Tuesdays. Drills begin promptly at 7:00 pm. Members should be ready prior to 7:00 pm. In addition, drills may be scheduled at other times to allow for special training. An example would be, going to the Toms River Township Fire Academy for SCBA and smokehouse training. Advance notice will be given by the line officer(s) through the posting in the alarm room and through pager announcements. Members may be excused from drills to perform other fire company work, with prior approval from the Chief or officer in charge. Credit for make-up drills can be requested by contacting any line officer for work that is deemed appropriate for firematic credit.
Fire Company Property:
You will be responsible for several items issued to you. Some of these items will remain at the fire house, (Personnel Protective Equipment, accountability tags, etc.) and some of these items you will be responsible to care for at your residence, (Pager and charger, door key, identification card, badges, uniform, etc.). You may be held responsible for loss or damage to these items.
include Length of Service Awards Program, clothing allowance, scholarships, free medical examinations, death benefits, physical fitness programs, relief benefits, and many more.
If you have any questions please contact the Membership Committee by clicking here.