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Become A Volunteer!

CTFD is actively looking for volunteers of all levels. In March 2019 we consolidated Fire District #1 and Fire District #2 into one district and most recently, one fire company. Currently, we are staffed with career firefighters Monday through Friday from 7 am-5 pm. In addition, there is one firefighter/driver from 5 pm-7 am Monday through Friday and around the clock on weekends which during these times the rest of the crew is made up of volunteer firefighters. However, our qualified volunteer firefighter numbers have been going down dramatically over the past 15 years even with our community doubling in size. We are looking for anyone that wants to volunteer! No experience is needed to apply and training is free. All that is required is a commitment to serve your neighbors in Chesterfield Township.


Rewards of Serving as a Volunteer Firefighter in Chesterfield

As a volunteer firefighter, you enjoy the challenge of using newly learned skills. You will enjoy the friendship and fellowship gained from working with a team of people dedicated to helping the community. Service in the volunteer division could lead to college credits, resume booster, and helping your community in its time of need. 


Benefits
As a Volunteer Firefighter in Chesterfield you receive these benefits too:

  • Monthly stipend for Calls responded to
  • District funded retirement account in years you qualify
  • Satisfaction in serving your community
  • Accidental disability/death insurance coverage
  • Benefits of membership in NJ Firemen’s Relief Association
  • State and Federal Line of Duty Death Benefits
  • Workmen’s Compensation coverage
  • College Credits for training courses
  • High-quality personal protective equipment for firefighting and a radio pager.
  • Uniforms
  • 24/7 Gym


Have questions about our department, the requirements to join, or any other information? Send an email to our recruitment team and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Please send your email to newmembers@crosswicksfire.org


The Chesterfield Township Fire Department is accepting applications for volunteer firefighters right now. If you are interested in this opportunity to serve your community, complete an application (PDF), and once it is complete, send it to:

 

Email: newmembers@crosswicksfire.org

or mail/drop off to

Chesterfield Township Fire Department
C/O Membership Coordinator
296 Bordentown Chesterfield Road
Chesterfield, NJ 08505
 

Once we receive the application, the application will be reviewed by the Recruitment Committee and will be presented to the Fire Company. 


Types of Membership with the Chesterfield Township Fire Department:

Active Firefighter - Must be a minimum of 18 years of age. You will be trained in all aspects of the duties of a firefighter free of charge. You will be required to successfully complete formal recruit firefighter training at any Fire Academy in the state of New Jersey and pass a state written and practical examination. All protective clothing and equipment will also be provided free of charge.

 

Junior Firefighter - Must be between the ages of 16 and 18. You will receive in-house training to prepare you to attend formal recruit firefighter training. You will be provided with all necessary protective clothing and equipment. You will be limited in responding to actual emergencies and will spend most of your time learning apparatus, equipment, and policies and procedures.


Fire Police - This classification of membership is required to direct traffic and provide crowd control and security in and around emergency incidents and training. You will be required to successfully complete State mandated training at any emergency training academy in the state of New Jersey. You will be provided with all necessary protective clothing and equipment free of charge.

 

Social Member - A Social Member is someone who does not want to respond to emergencies but is interested in serving in some capacity. Persons will attend fire company meetings, community events such as Santa Run, Harvest Festival, etc, as well as fundraisers like the Chicken BBQ


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