Become a Firefighter
You can join the proud group of people who perform one of the noblest jobs on the planet. All of our members are 100% volunteer.
All applicants must live within Fire District #1, Brick Township. If you are considering joining Pioneer Hose Fire Company #1, you will be required to pass an oral interview and background check. Once passing both, you will be sent to the Fire District physician for a physical examination and a drug screen. An online psychological evaluation is also done. These are mandatory for all applicants. The Board of Fire Commissioners will pay for your evaluation and physical exam.
Upon passing your physical examination and evaluation, and with approval of the Board of Fire Commissioners, you will be accepted as a member of the Fire Company. The Board of Fire Commissioners will then provide for and pay for all of your training. State law requires all new firefighters to attend a Firefighter I program to receive training as a new recruit. You will receive training in the basics of Firefighting along with EMS First Responder, CPR, and Hazardous Materials.
If you would like to volunteer your time and help your community, click on our membership application icon, fill out and print the application. Once complete, including signature by three references, contact our Membership Committee Chairman to set up a meeting for your interview (see the Welcome Letter icon below).
Volunteer Membership Policy
The Board recognizes the need and importance for continual recruitment of Volunteers in order to carry out the Board's mandated responsibilities to provide fire prevention, protection and prevention of fires within the District. The Board further recognizes the New Jersey State Firemen's Association has an age limitation on new fire fighters. The Board finds adherence to said age limitation detrimental to the Fire District and therefore waives same provided the fire fighter remains under the maximum age established by Township Ordinance.
Waiver of the age limitation does not, however, waive the physical requirements established by the New Jersey State Firemen's Association which must be passed by each new volunteer. Any Volunteer accepted beyond the New Jersey State Firemen's Association age limitation shall be required to execute a Release indicating he/she will not be entitled to New Jersey Firemen's Association benefits.
The Board recognizes the importance in recruiting and maintaining volunteers to carry out its mandated responsibilities. The Board likewise recognizes the need to set certain standards for volunteers.
To effectively operate the District, the Board recognizes the need to control qualifications of the volunteers. Therefore, the Board requires that all volunteers reside within the Fire District at the time of application.
Also the Board further requires that all Fire Officers shall reside within Fire District 1 during their term of appointment. The Board further reserves unto itself the right to promulgate rules and regulations to effectuate this policy.