Join The Team

The Metuchen Volunteer Fire Department is always looking for new members to enhance our ranks. The strength of our team comes from the diversity of the people that dedicate themselves to serving our community. Whatever your background or career, you can make a difference in the lives of others.

Check out a few of the many reasons below why you should volunteer today or jump right to our application.

  • Roles for everyone here
  • Get a sense of pride and purpose
  • Make a difference locally
  • Connects you with others and the community
  • Give time when you have it - no mandatory commitments
  • More you give, the happier you feel
  • Continuous learning never ends
  • Opportunities for personal growth
  • Apply your skills in new areas
  • Finding a cause
  • Conquer your fears
  • Build new connections to your community
  • Develop skills: teamwork, leadership, problem solving
  • Strenghten virtues: courage, confidence, patience
  • Free ongoing training
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Try out different roles
  • Transition to paid departments



  • Nationwide, 87% of fire departments are all or part volunteers
  • In most fire departments, fires make up less than 10% of the calls. Actual working fires may even make up less than 5%
  • Majority of our duties involves problem solving situations where other first responders require assistance.
  • Volunteering helps conteract effects of stress, anger, anxiety, and increases self-confidence
  • Many paid firefighters started as volunteers
  • Discounts are available for members and their families (ex. gym, pool, online)
  • Time donated by volunteer firefighters saves localities across the country an estimated $139.8 billion per year
  • A full background check, a review of the applicant's driver abstract, and a medical examination are required in the application process





Apply Now:
  1) Print and fill out the application
  2) Call 732-767-1147 or email to schedule a meeting

Get More Information:
  - Call 732-767-1147 or email
  - OR Fill out the Interest Form below and someone will contact you







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