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Anyone wishing to find our more about firefighting or want to become a volunteer firefighter is urged to contact the Washington Township Fire District Headquarters at (856) 863-4000 or go to http://www.wtfd10.org/Rec_vol.html

Mailing Address:
213 E. Holly Ave
Sewell, NJ 08080

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The Washington Township Fire Department recently experimented with a Plasma Cutter that will be purchased to aide with specialized rescue incidents. This equipment will supplement...
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Companies were dispatched to Garfield Ave. in the Gardendale Development for a report of a dwelling fire. Chief Borkowski arrived and reported a basement fire....
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Public Education

Public Education, Training and Safety
The Washington Township Fire District offers several training courses a year open to the public. If you are interested in attending, please click the link below to see the current courses available.
"CLICK HERE" for our Current Courses Available

Patrick Dolgos
Washington Twp. Fire Dept.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Washington Township Fire District is to provide a professional level of community fire protection and rescue services to the citizens and property within Washington Township in order to prevent or minimize the loss of life, pain and suffering, and property damage as a result of fire or other emergency.

The Fire District’s mission will be accomplished by the effective use of its volunteer, career, and physical resources, in cooperation with other public agencies, utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, innovative techniques, and available technology to provide a high level of cost efficient quality service.

The combined volunteer and career members of the Washington Township Fire Department are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We are all proud professionals!!!!

2016 Annual Report

Washington Township Fire District Technical Rescue Team

The Technical Rescue Team was organized in 2006 to provide advanced rescue services to Washington Township and the surrounding region. The team is capable of performing rope, collapse, confined space, and trench rescue operations. Members receive hundreds of hours of additional training and must drill regularly to qualify as part of the team. A cache of specialized equipment is maintained on the technical rescue trailer, housed at the East Holly Avenue station.

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About the Bureau of Fire Prevention

The Washington Township Bureau of Fire Prevention was established in 1985 in response to the State of New Jersey mandating that certain buildings and occupancy types should be inspected for fire and life safety violations. Since its inception, the Bureau of Fire Prevention has continued to grow due to increased inspection responsibilities attributed to continued commercial growth in Washington Township. The Bureau of Fire Prevention has also undertaken an aggressive fire prevention program aimed at stopping fires before they start.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact the Bureau of Fire Prevention at 856-863-4012.

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Fire Safety Prevention

There are several ways to protect yourself, your family and your community

To help us, and the community, we are asking residents to Adopt a Hydrant. As you shovel your walks and driveways, we ask that you also include the area around the hydrant that is located on your block. Hydrants are typically located at the end or middle of each block, but they are used to protect all of the properties for 500 to 1,000 feet in both directions. In a fire situation, seconds count! Every few minutes a fire can double in size so it’s important for us to locate a hydrant, connect and establish a water supply quickly. Please join us in our efforts to keep Washington Township safe!

Seeking interested candidates for a future with the WTFD……


The Washington Township Fire Department will be accepting applications for the purpose of creating a hiring list for the position of Probationary Firefighter. This list will be valid for a period of two (2) years upon the final completion of all testing phases and passage of Fire District Resolution.

Candidates must meet the requirements specified under N.J.S.A. 40A:14- 81.2, and must meet and be able to perform all duties described in the Job Description & Essential Functions located under the apply button above.  

Copies of certifications and training documents must be available for review by the fire district upon request.

This posting is made with the intent of compliance in accordance with the CBA of IAFF Local 4204 Article XXVIII.

Questions may be directed to the District Fire Chief at 863-4019.

Anticipated physical assessment and written exam tentatively scheduled for October 28th, 2023.**This date is subject to change. All approved applicants will be notified by email.



  • Must meet all Requirements of N.J.S.A. 40A:14-81.2
  • Applicant must be at least twenty (20) years of age and must be eligible to be hired on or before their 35th birthday.
  • Applicants must become a permanent resident of the State of New Jersey upon appointment.
  • Applicant must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must possess a high school diploma or acceptable GED equivalency diploma.
  • Applicant must be able to read, write and speak the English language well and intelligently.
  • Applicants must be of good moral character, having never been convicted of a crime.
  • Applicant must possess a valid New Jersey Driver’s License.
  • Must be Firefighter I Certified with the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety.
  • Must have Hazardous Materials Operations.
  • Must be certified in CPR at the Health Care Provider Level.
  • Applicant must obtain a valid Fire Inspector Certification issued by the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety within 18 months of appointment.
  • Must have a minimum of two (2) years active firefighting experience in an organized municipal fire department involving fire suppression, hazardous materials and other public safety emergencies .
  • Applicant must complete and pass a written and or practical examination, pass a physical agility examination, and participate in a firefighter interview review panel.

Click the following link to start the process: