Evesham Township is located in Burlington County, NJ and includes a mix of residential and commercial/retail properties, along with a large area of wildland-urban interface. Our township is located in southern New Jersey, on the borders of Burlington and Camden Counties, and encompasses 30 square miles. Evesham Fire-Rescue is a combination career/volunteer agency that delivers both Fire and EMS services to a rapidly growing community of over 48,000 residents.
Our staffing encompasses about 131 fire and emergency medical personnel in addition to CERT members and Explorers (Age 16-18); these personnel are comprised of career, per-diem and volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technicians (EMT). Volunteer firefighters must complete a minimum of a 120 hour course to certify as New Jersey Firefighter Level 1 and our volunteer emergency medical personnel must complete a minimum 160 hour course to certify as New Jersey Emergency Medical Technicians. Our career personnel work Monday through Friday, from 6 A.M. to 6 P.M. on a rotating schedule of Monday through Friday daywork and average a 42 hour workweek. All of our career personnel, with the exception of our newest hires, also carry the additional titles of NJ UFC Fire Inspector and UCC-Fire ICS Inspector and perform fire safety inspection duties in cooperation with our Fire Prevention Division. Three full-time non-uniformed personnel comprised of our Business Administrator, MIS(IT) Coordinator, and Administrative Assistant support the Operational Staff of Evesham Fire-Rescue.
Our Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) program designed to prepare individuals to help themselves, their family and their neighbors in the event of a disaster with a focus on the first 72 hours. The CERT training consists of 20 hours of instruction over an eight-week period. Classes are taught by emergency management responders, including firefighters, EMT’s and police from the community.
The Evesham Fire Explorer Post is a youth oriented program directed at helping young adults who have an interest in the fire service. At age 16 -18, you can join the Evesham Fire-Rescue Explorer Post. The Explorer Post is nationally recognized by the Boy Scouts of America.