Volunteer Firefighter or EMT

We Need You! Don’t Delay, Join Today! If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering as a Firefighter or EMT (Age 18+), this page will give you an overview of what it takes to be volunteer, no experience required, just a simple commitment to serve our town of Evesham. Feel free to email us volunteer@eveshamfire.org if you have any questions.

Evesham Fire-Rescue personnel are part of a team, a team that gains satisfaction from knowing that they are making a difference in their community. The knowledge and experiences that you gain by being an EFR member enable you to better help your family, friends, and neighbors in their times of need. You will gain greater self-esteem and provide a valuable and necessary community service in the process. A well planned duty schedule enables volunteers to participate in standby duty at Fire-Rescue Stations to respond to incidents that do not require a full department response.

How do I join?
To become part of the team, email us at volunteer@eveshamfire.org and complete our online form. Upon completion of the application, you must return it to our Fire Administration Office at 984 Tuckerton Rd, Evesham, NJ 08053 during business hours M-F 8-4. The membership application process will include a confidential background check. After successfully completing a physical agility test and a free physical exam, you will be inducted as a recruit Fire or EMS member. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

What training will I receive?
You will receive Firefighter and/or Emergency Medical Technician certification through the Burlington County Fire Academy. Training courses are available during the evening hours and on weekends. These courses are offered at no charge to EFR members. All required equipment and safety gear is provided by the department.

Required training for a firefighter consists of approximately 125 hours of basic firefighting techniques including; fire behavior, rescue, salvage, overhaul, ladder practices, ventilation, firefighting tactics, water supply and more. These classes are usually held two nights during the week, or all day on Saturdays, or a combination of weeknights and Saturdays over a four month period.

Required training for an Emergency Medical Technician consists of a 240 hour state certification course which includes ambulance operations, CPR, bandaging, splinting, oxygen delivery, patient assessment, and more. These classes are usually held two nights during the week over a four month period.

Both Fire and EMS recruits receive training in the use of the Incident Command System and Hazardous Materials recognition. Additionally, more advanced training is provided at no cost to EFR members who wish to further their fire or EMS education.

Volunteer Membership online application form

A stipend program is available for qualified members

The Volunteer Firefighter Stipend Program provides incentives for volunteer members staffing in-house fire crews during weeknight and weekend hours and when participating in other activities, such as training and public relations events. Volunteer members can earn between $100 and $800 per month, with the stipend distributed monthly via direct deposit. Volunteer participation is permitted to fluctuate based upon member availability, and incentive amounts will vary month to month based on a member’s participation level.

Volunteer Firefighter Stipend Program examples:
▪ Staff (1) 12-hour duty crew each week for 4 weeks: 48 points earned = $400 stipend
▪ Staff (2) 12-hour duty crew every other week and (1) training: 27 points earned = $200 stipend
▪ Complete Annual Mandatory Training plus (4) 12-hour duty crews: 60 points earned = $600

Volunteer firefighters must possess the following credentials at the time of application to be eligible for stipend consideration:
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Must be of good moral character & not convicted of a criminal offense
• Current NJ FF1 Certification & AHA-BLS Provider CPR
• Completion of ICS-100, ICS-200, IS-700
• All prospective volunteers must submit an application, successfully complete a physical agility test, medical physical examination, and a background check
• Exception: Evesham Township residents must be 16+ years of age and no experience or certification is required; we will train Evesham Township residents

Volunteer Firefighter Stipend Program Guidelines

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