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

Also, check out our Volunteer Firefighter Stipend Program if interested

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