As first responders to fires, public safety, disasters and terrorist acts, Toms River Township Fire Department protects the lives and property of Toms River Township residents and visitors. The Department advances public safety through its fire prevention, investigation and education programs. The timely delivery of these services enables the Toms River Township Fire Department to make significant contributions to the safety of Toms River and homeland security efforts.


Our mission is best accomplished through the application of organizational values to which each of us commits to in the course of our work.


The department continues its unwavering call to protect and serve. The faith and trust of the community, and continually work to deserve that confidence through attitude, conduct, and accomplishments. We recognize that the community is the reason for our existence.


Bravery is the ability to overcome fear through fortitude, instinct, compassion for others and training. The talents of our members and encourage reasonable decision making at the most appropriate level. We recognize the importance of personal and professional development.


Open and honest communication! Communication and consensus form the foundation of our department. The system is a unique and complex collection of agencies, citizens, elected officials, hospitals, firefighters, and medical personnel and countless others dedicated to the success of the department. Maintaining open communications and commitment to cooperation and consensus building are essential to our continued success.


We strive to keep our citizens free from danger, especially deliberate, harmful acts. With the best equipment and training, the Department can reduce the risk to the public and its members at fires and emergencies.


The enormous commitment necessary to perform the Department's tasks requires excellence of chracter. We inspire each other through pride in our department, which is a belief that every action reflects on all the members of the department, both past and present.


A commitment to the objectives of our mission is an essential part of our code of conduct. The faithful observance of duty calls for us to fulfill our obligations professionally and honestly.


By combining all of the components of our core values, the Toms River Fire Department will maintain its current state of readiness to meet all threats and challenges, traditional and new.


We shall:

    Maintain the highest standard of ethical and professional competency.
    Foster environment that encourages proactive problem solving and the exercise of common sense and independent judgment.
    Acknowledge and accept the fact that responsibility and accountability are indivisible.
    Achieve proficiency through continuous education and training.
    Encourage every individual to enhance their personal and professional growth through a wide variety of experiences.
    Utilize the knowledge and experience of those we serve with.


198 Firefighters, Fire police and Fire Officers
5 Fire Dispatchers
9 Fire Inspectors
11 support Staff