Ways to Volunteer

We’re currently looking to expand our District #1 volunteer base, inviting ambitious individuals committed to making a difference in their community. Not only are you serving your community when you volunteer at District #1, the community is serving you back. Our benefits include:

A clothing allowance

Pension plan

Life insurance

Gym membership reimbursement

Not to mention, you’ll receive rigorous training to prepare you for any emergency situation, free of charge.

Join our team in one of the fulfilling roles we have available:

(Ages 18 and up)

Jump into action year-round, responding to any call, woods to water. As a district, we face challenging rescues including fire suppression, auto extractions, water rescues, dive calls and other water related incidents. This role requires completion of 2 levels at our world-class Fire Academy, as well as a valid driver’s license.

Junior Firefighter
(Ages 16-17)

Serve your community alongside firefighters at local events and gain experience and the skills necessary to take on the responsibilities of a trained firefighter under supervision.

Fire Police

Assist with traffic control at the scene of fires and motor vehicle crashes. Fire Police keep the emergency responses running smoothly.


Aid the department in recruitment efforts, event planning and incident reporting. You are the glue that holds the district fire companies together.

Safety Officer

With a minimum of 10 years of firefighting experience and the completion of Incident Safety Officer Training and Incident Management Level II Certification, Safety Officers can expect to oversee:

  • Risk Management Planning
  • Station, Equipment and Facility Inspections
  • Accident Analysis
  • Safety Training
  • Department Guidelines
  • NFPA and OSHA Compliance

Seasonal Volunteer

Not a full-time resident of Toms River? We’ve always got room for seasonal volunteers to aid the increased call volume in the summer months.
“I volunteer for the people. The community, the firefighters before me, and the firefighters after me.”

–Ryan Lavigne, Firefighter, Toms River Fire Company #2,
2 years served.

Volunteer With Us!

Do YOU have what it takes to be someone’s hero?
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