Why Volunteer?

Many volunteers initially joined District #1 to make friends, seek fulfillment in their personal lives, or set an example for others. Regardless of your reasons for volunteering, Toms River Fire District #1 is here to help you build essential skills to carry with you for life.


See why we continue to show up and protect the citizens and guests of Toms River:

"I was looking for something to do while retired. I've found the comradery, the training, and serving my community is the real reason I continue to volunteer."
–Thomas DePaola, Firefighter and Dive Team Member, Ocean Beach Fire Company

“I volunteer because I love to help others. I feel great being able to be a part of a solution and see the end result.”
–Chris Vicidomini, Toms River Fire Company #1

“I have an opportunity to change people’s lives and make the community a safer place, while being challenged to grow mentally and physically as an individual.”


“I give my best to help those that are at their worst.”
–Steven Terra, Firefighter, East Dover Fire Company

“I volunteer to give back to my community. To ensure their lives and homes in our communities are safe.”
–Ian Monzo, Firefighter and Rescue and Special Operations, Toms River Fire Company #1

“Giving back to the community and the comradery of the department is why I volunteer.”
–James Kudrick, Firefighter, Toms River Fire Company #2

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