Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Spotswood Fire Dept.


Interest in Membership
1. I have no prior training, can I join the Spotswood Fire Department?
2. I am a High School Student (Age 16-17) or have a son or daughter that age, is there a junior program for them join?
3. What incentives do I have to volunteer with the Spotswood Fire Department?

General Department Questions
4. How many members does the Spotswood Fire Department have?
5. How many fire trucks does the Spotswood Fire Department Use?
6. Why is it that sometimes I see a Monroe Township Fire Truck in Spotswood?
7. How many calls does the Spotswood Fire Department run a year?
8. I've seen a Spotswood fire truck in an other town doing firefighting, why is that?

Support and Misc. Questions
9. I want to send a donation to the Spotswood Fire Department, how can I do that?
10. I heard that the Spotswood Fire Department rents its hall out for my party, can I have some more info?


Interest in Membership

1. I have no prior training, can I join the Spotswood Fire Department?

Certainly! We take applications for people willing to volunteer with us and would be happy to hear from you. You can contact us by calling 732-251-3460 and leave a message in the Chief's Mailbox. Or if you see cars in the parking lot just stop in and pick up an application. For more information, check out the How to Volunteer Page.

2. I am a High School Student (Age 16-17) or have a son or daughter that age, is there a junior program for them join?

Yes! The Spotswood Fire Department has a Junior Auxiliary, otherwise known as the cadets. We are looking for interested high school students 16-17 to join the department, to learn about how firefighting works, gain experience, and work a valuable community service. Check the Cadet Information Page for more..

3. What incentives do I have to volunteer with the Spotswood Fire Department?

While we are always looking for better ways to give back to our volunteers, right now we offer LOSAP (Length of Service Award Program) to our members, and the general good feeling you get for helping out your community!


General Department Questions


4. How many members does the Spotswood Fire Department have?

The Spotswood Volunteer Fire Department bolsters a lot of members, most of whom are retired, but as of December 2004, the Spotswood Fire Department has approximately 30 responding firefighters and 5 cadets.

5. How many Fire Trucks does the Spotswood Fire Department Use?

Currently, the Spotswood Fire Department uses 6 apparatus. 3 Engines (Units 72, 74, and 79), a Brush Truck (Unit 73), and two chief's cars (Units 75 and 76). See the Apparatus Page for more information.


6. Why is it that sometimes I see Monroe Township Fire Truck in Spotswood on a call?

While the Spotswood Fire Department is all volunteer, sometimes we need help when we do not have adequate manpower (generally in the daytime hours when most members are at work), or the situation just needs more firefighters. Monroe Township Fire District 1 thankfully assists us whenever we need them.

7. How many calls does the Spotswood Fire Department run a year?

The Spotswood Fire Department generally runs in the vicinity of 200 calls a year.

8. I've seen a Spotswood fire truck in an other town doing firefighting, why is that?

Just like how Monroe comes into Spotswood when we are in need of assistance, we do the same for any town in the county or state if need be (We've been as far as the Shell Refinery Fire back in 1996), but we generally run Mutual Aid for Monroe Township, Helmetta, East Brunswick, and South Old Bridge.


Department Support and Misc. Questions

9. I want to send a donation to the Spotswood Fire Department, how can I do that?


10. I heard that the Spotswood Fire Department rents its hall out for my party, can I have some more info?

Yes, we rent out our hall for all sorts of parties and events. Please see the Hall Rental Page, for more Information.