HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY
The West Deptford Fire Department is a combination volunteer / part time paid department servicing the great Township of West Deptford and surrounding communities. The township of West Deptford has a vast variety of population from residential sections to one of the largest industrial districts in the area, also covering a large stretch of state highway 295. WDFD is always looking for new membership to make a difference and help out everyone in the community. WDFD needs your help to protect our neighbors and families.
Please fill out the form below for more information.
What we offer
The West Deptford Fire Department offers free training in Firefighting I courses through the Gloucester County Fire Academy. As a new member to the fire service you will be required to attend the Firefighter I program as well as optional courses to strengthen your knowledge in the fire service. We offer a fun atmosphere allowing you to hang out and make new friends gaining a strong sense of pride for your work among one of the strongest bands of brotherhood you will find, all while obtaining the self-satisfaction of giving something back to your community and helping a neighbor. Becoming a volunteer firefighter is a trade that looks great on any job resume or application. WDFD also offers opportunities of advancement in leadership.
Once a fully trained firefighter you will have the opportunity to receive compensation by working stipend duty crews. Some of the additional benefits we offer include but are not limited to:
- College Tuition Reimbursement
- LOSAP (Length Of Service Appreciation Program)
- NJ State Firemen's Association Membership
- Free Riverwinds Membership
What We Do
As part of the fire service we no longer just respond for fires, there is so much more to what we offer and do for our community and neighbors. Including but certainly not limited to: Vehicle Extrication, Hazardous Materials, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Prevention Education and Smoke Detector Installation, Public Relations Events, Marine and Ice Rescue, Animal Rescue, Structural Collapse and Appliance Malfunctions. This is just a short list of calls for service WDFD has been requested to respond to over the last few years.
WDFD also offers opportunities for young people interested in joining. If your under the age of 18 and have an interest in joining we have the perfect spot for you. West Deptford Fire Department has a junior Firefighter program, allowing kids between ages of 14 and 18 to have a great experience and learn from some experienced, knowledgeable, and veteran firefighters. Junior Firefighters will be working hand and hand with real fireman to gain this vast knowledge. Once the junior firefighter grows to the age of 18, he or she will be allowed to go through the Firefighter I Course.
The West Deptford Fire Department would not be able to function with out the help from our support personnel. Although not directly associated with the township fire department each individual fire company is in dire need for assistance to help raise funds that continue to allow us to serve our community to the best of our ability. Contact your closest fire house to see what you can do to help out.
So now that your interested
in becoming a member of the West Deptford Fire Department, here are the ways you can do it:
- Fill out the form below
- Stop by the firehouse on a Tuesday night anytime after 1900 hrs to speak with some of the members, pick up an application and ask any question you may have. Any member will be happy to answer any question you have.
- Stop by the station anytime the doors are open or there is a vehicle in the parking lot and speak with a member and pick up an application.
If you have any questions,
Stop by the station or,
call (856) 848-0777 or email us at [email protected]
If you are interested and would like to stop by and check things out before you make a decision, simply stop by the station and a member will show you around, answer questions, and try and help you out to the best of their ability.
The West Deptford Fire Department thanks you for your interest in becoming a member of our brotherhood, we hope to hear from you soon.
To inquire more information about joining fill out this form and someone will be in contact with you shortly.