Volunteer Information

The Middlebush Volunteer Fire Department is accepting applications for membership.

Becoming a member of the Middlebush Volunteer Fire Department is easy.  Stop by or call the firehouse at 732-873-2399 any Tuesday evening between 7:30pm and 11:00pm.  Our members will be more than happy to answer your questions, tour the firehouse, and talk for a bit about what it means to be a Middlebush Volunteer Firefighter.

If your neighbor’s house caught fire, wouldn’t you want to do more than watch? Of course you would!  Join the Middlebush Volunteer Fire Department and become a volunteer firefighter. To become a firefighter, you’ll need more than just a desire to help people. You’ll need courage, dedication, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn new skills and face new challenges.

All required training classes are made available at no cost and have varying availability to accommodate most people’s schedules. All firefighters receive basic firefighting training by certified instructors at the Somerset County Emergency Service Training Academy [SCESTA]. Additional training is offered in advanced firefighting, pump operation, first aid, and other specialized areas that further enhance our skill set.  Besides attending training offered at the fire academy and responding to emergency calls, members meet each Tuesday evening for training drills or truck and house maintenance.  Once a member has attained certain minimum levels of training, they are then able to participate in fire suppression and rescue operations. After additional training, members may become apparatus drivers and operators.

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[Phase 5 Swede and Burn Building at SCESTA, Hillsborough, NJ]

There are many opportunities for members to participate in various fire department activities and committees such as fire prevention and education, fund raising and training.  Members who choose not to engage in active firefighting have other opportunities to serve the fire department in positions such as Fire Police or administration.  Examples of administration include computer technology, HR, and assistance with various department business or paperwork. We also have an active Ladies Auxiliary who is always seeking new members in support of the department.

Volunteers are expected to participate on a regular basis within the limits of their personal schedules.  Please don’t let a “lack of time” dissuade you from providing a valuable service to our community.  Everybody has something to contribute even when time is at a premium!!!