VOLUNTEERS needed! Anyone interested in serving the community and joining our team, please feel free to contact any member of the fire company or come to
the firehouse any Friday night for information.
Personal Protective Equipment Provided
Who We Are
The Island Heights Volunteer Fire Company is comprised of a dedicated group of volunteers who devote much of their free time to serving the community. In addition to responding to calls for service at all hours of the day, the volunteers routinely conduct training exercises, check apparatus and equipment, clean the firehouse, fundraise and participate in community events. The time devoted to preparing for and responding to calls for service is prioritized by the volunteers over their personal time, including all fundraising efforts by which the company is entirely funded. This devotion and sense of responsibility, contribution and pride is what makes the company such a tight-knit family.
New members are always welcome and encouraged to join the effort
in protecting and serving OUR community. Requirements for active membership include:
-At least 18 years of age
-Capable of passing physical examination
-Capable of passing self-contained breathing apparatus fit test
-Satisfy specified meeting, drill, event and emergency response attendance percentages
Anyone ages 14 through 22 are also welcome to join Fire Explorer Post 53. Fire exploring is a program run by the Boy Scouts of America to expose young adults interested in the fire service to every day activities, membership, emergency operations, and other key components of fire fighting. Fire exploring is an excellent stepping stone to membership in the fire company, or a great experience to anyone wishing to learn more about the fire service. Exploring provides the following opportunities:
-Issuance of individual personal protective equipment
-In-house fire fighting skills training
-Participation in Fire Company events
-Response to emergencies aboard apparatus
-Safely performing various exterior tasks at emergency scenes (supervised)
If joining our company is not for you but you still wish to contribute, donations are always welcome. Support from our neighbors is the heartbeat of
our organization and allows us to continue providing top-notch service to the community. Please see the "Donate" tab at the top of the page for information.