The Washington Township Fire Department is a combination department, operating 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and consists of a 30 member career division, and at least a 10 member part-time division.
The career division (on-duty staffing) is comprised of 27 highly trained and competent firefighters who are all licensed as Paramedics to provide emergency medical services (EMS) for a fire-based advanced life support transporting ambulance service. Additional staff positions consist of the Fire Chief and Assistant Fire Chief/Fire Marshal, and a Dispatch/Privacy Officer working a Monday through Friday work schedule. On-duty staffing is accomplished through 3 nine member shifts/platoons working 24 hours on a rotating basis, from two fire stations. Leadership of each on-duty shift is provided by a Captain and a Lieutenant. The remaining crew members are highly proficient firefighters/apparatus operators. All career members are trained and qualified as Interior Structural Firefighters (FFII) and trained for an all hazard response to natural and man-made disasters.
Today's modern and progressive fire service is a dynamic business that should consistently evolve through a transitional process towards excellence in customer service. Over the last few years, the Washington Township Fire Department (WTFD) has evolved into a highly sophisticated public safety rescue system that has saved hundreds of lives and reduced the severity of countless injuries and illnesses. The WTFD has a vision that guides the organization towards excellence. That goal is achieved through deliberate planning, adaptability and the courage to embrace challenges and opportunities.