Hillsborough Township Fire Company #2 is always looking for
new members to add to our dedicated team of volunteers. The Fire Company has
developed several ways to allow residents with many different backgrounds to
become involved in our organization.
Firefighter: Age 16-17 – Junior
Firefighters will be provided basic fire service knowledge and training in
order to prepare the member to become a probationary firefighter and enter into
the fire academy following his/her 18th birthday. The responsibilities of a
Junior Firefighter is to attend at least 6 monthly meetings, respond to the
firehouse for fire calls, participate in monthly drills and assist firefighters
on-scene but will not engage in fighting fire.
Firefighter: Age 18+ – All members
will begin a 6 month probationary period and be provided basic firefighting
knowledge and training prior to entering the fire academy. Candidates who have
already completed firefighter 1 will still be placed on probationary status and
tested on his/her skills and knowledge of the fire service. The responsibilities
of an active firefighter are to attend at least 6 monthly meetings, respond to
fire calls, engage in fighting fires, participate in monthly drills and assist
with weekly firehouse maintenance.
Member: Age 18+ – An associate member
will be responsible for attending at least 6 monthly meetings, assist with
administrative tasks and attend fundraisers held by the Fire Company or Ladies
Auxiliary: Age 18+ – Members of the
Ladies Auxiliary are dedicated to providing assistance to the active members of
the fire company. The Ladies Auxiliary is the backbone of the organization by
assisting and hosting fundraising events to benefit the Fire Company. Members
will also be requested to respond to large fires or extended incidents to
provide refreshments to the firefighters.
member of the Fire Company also has many benefits:
Length Of Service Awards Program (LOSAP) – Similar to a
401k plan. Currently the Township will contribute $1,200 per year to any member
who maintains a passing participation percentage and attends a (free) yearly
Yearly stipend for fire call assistance, not to exceed
Life insurance benefits.
Local, state and national training opportunities.
Uniforms, firefighting turnout gear, personal protection
equipment and training will be provided at no cost.
Enrollment in the Hillsborough Fire District Discount
Program. The program offers special promotions and discounts to members at local
businesses with proper proof of ID as a Hillsborough firefighter.
College Tuition Credit – Hillsborough Township is enrolled
in the Volunteer Tuition Credit Program. The program provides financial
assistance to members of the fire company in the amount of $600 per year with a
maximum of $2,400.
Scholarships – The Fire Company does not provide
scholarships to members. However, the Fire Company does have close partnerships
with local organizations which provide scholarships to members who have
demonstrated a dedication to serving the community.