Volunteer Fire Houses
Fire protection in Ewing Township is provided by three volunteer fire companies around the clock, 365 days-a-year. The Prospect Heights Fire Co., the Pennington Road Fire Co. and First Aid Squad and the West Trenton Fire Co. have a rich tradition in their service to the residents and businesses of Ewing Township and surrounding municipalities. Ewing Township has a population of 35,790 people in 15.5 square miles, bordering Hopewell Township to the north, the Delaware River and Bucks County Pennsylvania to the west, Lawrence Township to the east and the City of Trenton to the south. In recent years, the fire companies have each responded to an average of 650+ fire calls per year and respond to mutual aid calls to each of these municipalities and beyond.
The Prospect Heights Fire Co., Pennington Road Fire Co. and the West Trenton Fire Company embrace the following as their Mission Statement while in the performance of their duties:
- Protect the lives and property of Ewing Township residents and businesses with the highest of quality;
- Stay current with changes in education, information, procedures, and technologies that will enable firefighters to handle emergency situations most effectively;
- Foster a strong relationship between all Ewing Township fire companies, the community and our local government; and
- Serve the Ewing Township community with honor at the highest level of professionalism at all times.
Firefighters are well-trained and are well-versed in all types of emergency situations. All three fire companies work together to provide fire suppression, vehicle rescue, swift-water rescue and dive team, rapid intervention team (RIT), aerial operations, mutual aid assistance, weather emergency preparedness, assist Ewing PD and EMS, and more! In addition, the fire companies provide community education programs, support the Knox Box initiative for all commercial buildings in the township and have instituted a smoke alarm program for Ewing residents.
There are three career firefighters that serve in each fire station Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to supplement the volunteers during the daytime hours. They assist the volunteer firefighters with the maintenance of the equipment and apparatus, train, pre-plan and are first responders to fire calls during the day, aiding the volunteer firefighter response.
Each fire company is currently recruiting for new members! All training is provided free of charge. We encourage individuals who are interested in joining one of the Ewing Township fire companies to visit www.joinewingfire.com for further information. Some people join to be a firefighter and others join to be a fire policeman or a member who wants to contribute to the operation of the firehouse. Those interested should also visit the web, Facebook and Twitter links of each of the fire companies below to learn more. Membership is open to anyone age 16 and above who is a Ewing Township resident and a U.S. citizen. A member must be over the age of 18 to be considered a full firefighter. Below the age of 18, a member is part of our junior firefighter program, which permits the member to participate in almost every aspect of training, and a semi-limited role in actual incidents. Consider being of service to your community!
Fire Division 30
Fire Division 30 is a department of career firefighters who provide fire protection for Ewing Township from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. The division is staffed by one fire captain and eight firefighters who staff the three fire stations during their work shifts. The firefighters of Fire Division 30 provide fire suppression, rescue operations, emergency medical services, service type assignments as well as fire prevention activities, assist residents with smoke detectors, fire apparatus and equipment maintenance.
Fire Division 30 firefighters are well equipped and highly trained to handle a multitude of tasks and emergencies. Many firefighters have specialized certifications and training which enables them to provide the very best protection possible for our town. One firefighter is a member of New Jersey Task Force One which is a statewide, highly recognized, rescue unit which can be called upon anywhere in New Jersey or around the country should the need arise. Another firefighter is trained and works with young adults through the New Jersey Juvenile Firesetter Program.
Captain Jeffrey Lenarski
Firefighter Kevin Wemple
Firefighter Douglas Fort
Firefighter Christopher Hoarn
Firefighter William Erney
Firefighter Eric Rowlands
Firefighter Daniel McManimon
Firefighter Kyle Brower
Firefighter Chad Hutchinson