Welcome to the recruitment
page for the Belford Engine Fire Company, one of the busiest engine companies within the Township of Middletown when it comes
to fighting fire. Obviously, if you are here, you have some interest in being a part of the Middletown Township Fire Department.
Those of us in the Fire Service have chosen it because we wanted to use our
talents to help people and serve our communities. As a firefighter, you will be trained and expected to perform incredible
acts of service for others. You will make a difference in people’s lives. You may calm a child or you may even
save a life.
When in uniform, you are always a role model that others
respect and look up to. It is a huge and rewarding responsibility. If you bring the enthusiasm, an attitude of service, and
the desire to do something extraordinary, we will provide the training and the opportunity.
The Belford Engine Fire Company accepts applicants for two categories of membership. The first is active firefighter.
By applying for a position for active firefighter, you'll receive the highest level of training, learn life saving techniques,
challenge yourself physically, and develop leadership skills.
Middletown Township Fire Department operates its own training academy. Firefighter recruits receive all of their training
right here in Middletown Township. All of the training and equipment active firefighters receive is free.
The second category of membership is just as important. Not everyone has the desire to serve
as a firefighter. These potential members are just as important to a volunteer fire company as the active firefighters. Social
members volunteer their time to help with such duties as; the administrative process, custodial tasks and support.
You need to be 18 years of age or older to become an active firefighter.
Social membership requires you to be 21 years of age or older.
The Middletown Township Fire
Department actively participates in the Length of Service Awards Program (LOSAP). The program was established to provide tax-deferred
income benefits to active volunteer members of an emergency service organization. Members who qualify may receive a contribution
of up to $1,150 per year toward their benefit.
Receive relief aid. The NJ State Firemen's Relief Association provides relief funding to needy active firefighters throughout the state.
Receive medical aid for you and your family. Members who qualify are eligible
to receive free medical treatment for themselves and their families. The Deborah Heart and Lung Center has a long standing relationship with the Fire Service of New Jersey.
Still interested in belonging to one of the busiest engine companies within the Township?
Do you think you have what it takes? There is only one way to find out! Interested applicants must download the MTFD
Firefighter Application below and complete it. Once completed, deliver it to Town Hall located at 1 Kings Hwy.,
Middletown, NJ 07748.