About Us

Welcome to the Washington Township Fire Department

We have been serving the citizens of Washington Township, Warren County since 1954. The entire department is staffed by volunteers who dedicate their time to the department and to the community. Our Fire Department currently operates 2 Fire Engines, 1 Brush Truck, 1 Incident Command Vehicle, 1 Rescue, Air & Light Support Truck, and 1 Water Tender. There are two firehouses, one on Pleasant Valley Road, and the other on Washburn Avenue. Each year, we respond to an average of over 200 Calls for service. These calls range from structure fires to car accidents, to alarm activations. Members of the fire department are ready to face any challenge and are on call 24/7/365. Every Monday there is a drill at the Brass Castle Fire House (located on Pleasant Valley Road) at 7:00PM. Our business meeting is held on the first Monday of every month. Once again, we welcome you to our website and hope you enjoy your visit!

Did you know that 71% of firefighters in the United States are volunteers? A volunteer fire department is dispatched differently from a paid or city department. Dispatchers receive the 911 call at a separate location from the fire department and then relay the information to the firefighters via pagers and a text message system. At the same time, a siren goes off at the fire house to alert the firefighters that there is a call. The siren also serves as a warning to the public that there is an emergency somewhere in the area and to be on the lookout for fire apparatus. The volunteer firefighters then must drive to the firehouse in their personal vehicles from their home or work; so, they can get their fire gear and climb aboard the fire engines. From there, they respond to the emergency. It may take 5-10 minutes for a fire crew to arrive depending on where the call is.