Fire Company

The Raritan Fire Company is rich in history as we are the oldest fire company in Somerset County, incorporated in 1870. We are a 100% volunteer organization dedicated to the well being of the residents, business owners, and visitors. On average, the fire department responds to 250-300 calls per year. Our current fleet includes three pumpers, one aerial ladder, one utility vehicle, and one command vehicle.

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Services

  • Structural Firefighting
  • Motor Vehicle Extraction
  • Water Rescue
  • Natural Gas and Carbon Monoxide Investigations
  • Fire Prevention Activities at Local Schools

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Q

    What phone number do I call if there is an emergency?

    A

    Dial 911 for all emergencies.

  • Q

    How much are the firefighters paid?

    A

    The fire company is a volunteer organization of dedicated individuals to provide the safe and well-being of the residents and their property.

  • Q

    When is the firehouse staffed?

    A

    We have training drills, work details, and/or meetings every Thursday at the North Thompson Street Firehouse from 6:30pm-9pm. Other times are available by appointment only.

  • Q

    How do I join?

    A

    Potential candidates can complete the attached regular membership application and email it to the fire chief, Bill Mener, drop it off in the mailbox at 611 North Thompson Street, or deliver it in person any Thursday evening. We also offer a successful junior firefighter program available to teens aged 14-17. For those interested in the junior program, please complete the junior membership application. Many of our younger firefighters have graduated from the junior program into the ranks of regular membership upon their 18th birthday.

  • Q

    How often should I change the batteries in the smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector?

    A

    Batteries should be replaced annually. However, we recommend that the batteries be replaced every time that the clocks change for daylight savings time.

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