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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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What phone number do I call if there is an emergency?
Dial 911 for all emergencies.
How much are the firefighters paid?
The fire company is a volunteer organization of dedicated individuals to
provide the safe and well-being of the residents and their property.
When is the firehouse staffed?
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
How do I join?
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.
How often should I change the batteries in the smoke detector and carbon
Batteries should be replaced annually. However, we recommend that the
batteries be replaced every time that the clocks change for daylight savings time.
Assistant Fire Chief:
611 North Thompson Street
Raritan, New Jersey 08869
Tel: (908) 707-8540
Thursday 6:30mp-9pm or by Appointment