Welcome to AVEC#1 – Celebrating 50 Years

Applegarth Volunteer Engine Company #1 (AVEC1) is located at 130 Applegarth Road in Monroe Township, NJ. We are 100% volunteer, and have been around for 50 years! Our mission is the protection, preservation and well-being of the health, safety, and property of all persons residing, working, or visiting Monroe Township. We are able to accomplish these goals through education, prevention and fire suppression. We also provide support for our neighboring towns and our paid departments such as Monroe Township Fire District # 2 – STATION 57 located at 10 Hasley Reed Road.

Our members come from many different backgrounds. We are…students, teachers, office workers, construction workers, New York commuters, gas attendants, mechanics, current and retired military personnel, mothers, fathers, sons, daughters and much more. We all share a common interest in protecting and serving our rapidly growing community. Our station becomes stronger with every new member we receive. If you are interested in joining, please see our post below!



**Please pardon our appearance as we are redesigning our website.**
Coming soon:

  1. Applegarth Volunteer Engine Company 1 – # Hashtag.
  2. Gallery.
  3. History of our station.
  4. Donation page.
  5. Online Application Download.
  6. Calendar of Events.



AVEC1 is always looking for people who are willing to volunteer to serve as our next generation of firefighters. If you are interested in joining, feel free to stop by the station to pick up an application form (located outside our building). We typically meet on the 4th Monday of every month at 8:00pm for our monthly meetings and the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month to practice drills. If needed, you may call the station and set up another time to meet with us.

To be a Firefighter:
◾ Must be at least 18 years old.
◾ No experience needed.
◾ Pass physical / background check.
◾ Live within a reasonable distance from the firehouse.
◾ Attend and pass fire school.

Probationary Firefighters:
◾Probationary Firefighters are members of the department that are over the age of 18, but have not yet completed the required training set forth by the State of New Jersey. These members will be required to attend one of the local fire academies in order to become a fully certified firefighter.

Young men and women between the ages of 15 and 17 are still encourage you to join! Our High School Falcons proudly serve as Junior Members. Once accepted into our department, Junior Members will be issued gear along with a pager. All Junior firefighters respond to calls the same way other firefighters respond, and in turn perform many important scene support duties on the fire ground. *Please understand that safety is rule #1. Under no circumstance would any Junior Member ever be put in a situation that jeopardizes their health or safety. All Junior members operating on the fire ground do so within a limited and supervised environment at all times. They are encouraged to attend all company meetings, drills, parades, and department special functions.