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Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: I live in a 55+ community. Which fire station protects me?
Answer: One of the benefits of living in Monroe is the excellent amount of fire protection you receive. In an emergency, all fire companies will respond. However, your designated fire station is determined by which district you live in.
Station 57: Monroe Township Fire Company District 2 and Applegarth Volunteer Engine Company 1 protects: Four Seasons, Encore, Clearbrook, Concordia, The Ponds
Station 23a and 23b: Monroe Township Fire Company District 3 protects: Rossmoor, Forsgate, Greenbriar, Regency
To learn more about your fire district, CLICK HERE.
Q2: Who can join the Ladies Auxiliary?
The Ladies Auxiliary is open to all women who wish to join (in addition to filling out an application and being approved). Unlike most auxiliaries, you DO NOT need to be a spouse of someone at the station.
Q3: Why am I getting donation requests from so many fire companies?
Double check who is asking for donations. Sometimes a specific fire company may ask for a donation or a fire associations such as the IAFF (International Association of Fire Fighters). At Station 57, we accept donations all year but typically mail out a letter once a year ask for donations. This usually takes place around November. Your donations are used to buy equipment, provide training to our firefighters, building maintenance, and more.
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Q4: What is the difference between fire trucks, fire engines, and tankers?
Q5: When an emergency vehicle is approaching while I’m driving, should I always pull over to the right and stop?
State laws — and common sense — dictate that vehicles yield to emergency vehicles that are operating their emergency lights and siren. Emergency vehicle drivers are taught to pass on the left whenever possible when responding in an emergency mode. When it’s safe, slow down, pull over to the right and stop. However, there are circumstances where that may not be possible (e.g., if you car is already stopped, and you don’t have anywhere to pull over). Simply stay put until the emergency vehicle goes around you. If you are blocking the route of the emergency vehicle, and you are able to pull ahead and over into a clear area, use your turn signal to indicate your intentions and proceed at a safe speed. Never slam on the brakes and stop in the middle of the road when you see apparatus approaching. Make no sudden moves. If an emergency vehicle is approaching from the opposite direction, you should pull over and stop. You have no idea if they are proceeding down the road, or are planning on turning into a driveway or intersection right in front of you. You are not required to slow down or pull over for emergency vehicles that are responding in the opposite direction on a divided freeway or highway. Do not tailgate, “draft,” or follow a responding apparatus closely. Not only is this illegal, you run the risk of collision as vehicles pull back out into traffic after the emergency vehicle goes by.