The overall goal of the Applegarth Volunteer Engine Co. #1 is the protection and well-being of our community along with all persons residing, working, or visiting Monroe Township. We are able to accomplish these goals through community education, prevention, and fire suppression. We also help our neighboring towns of Millstone, Hightstown, East Windsor, Englishtown, Jamesburg and Cranbury. Last year, our fire company answered 559 calls.

Our members come from variety of backgrounds and occupations. We are Monroe Township High School Falcons, college students, teachers, office workers, small business owners, New York Commuters, carpenters, farmers, gas attendants, current and retired military personnel, mothers, fathers, sons and daughters. We are fully trained and are 100% volunteer. Together, we proudly service our community on a moment’s notice: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days years.

We are proud to be community based. Last year, we delivered Santa to several developments, arrived at children’s birthday parties, educated our community about fire safety, and became the Charter Host for Boy Scouts Troop 60 of Monroe. Our Ladies Auxiliary held pancake breakfasts, ran toy donations for children, raised money for causes and much more!

The Benefits to Becoming a Firefighter

Becoming a firefighter is a very rewarding and valuable way to server your community. The skills you learn such as bravery, respect, safety, leadership, and working as a team will be used throughout your life. Our department offers an atmosphere allowing you to make new friends while providing the self-satisfaction of giving something back to the community. 


Volunteer Firefighters & High School Junior Members

Once you become a member of the fire company, our experienced volunteers will spend several months teaching you the skills for being a firefighter. During this time you will respond to calls, ride on fire apparatus, march in parades, attend company functions, and much more. When 18, you will be able to register to attend a local fire academy to get your NJ State Firefighter 1 Certification.

  1. Be at least 16 years old and willing to work for your community.
  2. No experience needed.
  3. Be physically fit and pass a background check.
  4. Attend monthly meetings, cleanups, and drills, as well as helping with department activities.


How to Join

  1. Stop by the firehouse (130 Applegarth Road) on the 1st or 3rd Thursday of each month at 07:30 PM to speak with some of the members.
  2. Call us: 609-448-5555 to setup and appointment.


If you are interested or would like any information, we encourage you to stop by the station to learn more about volunteering.