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Franklin Township Fire Department 57 FIRE
Warren County, New Jersey


***Our Monthly Breakfast Is Back! Beginning Sunday January 27th 2013, We will once again be holding our All You Can Eat Breakfast at our New Village Firehouse located at 37 second street New Village, NJ 08808. The breakfast will be held on every 4th Sunday of the month from 7am thru 11am! Please come out and support your local Firefighters.*** 


The Franklin Township Fire Department is located in Warren County, New Jersey. The Department consists of 3 stations located in New Village, Broadway and Asbury.  The Department is 65 members strong with 11 pieces of apparatus.  

The Department is led into action by Chief Raymond Read. Along with the Chief, Line Officers consists of 2 -  Asst. Chiefs, 3 -  Captains, 3 -  Lieutenants and 2 - Safety Officers. Our membership also includes Firefighters, EMTs, Fire Police and Jr. Members along with the Administrative Officers of the Department. 

The primary coverage is a rural area of 24 square miles consisting of 15,360 acres. Besides providing coverage to the Department’s primary area, coverage is also afforded to an area of 8.5 square miles consisting of 5440 acres in Bethlehem Township located in Hunterdon County, New Jersey and runs mutual aid with several other departments and companies in both Warren County and Hunterdon County.

Please take a moment to browse through our website.  We hope you find it both informative and helpful. Check our Hall Rental page for information about Hall Rentals. Our newsletter page has information about Dinners, Breakfasts, Raffles and various other happenings that we hold throughout the year!  If you are interested in joining The Franklin Township Fire Department, please go to the becoming a member page to complete the preliminary application form. Upon submission one of our officer's will contact you. 

Thank you for your interest in The Franklin Township Fire Department and feel free to contact us through the contact us page if you have any questions or concerns. As always thank you for your continued support!

Celebrating 65 Years of Dedicated Service to the Public
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2013 Line Officers:
Chief 5760 - Raymond Read
Asst. Chief 5770 - Shawn Weilamann
Asst. Chief 5780 - George Young
Captain 5790 - Robert Woolf
Captain 5791 - Jan Verkade
Captain 5792 - Ashley Allworthy
Lieutenant 5793 - Jon Nelson
Lieutenant 5794 - Dave Brown
Lieutenant 5795 - Paul Dudan
Safety Officer - Otis Cole
Safety Officer - Bob Gerstner


The Franklin Township Fire Department responded to a total of 377 calls for the 2011 calendar year! Below is a breakdown of those calls: *(2012 calls will be posted once compiled)*

66 House Fires
9 Car Fires
44 Utility Fires
16 Brush Fires
96 Pump Details
22 Evacuations
40 Motor Vehicle Accidents
5 Storm Standbys
43 Alarm Calls
Total calls answered 341.

Non Emergency Call & Assists:

5 Sink Hole assists with DPW
26 Road Closings and or assist DPW
41 Tree Removals and or assist DPW
19 Driver assists for Rescue Squad


We invite you to visit us at the Firehouse. (Contact us for a date and time you would like to visit). Our members are more than happy to answer any questions you may have or to let you know how you can become a valuble member of our department.

MEMBERS ONLY PAGE (click here)


If you are interested in helping your community we would like to provide you with the training and equipment needed to become a valuable member of our Fire Company. Membership is open to males and females, ages 18 and over. We are also looking for Fire Police as well as Junior Members ages 15 - 17. (Must have consent from Parent  /  Guardian).
If interested go to the Becoming a Member page where you can submit a preliminary online Application and find out more information on this topic, or you can stop by the Firehouse any Monday night between 7:00 & 8:00 pm, Email us from this site, or call one of the stations and leave a message, one of our officers will get back to you ASAP.
We will continue to update this site as new information becomes available. We hope that you enjoy this website and that the information found here is informative to you the public as well as our members. The Members Only Page is a  secured password protected page for our members  that will inform them of weekly, monthly, and annual activities at the firehouse or elsewhere. On our Newsletter page, you can stay up to date on our events such as our Annual Roast Beef Dinners, Pancake Breakfasts, Spaghetti Dinner, Hall Rental information, Fund Drives, Raffles, Pool Fill information, etc. Also check our around town page for updated information on news concerning our township. Our Links page has alot of links that we hope you find helpful. We have also added a kids only page with links and Fire Prevention activities. Be sure to check out our Home Safety Page also, theres alot of information pertaining to fire safety within your home.

National Terror Alert Network (click here)

Global Incident Map (click here)

Fire Extinguishers and Evacuation Plans

NFPA: The Authority on Fire, Electric, and Building Safety

NEVER FORGET 9-11-2001 (click here)

Warren County First Responder Website (Click Here)

First Responder News Ticker

Amber Alert's

Homeland Security Live Alert

Click Picture for Information on the Move Over Law

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Created and Maintained by George R. Young
Asst. Chief (57-80)
Franklin Township Fire Department (57 FIRE)