There were 1,148,850 firefighters in the United States in 2008. Of these, 321,700 were career (28%) and 827,150 (72%) were volunteer. Becoming a volunteer firefighter can be a truly rewarding and gratifying experience.
Famous Americans who have served as vounteer firefighters include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Aaron Burr, James Buchanan and Millard Fillmore.
The Fanwood Fire Department is looking for new members to join our 100% volunteer department. If interested, click on the "Contact Us" link and send us a message. Someone will respond to answer your questions and provide you with an application.