Join Montgomery Twp. Volunteer Fire Co. #2 (Blawenburg)!

Posted on December 18, 2015

Montgomery Township has experienced a significant surge in development and population over the last decade, going from a relatively quiet rural area with farmlands and small commerce to a thriving suburb with corporate commerce and industry, contributing to heavily traveled roadways. As a result, the number of fire and rescue calls Montgomery Township Volunteer Fire Company #2 responds to has also increased from 106 in 1990 to 321 in 2014. However, the number of volunteers has not kept pace with this growth. We need your help.

All firefighters in Montgomery Township are volunteers. Our firefighters come from diverse walks of life, from students to retirees. We are your neighbors and friends, your teachers, doctors, contractors; professionals and small business owners, stay at home parents and corporate executives. We are the people who have accepted the challenge to give something to our community and expect nothing in return.

Our volunteers have found there are many benefits to becoming a member of the fire company.

Firefighting will test your physical and mental capabilities in an exciting yet useful way. You will be contributing to our community’s safety and security. You will find a special kind of camaraderie among all members of the emergency services. You’ll learn new skills and hone old ones with the assistance of our seasoned veterans. You will enjoy a unique sense of involvement. Best of all, you’ll gain the overall feeling of satisfaction that comes from serving your family, neighborhood and community.

No previous experience in firefighting is necessary to join. We provide all equipment and training at no cost to you. What we are looking for is your time and enthusiasm. Initial training to become a firefighter is done at the Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy located in Hillsborough. Although some may think of firefighting as something that requires only brute strength, it is really an art acted on primarily by logic and reasoning. The truth is that the two most important qualities we look for in a firefighter are creative thinking and the willingness to learn because much of what we do is problem solving. We are proud of our members’ diversity because it helps us look at situations from every angle. We need your unique perspective and special knowledge.

There are different types of members. Most of our adult members fight fires, which requires the greatest time commitment for training. Some respond to help control traffic. Those who don’t wish to respond to emergencies can still be involved by becoming associate members, who, along with firefighting members, help with things like fundraising activities, catering events, cleaning and maintaining our trucks and equipment, and keeping our building and grounds clean. There’s sure to be something you can do.Everyone over age 16, male or female, is welcome to join.

If you are interested in joining or would like more information, you can stop by any Wednesday evening at 7 pm. The firehouse is located at 529 Route 518, between Burnt Hill and Mountain View Roads.  You can also email us at contact.mtvfc2@gmail.com .  More information is also found on our new website:  www.mtvfc2.com  also still know as www.46fire.com . Thank you for considering helping this way in your community!

Source: Fire Co. #2