Mission Statement

"The mission of the Voorhees Fire District is to minimize Life Loss, Suffering and Damage due to Fire, Medical and Environmental emergencies, through Public Education, Code Management and Incident Response to those who reside and work in our community."

Resolution 9-1-2016
Authorizing a Special Referendum

WHEREAS,WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40A:14-84 and N.J.S.A. 40A 14-85 requires the governing body of each local authority to conduct a special election to authorize funds by referendum for a specific purpose, or to exceed the Levy Cap Restrictions.

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of Fire District No. 3 of the Township of Voorhees, County of Camden pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-84 and N.J.S.A. 40A: 14-85, so desires to raise funds through taxation in the amount of $225,000 in excess of the Levy Cap for the purchase of an existing Aerial Fire Apparatus

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of Fire District No. 3 of the Township of Voorhees, County of Camden, have determined a need for the purchase of an existing Aerial Fire Apparatus, for the protection of the residents and the extinguishment of fires.

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of Fire District No. 3 of the Township of Voorhees, County of Camden, has leased this vehicle for 5 years which originally cost $1,059,794.00 in 2011.

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of Fire District No. 3 of the Township of Voorhees, County of Camden, anticipates a replacement vehicle would cost approximately $1,400,000 in 2017 as compared to purchasing the currently leased vehicle for $225,000. A savings to the taxpayers of approximately $1,175,000 over the next 5 years of useful life of the vehicle.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Board of Fire Commissioners of Fire District No. 3 of the Township of Voorhees, County of Camden, hereby authorizes Deputy Chief Wharton to execute all necessary paperwork to authorize a public referendum to be held on November 8, 2016, for inclusion in the 2017 Budget Process.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Deputy Chief is hereby directed to promptly submit to the County Clerk the public question in its final form for consideration for the public referendum

Shall the Board of Fire Commissioners of Fire District Number 3, in the Township of Voorhees, County of Camden, (Voorhees Fire District) be permitted to make a capital purchase of a ladder fire truck from an existing lease maintained by the Voorhees Fire District for a total amount of $225,000.00, as part of the 2017 Budget.

Deberá La Junta de Comisionados de Fuegos de Bomberos del Distrito Número 3, en el municipio de Voorhees, el Condado de Camden, (Voorhees el departamento de bomberos) ser permitodo para hacer una compra de capital de un camión con escalera de incendios de un contrato existente mantenida por el Departamento de Bomberos Voorhees por un monto total de $225,000.00, como parte del presupuesto de 2017.

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Emergency Medical Technicians Wanted

Voorhees Fire District is accepting applications for the Positions of Part-Time and Per-Diem Emergency Medical Technicians. Voorhees Fire District is looking for motivated individuals to work flexible hours including nights, weekends and holidays. Voorhees Fire District utilizes two (2) ambulances twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Voorhees Fire District responds to over 4,500 EMS calls a year and covers Voorhees Township and the Borough of Gibbsboro. If you are interested in applying for the positions available, please CLICK HERE for more information and minimum requirements. Voorhees Fire District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Minimum Requirements PDF
Request an application using our Contact Us! online form. Please choose the SUBJECT: "Request Application for PT/Per-Diem EMT". Also please provide your full name, a telephone number to reach you and a valid email address.

Fire Safety Regulations for:
Cooking Operations, Canopies, Tents and Portable Generators

Please CLICK HERE for PDF, including application for Permit, for Fire Safety Regulations regarding Cooking with Open Flame Operations, Canopies, Tents and Portable Generators.

Regulations with application for Permit - PDF


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Once you've installed the car seat or booster seat, go to an inspection station near you to ensure that it's properly installed.

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About Us

Voorhees Fire District provides Fire and Emergency Medical Services to the residents of Voorhees Township, County of Camden, State of New Jersey. Voorhees Township is approximately 11.8 square miles and a population of 29,000 residents. The township is covered by 2 fire station located at (headquarters) 423 Cooper Road, station 663 and 2002 South Burnt Mill Road, station 662. Both stations are equipped for Fire, Rescue and EMS services. Voorhees Fire District has three separate but equally important divisions: Career Firefighters, Volunteer Firefighters and Career EMT'S.

25 full time firefighters and officers, which staff the 2 fire stations and work 600am to 5:00pm Monday thru Friday. They are responsible for all fire calls, ems calls, fire prevention, and day time special assignments and are state certified fire inspectors and inspect all business in Voorhees Township yearly.

There are 39 volunteer firefighters and officers which staff the 2 fire stations from 5:00pm to 6:00am Sunday thru Thursday. On Friday and Saturday nights the crews sleep in station from 6:00pm to 6:00am and respond to all fire calls. They also handle all special assignments such as: the township picnic, movie night at Connelly Park, Fire Prevention activities, Santa Claus detail and many other special assignments. Meeting nights are the first Monday of every month at 7pm, drill nights are the 2,3, and 4th

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