Positions


Firefighter

Princeton is protected entirely by volunteers, people who are willing to run at the sound of a bell because it means someone could be in trouble.  Once someone swears in, they're issued fire gear and a pager.  They can start riding on the trucks right away, but duties are limited until they complete basic training.  After that they can go into structures and answer as many calls as they have time for . . . as long as they keep up their continuing education and training!

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Cannot have more facial hair than a mustache.
  • Needs to be in good physical condition.
  • A respectable member of the community.
  • Willingness to enter hazardous situations to help protect Princetonians and citizens of nearby municipalities.

When emergency strikes, it goes hand-in-hand with chaos.  The Fire Police help reign in the chaos while firefighters and EMT's go to work, redirecting traffic, setting up signs, and generally making it possible for emergency responders to do their jobs right.

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • A respectable member of the community.

Fire Police


You don't have to wait until age 18 to start your career in the fire department.  Youths ages 16 and 17 are welcome to begin learning the trade.  You'll be taught a variety of skills related to the fire business, be allowed to come on calls, get your own bunker gear, and the semester you turn 18 you can take Firefighter I at the county academy and be welcomed into the ranks of the Princeton Fire Department.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Requires parental consent.

Junior Firefighter


University Associate

With many sensitive areas and thousands of students, it helps to have people familiar with the setting at emergencies within Princeton University. Faculty and staff can join the Associate Member Program to help protect the campus and the community. These employees can be trained to full firefighter status through the program. During crucial daytime hours, Associates take duty shifts and respond to calls both on campus and inside Princeton borough. It's a great assistance to the all-volunteer Princeton Fire Department, since it allows for more flexibility while most people have to work.

Since the Associates' Program is run by the university, all applications and inquiries should be directed internally.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be an employee of Princeton University.
  • Cannot have more facial hair than a mustache.
  • Must be in good physical condition.

Join Us!

We can send you an application, you can download one, or you can fill out the initial application online.

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Please note that this is not for Fire Police, the Associates Program, or PFARS. To join those organizations, please contact them directly.
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