Employment Opportunity

Hopewell Township Fire District No. 1 is hiring per-diem Firefighter/ EMTs.

Applicant must have:

  • New Jersey Firefighter 1 certification with 1-year active riding experience
  • Current New Jersey Emergency Medical Technician certification with 1-year active riding experience
  • Current CPR certification
  • Valid NJ Motor Vehicle License
  • US Citizenship

Application can be found on the right hand side of the webpage.

All applications must be completed in their entirety and submitted with relevant certifications to:

Hopewell Township Fire District No. 1
Hiring Committee
201 Washington Crossing Pennington Rd
Titusville, NJ 08560

All questions can be directed to Lt. Robert Bailey at rbailey@hopewelltwpfire.org 

Who We Are and What We Do

Hopewell Valley Emergency Services was formed in 1998 to offer support to the volunteer fire and EMS departments in Hopewell Valley during daytime hours. The employees are all highly trained firefighters, emergency medical technicians, fire inspectors and are also trained in other special operations such as, swift water technician, ice rescue, hazardous materials operations, fire investigation and more. In addition to responding to fire and EMS calls, the career staff performs fire inspections and enforces the Uniform Fire Code throughout Hopewell Township and the Boroughs of Pennington and Hopewell. 

Staffing includes 8 career Emergency Specialist (Firefighter/EMT/Inspectors), 4 career Officers, 1 Fire Official, 1 full-time Fire Inspector (new position in 2023), 1 administrative employee and several per-diem Firefighter/EMTs and EMTs. Hopewell Valley Emergency Services and the Bureau of Fire Safety normally operate Monday through Friday, and some weekend for special events and code enforcement. 

Our department staffs an Engine Company (E50) out of Union Fire Company & Rescue Squad (Station 53), supports Hopewell Fire Department & EMU (Station 52) with three full-time staff members and has Administration and Code Enforcement based out of the Hopewell Township Municipal Services building. 

Career Officers
 Include the Chief of Emergency Services, Deputy Chief, two Lieutenants who oversee operations and the Fire Official who oversees the Bureau of Fire Safety and all fire code enforcement. The officers and administrative staff operate from 8am to 4pm. 

Engine 50
 Engine 50 is staffed Monday – Friday from 7 am to 5 pm with 4 - 5 Emergency Services Specialist and/or Firefighter/EMTs and one Lieutenant. Engine 50 currently utilizes a fire truck from Union Fire Company & Rescue Squad. Engine 50 responds to all fire calls in the township and both boroughs. Occasionally, Engine 50 will assist on EMS calls when requested. Engine 50 conducts fire inspections, participates in public education and fire safety events. Engine 50 crew also cross-staffs an ambulance to handle surge call volume. 

The Bureau of Fire Safety
 The Bureau of Fire Safety inspects all businesses in Hopewell Valley at least annually and is responsible for code compliance at the time of residential home sales or change of tenants.  The Bureau conducts fire safety public education and home safety inspections. Inspections are completed by one Emergency Services Specialists, one Fire Inspector, and the Fire Official.  For more information about the Bureau of Fire Safety Click Here

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
 
HVES provides first responder services and when needed staffs an ambulance (BLS) to provide emergency medical care to the residents, businesses and visitors of Hopewell Township. Our staff at Station 52 will respond in support of the volunteer EMTs to calls Station 52’s primary response area. In 2023 Hopewell Township Fire District No.1 Board of Fire Commissioners contracted with Capital Health System to provide one basic life support ambulance (BLS) for primary EMS coverage in the Township. Through shared services agreements, this coverage is extended to both Pennington and Hopewell Boroughs.