Organized in 1911, the Ho-Ho-Kus Volunteer Fire Department has been proudly serving the Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus, and its surrounding towns, for over 100 years. The spirit and commitment that established the organization from a small department with hand-pulled equipment to the present-day highly-trained and accredited public safety organization it has become, is attributed to our member’s generous volunteer service, the cornerstone of our community.
Firefighting is rigorous work requiring a special skill-set. Candidates must be willing to commit the time and energy to grow in the field through continued education, drills, teamwork, and resolute commitment. The work is intense, but the rewards are plentiful. The satisfaction of helping others and serving your community is an investment in yourself.
How do you become a Ho-Ho-Kus Firefighter?
Membership is open to men and women over 18 years of age.
We enroll candidates in a 164-hour entry-level Firefighter 1 course at the Bergen County Law & Public Safety Institute. This class introduces the student to the basics of nationally recognized firefighting techniques through classroom instruction and hands-on drill sessions. Successful completion results in National Certification as a Basic Firefighter and allows the firefighter to perform under direct supervision.
Junior Auxiliary Membership
Junior membership is open to young men and women 16 to 18 years of age. Junior members participate in emergency calls and take part in multiple department functions in a support role to the senior members.
If volunteering your time doesn’t work in your schedule you can still support us by donating online. Your generous donations are tax-deductible.
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