The department covers a response area of 9.2 square miles with a population of 20,000 residents, which swells to approx. 35,000 residents when Rowan University is in full service, and responds to approximately 700 calls for service annually.
In addition, the Bureau of Fire Prevention performs fire safety inspections in the business community as well as the private sector.
Members of the Glassboro Fire Department work hard to promote fire safety during Fire Prevention Week and throughout the year. They host an open house for the public, work with our school children to promote fire safety, and also host a yearly Christmas party for all the Borough children.
Service to the community is provided from one centrally located station, 27 East High Street. Equipment housed at this location include one 100’ Aerial Platform, one Rescue Vehicle, three Class “A” pumpers, and one Command Vehicle.
In addition to the resources identified above, the department participates in a countywide mutual aid system, which increases the total amount of resources immediately available.
The Glassboro Fire Department is a combination career/volunteer department. The station is covered 24/7 by one on duty firefighter per 24-hour shift. Currently, personnel consists of four career employees, career municipal chief, seven part time employees, and approximately 20 plus volunteer on call members. Whether paid or volunteer, the members of the Glassboro Fire Dept. stand by the department core values. These are: Recognizing the dedication, skill and value of all members, we will create and maintain an environment of individual safety, well being and trust. We are guided by service to others, team work, compassion, integrity, safety, honesty, accountability, professionalism and respect.
Applications can be downloaded from the "Join Us" page, or picked up at the station on 27 E. High St. Stop by on a drill night, Mondays at 7:00 pm, to speak with the firefighters and get a feel for what we do!