Toms River Fire Company #1 26 Robbins St, Toms River, NJ08753 Toms River Fire Company #1 was established in 1896 as a result of a fatal house fire in 1895. Fire Company #1 has fire…More stations located on Robbins St. and Cardinal Dr. It is one of six in Toms River Township. The Fire Company has four trucks and over 40 members. This fire department hosts events and fundraisers including the infamous Toms River Halloween Parade. The parade has been noted as the second-largest Halloween parade in the world. The first Halloween Parade was held October 31, 1919. Each parade offers a variety of divisions of prizes. The Toms River Halloween parade attracts hundreds of thousands of people.
Toms River Fire Company No. 2 45 W Water St, Toms River, NJ08753 Founded in 1922, the mission of the Toms River Fire Company No. 2 is to extinguish fires, rescue and save lives and…More protect property. Notable events in the early years of the fire department included assisting with a crash and fire of the airship Hindenburg at the Navy Base Lakehurst in 1937 and an Ocean County Jail fire in 1959. Currently there are over 100 members of the Toms River Fire Company No. 2. Toms River Fire Company No. 2 has two locations: The main station is located on West Water Street, while the substation is at 1049 Hooper Avenue.
East Dover Fire Company #4 629 Fischer Blvd, Toms River, NJ08753 The East Dover Fire Company #4 is a volunteer fire company. The members are made up completely of volunteers and serve…More approximately 27,000 residents in East Dover, Toms River. The fire department also frequently serves other areas of Toms River depending on the type of call. The department serves primarily a residential area, protecting Toms River residents in emergency situations. The department contains a banquet call that can be rented for parties, events, weddings, and non-profit organizations. All renters have access to tables, chairs, and the full kitchen.
The Pleasant Plains Volunteer Fire Company was developed in 1926 by members of the Toms River Fire Department after…More discussing the need for service in the area because of the volatile grass fields and woodlands.
The deparment covers 23 square miles of Toms River, including 6.1 miles of the Garden State Parkway, seven miles of Route 9, 8.5 miles of Route 527, and three miles of Route 571.
The fire department has grown from 20 members to over 60, including fire police and explorers. Today there are 50 Active Fire Fighters, 8 Fire Police , 2 Probationary Members, 9 Associate Members, and 5 Explorers.
The Toms River Fire Commissioner located on Warner Street is a sub-station of the Pleasant Plains Volunteer Fire Company.