The Basking Ridge Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services, a 100% volunteer organization, is actively seeking township residents, or those who work in the community, to join our organization as volunteer firefighters, EMT’s and ambulance drivers.


ALL TRAINING and EQUIPMENT is provided and no prior experience is necessary. Willingness to work as part of a professional team, helping others when they need it most IS A MUST!

Join Today

"To take advantage of this rewarding opportunity, please contact the fire company for additional information:
CALL US! - Call 908-766-9874 and leave a message on our recorded line for a call back from one of the fire company officers. EMAIL US! - Drop us a line at membership@brfco.com."

About Basking Ridge Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services

Mission Statement

The Basking Ridge Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services strives to provide outstanding critical support services to the community in the area of fire suppression and prevention together with emergency patient care. To that end, the organization will maintain a full complement of highly trained and state certified first responders, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians who will be capable of delivering the highest level of professional care to members of the community.

About the Company

The Basking Ridge Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services (the Company) is a wholly volunteer, non-profit organization established to serve the community of Basking Ridge, Bernards Township and the surrounding Somerset Hills communities. The organization provides education, health and social services through:

a. fire prevention and fire safety initiatives
b. emergency first aid medical services
c. community and school practical awareness programs in both the fire safety and emergency medical discipline

Basking Ridge Fire Company #1 has the unique distinction of being one of a few companies in the region to combine fire and EMT volunteers within the same organization.

Basking Ridge comprises the northern section of Bernards Township, a diverse community comprising 24.5 square miles in Somerset County, New Jersey. The town may be characterized suburban with some remaining undeveloped rural areas. The majority of its citizens commute to jobs in surrounding areas. Employers within the township include communications companies, insurance, real estate and the hospitality industries. Income level varies from low income housing to moderate and high in some of the newly developed areas of the township. The population of the Basking Ridge portion of the township is 15,000. The organization provides services to the community on a round the clock basis, 365 days a year.

A major challenge facing the community is its ongoing effort to balance the burgeoning population growth while maintaining a good educational system within a moderate tax rate. The services provided by the Basking Ridge Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services contribute significantly to holding down the costs of municipal services through the services of its volunteer members and are free of charge to the recipients of the services.