Somerville Fire Department                                                        
General Operating Guidelines

G.O.G.L. # 100-A

Date  7/1/96



Somerville Fire Department

General Operating Guidelines


Membership Process


  1. The applicant must obtain a certified N.J. State Fireman’s Association membership application from one of the four (4) company Captains of the Somerville Fire Department that they wish to join.  Applications may also be obtained at Somerville Borough Hall, 25 West End Avenue, Somerville.


    1. Engine Company #1                         170 East Main Street
    2. Central Hook & Ladder Co. #1       24 Division Street
    3. West End Hose Co. #3                    135 West High Street
    4. Lincoln Hose Co. #4                         24 Warren Street


  1. The applicant must completely fill out the application.


    1. All required personal information
    2. Receive a physical exam from Priority Medical Care, 350 Grove St., Bridgewater, NJ  08807
    3. Sign the application and have it notarized


  1. The completed application must be returned to the particular company with an application fee.


  1. The applicant will then be contacted in regards to an interview with the company’s investigating committee.


  1. The fire company may accept the applicant, for a one (1) year probationary period, at their next regular company meeting.


  1. After the applicant is accepted by the company, the ranking officer will present the application to the Board of Engineers at the next regular board meeting.


  1. Once approved by the Board of Engineers and signed by the Department Chief, the application will be sent to the Borough Council for final approval.


  1. The probationary member will then be enrolled in the next available Somerset County Firefighter 1 course. (Module A & B)  The applicant will also be fitted for personal turnout gear.


    1. Upon successful completion of Module A, the firefighter will be permitted to ride the apparatus and work outside the “Hot Zone” at fire scenes.
    2. Upon successful completion of Module B and certified firefighter 1 trained, the fire fighter can assume all duties on the firegrounds, as seen fit by the officers of the Somerville Fire Department



Note: After being accepted into the Somerville Fire Department, the new member is requested to attend the next Board of Engineers meeting, to be formally introduced to all Department Chiefs and Officers.