Emergency Medical Services are provided by the Lakehurst Volunteer Fire Company
and the Lakehurst First Aid Squad, respectfully.
The volunteer fire company
was organized (as the Manchester Volunteer Fire Company #1)
after the rope factory, an early industry, was destroyed by
fire in March 1911. The department underwent a name change when
Lakehurst broke away from Manchester Township and became the
Borough of Lakehurst in 1921. The volunteer fire company responded
to the Hindenberg disaster in 1937.
Today, the fire department responds to a full array of fire
and rescue calls including support of EMS operations. Twenty
volunteers man three pumpers; a 1989 1250gpm Grumman, a 1975
1000GPM Great Eastern (refurbished in 1989), and a 1984 1000gpm
The department, like many others across the country has had
difficulty in recruiting new members.
The normal staffing consists of a fire chief, deputy fire chief,
assistant fire chief, and three captains.
Drills are held on Wednesday nights, normally.
First Aid Squad was formed in 1952. It is currently staffed by fifteen
volunteers who man their two ambulances. They provide volunteer first aid
services twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year.
organizations are backed up by career personnel from the Naval Air Engineering
Center Fire Department, and a private ambulance service, as well as volunteers
from the neighboring communities.
Anyone wishing to volunteer can
contact the Municipal Clerk's Office at