The Prospect Heights Vol. Fire Co. is the first fire company established in Ewing Township and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2009. It has a rich tradition in its service to the residents and businesses of Ewing Township and surrounding municipalities. Check out our history page. Ewing Township has a population of 35,790 people in 15.5 square miles, bordering Hopewell Township to the north, the Delaware River and Bucks County Pennsylvania to the west, Lawrence Township to the east and the City of Trenton to our south. In recent years, the fire company has responded to an average of 600 fire calls per year and responds to mutual aid calls to each of these municipalities and beyond. Ewing Township boasts of a ISO rating of 4 from which homeowner insurance premiums are based. This score of 4, from 1-10, is one of the higher ratings for a community with combination career/volunteer fire protection.
The Prospect Heights Vol. Fire Company is a mostly volunteer fire company. along with two other volunteer fire companies in Ewing Township. The other two Ewing Township fire companies are the Pennington Road Vol. Fire Company and the West Trenton Vol. Fire Company. There are three career firefighters that serve in each fire station Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. They maintain the equipment and apparatus, train, pre-plan and are first responders to fire calls during the day, aiding the volunteer firefighter response.
The Prospect Heights Vol. Fire Co. receives its funding through an annual fund drive, through fundraising efforts such as BINGO and dinners, and other fundraisers and it receives a contribution from the Township of Ewing. There is no direct fire tax levied on Ewing residents.
Currently, the Prospect Heights Vol. Fire Co. runs 2 pumpers, 1 articulated "squrt" pumper, 1 tower ladder and 1 special services vehicle as well as 2 command vehicles. See our apparatus page for more details and pictures.
The Ewing community is very diverse in many ways and contains many high-risk concerns for the fire companies in Ewing Township. These include, but surely are not limited to,:
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