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 close to 700 fire calls per year and responds to mutual aid calls to each of these municipalities and beyond. Ewing Township boasts of an 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, Station 31, serves Ewing Township along with the West Trenton Vol. Fire Company, Station 33. The former Pennington Road Vol. Fire Co. is now staffed by career firefighters and is known as Division 30. There are three career firefighters that serve in both fire companies Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. They maintain the equipment and apparatus and are first responders to emergency incidents during the day along with the volunteers. Division 30 has a crew 24/7/365 in what was the Pennington Road Vol. Fire Company facilities in the middle of Ewing Township.
The Prospect Heights Vol. Fire Co. receives its funding through an annual fund drive, through fundraising efforts such as BINGO, dinners and other fundraisers and it receives support from the Township of Ewing. There is no direct fire tax levied on Ewing residents.
Currently, the Prospect Heights Vol. Fire Co. runs 1 pumper, 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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