The Monroe Township Fire Department was founded on April 1, 2000 when Monroe Township took over the Johnstown Volunteer Fire Department, Inc at the private fire department’s request.
The Monroe Township Fire Department (MTFD) is a combination fire department. That means our staff consists of full-time, Intermittent (part-time), and volunteer personnel. Staffing consists of 16 full-time firefighter/paramedics including our Chief, approximately 20 intermittent personnel, and approximately 10 volunteers.
Twelve of our full-time firefighter/paramedics are assigned to a 24/48 work schedule. This allows us to assign four firefighter/paramedics to work each 24 hour shifts. After working a 24 hour shift, these firefighters have two days off. This schedule causes these firefighters to work a 56 hour workweek on average. In addition to the four full-time firefighter/paramedics assigned to each shift, our goal is to have four intermittent employees on duty as well. This staffing model allows us to achieve our goal of having eight fully trained firefighters available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Volunteers provide a valued augmentation to these staffing levels. By having eight personnel on duty, the Monroe Township Fire Department can staff four ambulances or two fire trucks to meet the needs of the community.
The MTFD fleet consists of a compressed air foam system (CAFS) Quint equipped with with a 75’ aerial ladder and a 2000 GPM pump, a 1500 GPM engine/rescue equipped with Homatro rescue tools, and a 2000 gallon tanker equipped with a 1000 GPM pump. Additional apparatus consists of four advanced life support ambulances, a grass fire truck, a utility truck equipped as an air supply truck, and a command vehicle.
We will provide an appropriate, safe, and professional response to fire, medical and environmental emergencies. We are dedicated to minimizing the loss of life and property through suppression, rescue, code enforcement, and educational programs.