We deploy two (2) ladders and four (4) engines from six (6) fire stations located throughout the town of Cherry Hill, each station manned 24 hours a day. Three (3) of the stations also house an active Ambulance unit, and we have one (1) specialized Rescue Team and one (1) specialized Hazardous Materials Response Team. Cherry Hill Fire Department is often assisted at emergencies by the Cherry Hill Fire Police unit and the Rehab 13 unit, both staffed by trained volunteers to help when needed.
Our primary responsibility at the Fire Department is the safety of our citizens.
Emergency Response (Field Operations)
When responding to house fires, motor vehicle accidents, hazardous materials incidents, medical emergencies, or lock outs, we pride ourselves on providing a high level of professional service to those in need.
Fire Suppression - The heart of any fire department begins with the extinguishing of fires to save life and property. This includes structure fires in commercial properties and residential homes, grass or vegetation fires, or vehicle fires due to motor vehicle accidents.
Emergency Medical Services - We deploy three (3) Basic Life Support Ambulance units 24 hours a day. These units handle upwards of 8,000 medical emergencies every year. All of our firefighters are also EMT certified to ensure that no matter which emergency vehicle arrives on scene first, residents in need will get immediate care.
Rescue - Rescue 13, our technical rescue team, trains extensively in preparation for and responds regularly to incidents that include, but are not limited to, motorists entrapped during motor vehicle accidents, high angle or trench rescues, structural collapse rescues, water and ice rescues.
Hazardous Materials Mitigation - Hazmat 13, our hazardous materials response team, is dispatched throughout the immediate region for such emergencies as bomb threats, chemical releases, suspicious substances, and other incidents.
Fire Prevention & Investigations
Beyond the emergency scene, we also work towards fire prevention through safety inspections and public education programs, conducted by the Fire Marshal's Office. The office also investigates fires that occur in Cherry Hill.