Q – How old do you have to be to become a firefighter?

A – Township Fire Department has several different levels of firefighter levels within the department. The first level is a student firefighter. Student firefighters are young men and women at least 16 years of age but not yet 18. Student firefighters receive the same training as all other firefighters on the department but do not respond to calls until they turn 18.

The next levels are all men and women who are at least 18 years of age. They are trained and are members of the department until they decide they no longer wish to do so.