Benefits for Members of PFC
There are countless benefits for individuals interested in joining our membership and becoming a volunteer. PFC is located in the borough of Pennington, NJ. With the new renovations to our station and a brotherhood like no other, we hope you think this could be your other home. Here are some of the benefits of joining our organization:
Our station was recently renovated to give our members the proper space needed to prepare, train, and protect the community. All members have access to the lounge and can take advantage of the full sized kitchen and free wifi.
Upon completion of the basic Firefighter I course, the company will purchase brand new bunker gear and equipment to properly outfit you for the dangers of the job. The department will also purchase a Class B uniform and contribute to a Class A uniform.
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LOSAP, which stands for Length of Service Awards Program, is a program that awards pensions to volunteer firefighters who meet the minimum service requirement. Volunteers who meet the service requirement are paid cash once they reach the entitlement age of 60 years. At Pennington Fire Company, service by members is tracked by a point system. Most types of events and calls can lead to an accumulation of points. Attendance and responses to calls are strictly tracked for these purposes.
The most important aspect of our job is to make sure we are prepared for any incident we may have to respond to. All members are required to complete Firefighter I (paid for by PFC) within two years of acceptance. Members are also required to train in-house throughout the year. If further training is desired, the department will pay for the member’s tuition costs at a nearby county emergency training center.