The Bridgeton Fire Department consists of 26 career firefighters, 10 fulltime Emergency Medical Technicians, 2 Part-Time Emergency Medical Technicians, as well as utilize Per-Diem Emergency Medical Technicians. Equipment includes two class "A" pumpers, one 75' quint, seven ambulances, one boat and numerous support units. Personnel operate from a single firehouse located near the center of the City of Bridgeton that is staffed 24 hours per day, seven days a week.
Bridgeton firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians respond to all fire, rescue, medical and hazardous material emergencies within the City of Bridgeton. In addition, the Bridgeton Fire Department provides ambulance service in Hopewell, Stow Creek, Greenwich and Shiloh. The department also provides assistance to neighboring fire and EMS agencies whenever needed. In 2015, the department responded to 1,303 fire/rescue calls and 5,020 emergency medical incidents transporting 3,566 patients to area hospitals.
The department serves as the local enforcing agency of the New Jersey State Fire Prevention Code and performs more than 750 annual inspections within the City of Bridgeton, Greenwich Township and Fairfield Township . The department is responsible for investigating all fires in the City and also conducts fire prevention education throughout the Bridgeton community.