Since 1895, the Island Heights Volunteer Fire Company has provided 100% volunteer fire and rescue response to the Borough of Island Heights, Township of Toms River and barrier island communities. Station 53 is equipped and trained to respond to all types of fire, water and ice emergencies and is an independent non-profit organization funded entirely by donations and fundraising efforts.
First Due House Fire
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - Shortly before 2000 hours, Station 53 was alerted to a house fire on Maple Avenue in Island Heights, just a block and a half behind the firehouse. Chief 5300 quickly arrived on scene and established Command, confirming a working fire in the rear of the house. Engine 5301 arrived closely behind, advancing a hoseline to the fire and conducting a rapid primary search for occupants. Water supply was completed by Engine 5311, whose crew went to work opening up and checking for extension. Toms River Fire Companies 1 and 2, East Dover Fire Company and the Ocean County Fire Marshal also responded to the scene. One dog was rescued and the fire was quickly brought under control with no injuries.
Engine Runs Toms River House Fire
Friday, February 21, 2014 - At approximately 0930 hours, a general alarm was dispatched for all Toms River fire companies for a house fire on Clinton Avenue. First arriving chief officers confirmed a well-involved working fire in the C/D corner of the house. Engine 5301 responded and assisted first due companies with extinguishment.
Happy New Year from the IHVFC
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - The Island Heights Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 wishes all a very Happy and SAFE New Year. As with every new year, the members and officers of the IHVFC will work hard to institute changes and improvements to the company, while keeping with the traditions and goals upon which the organization was founded. Anyone interested in joining the IHVFC as a firefighter, auxiliary or associate member, or fire explorer is welcome to contact any member or stop by the station. Please continue to visit our website for the latest news and upcoming events! As always, we appreciate the endless support of our neighbors and community.