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We are looking for the type of individual who wants be challenged and is community-minded. The Cheltenham Township Fire Department has many things to offer the active and motivated member.


  • Serve your community and neighbors.
  • Grow lifelong relationships with other members.
  • Develop a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment from the challenges of excelling as a firefighter.
  • Add valuable resume elements for colleges and employment opportunities.
  • Develop leadership skills and pursue command opportunities.
  • Participate in recreational activities and social events.
  • Participate in free training in a vast array of emergency service disciplines.
  • Experience an adrenaline rush second to none.
  • Attend annual banquets and be acknowledged for your achievements.
  • Receive a monetary stipend for certified training time through our SAFER grant.
  • Participate in the Fire Call Rewards Program recognizing your involvement during emergency responses.
  • Receive free coverage by our insurance program.
  • All protective gear, equipment and apparatus are provided by the Department.


  • Firefighters with full duties and privileges must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Junior firefighters must be 16 or 17 years of age and have permission from their parents or guardians.
  • All firefighters must pass a health physical (paid for by the Department).
  • New firefighters must obtain Firefighter One certification in the first 18 months of membership. The classes and training are paid for by the Department.


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