Situated on the barrier island of North Wildwood, NJ, The Anglesea Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 has been serving the city since 1897.
The AVFC #1 responds to various types of emergencies including, reported structure fires, residential and commercial fire alarms, and other assignments. We are part of the North Wildwood Fire Department, which is comprised of a Career Division and a Volunteer Division which is comprised of two Volunteer companies – The Anglesea Volunteer Fire Company No.1 and the North Wildwood Volunteer Fire Company No. 1. The Career Division also handlesEMS calls for the City of North Wildwood. We operate out of one station with:
- Engine 2-2
- Ladder 2-2
- Fire Police 2-2
- Utility 2-2
- Battalion 2-2 (Chief’s Car)
We have 2 surplus 5 ton military vehicles which are converted for firefighting capabilities and rescue in flood prone areas and our hall is a secondary shelter, when needed, for use during a natural disaster.
The AVFC #1 provides mutual aid to our neighboring towns of Wildwood City to the south and Stone Harbor to the north when called upon to do so.
Per NJ Division of Fire Safety requirements, all active members are certified in Firefighter 1 and CPR while some members continue to study advanced training and all Fire Police members have attended Certified Fire Police Training.
The Anglesea Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 also has many social members which help the company at it’s fund raising events, such as bingo, The Anglesea Blues Festival, New Jersey State Barbecue Championship and the New Jersey Fire Expo.
Our monthly meeting is held on the first Thursday of each month beginning at 7:30pm. Our training schedule is every second, third, and fourth Thursday of each month beginning at 7:30pm.
Anyone interested in joining or learning about the company are welcome to the station on any drill night!