Fire suppression is one of the department's major functions. The fire suppression division encompasses any activities related to the suppression and extinguishment or any type of Emergency. Firefighter/EMS providers staff F-338 around the clock. The department operates one 75-foot quint, three BLS units, three engines and a ladder tower. We also have a UTV, two utility vehicles, Haz - mat trailer and a small boat from three stations.
We have 16 paid fire fighters on four platoon and 60 volunteers in 3 fire stations. Station 3 is our Main Head Quarters and is staffed around the clock and is located at City Hall. This station houses F-338, a 75-foot quint and 3 BLS Units, RS-390, RS391, and RS392, F-337, a recall unit, F-370, a utility vehicle and a cargo trailer for Haz-Mat. The Main Head Quarters also houses the business offices of the department. Station 3-1 is the Holly Beach Volunteer Fire Company, which was organized in 1884. This station houses F-329, mini pumper, F-351, a 95-foot platform and the first and oldest ladder truck in the County if not in the State of New Jersey. Station 3-2 is the Wildwood Volunteer Fire Company #1, which was organized in 1896. This station houses F-335, a pumper truck, F-336 a Reserve Pumper Engine and F-396, a one of a kind built and designed by the Volunteers, a Utility Jeep.
The Boroughs of Holly Beach and Wildwood were consolidated into the City of Wildwood in 1912 and the Wildwood Fire Department was formed, consisting of both the Holly Beach Volunteer Fire Company and the Wildwood Volunteer Fire Company #1.
Each station meets once a month and trains 3 to 4 times a month. Our training committee, the Chief, Battalion Chief and Captains, designs all training.
The Fire Prevention Bureau is charged with inspecting all premises, except owner-occupied detached one and two family structures used exclusively for dwelling purposes. The buildings are brought into compliance with the N.J. Uniform Fire Code. These regulations are used to ensure that new and existing buildings are maintained in a fire safe condition.
In addition to general inspections, there are numerous specific areas where inspections are also required. These include: