The City of Wildwood is a combination-type Fire Department consisting of a career division and a volunteer division. The Department is led by the Career Fire Chief who has overall responsibility for the administration of the Department. In addition to the Fire Chief
there is a Deputy Fire Chief who along with the Fire Chief handles administrative
and operational duties.
The career division consists of 4 platoons with a Captain and 4 firefighters assigned to each platoon. In addition the career division is supplemented by part-time seasonal staff to increase staffing levels during the busy summer season. The Fire Prevention Bureau is headed by the Fire Official and has one full time and one part time inspector assigned. The Volunteer Division consists of the Holly Beach Fire Company # 1 and the Wildwood Fire Company # 1. The Volunteer Battalion Chief is the highest ranking Volunteer officer responsible for both Companies.