The Asbury Park Fire Department (APFD) provides fire suppression, emergency medical services (EMS), and basic life support (BLS) to the over 16,000 residents of the City of Asbury Park as well as mutual aid to neighboring jurisdictions. The APFD is part of the Monmouth County Mutual Aid Response Plan (MARP), which includes all emergency service agencies in Monmouth County.
Beyond providing emergency services, the Asbury Park Fire Department works to prevent future fires and accidents. Responsibilities range from fire code enforcement, arson investigations, and fire prevention activities to fire and life safety education programs for children, families, and seniors.
The department has an operational field strength of 53 members who are cross-trained firefighter/emergency medical technicians, most of whom are assigned to four rotating shifts and work 24 hours shifts over a 42-hour work week.
Specialty teams allow the Asbury Park Fire Department to deal with chemical spills, provide technical rescues to individuals trapped in water, trenches, confined spaces, or collapsed buildings. The extensive training and expertise of our members help the APFD provide quality and cost-efficient services to the community.
Visiting the Fire Station & Community Tours
- Visitors are welcome at the Fire Station from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m, Monday to Friday to meet the firefighters, get a blood pressure check, or pick-up safety information.
- The Fire station is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, however, crews may be away from the station responding to emergency calls, conducting off-site training exercises, or performing in service inspections at various times during the day.
- We are pleased to provide tours of the facilities to local schools and other community organizations. To schedule a tour, contact Inspector Tawheshia Gates at 732-774-7400 or by email.
- Fire permits are required for certain activities within the City of Asbury Park. For details on when you need a Fire Permit, and associated fees, visit the Fire Safety Permits section.
- Questions regarding EMS billing can be directed to Revenue Guard by calling 732-236-3006 or visiting the Revenue Guard Website.
Incident Report Requests
- For fire and EMS Incident Reports, file an OPRA request with the Open Public Records Act Request form.
- For information on employment, visit the APFD Employment section.