Without the generous donations of the community, funding from Egg Harbor Township, and funding from the Bargaintown Fire Auxiliary; the Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Company would not be able to serve the community to the best of our ability. We are a 501(C)(3) organization and any donations you make are tax deductible.
Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Company
6550 Mill Road
Egg Harbor Township, N.J. 08234
What does it cost to run a fire company?
Firefighting is a very expensive service that is necessary to ensure the protection of life, property, and the environment. Below we listed some of the many costs incurred to show how much we spend to be able to provide this service. These costs include protective gear to keep our volunteers safe, equipment to be able to extinguish fires, rescue tools to be able to save trapped victims, insurance, and maintenance to keep our buildings and equipment in working order.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
This is the cost to outfit just one of our thirty firefighters to be able to safely respond to and work at a fire scene.
- Helmet - $300
- Hood - $100
- Fire Gloves - $100
- Extrication Gloves - $100
- Coat - $1,100
- Pants - $800
- Boots - $450
- SCBA - $6,000
- Flashlight - $100
Total Cost Per Firefighter $9,050
These are few of the many tools required to free trapped victims in a car accident.
- Spreaders - $8,000
- Cutters - $5,000
- Combination Tool - $7,000
- Rams - $5,000
- Power Unit - $8,000
- Hydraulic Hose $4,000
- Lifting Airbags - $4,000
- Winch - $1,000
- Power Tools - $1,000
Total Cost per Apparatus - $43,000
With two fire stations, eight vehicles, and hundreds of thousands worth of equipment on them we have an insurance policy to cover damage or loss to our equipment.
Total Cost $12,000 per year
The cost of apparatus can vary from $400,000 to over $1,000,000 depending on the job it is intended for and what features it has. This does not include any of the equipment that needs to be purchased to outfit the truck for service.
- Rescue 1527 - $480,000
This is just one of the many sets of tools required to fight a fire.
- Axes & Halligan Bars - $600
- Pike Poles & Hooks - $200
- Extension Ladder - $700
- Roof Ladder - $300
- Positive Pressure Fan - $3,500
- Supply Hose Lines - $15,000
- Attack Hose Lines - $6,000
- Multigas Detector - $3,000
- Thermal Camera - $3,000
Total Cost per Apparatus - $32,300