The Westampton Township Emergency Services (WTES) was formed in 1978 as part of a two station municipal fire department. Since then our department has taken on a completely different image and structure. We are now a single station department providing an expanded mission to our community and those around us.
The WTES is a combination Fire/Rescue/EMS Department made up of 1 Career Chief, 13 full time personnel, 10 per diem personnel and 20 volunteers. The WTES is an equal opportunity, progressive organization whose goal is to provide the highest level of community services within the constraints of our funding and human resources. We work closely with other fire rescue services in our locality, in our county, and within the State of New Jersey.
Our Department provides:
• Fire Suppression
• Emergency Medical Services
• Vehicle Extrication
• HAZMAT response (part of the Burlington County Hazardous Response Team)
• Westampton C.A.R.E.S. (Public Education / Fire Prevention) Children / Communities / Corporations Able to Recognize
Westampton is a suburban community of 12 square miles and 8816 residents (2010 census). Our township is zoned, approximately 60 percent residential and 40 percent commercial/industrial. Our population increases dramatically during daytime working hours. Several major county facilities that are within our borders add thousands of people a day traveling here for services provided by the Burlington County Human Services Building, the County Library, County Central Communications and 911 center, County Morgue, County Animal Control Building, Emergency Services Training Center, Special Services School District, and the Burlington County Institute of Technology.
Exit 5 of the New Jersey Turnpike and exit 45 of Interstate 295, both located in Westampton Township, bring a steady flow of vehicles through Westampton Township on their way to Mount Holly (County Seat). The Rancocas Creek and it’s tributaries run through our township. The Colonial Pipeline, and a natural gas pipeline with a metering station runs through our township carrying diesel fuel, gasoline, jet fuel, and natural gas.
We are only 10 minutes from Fort Dix Army Base and McGuire Air Force Base in Wrightstown, NJ. We are also 20 minutes from Philadelphia and less than two hours from New York City.
In 2014, the department responded to over 2997 incidents.