St. Marys Fire Department consists of three fire stations manned by 24 full time personnel who work 24 hours shifts, as well as an Assistant Fire Chief and Fire Chief who work Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm and are on call 24/7. Two of these stations also house Camden County Fire Rescue squads with two EMS/Fire personnel each.
St. Marys Fire Department responds to many types of emergencies on a daily basis including structure fires, woodland fires, motor vehicle accidents, hazardous material incidents, and medical calls. A minimum of one fire apparatus and one medical squad is dispatched to every call received, providing at least 4-5 personnel to assist callers. Another service our fire department provides is Public Assistance. Firefighters oftentimes provide much needed manpower to help citizens who have fallen out of chairs or beds, or who just need help getting from their home to their car, and cannot do so by themselves.
With an average response time of less than 5 minutes, fire department personnel are able to provide life and property saving services in a timely manner while still placing a strong emphasis on safety and professionalism.
St. Marys Fire Department also maintains a fully equipped and mobile hazardous materials command trailer designed to respond to large and small scale incidents. Eighteen of our firefighters are certified as Hazardous Material Technicians with extensive training involving the response to, and containment of, hazardous materials incidents.