About Us

The Spotswood Fire Department Enterprise Hook & Ladder Inc., is a 100% volunteer organization providing fire protection, rescue, and other services to the 8,200 residents of the Borough of Spotswood, located in southern Middlesex County, New Jersey, nestled between East Brunswick, Monroe, and Old Bridge Townships.  Covering a service area of 2.5 square miles, we operate with two engines, a ladder, a brush unit, and multiple support vehicles out of two stations, one on Main Street and one at the Borough Yard on Third Street.

Founded in 1898, the Spotswood Volunteer Fire Department is approaching its 125th year of dedicated service this year. Please explore this new website to learn more about us, photos and videos of the department in action, and also learn some information about fire safety.

Fire Safety

Some basic tips can save you and your family, or prevent fires from occurring in the first place…


It was March 29, 1898, in the old Public School Building on Main Street, that a meeting was called to order by David Outcalt. The purpose of this meeting was to organize a fire company to protect Spotswood, which, at that time was part of East Brunswick. The Borough of Spotswood was not incorporated until 1908. The Enterprise Hook & Ladder Company of Spotswood was incorporated on May 10, 1898 in order to protect life and property from fire. At that time thirty two men were elected as members. By August of that same year the membership had increased to sixty eight men.

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