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During this unfortunate pandemic, the Forked River Fire Department ensures that we will, to the best of our ability, protect our volunteer firefighters, our families, and the residents we serve. Limiting the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID19) is everyones job as this virus sweeps the world. Over time, it will take your understanding, help, and support to persevere from this epic event. Its important to keep everyone safe but, especially to keep our firefighters healthy. Due to quarantine protocols or illness, any unnecessary exposure to COVID-19 could effect our ability to provide fire and rescue services to our residents. Therefore, for calls requiring our response that have no obvious signs of smoke, fire, or rescue, we will take extra time to gather information on scene from the occupants or call persons. This will help us determine if entry is required into a dwelling to investigate the issue or if close interaction and contact is required (less than 6ft - CDC recommended social distancing). If entry or close contact is required, firefighters will do so without hesitation. However, we will have to take additional steps to protect and disinfect ourselves prior to leaving the scene.
Please keep in mind we are dispatched by the Ocean County 911 Communications Center. In an emergency every second counts, and we want to be there to help you as fast as we can. Please Dial 911. For Fire and EMS.

The Forked River Fire Department would like to advise all the residents of Lacey Township that have a Private Fire Monitoring Service, that they must inform their service that they must call Ocean County Sheriff's Department Dispatch Center when reporting a Fire or Fire Alarm. The phone number is 1-732-349-9100. Ocean County Sheriff's Department is the Primary Dispatch Center for all three fire departments.

Requests for Assistance

In 2020 The Forked River Fire Department responded to 630 requests for assistance for Lacey Township and surrounding communities the firefighters donated a total of 16,962 man hours this includes 1895 training hours and 1798 hours for maintenance of the equipment

The Forked River Fire Department is continuously updating our website to inform the public of our history, activities and fire prevention. If you have any pictures (examples: fires, accidents, parades, etc.) which you think might be of value then please email us. Pictures will be evaluated to see if they meet our criteria. Please include your name, city/township and state so we can give you credit for taking the photo. If you do not want your name on our website the pictures will be marked as "Anonymous". We thank you for your assistance.
Contact Information

Phone # 609-693-2182 or email

Ladies Auxiliary Information contact

Located 127 Oak Street  in Forked River , New Jersey  

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J. Saxton Jr

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