South Brunswick Township is divided into three separate Fire Districts, each with their own 5-member Board of Fire Commissioners. The Commissioners are responsible for providing fire protection to the residents and businesses of their respective district. Funding for the operation of the Fire District is provided through a fire tax levied on the taxpayers of the district. The Commissioners of Fire District #2 contract with the Monmouth Junction Volunteer Fire Department to provide fire suppression and rescue services. Prior to the establishment of fire districts in 1978, funding for the operation of the three Township Fire Departments was obtained through fund raisers and an annual stipend provided by the Township Committee.

Commissioners are elected to three-year terms at the annual election, held on the third Saturday every February. Also voted on is the budget for the fire district, which is submitted to and approved by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Division of Local Government Services, prior to being placed on the ballot for approval by the residents.

Information on the history and operations of the Monmouth Junction Volunteer Fire Department can be found at http://www.mjvfd.com.