The Forked River Fire Department was founded in 1928 after a house on Main Street caught fire. The Barnegat and Toms…More River fire departments responded to the fire, but it took half an hour to do so. Sixty-three members were present at the Forked River Fire Department's first meeting. Today, the department of officers consists of nine executive officers, six fire officers and four Ladies Auxiliary officers. The department has five fire trucks.
The substation is located at 1675 Joffre Road, Forked River.