The Kendall Park Volunteer Fire Company was formed by a team of volunteers that comprised mostly of neighbors, friends, and even family members. They decided that in 1967 the citizens of Kendall Park in South Brunswick Township were going to establish a fire company and break off from the Monmouth Junction Volunteer Fire Department.
Established in 1967, the Kendall Park Volunteer Fire Company is a premier provider of emergency services for the town of Kendall Park. We are located in Central New Jersey and cover around seven (7) square miles and serve approximately 10,000 citizens. We cover about 7 miles of south bound Route 1 and 7 miles of North bound Route 27. Our coverage area is mainly residential with some light commercial and industrial. Also in South Brunswick Township are two other fire companies, one being the Monmouth Junction Volunteer Fire Department covering Monmouth Junction, Dayton and Deans; and the second being the Kingston Volunteer Fire Company covering Kingston which is in the southern end of the township.
The Kendall Park Fire Company operates out of Fire District 1, which serves Kendall Park in South Brunswick Township. There are three (3) fire districts in South Brunswick Township with each one serving a different area of the town. These fire districts serve as our primary income for equipment and operating costs, like the police our funding comes from taxation therefore there is little need in fund raising. Because fire equipment and tools cost so much, and the operating costs of running a fire company are so high the fire districts help support our financial needs.
The Kendall Park Volunteer Fire Company operates out of two (2) fire stations. The main station is located on New Road which houses one (1) Class A pumper, one (1) 100’ ladder truck, one (1) medium rescue and a brush unit. Our sub-station is located on the northern end of our district on Henderson Road and houses one (1) Class A pumper, our 1971 American LaFrance antique pumper, a foam trailer, and our support unit. We are on call 24 hours a day-everyday, and just like our paid counterparts we must be ready for any type of call at any time.