Board of Fire Commissioners Fire Districts
The Board of Fire Commissioners is an elected five member board of residents that serve to provide to the taxpayers fire protection service. Bridgewater Township consists of four districts, each with five elected board members.
The board is created by law and charged with providing the equipment, apparatus and related expenses to the volunteer fire companies within their jurisdiction.
The Board of Fire Commissioners is created pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A: 14-70. The general powers of the commission are specifically set forth in N.J.S.A. 40A: 14-81 and supplemented by various statutory sections N.J.S.A.40A:14, et seq. which are incorporated in the By-Laws of the Board of Fire Commissioners.