Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst was formed on 1 October 2009 by the amalgamation of the United States Air Force's McGuire Air Force Base, the United States Army's Fort Dix and the United States Navy Naval Air Engineering Station Lakehurst.

Each base operated a separate fire department, namely:

Fort Dix Fire Department 

Lakehurst Naval Air Warfare Center Fire Department 

McGuire Air Force Base Fire Department 

The 87th Air Base Wing provides installation management support and the 87th Civil Engineering Squadron provides crash, fire, rescue and hazmat services onboard JB MDL. JB-MDL is dispatched as Ocean and Burlington Counties Station 67.