The Monroe Township Fire Department was formed on April 1, 2000 when the Monroe Township Board of Trustees took over the Johnstown Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. The JVFD had a long and distinguished history of providing excellent service to the Johnstown area. The Monroe Township Fire Department has worked to build upon this legacy of service over the past 10+ years. Average minimum on duty staffing has increased to six firefighters a day, emergency responses have increased significantly, and response times have dramatically improved.