Deptford Fire Department is a combination department serving Deptford Township in Gloucester County, New Jersey, approximately eight miles southeast of Philadelphia, PA. The department is comprised of 4 Battalions, currently operating out of eight fire stations. The eight volunteer fire companies are supplemented by 21 career personnel, including the Chief of Department and Fire Marshal's Office. The department is governed by a Board of Fire Commissioners, which provides funding for the township fire district through taxation. With a land area of 17.3 square miles. Deptford Township has a resident population of approximately 30,000 and a daytime commerce and commuter population of over 100,000. Its diverse demography consists of residential complexes, rural areas, industrial areas and commercial districts, including several major shopping centers.