Monday, June 1st, 2020
This afternoon, we were asked to assist Oceanport Fire Dept. at a house fire on Branchport Ave. Members responded with 4590 and 4585, and our primary mission was cutting holes in the roof to provide v...
Wednesday, April 8th, 2020
This morning members responded to a call for a truck fire, a tractor trailer carrying mulch was stopped by the SPD with smoking coming from the trailer. Upon arrival units found a small fire in the mu...
Friday, December 6th, 2019
Few weeks ago Eatontown Fire was alerted of a reported vehicle fire with possible extension. 1167 arrived on location confirming a vehicle fire with extension to the garage. A crew from Ladder 1192 ar...
This evening, members responded to a fire at The Brandywine on Meridian Way. There was a fire in one of the dryers in the basement. The fire was quickly extinguished by the sprinklers and our firefigh...
About us

2022 -2023 Line and Administrative Officers

John J Merris, Fire Chief

Brent A. MacConnell , Asst. Chief


Peter Meyer, President

Robert Wentway, Vice President

Joe Jackson, Secretary

Brent A. MacConnell, Treasurer


John P Merris, Chief Engineer

Mike Ernst, First Asst. Engineer

Ed Magenheimer, Second Asst. Engineer

Jerry Chojnacki , Third Asst. Engineer


Bill Van Leiw   Mike Ernst

John P. Merris  Joe Jackson

Evan Tyler


Membership Information

To become a member of Shrewsbury Hose Company #1 you must be a resident of the Borough of Shrewsbury, or be a certified N.J. firefighter and work within the Borough of Shrewsbury.  Applications can be picked up at the Borough Clerk's office, or can be obtained by calling the fire chief and requesting an application.  Once membership is established, all members are required to attend the Monmouth County Fire Academy.  This is a 13-week training course, which will provide you with all the required training to be an unpaid professional.  There are also no-cost yearly training requirements to the membership in house.  Being a member of Shrewsbury Hose Company #1 is a great way to give back to the community and meet new people!


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