Recent Calls
Fri. May 31st 2019
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...
Tue. Apr 9th 2019
This morning at 5:30am, a resident of Strauss Drive called and reported that there was a fire somewhere on Dorchester Way. Members of the Shrewsbury Police and Shrewsbury Hose Company responded and fo...
Sun. Mar 31st 2019
Members of station 45-1 operated at a multi jusridictional natural gas drill. Numerous scenarios were conducted by the fire departments and EMS squads in attendance.
Wed. Dec 12th 2018
December 12th the members from station 45-1 responded into Red Bank for mutual aid at a structure fire on Rector place. Units responding included Tower 4590, Rescue 4585 and Chief 4568.
Mon. Nov 5th 2018
Members responded to an MVA at Highway 35 and Sycamore Avenue, Engine 4576 and Rescue 4585 along with Chief 4568 responded. Members secured vehicles and assisted PD with traffic control.
About Us

2017 Line and Administrative Officers

Bruce MacDonald Jr., Chief

John Merris, First Assistant Chief

Edward Magenheimer, Second Assistant Chief


John Merris, President

Robert Wentway, Vice President

Jay Forrar, Secretary

Brent A. MacConnell, Treasurer


Nicholas Hubbard Jr., Chief Engineer

Mike Ernst, First Asst. Engineer

Jerzy Chojnacki, Second Asst. Engineer

John P. Merris, Third Asst. Engineer


Mike Ernst, Head of Trustees

John P. Merris, Edward Magenheimer, Ron Neis, Bill Van Liew, Trustees


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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