Monday, June 1st, 2020
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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
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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
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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...
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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...
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Seal Rescue
Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

The Marine Mammal Stranding Center and the Shrewsbury Hose Co. #1 participated in the following rescue: Unusual rescue in Shrewsbury! How this adult male harp seal ended up in a duck pond is somewhat of a mystery. Did he wander up the freshwater tributary searching for fish, and climb up the steep embankment to rest? Was he swimming in the area during the recent lunar high tide and get swept through a culvert? One thing was clear, as the underweight seal continued to haul out in the woods, there was nothing for him to eat. Instead, he tried soothing his hunger by eating leaves and mud to no avail. Confused and disoriented, and exhausted from struggling in the mud, we knew he was in need of help. Our dedicated volunteers and concerned property owners monitored the seal as a large scale rescue was planned for Monday. In the pouring rain, Bob Schoelkopf and stranding staff technician Troy Platt went to the site to work with a team of volunteers to get this seal to safety. Troy donned a dry suit and safety harness attached to a lifeline, and entered the pond. He immediately sank in the mud, and was now chest deep in the water. Using our specially designed net, Troy was able to capture the seal and bring the frightened animal to the shoreline. With the help of everyone on land, we were able to pull the writhing 200lb seal up the muddy embankment, and carry him through the reeds and thorns 100 yards to our stranding vehicle. When we arrived back at the Center, we immediately started the seal on supportive care with fluids and assist feeding fish. He has been placed in our large rehabilitation pool, where he is resting comfortably, swimming well and slowly loosening the caked-on mud off of his body. We want to thank everyone who was involved in assisting with this rescue operation- Volunteers Scott Longfield and Danielle Brown, NJ Fish and Wildlife law enforcement, NOAA law enforcement, and the homeowners who showed us so much support over the past several days. THANK YOU to our many donors, without your help we wouldn’t be able to be there for seals in need like this lost harp seal. And to our many fans, THANK YOU for your ongoing support, words of encouragement and for sharing our posts to help spread our mission of RESCUE, REHABILITATE and RELEASE. https://www.mmsc.org/ways-to-donate/simple-donation All photos by Scott Longfield.

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Wednesday, March 16th, 2022
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Hey neighbors! We did some training last evening using a door prop to practice forcing our way into a house of business in an emergency. Thankfully, this is a skill we don't use that often, so it's good to strengthen our skills.
Monday, April 12th, 2021
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Thank you to our local dispatchers and all those who serve.
Monday, April 20th, 2020
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Thank You to The Shadowbrook Restaurant for recognizing and always supporting Shrewsbury's First Responders.
Monday, April 20th, 2020
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A big Thanks to Laird and Company in Colts Neck for their generous donation of hand sanitizer for our members. We appreciate your gesture and efforts.
Friday, April 17th, 2020
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This afternoon, members of Shrewsbury Hose Company were honored to join members of the Shrewsbury Police Department and Shrewsbury First Aid Squad in thanking the health care workers at the Meridian Rehabilitation Facility for their hard work and superhero efforts! We honor and salute your dedicatio...
Tuesday, March 24th, 2020
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The Marine Mammal Stranding Center and the Shrewsbury Hose Co. #1 participated in the following rescue: Unusual rescue in Shrewsbury! How this adult male harp seal ended up in a duck pond is somewhat of a mystery.
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Congratulations are in order to our partners in the Shrewsbury First Aid Squad! They celebrated their 55th Annual Awards Event over the weekend. We extend our heartfelt appreciation and congratulations to all of those honored!The Shrewsbury Hose Company and Shrewsbury First Aid Squad are always look...
Monday, January 27th, 2020
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Please be safe and stay off any icy bodies of water. Thanks to our brothers from the Fair Haven Fire Dept. For the flyer.
Saturday, January 11th, 2020
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The Shrewsbury Hose Company #1 held their annual Awards Banquet on Saturday evening at Buona Sera in Red Bank. Joining us at our Banquet this year were guests from surrounding Fire Companies, our Chief of Police Robert Turner, and Shrewsbury Council Members Kim Eulner and Jason Sena.
Thursday, January 9th, 2020
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Thank You to all our Brothers in Blue
Sunday, December 29th, 2019
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Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a deadly gas created by many home appliances that use natural gas, gasoline, or oil. Every Winter you'll hear a tragic story about CO poisoning. The best way to prevent these tragedies is to install CO Detectors in your home and get your appliances checked annually.
Saturday, December 28th, 2019
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Today, we join with other NJ residents and mourn the death of SFC Michael J. Goble, who was from Washington Twp (Bergen County). May his memory be eternal and his sacrifice never forgotten.
Saturday, December 7th, 2019
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The members of Shrewsbury Hose Company #1 today honor the memory of those who served and who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. We must never forget their sacrifice and service.
Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
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Good morning neighbors! Take a look at this! The floors in the Engine Bays and in our Meeting Room have needed some TLC for a while. They take a lot of abuse and really came to the end of their useful life.
Friday, October 4th, 2019
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Thursday, July 25th, 2019
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Members of the Shrewsbury Hose Company participated in the Monmouth County Fairs Firefighters Competition taking first place overall.
Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
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Good morning neighbors! The Ladies Auxiliary of the Shrewsbury Hose Co. #1 is launching their annual Bicycle Safety Program today. If one of the Shrewsbury Police Officers or the Fire Chief sees a child riding their bicycle safely and wearing a helmet, the child will be given a coupon for a free Kid...
Monday, June 17th, 2019
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Happy Monday, neighbors! Recently the Shrewsbury Hose Company responded to a report of a fire at a house in town. It was originally dispatched as a “mulch fire in the landscape bed,” but when we got there we found a plastic garbage bag on fire.
Thursday, June 6th, 2019
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This afternoon, we picked up cases of bottled water at IMA Urgent Care in the Shrewsbury Plaza. We truly appreciate the generosity of our businesses and our neighbors! Please be safe, and know that we're here (and well-hydrated) if you need us.
Monday, May 20th, 2019
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Good Morning neighbors! Last evening, members of Shrewsbury Hose Co. #1 attended the grand opening of Chelsea at Shrewsbury, a brand new senior living facility at the corner of Shrewsbury and Patterson Ave.
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