Station 46
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Tue. Sep 15th 2015
Pumpers and Pistons Show in Ship Bottom Sept. 26

Pumpers and Pistons Show in Ship Bottom Sept. 26 Sep 15, 2015Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on pri...

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Thu. Jan 8th 2015
Todd MacLennan to Lead Ship Bottom Firefighters

The Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Co. began the new year with a new chief, Todd MacLennan. He replaces Wade Bradley, who was chi...

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Wed. Oct 8th 2014
Overwhelming Support for Pumper and Pistons Show

Within the last two years, the Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Co. has sought a greater community presence by hosting special even...

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The Officers and the Firefighters of the Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company #1, Ocean County Station 46, regret to announce the passing of life member and past President George Thomas Oakley (Tom). Mr. Oakley proudly served with our company for over 65 years. Friends and family are invited to attend the viewing at Thos. L Shinn Funeral Home 10 Hilliard Dr Manahawkin N.J on Thursday Oct 20,2016 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm, with funeral services at the Shinn Funeral home on Friday at 11am. He will be forever missed by all of our members and we are all so grateful to have had the opportunity to serve our community with him. Rest in Peace Mr. Oakley.



2016 Calls

(Calls include Mutual Aid Requests)

Coverage Assignment2
Appliance Fire2
Grill Fire1
Trash Can/Dumpster Fire0
Pole Fire3
Water Rescue2
Chimney Fire0
Unattended Cooking1
Vehicle Fire0
Elevator Rescue0
Down Wires/Arcing Wires4
Gas Leak9
Fire Alarm Activation40
CO Alarm Activation8
Electrical Fire2
Electrical Hazard0
Structure Fire5
Brush Fire0
Odor Investigation3
Landing Zone7
Motor Vehicle Accident6
OTHER - Smoke/Fire Investigation1
Water Leak/Hazard0
Assist the Police/ First Aid2
Bomb Threat0
Lightning Strike0
Special Response5
Open Burn0
Tree Down0





"Located in Ocean County, New Jersey, on Long Beach Island, is the town of Ship Bottom. The town is often referred to as the “Gateway to LBI” because of the causeway bridge that crosses Barnegat Bay and connects the mainland to the island. The population of Ship Bottom soars from roughly 2,000 year-round residents to about 20,000 people during the summer vacation months. The town got its name when a ship capsized in the fog off the shore in the early 1800s. A captain from another ship had rowboats approach the schooner and they heard banging on the hull. They used an ax to cut open the hull to remove a female passenger. Legend has it that when she reached land she drew a cross in the sand as a thank you because there was a language barrier. The place of the shipwreck and rescue has been known as Ship Bottom ever since and the ship is the centerpiece of the department’s patch (photo 1).








Body: EXT Tank Cap: 750 

Pump Model: Q-MAX 

Pump Mfr: Hale 

Pump Cap: 1,750 

Foam Cell: N/A 

Engine: Cummins 

Engine Model: ISL HP: 330 

Transmission: Allison EVS 3000 

Warning Lights: Whelen LED 

Generator: Rosenbauer Green Star 

Chassis: RBM Commander

 Pump Mount: Side 

Axles: Single










Upcoming Events
Every 2nd Wednesday
7:30pm - 9:00pm
2017 Call Volume
 Fire Calls

Call Volume History

Contact Information
The Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company #1
2006 Central Avenue
Ship Bottom, NJ 08008
Non-Emergency: 609-494-2561
Emergency: 911