Station 46
News Headlines
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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Mon. Jul 7th 2014
FIRE BREAKS OUT IN SHIP BOTTOM, N.J., July 07, 2014SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. (WPVI) --Long Beach Town...

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2015 Calls

(Calls include Mutual Aid Requests)

Coverage Assignment1
Appliance Fire0
Grill Fire0
Trash Can/Dumpster Fire0
Pole Fire0
Water Rescue0
Chimney Fire0
Unattended Cooking0
Vehicle Fire0
Elevator Rescue0
Down Wires/Arcing Wires0
Gas Leak2
Fire Alarm Activation9
CO Alarm Activation0
Electrical Fire0
Electrical Hazard0
Structure Fire1
Brush Fire0
Odor Investigation0
Landing Zone0
Motor Vehicle Accident1
OTHER - Smoke/Fire Investigation0
Water Leak/Hazard2
Assist the Police/ First Aid0
Bomb Threat0
Lightning Strike0





2015 Installation Dinner

January 24, 2015

2015 Officers being sworn in by Mayor Huelsenbeck (Below)

2014 Karl "The Birdman" Von Schuler Award - Mike Van Liew (Below)

2014 Chief's Award - Skip Butler (Below)

2014 Firefighter of the Year - Josh Traut (Below)

2014 President's Award - Doug White (Below)

The bell ceremony (Below)

John Volpe reading the Fireman's Prayer (Below)



Snow Storm Juno

January 27, 2015

Storm update from Ship Bottom: We received approximately 3-4 inches of snow during the night and early morning (rough estimate). Secondary roads are very slick due to everything freezing that was on the roadway prior to the snow. The travel ban in New Jersey has been lifted; however, please use CAUTION and only travel if necessary. Plows are continuing to remove snow and the less vehicles on the road the easier that task is for them.



Compartment Corner: Ship Bottom (NJ) Fire Department Engine 46




The 2015 Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company Officers

Chief Todd MacLennan

 Deputy Chief Rick Traut

 Assistant Chief Doug White

 Captain John Volpe

 Safety Officer Rhonda Traut

 President Dan English

 Vice President Frank Ascolillo

 Secretary Rhonda Traut

 Treasurer Timothy Butler

 Trustee Pete Maschal

 Trustee Doug White 

Trustee Fred Traut 

Trustee Robert Gleason.


2014 highlights included acquiring our Rosenbauer pumper (Engine 4611), donating our Pierce Engine (Engine 4621) to Garland Fire Company from Alabama, our first annual 'Pistons and Pumpers Automobile and Fire Apparatus Show,' The 2014 Summer Sizzle Block Party, The Shackleton Law Office structure fire in July, The forest fire in Berkeley in April, and decorating our station and ladder truck (4605) for Christmas. Looking forward to a new year in 2015. At this time we are finishing the year at 286 calls for the year. Thank you for all of your support over the past year! Happy New Year!


ENGINE #4611

Our new Rosenbauer Engine


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







Recent Calls
Sun. Jan 25th 2015
Fire Alarm Activation (Surf City)

Engine 4611 and Truck 4602 responded and assisted Surf City Fire Company with a fire alarm activation. Our crews assisted by ...

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Wed. Jan 21st 2015
Fire Alarm Activation (Ship Bottom)

Engine 4611 responded and met with the police that were on scene and found out that a worker set off the alarms while cleanin...

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Sun. Jan 18th 2015
Gas Leak (Surf City)

Engine 4631, truck 4602 and truck 4627 responded and assisted Surf City Fire Company with searching the area with gas detecto...

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Upcoming Events
Every 2nd Wednesday
7:30pm - 9:00pm

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Contact Information
The Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company #1
2006 Central Avenue
Ship Bottom, NJ  08008





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