Navesink Hook & Ladder
On May 1, 1886 a meeting was held in the All Saints School House (Stone Church) to incorporate a fire company in Navesink to protect life and property from fire. It was the first of the 11 all-volunteer fire companies in the Middletown Township Fire Department, and is designated as Station 1. To this day all members of Navesink Hook & Ladder are volunteers, many of which are the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th generation of their family to serve the community in such a way.
Navesink Hook & Ladder Co #1 consists of 30 active firefighters, 5 probationary firefighters, 26 associate members, and 24 life members.
On average, Navesink Hook and Ladder responds to roughly 150 emergency calls per year, including structure fires, motor vehicle accidents, brush fires, smoke and/or carbon monoxide alarms, and various other calls.