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Public Safety

The Township of Dennis has three (3) Volunteer Fire Departments, and one (1) Rescue Squad that provide emergency services to the residents and transient population in the Township.

Fire Departments

More information on the individual volunteer fire departments (including financial documents, audits, meeting minutes, etc.) can be found at

Ocean View Volunteer Fire Department

Station 17 Fire
This department has two stations: in Ocean View and South Seaville.

The stations cover the towns of Ocean View, South Seaville, and Clermont.

Chief William Neely commands an all volunteer company of approximately 32 men and women.

Station 17 has U.S. Route 9 and the Garden State Parkway within its jurisdiction, and has a pumper and a rescue equipped with Jaws.

Dennis Volunteer Fire Department

Station 18 Fire

Located in Historic Dennisville, services the towns of North Dennis, Dennisville, and South Dennis.

Chief Michael Gihorski commands an all volunteer company of approximately 24 men and women.

The company also runs a Jaws of Life, Hurst equipped rescue truck to respond to the numerous MVA incidents that occur along Route 47 in their response area.

Belleplain Volunteer Fire Department

Station 22 Fire
Located in Belleplain and services the towns of Belleplain and Eldora.

Chief Nelson B. Kern oversees an all volunteer company of approximately 25 men and women.

EMS Rescue Squad

Inspira at Belleplain Emergency Corp

138 Washington St.,  Belleplain, NJ 08270

Phone: 609-861-5250
Toll Free: 888-861-0470
Fax: 609-861-1726

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Belleplain Emergency Corps is committed to providing the residents of southern New Jersey with expedient, safe, cost effective, high quality emergent and non-emergent medical transportation. Our top priority is to assist the residents of our community in need of medical assistance, transportation and evaluation twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week. BEC has trained professionals providing exceptional medical care and transportation for residents and visitors to the community since 1954. We are honored to serve our community and will continue to strive to provide a superior service to the residents of Southern New Jersey.