Toms River Fire District # 2
Firefighter Robert Leach “Citizen of the year”
On Sunday March 27, 2017, Silverton Volunteer Fire Company # 1 Firefighter Robert Leach was honored by Toms River Elks Lodge # 1875 as Citizen of the year. Elks Lodge 1875 Exulted Ruler Pug Lightbody presented Firefighter Rob Leach with this honor for his actions at a fatal house fire in which he was injured in attempts to rescue the home owner. Firefighter leach received burns and was treated at the Burn Center of Saint Barnabus Medical Center, Livingston NJ.
Incident synopsis: On Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Toms River Fire District # 2, Silverton Fire Company, Station 29 and Pleasant Plains Fire Department Station 30 were dispatched to an address on Fiddlers Run, for a reported structure fire, with persons trapped inside the home. Ladder 2905 search and rescue crew; Rob Leach, Kris Piccola, Ed Ruhl and Nick McGinley donning full protective equipment entered the structure into an extremely hostile smoke and fire condition, without hose-line protection, in search of the victim, and were forced out due to a flash over occurring. 1 civilian fatality, 1 civilian burn victim, 1 fire fighter burn victim and 1 dog perished in this fire.
WELCOME and thank you for visiting the Silverton Volunteer Fire Company website - 2017. This site is designed for use by the public and the members of our fire company. Six fire companies, make up the largest fire department in Ocean County and is staffed by 350 volunteers providing fire protection to the residents of Toms River 24 hours a day. Each fire company is an all-volunteer organization and the members are committed to providing the highest level of fire and rescue services to the residents of Toms River Township. The Toms River Fire Department under the governing body of the Toms River Board of Fire Commissioners maintain the following: Six fire companies for fire protection, Bureau of Fire Prevention, Fire Communications Center, Wireless Communications Division, Fire Academy, Technical Rescue Team, Ice Rescue Team and a Dive Team. The water front community of Toms River, is located in Ocean County on the New Jersey Shore. The Township is 42 square miles with 100,000 residents that almost doubles during the summer months. The town is bisected by 5 state highways and is 1 of 33 municipalities within Ocean County who serve over 433,000 residents that reside in the 636 square miles. Tidal waters within the town include the Atlantic Ocean, Barnegat Bay, Silver Bay, Toms River, Winding River, Goose Creek, Kettle Creek, and multiple inland waterways and lakes.
You can make a big difference in your life and the lives of others by volunteering your time as a firefighter. The mission of the Toms River Fire Department is to enhance the quality of life of all those we serve. We will respond safely and quickly with trained, skilled, and compassionate members, and using the best available equipment, neutralize or reverse any situation of those in need. We will continue aggressive planning and response preparation, and will strive to prevent the need for our emergency services through education and community interaction. Our services are delivered by a dedicated family of members committed to exceeding the needs and expectations of those we serve.
Please peruse our site and feel free to contact us if you have any questions. As always, we are proud to serve the residents of Silverton and Toms River Township.
Child Seat Safety Inspections
Every 2nd and 4th Thursday 1:00pm to 5:00pm, performed by the Toms River Township Police Department.
Location - Firehouse truck bays
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Toms River EMS
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