Proudly Serving America's Greatest Community
January 1, 2022
To our membership, Ladies Auxiliary and family members of Silverton Volunteer Fire Company, we would like to say "thank you" to those that have donated and/or sacrificed time away from family, friends and loved ones to support us and our community where we live. As we move forward in 2021, we look to the community for strength and guidance to carry on our mission as we celebrate 71 years of service.
*** 71 years of service 1951- 2022 ***
Station 29 Mission Statement As volunteer responders to fire, public safety, natural and manmade disasters and assisting with medical emergencies, Silverton Volunteer Fire Company protects the lives and property of Toms River Township residents and many summer visitors. The members promote public safety through its fire prevention, education programs and community interaction and follows the many values of our founding members.
Objectives: The objectives shall be the extinguishing of fires and the protection of life and property.
Service: The members continue its 24-hour call to serve and protect.
Bravery: When risking your life to save others a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger of pain without showing fear.
Safety: With the best equipment and training, S.V.F.C. can reduce the risk to its members and the public.
Honor: The commitment necessary to perform requires excellence of character. We inspire each other through pride, both past and present, which is a belief that every action reflects on all the members of the Silverton Volunteer Fire Company #1.
Dedication: A commitment to the objectives of our mission is an essential part of existence
Recognition of Service Awards:
15 years (Life Member)
2021 President Award
Is in recognition of a member who displays a level of dedication that far exceeds his duties and obligations.
2021 Firefighter of the year
Is in recognition of a member who best exemplifies the positive characteristics of a member of the fire service and who has a notable record of service and achievements.
2021 Exceptional Service
Exceptional Service - For a highly creditable accomplishment bringing public acclaim to the company, or the fire service in general as a result of training, devotion to duty in the company, or service to the public. Exceptional Service Award Commendation shall be orange.
2022 Medal of Courage for actions during a fatal structure fire 3/22/2022
John Keating Jr
2022 Life Saving Award for actions during a fatal structure fire 3/22/2022
2022 Meritorious Service for actions during a fatal structure fire 3/22/2022
Meritorious Service - For a highly unusual accomplishment under adverse conditions with some degree of hazard to life and limb of the member, or where serious injury to a third party is prevented. Meritorious Service Award Commendation shall be Blue, White, and Green with the Blue to the left when viewed from the front.
2022 Medal of Gallantry for actions during a water rescue on 7/17/21
2022 Heroism Award for actions during a water rescue on 7/17/21
2022 Medal of Gallantry for actions during submersion on 8/21/21
2022 Meritorious Service for actions during a submersion - CPR on land 8/21/21
Drew Calvo - Chief Sta 27
Remembrance of our deceased members for 2021:
Anthony “TEE” Cenicola
Mike Reilly Honorary Member
John Jemison Honorary Member
John Cataldo Honorary Member
Recognition of Honorary Members:
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George Herbert - Silverton Fire Company's 1st fire Chief was killed in a Forest Fire - April 1955
Incident Name: Brickyard Fire
Personnel: George Herbert
Agency/Organization: New Jersey Forest Fire Service
Position: District Forest Warden
Summary: District Forest Fire Warden George Herbert (Fire Chief Silverton Volunteer Fire Company #1) was killed in the line of duty on Easter Sunday, April 10, 1955. He was acting as an engine boss and supporting a backfiring operation when his engine was stuck on a stump while suppressing a spot fire. Another fire fighter who was with Herbert fled, but Herbert stayed with the engine on Turner Road and was severely burned when the main fire burned over his position. He died the following day
AUGUST 4, 2020 TROPICAL STORM
June 2020 - Current Pumpers - Engine 2931, Squad 2913, Engine 2911 and Engine 177
The Silverton Fire Company’s main responsibility is the fire protection and prevention to our community as a whole. We have been and will be working hand in hand with the Toms River Fire District # 2, Silverton EMS, Toms River Police, Toms River CSOs and Toms River Office of Emergency Management and our neighboring fire companies. We will monitor the world events and update the amount of time to be more or less if needed and we also will face intense boredom while in quarantine but it has to be done. We are staying prepared for you. The next month will be tough for everyone, luckily together we're a community and will pull through it stronger than ever.
Our members recognize how these trying times will be affecting families, schools and our local stores, bars, restaurants and breweries. We thank you for your continued support and we along with you support our local businesses. Please stay safe, wash your hands, heed all precautions set forth by the medical profession and be well.
Friday 2/7/2020 TRFD Incident 2020-0170 71 15th Street - Fatal House Fire.
Not all days can be good days. We were dispatched to a late night fire and despite all of our best efforts one young mother didn't make it out. At this time there is to many supporting agencies to list but our members thank you for having our backs during and after this incident. The phone calls, texts and messages are all well appreciated. Our Dispatchers, TRPD, Silverton EMS, Toms RIVER CSO and our Ladies Auxiliary worked hard in a cold windy night with the help of many others. We battled flames and extreme weather conditions in a courageous and valiant effort. This is a tragic day for the Silverton Fire Company and the Silverton section of Toms River Township.
Our hearts are heavy this evening for this loss and we can't begin to imagine how devastated this family is.
Appointed Positions 2022
2950- Joe Brown Safety/Health Officer
2960- Robert Reynolds Safety/Health Officer
2970- Rich Gabriel Safety/Health Officer
2980 - Kevin Geogheghan Operations Officer
2990 - John Reilly Fire Police Officer
2991 - Joe Pretto Fire Police Officer / Exterior Firefighter
2992 - Lou DeAngelo Fire Police Officer / Exterior Firefighter
2993 - Mike Willson Fire Police Officer / Exterior Firefighter
2994 - Dave Guziejewski Fire Police Captain / Exterior Firefighter
2995 - Bob Hansson - Fire Police Officer
2996 - Joe Duff Fire Police Officer
2997 - Bill Dorman Fire Police Officer/ Exterior Firefighter
2998 - John Carolan Critical Infrastructure Officer
2999 - Chris Inglis Critical Infrastructure Officer
Robert Reynolds Engineer
Joe Zangara Engineer Engine 2931
Todd Boden Engineer Ladder 2905
John Pagano Engineer Ladder 2905
Kieran O'Hara Engineer Squad 2913
Chris Inglis Engineer Fire Boat 2906
Tom Fischer Engineer Brush 2909
Sean Walker Engineer Special Services 2927
Joe Zangara Engineer Antique 177
OEM 6 & Marine Division Engineer Connor Shevlin
Dave Guziejewski Quartermaster
Mike Willson Quartermaster
Bill Dorman Chaplin
Rob Leach Chaplin
The Silverton Volunteer Fire Company (Station 29) and Pleasant Plains Fire Department (Station 30) under the authority of the Toms River Fire District #2 are proud to announce that we have been evaluated and upgraded our ISO Public Protection Classification of a Class 3 as of April 19, 2019. The Insurance Services Office evaluates all fire departments capabilities to provide their classification that insurance companies use in determining insurance rates. The ratings are Class 1-10 with 1 being the best. Only 5,435 out of 41,177 fire protection agencies have a classification of 3 or better in the Country. This helps our residents and business owners on their insurance rates. We are proud to attain this rating that adds to our resume of providing a great service to the property and business owners of Toms River Township.
The 15th Street fire on January 1, 2019 has resulted in a family with the loss of their personal belongings. Silverton EMS and Silverton Fire Company has received numerous inquiries on donations, clothing drive and fund raisers. For those interested in helping the fire victims out, we have put together a list of household members that are in need of clothing:
Christina – Small tops, size 1 or 2 pants, and size 7 shoe
Riley – men’s small tops, 30 x 30 pants and size 9 shoe
Mason – men’s large tops, 34 x 30 pants and size 9 shoe
The above clothes and / or gift cards can be dropped off at a neighbor’s house at 261 Aldo Drive cross of 15th Street. Charlene and Chris will than see that it gets to the family to help them out. For additional information please call or text Chris at 732 620-8184. Please do not drop off anything at the fire house or first aid squad building.
Chief John Keating Jr
Asst Chief Bob Sinnott
Captain Michael Cocco
Lt Chris Hansson
Lt Rich Gorman
President Dan Dickman
Vice President Tony "chip" Naturile
Treasurer Joe Zangara
Secretary Connor Shevlin
Secretary Keegan Shevlin
President Dan Dickman
Vice President Tony "Chip" Naturile
Chief John Keating Jr
Asst Chief Bob Sinnott
Chairman Tom Leonard
Toms River Fire 1-8
Toms River EMS
New Jersey Forest Fire 6
South Jersey Fire Net
Ocean County Toms River Conventional11