Silverton Volunteer Fire Co. 1, Station 29 has answered the following calls of service in the year 2022:

Calls for service: 507

Engine 2931: 261

Squad 2913: 103

Ladder 2905: 69

Utility 2927: 86

Fire Boat 29: 33

Brush 2909: 32

Members also attended:

- Monthly meetings

- Dist. 2 meetings

- Company Drills /Training

- Twp and mutual aid station drills / training

- Toms River Fire Training Center Classes

- In house TRFA training classes

- Individual member training / cert classes

- Stand by’s

- In station duty crews

- Wake details

- Company special details

- Dept. special detail

- Holiday Parades

- Boat Parades

- Oceans of Love Billboard donations

- Company cleanups

- Company Christmas Tree Sales

- Company Santa run in Silverton

Reminder Station 29 is made of residents willing to volunteer their time for what's listed above. If you have any interest of wanting to be part of this, you can stop by the Kettle Creek Road Firehouse every 2nd Thursday of the month @ 7pm.

February 23, 2023 Honors by Toms River Township and Toms River Police Department

Proudly Serving America's Greatest Community 

January 1, 2023

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 2023, we look to the community for strength and guidance to carry on our mission as we celebrate 72 years of service.  

*** 72 years of service 1951- 2023 ***





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

2022 Remembrance of our departed members for the past year: 

Richard Dollman

John “JJ” Jensen

Josephine Ihirg

In honor of each member, the bell was rung along with a moment of silence.

Swearing in of the 2023 Officers by Commissioner Kevin Britton:

Chief John Keating

Asst Chief Robert Sinnott

Captain Michael Cocco

Lt Richard Gorman

Lt John Carolan

President Tony Naturile

Vice President Michael Mooney

Treasurer Joseph Zangara

Secretary Sean Walker

Secretary Bridgette Badalis


Robert Clark

John Reilly

Tom Leonard

Robert Hansson

Will Ihrig

Ladies Auxiliary Officers 2023

President Helen Kearney

Vice President Janet Burmeister

Treasurer Helen Browne

Secretary Tammy Seyforth

Ladies Auxiliary Trustees 2023

Alice DeAngleo

Kelly Walker

Dorothy Mazur

Service Time Awards:

5 years

Bridgette Badalis

Connor Shevlin

Rich Gabriel

Chris Wilson

Jim Colline

John Pagano

Sara Brezniak

Jen Shevlin (Ladies Aux)

10 years

Bob Hansson

Ed Popek

John Carolan

Rob Leach

Fran Velardo (Ladies Aux)

15 years (Life Member)

Dana Foster

Barbara Cumberton (Ladies Aux)

Dorothy Mazur (Ladies Aux)

20 Years

Michael Mooney

Joe Pretto

25 Years

Josephine Ihrig (Ladies Aux)

30 years

Mitch Carbone

Bob Sinnott

40 years

Roger "Joe" Brown

**45 Years**

John Reilly

New Members for 2022

Devin Angelos

John Leneghan

Devin Dromgoole

Adrienne Basile (Ladies Aux)

2022 Presidents Award

Joe Zangara

Is in recognition of a member who displays a level of dedication that far exceeds his duties and obligations.

2022 Ladies Auxiliary Presidents Award

Tammy Seyforth

This award is in recognition of a member who displays a level of dedication that far exceeds her duties and obligations.

2022 Firefighter of the Year

Paul Sharpe

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.

Hook retired for 30 years of active service

Robert Sinnott # 48

In recognition of 30 years of active firefighting service or more to the Silverton Volunteer Fire Company, by order of Fire Chief John Keating this hook number is here by retired from service.

2022 Outgoing Officers

Dan Dickman

Connor Shevlin

Keegan Shevlin

Christopher Hansson

Jennifer Shevlin (Ladies Aux)

Recognition of Honorary Members:

Cataldo Family Johnny G’s Italian Restaurant

Intelisano Family Silverton Memorial Funeral Home

Galati Family Silver Bay Car Wash

Arms Family Lenny’s Silverton Meats & Deli

Rose Family Yellow Brick Road Ice Cream

Girtain Family Girtain Sign’s

Patty & John Jemison

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 
Date: 4/10/1955
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




June 2020 - Current Pumpers - Engine 2931, Squad 2913, Engine 2911 and Engine 177

March 2020

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 2023

2950- Robert Reynolds Safety/Health Officer

2960- Steve Henry Safety/Health Officer

2970- Chris Hansson Safety/Health Officer

2980 - Kevin Geogheghan Operations / EMS 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 - 

2998 - Bridgette Badalis 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 



Tower Ladder 29-05, Squad 29-13, Engine 29-31 March 23, 2019
Thank you to those that attended our 2019 October Fall festival, apparatus blessing 
and member reunion.   What a weekend we had, our community rocks !
In honor of our founding members, the many members and family 
that have been part of us since 1951 -
On the left, 2018 Rosenbauer, our newest engine - Silverton Engine 29-31 
parked next to  
On the right, 1955 TASC, our 1st owned engine - Silverton Engine 177

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.

March 9, 2019 Anchorage Harbor Condos - Bounty Court
January 1, 2019 0502 hours TRFD Case # 19-0001  42 15th Street cross of Aldo Drive

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.

Posted January 2, 2019 


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