Chief George Herbert LODD

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.