The following is a reproduction of the 2013 installation ceremony program for the Silverton Volunteer Fire Company:
Hurricane Sandy delivered a devastating blow to New Jersey but particularly to our community. Toms River Township is New Jersey’s 8th largest community of 43 square miles and over 90,000 people with 25 percent of the towns’ 40,000 residential units being damaged and many were totally destroyed. While the barrier islands were a concern no one could ever imagine the damage that occurred on the mainland along the Barnegat bay Silver Bay, Kettle Creek, Goose Creek and the Toms River.
The storm caused major damage with devastating storm surge and tidal flooding along with winds that were nothing like any of us have experienced before and hopefully never will again. The events since the storm have shown the strength and character of our members as many of our members had tremendous personal loss. The community teamwork from north and south, local and far off police officers, firefighters, ladies auxiliaries, EMTs, school employees, utility workers, community members, family members, friends, scout troops, churches, businesses and strangers to help us and work around the clock unwaveringly in the darkened streets and wiped out neighborhoods during the weeks that followed Hurricane Sandy.
The events that started on Monday October 29, 2012 have taxed the members of the Silverton Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 and the NJ fire service community and this will go on for months, even years. It is events like this that bring us closer together as a fire service dedicated to the preservation of life and property.
To our membership, Ladies Auxiliary and family members of the 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 the coming months we look to the community for strength and guidance to carry on our mission. It’s nice to know that many people have our backs and we can now look forward in 2013 to rebuild and continue on with our lives.
Ingredients: Fire trucks with roaring sirens, Firefighters ready for action, Policemen guarding the streets, Ambulances and EMTS ready to help, Bravery, Courage, Kindness and Hope. Thank you for all you do!!!
Together we are SILVERTON STRONG.
Gary Tattersall Vice President
John Keating Jr. Vice President
Maria Oltarzewski Marcia Murphy
Art Maison Captain
Michael Cocco Treasurer
Joseph Duff Treasurer
Ellen Sinnott Safety Officers
John Addalia 1st Lieutenant
Pete Sabey Secretary
Dana Mitchell Secretary
Aileen Addalia Engineer
Thomas Laffan 2nd Lieutenant
Chris Hansson Secretary
Dan Dickman Fire Police Captain
Thomas W. Morris
Robert Sinnott Jr.
Anthony Cenicola 15 Years (Life Member)
James Harris 10 Years
Amy Baxes 5 Years
Memorial: Ladies Auxiliary Life Member Gen Hagaman
Firefighter of the Year 2012: Joe Veni