At the final 2017 business meeting held on December 6, the members of the fire company elected the following officers for 2018. Congratulations and best of luck to all!
Fire Line Officers
CHIEF – Michael Whitehill
1st Asst. Chief – Gregory A. Player
2nd Asst. Chief – Dan Roth
Captain – Tim McKay
Lieutenant – Stephen Smith
PRESIDENT – Maris Gabliks
1st Vice President – George Gravatt, Jr.
2nd Vice President – Chris Pujat
Secretary – Katie Carter
Financial Secretary – Jeff DiGraitis
Treasurer – Gary Davison
Trustee – George Gravatt, Sr.
Trustee – Shimon Miller
Trustee – Dan Andrus
Thank you all who came out on Saturday night to celebrate 90 years of volunteer service and dedication of our new Rescue Pumper! Check back later this week for photos from the event.
On April 28, 1927, 25 local men signed Articles of Incorporation for Howell Township Fire Company #1 (Adelphia Fire Company). For 90 years the Adelphia Fire Company has served the community of Howell Township and surrounding towns of Monmouth County. Today, the fire company averages over 300 calls for service annually and maintains a roster of over 50 active volunteer firefighters.
Since Charles H.T. Clayton, the fire company’s first president, there have only been four other fire company presidents. Maris Galbliks, Adelphia’s current president, has held the position for 17 years and was previously the fire chief, 1998 to 1999. The have been 60 fire chiefs to date; each chief has typically held 1 to 2 year terms. The current chief, Michael Banasz, was elected as a line officer in 2008 and elected to chief in 2016.
The fire company maintains its headquarters on Adelphia Road (Route 524) and a substation on Route 33. In 1927, the Clayton Funeral Home donated the first apparatus that carried water in milk cans, shovels, brooms, and lanterns. Today, the company maintains a fleet of 11 active apparatus and 1 antique, a 1942 American LaFrance pumper.
The members of the Adelphia Fire Company are proud to be celebrating 90 years of service, and look forward to providing volunteer service to Howell Township for many years to come. A celebration will be take place on Saturday, June 3rd – please join us!
Join us Saturday, May 6, 2017 for all you can eat steak! Tickets available by contacting us – firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The Adelphia Fire Company will hold a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, April 9 from 8am until 12noon at the Adelphia Firehouse, 925 Adelphia Road (Route 524 x Clayton Avenue). Adults $10 and children are $6.00. All you can eat Pancakes, Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, Orange Juice, Coffee, Tea and Cocoa!
In 90 years of service, the Adelphia Fire Company has prided itself in keeping pace with advancements in technology. As such, the officers and members are proud to launch this new website, including links to our social media pages and a new Contact Us form. We believe that it is important to maintain a presence in the community we serve. Please check back soon as we continue to develop content and expand this site. Stay safe!