Chief Tom Shine, Jr. - Member since 2013
Deputy Chief Ron Manke (Ex-Chief) - Since 2007
Captain Michael Marcellari - Member since 2007
Captain Steve Cannata - Member since 2004
Lt. Tom Fahey - Member since 2019
FF Joao Alves - Since 2001
FF Mike Kraus - Since 2013
FF Nick Gennarelli - Since 2016
FF Vasili Karalewich - Since 2021
Lt. Tim Van Saders - Member since 2015
FF John Tobin (Ex-Chief) - Since 1973
FF Frank Lentino - Since 1997
FF Adam O'Brien - Since 2012
FF Michael Affrunti (US Army) - Since 2016
FF Keith Zorn - Since 2017
FF Kevin Burke - Since 2018
FF Sean Keohane (U.S. Army) - Since 2018
FF Brendan Falconer - Since 2019
Lt. Matt Velthaus - Member since 2014
FF Jimmy Hanna (Ex-Chief) - Since 1968
FF Pete Wayne (Ex-Chief) - Since 1974
FF Kenny Kraus - Since 1978
FF Glenn Plescia - Since 1982
FF Christopher DelMage - Since 1997
FF John Whelan - Since 2005
FF Francesco Marrota - Since 2016
FF Mike Velthaus (USMC) - Since 2017
FF Blake Rosenbach - Since 2019
FF Scott Voorhis - Since 2021
FF Zoran Kovac - Since 2021
FF Steve Velthaus (Ex-Chief) - Since 1985
FF Ron Hoiem - Since 1988
FF Greg Goodell (Ex-Chief) - Since 1992
FF Bill Philips - Since 1996
FF Mark Menzella - Since 2000
FF Kellie Goodell (Ex-Chief) - Since 2000
FF Manny Mejia - Since 2018
FF Nick Scherer - Since 2021
Lt. Charlie Tarna - Member since 2014
FF Lenny Scott (Ex-Chief) - Since 1964
FF Tom Shine, Sr. (Ex-Chief) - Since 1976
FF Jimmy Miles (Ex-Chief) - Since 1981
FF Erik Martin - Since 1988
FF Mike Centinaro - Since 2015
FF Matt Voorhis - Since 2017
FF Jimmy Berlamino - Since 2019
FF Justin Eliopoulos - Since 2020
FF Jake Padva - Since 2021
Capt. Steve Cannata
Capt. Michael Marcellari
FF Michael Affrunti
FF Jerry Marsh
FF Erik Martin
FF Bill Philips
FF Sean Keohane
FF Joao Alves
FF Vasili Karalewich
FF Tom Fahey
FF Justin Eliopoulos
FF Chris DelMage
This section is dedicated to those who came before us.
FERDINAND J. BOMM
GARRETT HOLDRUM, JR.
WILBUR VAN HORST
JOHN WESTPHAL, JR.
GEORGE HUTTICK, JR.
FRANK SCOTT, JR.
ELLIS COLLIGNON, JR.
ALBERT JANDRIS, JR.
ALFRED GETLER, JR.
JOHN HERPST, JR.
JOHN CLANCY, JR.
ALBERT KRAUSE, JR.
EUGENE A. SKOLDBERG
RAYMOND VAN SADERS
ELLIS COLLIGNON III
After reading these names, some of them may sound familiar. That's because there are many streets, schools and buildings named after some of these men and their families. Past members who have been honored by the township with a landmark dedication are in bold font.
Many of these men served other roles in the early days of the township. For example, Charles Beck and family owned a general store in the early 1900's, which was later purchased by Edward Peters; both men have streets named after them. David Nelson Roberge, a founding member of the RVFD, also served as the police chief for 10 years and the township clerk until his death in 1948. Roberge School was named after him. Leopold Herrman was the department's first chief, there is a street named after him, too. Many of these men were also veterans of the first and second world wars.
Every year during Memorial Day weekend, the men and women of the RVFD place an American flag for each of these men on the front lawn of the north firehouse to ensure their legacy. If you would like to learn more about the early days of the fire department, we suggest you read the essay by Ex-Chief Tom Shine, Sr., which can be found on the history page. Another great read is "River Vale" by Edmund Moderacki, which can be purchased at the River Vale Library.