Fighting 55TH’S Fourth Annual Beef and Beer Dinner

It’s that time again! Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 Is going to be hosting it’s FOURTH annual Beef and Beer dinner!!!!

Be sure to mark your calendars and come on out to the Larsen Road Fire House. Join us for a fun night filled with: DJ, Gift Raffles, 50/50’s, Door Prizes, and of course the Hot Wing Challenge!!!


BENEFITTING: Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company Number 1. Station 55

WHEN: MAY 7’th 2016


TICKETS: $38 Per Person- General Seating

To purchase tickets OR to donate- Please contact ANY of our members. Or contact Ivon @ 732-610-5033

Tables of 8-10 can be reserved in advance with advanced ticket purchase.



2016 Station 55 Firematic & Executive Officers

The following have been elected to serve office for the swiftly approaching 2016 year.

2016 looks to be another great year of service and commitment for Jackson Station 55!!!


 Firematic Officers:                                                                         

Chief of Department: Timothy J. Carson – 5500                            

Assistant Chief: Charles “Chip” Smith – 5510

Captain: George Bergner- 5520

Captain: Mattew Prioli-Baader – 5530

Lieutenant: Harry Theobald – 5540                                                  

Lieutenant: James Loiacono – 5550

Lieutenant: Carl A. Halpin Jr. – 5560

Lieutenant: Dennis McGuire – 5570

Safety Officer: John Hussey – 5590

Assistant Safety Officer: Nicholas Prioli – 5580

Executive Officers:

President: Lee Friedland

Vice President: Christopher Drury

Secretary: Timothy Bedrose

Assistant Secretary: James Loiacono

Treasurer: Nicholas Prioli


UPDATE: 8th Annual Craft and Vendor Fair 11/22/15

Our new date is Sunday, November 22, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Come on over for shopping, food & fun at our 8th Annual Craft & Vendor Fair!

We will have over 80 crafters/vendors in attendance.

Stop by our event to start your holiday shopping or pick up something for yourself!

In Memoriam: Robert Baylis

Ex Chief Robert Baylis
It is with deepest regret the Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company #1, Station 55, announces the passing of Ex Chief, Past Commissioner, and Life Member Robert Baylis.

Viewing for Ex Chief Baylis will be Sunday October 11, from 1pm to 5pm at the George Hassler Funeral Home in Jackson.

Funeral for Ex Chief Baylis will be Monday 10am at the George Hassler Funeral Home in Jackson.

Chief – you will truly be missed by all your brothers and sisters. We thank you for everything you have done for the Department and the Community over your 33 years of faithful and dedicated service to us. God Speed to you brother and Rest In Peace.

Station 55 Firefighters Train on New Jersey Transit Bus


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Station 55 Members pose in front of the Training Bus

 On September 24th, 2015, Officers and Firefighters from Jackson Twp. Volunteer Fire Co. #1, Station 55 had the experience to train on new Paratech equipment that was purchased for Rescue 5503. Continental Fire and Safety was in attendance and presented a demonstration to the company on proper use and techniques of the newly purchased equipment.

The Bus was donated by A&A Truck Parts from Freehold, N.J.

Fall Craft & Vendor Fair: October 4, 2015

Our Craft & Vendor Fair will be held indoors at the Firehouse located at 113 N. New Prospect Road, Jackson. All proceeds will benefit Station 55. There will be spaces inside the Main Room and Bay Area. Special requests for placements will be considered. Location preferences are honored when possible on a first-come, first-served basis by paid applicants only. Admission and parking are free.

Please fill out the Exhibitor Application completely. Please call before submitting an application. Mail your application with payment payable to JTVFC#1 to:

Brandy LaBoy
C/O Station 55 Craft & Vendor Fair
10 Princeton Drive
Jackson, NJ 08527

Confirmation will be sent via email or telephone call.

Setup / Display:
Setup will begin at 7:00 AM on Sunday, October 4th. You will receive your assigned space when you arrive. Items for sale must be displayed within your space and cannot be placed in the aisles. Aisles are for pedestrian traffic and cannot be blocked in any way. Doors open to the public at 9:00 AM. Please have your area ready to go by no later than 8:45 AM.

Vendors/Crafters can unload products at the side entrances. We ask that you move your vehicle to the school parking lot in order to leave spaces open for our customers. If you require a Handicapped Space (with permit only) please advise as these spaces are limited.

Teardown begins at 3:00 PM. Exhibitors must be prepared to stay to the end of the show.

There will be breakfast and lunch items as well as snacks and beverages for purchase.

Gift Raffle:
We will be holding a gift raffle the day of the event. Any Vendors/Crafters interested in donating products are asked to bring them the day of the event. Please make sure your item/s are visible in baskets/packaging and be sure to include your business card.

Contact information:
Should you have any questions or concerns, please direct all inquiries to Ivon or Brandy at (732) 370-2180 or If you need assistance the day of the event, please call my cell phone at (732) 513-8758. Please call before submitting an application.

Entrants shall be responsible for any damage or injury to the vendor, any assistant, or vendor’s property with this event.

Exhibitor Application

Thank you for your support!

Station 55 Santa Patrol


Santa Claus is coming to town!

Station 55 Santa Patrol will begin Saturday, December 13th starting at 2:00 pm. We will be out again on Wednesday, December 17 starting at 7:00 pm.

Your Station 55 Firefighters will be escorting Santa around the district to visit with the children. We will let you know Santa is close by from the sound of our sirens. As always, we will do our best to get to all of you. If you live on a cul-de-sac or dead-end street, it would be best to come down to the corner of your street. Of course, should one of your neighbors need our help during Santa Patrol, we may need to postpone our escort. We will do our best to reschedule. Please follow us on Facebook for updates.

Merry Christmas from all of us at Station 55. We wish you a wonderful New Year!

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Craft and Vendor Fair / Open House – Sunday, October 5th

Our Craft and Vendor Fair will be from 9 AM – 3 PM.  Visit over 70 tables of unique handmade crafts and new merchandise vendors that will be on-site displaying their items for sale. There will be something for everyone here, so come out for some shopping, food & fun!
For information, please call (732) 370-2180 or email:

Our Open House will be from 10 AM – 2 PM. Please join us with your family & friends to meet the firefighters who make your neighborhood safe! Live Demonstrations and trucks will be on display.

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser – Friday October 3rd

The Station 55 Explorers Post 5501 are sponsoring a Spaghetti Dinner for Joey Weikel – a loving eight-year old fighting a battle with Leukemia.

Friday, October 3, 2014
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Jackson Fire Station 55
113 N. New Prospect Road, Jackson, NJ

There will be door prizes and raffles.

Tickets are $20 for adults; children 12 and under are free.

For advance tickets, donations, and information please call 848-373-6230.