Battalion Chief- Gary Ebner
Born in Philadelphia, a graduate of Archbishop Ryan High School (1985) and Pennco Technical Institute. Chief Ebner began his volunteer career in emergency services as a firefighter and EMT in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. After marriage to his wife Cheryl and the birth of their daughter, they relocated to the Tansboro section of Winslow Township in 1997. After settling into their new home Gary joined the Tansboro Volunteer Fire Company (25-4). As a volunteer he has served through the ranks and in officer positions including Captain of Station 25-4 until his promotion to Battalion Chief in February 2016. He also serves as an Assistant Scoutmaster to Troop 132 in Sicklerville and an Associate Advisor to the WTFD Fire Explorer Post.
Chief Ebner continues his education through the Camden County College and Kean University.During free time he enjoys golf and traveling with his wife and their two children Allison and Anthony (A.J).
Career Battalion Chief- Steven Silcott
Battalion Chief Silcott
joined the fire service in July of 2001 as a volunteer with the Waterford
Township Fire Department. In 2006, he was hired as a part time Firefighter /
EMT with the City of North Wildwood. Then in 2008, received his Associates
Degree in Applied Science as well as two certificates in Fire Science
Technology (Fire Administration and Fire Suppression). In 2008, Chief Silcott
was hired as a Firefighter within our Department. Since his time here, Chief
Silcott has held the ranks of Firefighter, Provisional Lieutenant, Captain, and
Career Battalion Chief. Chief Silcott is a Fire Inspector and Emergency
Services Instructor Level II as well the Training Officer for our Department.
Chief Silcott is in Command of our Career Staff Personnel and is the
second-highest ranking Career Officer within the Department. Chief Silcott is
also the Confined Space / Technical Rescue Coordinator for the Department.
Chief Silcott resides in
Franklin Township with his wife Kristy and three children.