SLVFD Welcomes New Member "Andrea Boon"
By SLVFD News Room
August 23, 2019

The SLVFD would like to welcome Andrea Boon as a new probationary firefighter. We are excited to have her on board!!!

Andrea follows in her father's, uncle's, and great grandfather's footsteps. All of these family members have contributed so much to our department and our community. Andrea's father Mike Boon has been a member of the SLVFD since 1977. Mike has served as a past Assistant Chief and still serves today as a firefighter and Director on the departments Executive Committee. Andrea's uncle Robert Boon has been named to the SLVFD Honor Roll, and Andrea's great grandfather Ed Boon served as the Chief of the SLVFD in 1940 and 1941.

When asked Andrea states, "I wanted to follow in my dad’s footsteps who I look up to a lot. I wanted to continue the family tradition because my great grandfather was also in the department and was chief at one point. It’s something that I have wanted to do for awhile, I am excited to be a part of the fire department and contribute by giving back to a community that has given me so much."

Andrea attended her first regular department meeting on Thursday August 1st and will complete a 6 month probationary period as all new SLVFD members do. We could not be happier to have Andrea as a member. Thank you to Andrea and all the Boon's for their service.


Gifford Hosler August 24, 2019 at 10:54 AM
Welcome young lady!!

Linda Boon Sawyer August 26, 2019 at 8:06 PM
Wow Andrea I am so very proud of you especially following in family members footsteps. I am sure the fire department is honored and pleased that you are carrying on the tradition. I am sure Dad , Robert and Grandpa are looking down on you with pride. They will keep you safe I am sure of that and guide you in all your training. Love you honey

Michael Boon August 26, 2019 at 8:07 PM
Way to go my buddy ! So very proud of you!! Uncle Robert and Grandpa are smiling bright and proud. I look forward to working with you .

Dora J. Mose September 02, 2019 at 12:54 PM
All women are NOT created equal! Only the best of us become firefighters! Welcome to a world were we are one big family no matter what department you run with!