Green Ridge Fire Company







Wednesday, December 3, 2014  12/03/2014

Public Notice For Immediate Release

Subject: Aston Twp. Fire and EMS Services

Who we are: We are the Aston Township Fire Department. We're your neighbors, your co-workers, your family members who have served the community since 1942 as members of the Green Ridge Volunteer Fire Company & the Aston Beechwood Volunteer Fire Company.

Our Mission: The Aston Township Fire Department is a full service fire protection and emergency medical service public safety agency serving the citizens of Aston Township, Pennsylvania. We are dedicated to the protection of the lives and property of our residents and community, and strive to deliver excellence in our commitment to quick and efficient Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Service response and to disseminating public safety and fire prevention education.

What you need to know: We will officially become the Aston Township Fire Department, your local fire and ems department, January 1, 2015.

How will this affect you and your service if you Dial 911? This will have NO effect on how emergency fire and ems services are being delivered currently. There will be NO disruption in services to the residents, businesses and commuters in Aston Township.

How to contact us: 
Mailing Address PO Box 2172 Aston, PA 19014.
Important Numbers: Emergency 911
Non-emergency Numbers: Station 17 West (Old Aston Beechwood) Phone (610) 459-1252 Fax (610) 459-9659
Station 17 East (Old Green Ridge) Phone (610) 494-6771 Fax (610) 497-1557

How can you help us: Become a Volunteer! Have fire, rescue, emergency medical training or willing to learn? Contact Us. Have skills in public relations, marketing, accounting, business management, education and willing to help your community? Join your hometown team. You don't have to crawl into burning buildings to be able to help. Contribute to the Fire and EMS Fund Drives, support upcoming Fundraisers and any upcoming contribution opportunities in the future.

The Aston Township Fire Department, One Town One Team. Your Hometown Team




Tuesday, October 14, 2014  The officers and members regret to announce the death of Life Member Tom Kingsland Jr. Tom was a 27 year member of Green Ridge Vol. Fire Co. 1 were he held the ranks of Deputy Chief, Assistant Chief, Captain, Lieutenant and Trustee. Tom was also a member of the Dorothy Vol. Fire Co. in Dorothy, NJ where he held several elected positions before coming to G.R.F.C. Funeral Services are the following:

Friday 10/17/14 Viewing from 6-8 pm
Saturday 10/18/14 Viewing from 9-10 am 
both at D'Anjolell Stigale Memorial Home & Cremation Services Inc 3260 Concord Rd. Aston, PA 19014
Memorial Services and burial will follow at the Mt. Hope Cemetery at 4010 Concord Rd. Aston, PA 19014

The family wishes for fire department participation. For more information please contact Past Chief Bob Herre @ 610 425-2136




Thursday, June 19, 2014  This evening, 78 members from Green Ridge and Aston-Beechwood Fire Cos. met at Sta. 72 to hold the first joint meeting of our two companies. On the agenda tonight were two important votes: choosing our new name and co. number for our consolidated organization. By an overwhelming majority, the members chose to become the Aston Township Fire Department, Station 17. (the station number is pending approval from the DCFA). The members are very excited to continue the consolidation process over the next several months and to forge the future of fire & emergency medical services in Aston over the years to come! 

Thank you to everyone who participated and to the members who prepared dinner for everyone and set up the hall.




Saturday, June 14, 2014  Today the Boy Scouts held a Flag Retirement service at the station. Ashes from the  service at Green Ridge Fire House were properly buried and marked. Thank you to State Representative Joe Hackett for stopping by.




Tuesday, June 10, 2014   Congratulations to the members of the class of 2014 from Green Ridge!

In May, FF/EMT J. Carr graduated from Neumann University with a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership.

Also last month, FF/EMT C.J. Schmid graduated from St. Joseph's University with a Master's Degree in Public Safety Management.

This evening, A/FF Branden Mercer graduated from Sun Valley High School. Sun Valley's graduation ceremony was also held at Neumann University in the Mirenda Center.

Congratulations gentlemern, we're very proud of you all!




Monday, June 9, 2014   Congratulations to Life Member and longtime firefighter Ken Robertson on being awarded the 2014 Energy for the Community Achievement Award from Exelon (PECO). Ken was honored for his many years of service to Green Ridge. Kenny has been a member for 20 years and was recently bestowed lifetime membership. Prior to moving to Aston and joining Green Ridge, he was a firefighter at the Holmes Fire Ridley.  Last week, Chief Evans, Past Chief Herre and FF K. Tiger attended a luncheon and awards ceremony to see Kenny receive the award. The three were also very pleased to accept a $10,000 donation to the company given by Exelon. 

Congratulations Kenny on your many years of faithful service to Green Ridge and PECO. We're proud of your hard work and are honored to have you as a senior man and mentor.




Saturday, May 31, 2014   Company 63 was dispatched to the 1200 block of Brookstone Dr. in Bethel Twp. for the building fire along with Cos. 66, 59, 71, 72, NCC RIT 13 and Medic 66-7. Shortly after the initial dispatch the assignment was upgraded to a working fire. Truck 63 arrived along with Truck 66 to find a 3 story town home well involved and all occupants reported out. Crews quickly set up the ladder pipes and threw ground ladders. While a defensive operation was set up, crews checked the adjoining exposures for extension. A defensive operation was in place for a few hours until the fire was placed under control. 66-9 had the command.
    *Thank you to Bob Bardsley/Facebook for some of the photos.




Tuesday, May 27, 2014  The Officers and members would like to send our condolences to the McConnell Family and our Brothers and Sisters of the ATPD on the loss of retired Sgt. John McConnell. RIP



Clean Up

Tuesday, May 20, 2014  Today the members took advantage of the nice weather and cleaned up around the outside of the station. Cleaning out the flower beds, mulching them and hosing down the apron & parking lot. Thank you to those that helped!



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