Green Ridge Fire Company
 

ASTON TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT

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.

   


 

FLAG RETIREMENT SERVICE

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.

     



 

CLASS OF 2014

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!

     



 

LIFE MEMBER HONORED BY EXELON

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 Co.in 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.

   


 

TOWNHOUSE FIRE IN BETHEL TWP.

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.

     



 

OUR CONDOLENCES TO ATPD

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!

     



 

EMS week

Tuesday, May 20, 2014  From the officers and members of Green Ridge FC we wish all Emergency Medical Services Providers a Happy EMS week. Thank you for all that you do.

   


 

MVA with entrapment

Monday, May 19, 2014  Aston Township Fire Companies (Rescue 63 and Rescue 72) were dispatched to an accident with entrapment around 09:30. Rescue 63 arrived with a large roll off container truck overturned into a pole confirming entrapment. Chief 63 (M. Evans) assumed the command. The lone occupant was pronounced dead by EMS. Rescue crews were on the scene for an extended amount of time while the police investigated. Following the investigation, the subject was extricated. Rescue 40, M100A and M100 also responded.

     



 

Busy

Saturday, May 17, 2014  This weekend call wise we were on the slower side only handling 5 calls. Saturday a crew took the Engine down to Eddystone for their Building Dedication and Dual Housing of a new Ambulance & QRS. The engine came away with no trophy but a good time was had and we wish Eddystone the best of luck with everything. Also during the parade the QRS handled a stand by for a 5k at Pennell Elementary School. Pic courtesy of J. Pennell of Sta. 12

   


 
 
 

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