Green Ridge Fire Company


Wednesday, January 8, 2014   The company kept busy today running a total of 8 calls although a late call on Tuesday night also spilled over into Wednesday. At 1155 pm Tuesday night, a sprinkler pipe burst at Barnaby's of America. Fire crews from 63/72 secured the water and checked the building.

Calls for Wednesday included:

707 am-Investigation-Sun Valley High School (rear)- flare from nearby refinery. Call cancelled.
954 am-House Fire-3100 blk Meetinghouse Rd. Upper Chichester-recalled enroute
1001 am-Building Fire-200 blk E. 10 St. Marcus Hook-Truck, Rescue & Engine 63 responded.
1247 pm-2nd alarm House Fire/RIT-Unit blk Peters Lane Concord-Truck & Rescue 63 responded. Stood by for RIT and put ladder in service.
122 pm-Assist EMS-Park Ln-recalled
643 pm-2nd alarm House Fire/RIT-1400 blk Perkins St. Chester City.-Rescue 63 stood by for RIT.
743 pm-Investigation-Eusden Dr. Aston.-Truck 63 responded. Secured leaking water from vacant residence.
937 pm-House Fire/RIT-1200 blk Harshaw Rd. Toby Farms section of Chester Twp-Truck & Rescue 63 responded.
An additional RIT response to Toby Farms came in just after midnight at 1205 am on Gideon Rd.

Thank you to Garden City (Ladder) and Lower Chichester (Engine Co.) for covering the station while we were committed in Concordville.

Marcus Hook

Marcus Hook

Peters Lane-Concord

Peters Lane-Concord



Thursday, January 2, 2014  With winter upon us, please take a moment to adopt a hydrant located near your house or business and clear out the snow surrounding it. Help us Help you!  




Thursday, January 2, 2014  Green Ridge Fire Co. held its annual election meeting this past Monday and the membership has elected the following individuals to serve the company for 2014:

President: Michael Lucy, Sr.
Vice President: Merritt Harman, IV
Secretary: Robert Denney, Jr.
Treasurer: Ed Gane
Associate Board of Directors: Thomas Morgan, Sr. & Jon Curtis
Trustee: David M. Durbano (3 yr term)
Fire Chief: Michael Evans
Deputy Chief: Ken Dawson, Jr.
1st Assistant Chief: David M. Durbano
2nd Assistant Chief: David Evans, Jr.
Chief Engineer: Gordon T. Pippin

Chief Evans has also appointed his additional staff: Gordon D. Pippin-Captain; Rich Lynch - Rescue Lt/QRS coordinator; Jon Curtis-Truck Lt; Matthew McCormick-Engine Lt; and John Dill-Safety Officer. 




Saturday, December 28, 2013  The fire co. received some new Hurst rescue equipment this week which was part of our Assistance to Firefighters grant awarded earlier in the year. We purchased new hydraulic speaders aka "Jaws of Life", O-cutters and a combi tool. To power all of this, there is a new truck mounted hydraulic power unit as well as a portable power unit. Additional equipment purchased through the grant including Paratech struts will be delivered soon. Thanks to Rescue Lt. Frank Pizzi for handling the rescue equipment project.




Friday, December 27, 2013  Around 610am, Co. 59 along with Longwood (CC25) and Media (RIT) were dispatched to the 200 block of Harvey Rd. in Chadds Ford Twp. for a dwelling fire. This area of Chadds Ford lacks fire hydrants so in addition to the suppression units tanker trucks from Goodwill (CC52), Kennett (CC24) and Po-Mar-Lin (CC36) were alerted as well. Engine 59-2 arrived with fire showing from the attic area of a garage attached to a house. Chief Nelling (59-9) arrived and assumed Harvey Rd. Command and requested the 2nd alarm. The 2nd alarm consisted of Bethel (66), Chester Heights (71), an airbank from Goodwill, and RIT teams from Holmes (43) and Green Ridge. Additional tanker trucks from Avondale (CC23), West Grove (CC22) and Hockessin (CC19) were sent also. Truck 63 responded under the command of D/C K. Dawson and handled RIT. The crew threw a few ground ladders and stoodby. Medic units from Concordville and Longwood stoodby in case of any injuries. The fire was quickly knocked down and placed under control within 30 minutes. RIT 63 was then released by 59-9. Engine 63 also handled an outside investigation this morning which proved to be unfounded.




Wednesday, December 25, 2013  Green Ridge Fire Co. sends out its warmest wishes for a very Merry Christmas and safe, healthy and happy New Year! Thank you to all of the residents and businesses that have supported us in 2013.




Wednesday, December 18, 2013  Green Ridge was once again proud to help escort home 2 more Aston residents who have been serving in Afghanistan. Spec. Nick Porcellini and Spec. Tommy Piraino both serve with the Delaware Army National Guard. Spec. Piraino is also an active firefighter/EMT with Aston-Beechwood and Chester Heights Fire Cos. The duo were welcomed home by a caravan of fire apparatus, police and EMS vehicles. Truck 63 set up an arch along Concord Rd. with Truck 46 (Rocky Run). Other companies apart of the escort were Aston-Beechwood, Chester Heights, Belvedere (DE) and Five Points (DE) along with Aston PD and Medic 100A. 




Thursday, December 12, 2013  Just before dinner, the working fire dispatch was sounded in Claymont, DE. Chief 13 (E. Haley) had a 3 story garden style apartment building with fire showing from the 3rd floor. The working fire dispatch added Truck & Engine 63, Rescue 40 and RIT 20. The crews assisted with ventilation and checking for extension before being returned. 

Companies on scene included: Claymont, Talleyville, Brandywine Hundred, Lower Chichester, Boothwyn, Holloway Terrace and New Castle County EMS.



Neighbors helping Neighbors

Green Ridge Volunteer Fire Company is partnering with the Neighbor’s Helping Neighbor’s group in a canned goods and non-perishable food collection . On December 14th Santa will be taken around town by Green Ridge while handing out candy canes. If you would like to participate in the food drive we will be collecting as we go around town. If you're not home and still would like to participate you can leave donations on the doorstep for collection.

We are also partnered up with the Aston Business Association and will be collecting toys for needy families here in Aston. An unwrapped toy or gift card from Walmart, Target or Giant Food Store can be dropped off at Green Ridge Fire Company when someone is present at the station. There will be bins located at the fire house for the toys.

Both donations are appreciated and will assist the residents & families of Aston Township. Donations will be collected at the station, 2900 W. Dutton Mill Road, from December 1st until December 20th.





Monday, December 2, 2013   The box assignment was struck for the 100blk of W. Garrison for a house fire. 52-13a (J Bynum) was the first to arrive and had smoke showing from a 2 story twin. Engine 82 and Rescue 63 arrived simultaneously and while engine 82 was stretching the line, the crew from Rescue 63 assumed the 1st due special service and began throwing ladders while the inside crew began a search and located the fire in the front bedroom. The hook & can put a knock on the fire and announced it to the linemen from engine 82. After the fire was knocked the crews ventilated and opened up. 63 operated for an hour before returning for service. Companies on scene included Parkside, Chester (82), Carden City, Brookhaven, Upland and Lower Chichester.



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