A fire on Friday, February 3, 1905 marked the beginning of the Glenolden Fire Company. The fire started in the one-story frame home of Morris Collins at Ashland Avenue and Chester Pike. An overheated stove set the roof on fire and Norwood Fire Company #1 was called. When Norwood Fire Company arrived, they were shocked to find Glenolden had no fireplugs. Helped by borough residents, the firemen put the roof fire out by throwing snow on it. Much has changed over the past 100+ years, but one thing remains the same – our commitment to serve our community with outstanding fire and rescue protection.
At Glenolden Fire Company, our team of volunteers provides fire suppression, rescue service, and fire protection services to Glenolden Borough as well as Folcroft, Sharon Hill, and Collingdale Boroughts. Our 100% volunteer company responds to various fire and rescue emergency calls including structures, vehicles, trash, electrical, and fire alarms.
Glenolden Fire Company is actively searching for dedicated volunteers to answer the call and become a part of our FAMILY on a mission to protect and serve. We are your neighbors, teachers, technicians, students, and tradespeople who decided to step up to the plate and volunteer their time to make Glenolden and the surrounding community a safer place. There’s a role for everyone and no experience is necessary – all training is provided at no cost to you! Training Night is held every Tuesday at 7PM!
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