The District celebrated their 50th anniversary on June 22nd with an open house. Some of the changes around the station include new lighting, a new fitness room and a new historical case display in the downstairs training room. The case contains items from Glenside’s history as well as personnel items dating back to the 1970’s.
Posters of pictures from the past five decades
Feel free to stop by the station in the afternoons for a tour.
September 11th Memorial
The Glenside Fire Protection District with the assistance of the Glenside Foreign Fire Insurance Board have created a 9/11 Memorial consisting of artifacts from all three attack sites to honor those who were lost in the tragic and historic event on September 11, 2001.
The display is permanent and we welcome everyone to come visit during our business hours of 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday at the fire station. Glenside Fire Chief Russell Wood said “we don’t want to forget that day or the impact it had on our country…it was the worst day in our firefighter history…343 firefighters died.” The memorial being displayed by the Glenside Fire District is a tribute and remembrance to the dedicated and courageous individuals who lost their lives on that fateful September 11th morning, including 343 firefighters and EMS personnel, 72 law enforcement officers and 2,996 civilians. Included in the display are artifacts from all three attack sites – a piece of steel from the World Trade Center, debris from the crash site in Pennsylvania and a piece of limestone from the Pentagon building. Let us not forget!