Aston Township Fire Department Recognized at Commissioner’s Meeting; Board and Officers Introduced
Donning dress uniforms, board members and officers of the newly organized Aston Township Fire Department were recognized by the board of commissioners and sworn into office by Delaware County President Judge Chad Kenney during the January 21 board of commissioners meeting.
Prior to the swearing-in ceremony, Commissioner Carol Graham, who serves as liaison to the fire department, said the official combining of the Aston-Beehwood and Green Ridge Fire Companies took place 8 ba.m., January 1, thus forming Aston Township Fire Department #17.
“I am proud to congratulate you all,” Graham said. “And I wish you well.”
The merger took 10 years of discussion and 18 months of intensive meetings to complete. Members of the two companies formed the Aston Fire and EMS Cooperative Partnership Steering Committee, and worked diligently to combine the two companies.
In November, the Aston Board of Commissioners adopted an ordinance approving the delivery of fire and medical services to the citizens, businesses and visitors of the municipality.
“The swearing in of the Aston Township Fire Department officers marked the newest milestone in the history of the fire and EMS Service for Aston Township,” said ATFD President Kit Spayd. “We would like to thank the board of commissioners for allowing and supporting this event to take place. We would also like to express our appreciation to President Judge Chad Kenney for performing the swearing-in ceremony. The officers, members and employees look forward to continuing the high level of care our residents have come to expect and know from the emergency service personnel of the Aston Township Fire Department Station 17.”
The following fire department board members and officers were sworn in: Kit Spayd, president; Linda McCall, treasurer; Rob Denney Jr., recording secretary; Mike Lucy, Sr., Shaun Guthrie, Dave Durbano, Jim Long, Sr., Tom Morgan, and Wayne Stewart, board of directors; Mike Evans, chief, Ken Dawson, Jr. deputy chief; John Moletteri, first assistant chief; Mike Wiley, second assistant chief; Dave Durbano, Dave Evans, Joe Billie, captain; Gordon Pippen Sr., chief engineer; Shaun Guthrie, engineer; Rick Lynch, Tom Piraino, Lieutenants; CJ Schmid and John Dill, safety officers; and Elmer Guthrie, fire police captain.