Aston Township, Delaware County PA

Chester Water Authority Distribution System Flushing

Chester Water Authority (CWA) is planning to flush all public fire hydrants in the CWA distribution system in Aston Township beginning the week of July 9, 2017. They are planning to conduct this work between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. Sunday night through Friday morning to minimize inconvenience to CWA customers. During this work, there could be brief periods when the water in the distribution system may become discolored. Distribution system water pressure may be depressed during the hydrant flushing activity.

A Letter From Aston Township Fire Marshal Tom Morgan


linda-laneAston Township has new signs on major roads as you enter our town that say “A Community that Cares”. Late Tuesday evening, November 15, 2016, and in the days that followed, we personified that little public relations snippet more than you can imagine.  Let me tell you about it.

At 11:17pm the Aston Township Fire Department was dispatched to the area of Linda Lane and Birney Highway for a building fire. 27 Aston volunteer firefighters left their home and answered the alarm.  10 mutual aid fire departments, 3 EMS and 6 police units also responded.  Our community cares. Read more

Aston Police Department Named 2016 Citizens Of The Year


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Aston Commissioners, during the Sept. 21 meeting, named the Aston Police Department as 2016 Citizens of the Year.  Commissioners President Jim Stigale read a proclamation praising Chief Dan Ruggieri and members of the police department for their professionalism and dedication to the township.

“The Aston Township Police Department provides excellent, professional service each and every day along with great concern for the safety and well-being of the Aston Township Community,” Stigale said. “Our dedicated police officers respond to emergencies, which often are of a life-threatening nature. Their ability to evaluate the situation quickly with regard and respect for all involved is always practiced. The dangers they encounter can change in a matter of seconds. Read more

Aston-Beechwood Fire Company Decommissioned During Solemn Ceremony


Aston Web #1 ATFD Tom Mike and SeanEmotions ran high the evening of August 18 as members of the Aston Township Fire Department (ATFD) #17 joined commissioners, officials and neighbors for the decommissioning ceremony of the ATFD West station, formerly known as the Aston-Beechwood Fire Company #72 on Mount Road.

“Traditions in the fire service are very important, said Sean Joyce, ATFD president. “We, as the newly formed Aston Township Fire Department, feel the same way and believe this station is a very important part of our legacy… Change is not always easy, and in order to grow and continue to serve the community we must continue to move forward.” Read more

Aston Police K-9 Jax Retires

Aston Commissioner Jim McGinn and Police Chief Dan Ruggieri presented a proclamation and plaque to Officer Mikell Jones, who accepted on behalf of K-9 Jax. Photos by Loretta Rodgers

Aston Commissioner Jim McGinn and Police Chief Dan Ruggieri presented a proclamation and plaque to Officer Mikell Jones, who accepted on behalf of K-9 Jax. Photos by Loretta Rodgers

Aston Police K-9 Jax was recognized on the event of his retirement by the Aston Board of Commissioners,  township residents, representatives of the Penn-Delco School District and Neumann University during the June 15 commissioners meeting.

Jax was on-hand for the ceremony with his handler, Officer Mikell Jones, who has been Jax’s partner from the day he arrived. Read more

Joseph Hart Named 2015 Aston Township Police Officer of the Year

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Aston 5th Ward Commissioner Jim McGinn, who serves as liaison to the police department, presented Joseph Hart with a proclamation honoring him as 2015 Aston Township Police Officer of the Year. photo by Loretta Rodgers

Aston Commissioners, during the June 15 meeting, via proclamation, honored township police officer Joseph Hart as 2015 Police Officer of the Year.

Hart, the son of Joseph, Sr. and Dale Hart, is a graduate of Sun Valley High School and the Delaware County Community College Municipal Police Academy. Read more

ATFD’s New Fire Station Announcement


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Fire Station Announcement:

The board of commissioners, after reviewing the public comments received at public meetings, the cost estimates for site development provided by the engineer and the statistics, including run times and manning fire calls provided by the Aston Township Fire Department, have decided to locate the new Aston Township Fire Department station at 2900 Dutton Mill Road, Aston.

The board of commissioners will form a committee with the fire department to begin discussions on all aspects of financing the new fire station.

Commissioner Carol Graham

 

 

Substitute Crossing Guards Needed!

guard_iconThe Aston Police Department is currently accepting applications for substitute crossing guard with a starting hourly rate of $13.34 hr.

Application may be picked up at the Aston Police Department Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 AM and 4 PM. All applicants are required to submit to a criminal background check along with child abuse clearance check.

Contact Aston Police Department 610-497-2633.

Aston Commissioners Hire New Police Officers

Thomas Piraino and Jonathan Curtis were hired as part-time Aston Township police officers. (photo by Loretta Rodgers)

Thomas Piraino and Jonathan Curtis were hired as part-time Aston Township police officers. (photo by Loretta Rodgers)

by Loretta Rodgers.
Aston Commissioners, during a recent meeting, announced the hiring of new part-time police officers Thomas Piraino and Jonathan Curtis, effective Jan. 4.

Piraino is a graduate of Salesianum School and is currently studying emergency management at Delaware County Community College. He is a sergeant  in the Delaware Army National Guard and a veteran of the war in Afghanistan.

Piraino is a member of the Aston Township Fire Department.

Curtis previously worked at the Delaware County Park Police and the Aldan Borough Police Department. He is a graduate of the Delaware County Community College Municipal Police Academy and is employed as a part-time officer in the Chester Township police department.

Curtis is also a member of the Aston Township Fire Department.

Both candidates passed a thorough medical exam, along with a psychological examination.

Teddy Bear Toss in Memory of Scott Jones

Teddy Bear Toss in Memory of Scott Jones. photo by Loretta Rodgers

Teddy Bear Toss in Memory of Scott Jones. photo by Loretta Rodgers

by Loretta Rodgers.

When the Aston Rebels Ice Hockey team scored its first goal about ten minutes into the first period of Sunday’s game against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights at the Ice Works skating complex, about 100 teddy bears were simultaneously thrown on to the ice.

The excitement was obvious, but no more than among the family of recently deceased firefighter, EMT and former U.S. Marine corporal Scott Jones. Read more

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