News Headlines
Tue. Dec 10th 2019
Byron Swanson “BG”Byron G. Swanson, “BG”, 57, of Russell, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at the Warren General Hospital after an extended illness.BG was born on Dec...
Sun. Jan 6th 2013
Jason L Spence, 33, of Scandia Road, Russell, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at his residence.
Jason was born October 26, 1979, in Warren, PA, the son of Larry Spence and...
Sun. Sep 4th 2011
As of the beginning of September our ambulance is back in service. The department currently has 14 EMTs and 2 First Responders. We will be providing BLS service for the residents of Elk Township and w...
Mon. Apr 4th 2011
The 2010 Fire Person of the Year went to 2nd Asst. Chief Kelly VanCise. Kelly has put in numerous hours to better the department and is one of our most active members.

The 2010 Junior Fire Person...
Sat. Mar 19th 2011
Charter Member Patrick Wayne Ferrie, 92, of Scandia, and a lifelong area resident, passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Rouse Warren County Home, where he had resided for the last year.
Mr. F...
Fun Facts

Fun Facts:

  • Kelly Ferrie is the only charter member still active today and has served as Fire Chief for 26 years.
  • Four chaplains have served our spiritual needs over the years: Frank Hagberg, Fred Yarborborough, James Swanson ll, and Jonathan Meyer
  • The department has gone from an all-male department with nearly one quarter of its membership female in 2006
  • Harry Nasman recycled aluminum cans for many years, donating all the money to the Fire Department
  • Our only paramedics Ron Johnson and Jim Kilby were the first paramedics to save a life with a defibrillator, just days after the paramedic program was sponsored by Warren General Hospital
  • There are eleven married couples, who are members of the department
  • Around 2004 we had thirteen junior members at one time. Out of those thirteen, six are still with us today.


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