About Glenside Fire Company #1

Glenside Fire Company is a 100% volunteer organization providing fire/rescue services for the communities of Glenside, Wyncote, and Laverock within Cheltenham Township, and many other communities through mutual aid relationships. Our dedicated Firefighters and Board of Directors have been providing this service to the community since May of 1900. Our district includes Arcadia University, several substantial apartment complexes and geriatric care facilities, commercial and light industrial structures and a handful of schools. The majority of our district is occupied by residential dwellings ranging from over 100 year old mansions designed by famed architect, Horace Trumbauer, to small sections of row houses.

We share our borders with the City of Philadelphia, Springfield Township, Abington Township, Jenkintown Borough and other Cheltenham fire companies’ districts. Several major roads pass through our district including Easton Road, Cheltenham Avenue, and the Route 309 Expressway.

Services We Provide:

  • Fire Suppression (Structural, Vehicle, Rubbish, Brush)
  • Rescue Services (Vehicle, Residential, High Angle, Water)
  • Hazardous Materials Identification and Mitigation
  • Carbon Monoxide Mitigation
  • Assist EMS and Police
  • Rapid Intervention Team
  • Air Cascade