Independence Township Volunteer Fire Department

We are here for you!

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The Independence Township Volunteer Fire Department was established in 1961 and was originally housed in the Township Building, until our own building was constructed in 1983.  We specialize in fire and EMS services.  Our members are proud to serve the community in every way we can.  We are a family, here to protect yours.
  • 116 School Road Aliquippa PA 15001
The Community Center, located in the rear of the Fire Department, has a beautiful hall for rent for all of your celebration needs!  
Please call the Township at 724-378-3739 to inquire about rentals!

Jeri New

Fire Chief

Member since 1982

Nathan Beam

Assistant Chief

Member since 2001

Mark New


Member since 1980

Bruce Brown


Josh Holiday

1st Lieutenant

Nicholas Grundy

2nd Lieutenant

Mark New


Joshua Holiday

Vice President

Amanda Holiday


Nicholas Grundy

Treasurer      Independence Township Website
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 Our newest apparatus. Meet “Heat Miser”, A 2000 Freightliner/E-one rescue engine recently acquired from North Carolina. It is serving us very well.It is used for structure fires, traffic incidents and much more.Talk about a truck that does it all! 

Engine 801
Rescue Engine

 This engine was just acquired in 2017 and we are very excited about it! We purchased her from a Company near Philadelphia PA from some really great people! This engine is our first out vehicle to structure fires. 

Engine 802

 Our tanker, a Kenworth, may look like a milk truck, but she serves us well! She was built specifically for us in 2006 in Michigan. Her tank holds 2,160 gallons of water. A tanker is a must in a community like ours that does not have hydrants! 

Tanker 80
Tanker (Water Tender)

 One of our two squads, 805, is a 2010 Ford. She was built in Georgia for us. It is primarily used for brush fires, but it also holds medical equipment and other important tools. 


 Our atv is a 6x6 Polaris UTV. It is used for getting to hard to reach areas especially in wooded or off-road areas for wild land fires, or search details. 

ATV 80

 These are our prides! 

Our Fleet
Fire Suppression, EMS
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It is with a heavy heart that I must announce that one of our retired brothers, Richard Speer, has answered his last call.
Rich was an Engineer for our company for many years. He knew the equipment inside and out and we never worried when he was in charge of an apparatus. He had a wonderful sense of humor, and was a wonderful dad and Pap. His family came first, as it should be; and we at the Independence VFD hold them in our hearts and prayers during their time of grief.

Rich, thank you for your service. We’ll take it from here. 


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