Independence Township Volunteer Fire Department

We are here for you!


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

Hall Rentals

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!

Fire Officers

Jeri New

Fire Chief

Member since 1982

Nathan Beam

Assistant Chief

Member since 2001

Mark New


Member since 1980

Bruce Brown

1st Lieutenant

Keith Aikens

2nd Lieutenant

Department Officers

Keith Aikens


Brendan Brown

Vice President

Michael Ubrey


Nicholas Grundy


Links      Independence Township Website


This is a 1985 Pierce Dash Engine, nicknamed "Slimer" for its color. We obtained this Engine around 2006."


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! The picture here was taken at their station the day we picked her up - note they placed a sign in the window with her new name! We look forward to adding more photos of this beautiful engine soon!"

Engine 802Engine

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 80Tanker (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."


These are our prides!"

Our FleetFire Suppression, EMS