Greenawalds Fire/Rescue


Greenawalds Fire / Rescue is a 100% Volunteer Fire Department located in South Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, PA (just west of the City of Allentown).  Comprised of about 35 active members, Greenawalds (Station 11) is one of three stations in South Whitehall Township.  In addition to general fire suppression responsibilities, we are also responsible for all rescue operations within the confines of the 17.1 square mile township.  We operate out of a single station which houses 2 Engines, a Heavy Rescue Truck, Tanker, Special Service Vehicle, boat with trailer, and a technical rescue trailer.  The Chief is also assigned a Chevy Suburban to use. 

We also host a number of community events throughout the year including our annual Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween Parade, and Santa Run!  Greenawalds is always seeking new volunteers to serve the community they live in.  Please contact us for more information.



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Santa Run 2012

In December, Greenawalds Fire Company spread some Christmas cheer by delivering gifts to children in the area.  In addition they raised over $1,600 dollars in donations for three needy families to enjoy a warm holiday meal and celebrate with some presents.

You can read the WFMZ article here

Vehicle Fire - Cedar Crest Blvd

On May 28th, 2012 Greenawalds Fire/Rescue responded to a vehicle fire on Cedar Crest Blvd.

Photos by: Dennis Wetherhold Jr. 

Fatal Dwelling Fire - 1920 Walbert Ave.

On February 22nd, a fire started by careless cigarette smoking took the lives of two men in their 40's at 1920 Walbert Ave. Crews from stations 3, 11 & 32 located the residents and performed a successful rescue of both men, however they were pronounced dead at Lehigh Valley Hospital around 4am.

Photos by: Dennis Wetherhold Jr.

Motor Vehicle Accident with Rescue

On February 4th, 2012 a vehicle was involved in an accident at the intersection of Lincoln Ave & Hamilton Boulevard entrapping the driver. Stations 62, 3 and 11 responded.

Photos by: Dennis Wetherhold Jr.

Dwelling Fire - Pirma Avenue

South Whitehall Twp. firefighters were called to a dwelling fire Christmas Day around 1 PM at 2121 Pirma Ave.  The home owner reported smoke in the home.  Fire had extended from the wood burning fireplace into the surrounding flooring.  It took firefighters about 2 hours to completely search out and extinguish the fire, though fire damage to the home was minimal.  Responding were fire units from Greenawalds, Woodlawn, Cetronia and Tower 3631 as well as Cetronia Ambulance Corps

Article & Photos courtesy of Lou Wheeland


Commercial Structure Fire - Charlie Brown's Steakhouse

On-Location of a 3rd alarm Structure Fire in South Whitehall Twp, Fire was located at the Old Charlie Brown's Restaurant on Walbert Ave. Crews arrived on location with heavy smoke showing and fire to the rear of the building, the crews of 3221 & 1112 placed 2 lines in service and stretched a third to the front. A total of 3 alarms were struck with several special requests to the scene, multiple lines were stretched and 3 tower ladders were put into service with extensive roof operations. One firefighter was taken to the hospital with a burn to the hand, but crews remained on location for several hours for the investigation

First Photo & Article by Nester Video Productions, remaining photos by Lou Wheeland

Commercial Structure Fire

On-Scene of a 2nd Alarm Building Fire in South Whitehall Township, crews operated at Fairmount Optical in the township. Fire was contained to a HVAC unit and the smoke was cleared from the building.

Article & Photos courtesy of Nester Video Productions

K-Mart Trash Fire

On October 6th South Whitehall Fire Companies responded to a fire at the rear of the shopping center containing a dozen large pallets of cardboard. 

Photos courtesy of Lou Wheeland



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