Ed Ross, who stepped down recently as Treasurer of the Montgomery County Fire Chief’s Association after serving in that capacity for 40 years, was honored for his decades of service at the organizations meeting in March at Flourtown Fire Company, Station 6.
Montgomery County Commissioner Leslie Richards presented Ed with a proclamation signed by all three commissioners and the Fire Chief’s Association presented his a plaque in appreciation for his service.
Ed joined the fire service in 1949 and served as a firefighter and line officer at several companies in New York and New Jersey before moving to Whitpain Township in 1965.
He joined the Centre Square Fire Company that year, where he has served on numerous occasions as Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief, President and Treasurer of both the company and its relief association, and Captain of Fire Police.
Ed, a Life Member of the Montgomery County Fire Chief’s Association, served that organization as its Treasurer from 1972 to 2012 and continues to serve as Assistant Treasurer.
In addition, Ed Ross served as an instructor at the Montgomery County Fire Training School from 1969 to 1976 and was recognized with an award for his exemplary service there and numerous awards for all of the other jobs he has filled. Pictured here: l-r: Commissioner Leslie Richards, Ed Ross, Fire Chief’s Association President Brian Gwiazdzinski and current Treasurer Michael Gallagher Sr.