Monday, October 18, 2021

Ashland Fire Department Honors Dedicated Firefighter

On Saturday, the Ashland Fire Department remembered a volunteer firefighter that gave so much to the community he served.

On Tuesday, October 12th, 2021, Stanley Pogash, of Ashland passed away at the age of 97.

On Saturday, his Mass was held at St. Charles Borromeo Parish.  After his service, a procession was held that was led by the Washington Fire Company by which he served for 61 years.

The procession was led through an archway was made by Ashland's two ladder trucks, the current ladder truck housed by Washington Fire and the company's former ladder truck and American La France, also known as "Brutus" which is currently housed at the Schuylkill County Fire Historical Society.

Members of the Washington Fire Company remembered Pogash for his years of service as well as his dedication to bringing a Rescue truck to the borough as well as his time served on the Washington Ambulance and Ashland Fire Police.

Pogash was also a World War II veteran and was honored in the borough's Memorial Day Parade as Grand Marshal this past year.