Category Archives: SWFC History
2017 Utility Truck #6
Purchased by and dedicate to the residents of the South Wales Fire District
90th Anniversary South Wales Fire Company, Nov. 29, 2018
7/2015 Fire Truck Pull Mens Team
7/2015 SWFC 1st Female team to pull a fire truck
Kayla Jakubczak, Charlene Schneckenberger, Deanna Breeser, Linda Popiel,
Brenda O’Connor, Cheryl Ciapa
2013 SWFC Celebrates 50 Years since our Fire Company had the 1st female firefighters
Helen Silliman & Flossie Bragg were the first female firefighters in Erie County 50 years ago.
2013 – SWFC Female firefighters
2013 – South Wales Voluneer Fire Company female firefighters
South Wales Volunteer Fire Company members
2011 – Ken Brown
Ken Brown from The Field of Dreams Christmas Tree Farm, donates the Hot Coco money to the fire company every year.
2011 – Ken Brown of Field of Dreams hot coco girl donates a check to the South Wales Fire Company treasurer Cheryl Ciapa.
2011 Cheer Baskets
2011 – Christmas Cheer Baskets, we deliver these baskets to people in need in our fire district
1997 – Bob Bragg
1997 – Bob Bragg getting ready to deliver Christmas cheer baskets
South Wales Volunteer Fire Members
SWFC Female Firefighter of the 1990’s
The South Wales Female Firefighter of the 1990’s
1978 – 1996 South Wales Fire Company had a Scuba team
1972 Bath Tub Races
1972 – Bath Tub Races behind the Community Hall and the South Wales Fire Hall. These races were with the neighboring Fire Companies.
1963 SWFC 1st Female
South Wales Volunteer Fire Company first female firefighter Flossie Bragg & Helen Silliman
1963 1st Women Firefighter
1963 – Helen Silliman & Flossie Bragg
First Female Firefighters in Erie County
According to the April 9, 1962 issue of The Buffalo Evening News, Mrs. Florence Bragg and Mrs. Helen Siliman of the South Wales Fire Company were the first two women firefighters in Erie County.
1928 – SWFC Fire Hall
1928 – South Wales Volunteer Fire Company fire hall