From humble and very difficult beginnings, the Southside Fire Company has emerged as a strong, well equipped and well trained fire unit that has served the public with pride and dignity under the banner of saving lives and protecting property.

The Southside Fire Company #1 continues to serve the residents of Riverside and the surrounding Townships in the highest traditions of the Volunteer Fire Service. It also serves as a Mutual Aid fire station to the Danville and Mahoning Township Fire Departments in neighboring Montour County located just across the Susquehanna River from Riverside.