On Wednesday May 3, 2023, Eastern Berks Fire Department officially purchased a 3+ acre lot along Route 100 in Washington Township on which to build in the future.
Located just south of Calvary UCC Church, the land was purchased from the Rhodes family, with the assistance of Ryan Weller of Weichert Realty.
Plans for the land use and development are not finalized. The first step will be the clear the front portion of the lot. Then the department’s bulletin board sign currently located further south on Rt 100 will be relocated onto the lot along with a Fire Danger sign which had been located on the site of the former Barto station.
The department, which was a combination of the fire companies in Bally, Barto, and Bechtelsville, has been searching for land for the past five years, and was thrilled to be able to purchase this lot which is in the middle of the five municipalities it covers: Bechtelsville and Bally Boroughs, and the townships of Washington, District and a portion of Pike.