After serving the area for 22 years, Engine 97-1 was picked up by its new owners from Rouses Point Fire Dept in NY Saturday morning April 30. Responding to calls across the region, the truck spent most of its life answering alarms from the Barto station. Most recently it was based in Bally. With the arrival of our new 4 Guys Engine on May 6, the pumper was turned over to its new owners - The Village of Rouses Point Fire Department. Good luck to Rouses Point, hope she serves you as well as she served Washington Township and the surrounding area.
This completes the transfer of both 20+ year old engines from the Eastern Berks fleet to make room for the new 4 Guys pumper. Engine 97-2 had been sold last year to a department in Western Pennsylvania. Both trucks were still serviceab;e, but no longer met the needs of Eastern Berks.
Attack 97 was moved to Station 2 (Bally) temporarily until we take delivery of our New Engine built by 4 Guys in Myersdale, Pa. The new Engine will arrive at the Bally Station Friday 5-6-16.