The newly arrived Sanatoga Fire Company rescue-pumper goes by the designation “Squad 58″
SANATOGA PA – “Squad 58,” the newest fire-fighting and emergency response vehicle available to protect residents of and property in Lower Pottsgrove Township, has arrived at the Sanatoga Fire Company, 2222 E. High St.
The company took delivery last Monday (March 17, 2014) of a 2014 KME Rescue-Pumper that has been specifically designed to meet locally increasing needs, including rescues from auto accidents on U.S. Route 422. The $550,000 vehicle was custom-built to store specialized life-saving equipment – some of which was donated by the company women’s auxiliary – and provide additional water-pumping capacity to battle a blaze.
Fire Chief Rick Brendlinger inspects the vehicle’s storage compartments
Contributions and donations from area residents and businesses, financial support from the township fire tax, and a variety of fund-raising efforts made the purchase of Squad 58 possible, the company said. It replaces a 1993-vintage pumper.
Company volunteers and others have spent the past week examining, testing and outfitting the truck with its gear. During the weekend (Saturday and Sunday, March 22-23) it began receiving the external lettering and added visual touches that transform it from “just any company’s” equipment into one readily identified with Sanatoga. The graphics and lettering work is being done by Danz Lettering of Woxall PA.
Happy volunteers and local residents celebrate the truck’s arrival from the manufacturer
Its lettering and graphics were being applied during the past weekend by Danz Lettering of Woxall PA
Photos from the Sanatoga Fire Company via Facebook