On Monday, October 10th the Greenfields Fire Company opened its doors and invited the public into the station for its annual Open House. Guests were allowed to examine our apparatus, tour our fire station, and meet our volunteer firefighters. In addition, there were crafts and games for the children, and fire prevention literature and refreshments for everyone.
During our open house, a time out was taken to ceremoniously “house” our new KME Pumper. The traditional 3 “pushes” of the engine into the fire station were conducted.
The first “push” was by the family of our late Deputy Fire Chief Phil Haupt, for whom the pumper was dedicated. Deputy Chief Haupt was the driving force behind the acquisition of the pumper, and he will be dearly missed.
The second push was conducted by Jeff Killian, Fire Company President, and Cindy Loness, Fire Company Vice President. Without their efforts to aid with financing from the fire company’s Social Quarters, purchase of our new pumper would not been possible.
And lastly, the third “push” was dedicated to the Bern Township Board of Supervisors and the residents of Bern Township for their generous financial support which aided greatly in the acquisition of our new pumper.
Special thanks are in order for our Support Unit Captain Leslie Fisher along with Support Unit Lt. Sarah Barnett, and Support Unit members Leigh-Ann Matz and Jordan Miller for their efforts organizing the event.
Also, a thank you goes out to Berks Packing and Dieffenbach’s Chips for their donation of refreshments.