Hereford Volunteer Fire Company Inc.
By ALAN HOFFMAN, Correspondent | March 01, 2021 | PENNSYLVANIA
Story No. 030121115
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After numerous mobile homes were destroyed by fire in the Hereford Estates Mobile Home Park residents realized the need for a local fire department and began assembling equipment and funds for the creation of a new fire company. On January 18th 1973 the Hereford Estates Fire Company was incorporated as a fire suppression entity. The first building to serve as a fire station was an a old corn crib located on the Hereford Estates office complex which had enough room for one piece of apparatus. The company would be housed in this building for a year and a half when the company moved into a two bay garage building on the same complex. In 1981 the company purchased a three acre plot of land at the intersection of Gravel Pike and Pine Tree Road from Ray Kriebel for $40,000. Construction begin immediately on the 60’X40’ four bay engine room which serves as the current fire station. Once the company moved into the new station the organizations name was changed to Hereford Volunteer Fire Company Inc.
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