Mt. Zion, PA
By DALE FEEHRER, Correspondent | October 25, 2020 | PENNSYLVANIA
Story No. 102520110
Photo by Dale FeehrerEngine 40, 2004 Spartan/New Lexington (1250/750)
Photo by Dale FeehrerTanker 40, 1999 Freightliner/Firovac (0/3000)
Photo by Dale FeehrerAttack 40, 2015 Ford F-550/Swab (250/200)
Photo by Dale FeehrerThe quarters of the Mt. Zion Comm. Fire Co.
Located about five miles northeast of the City of Lebanon is the small rural community of Mt. Zion, PA. The community sits within Bethel Township, which stretches from Lebanon to Berks Counties. The Mt. Zion Community Fire Company is less than 10 minutes from the county line. This company, along with the Fredericksburg Fire Company, provide the fire services to Bethel Township and it's 5,000-plus citizens on the Lebanon County side.
The Mt. Zion Community Fire Company was established in 1950, which is proudly shown on all of their apparatus. Today, they operate out of the same quarters they moved into once established at 1526 Mt. Zion Rd. With 22 active members, they respond to around 70 calls annually between responses to both sides of Bethel Township and mutual aid to other areas. The current fleet consists of one engine, a tanker, and an attack unit.
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