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York-New Salem, PA

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

Sitting quietly less then ten minutes away from the City of York, is the borough of New Salem. With a population under 800 people and only a couple streets that go through this town, it is very easy to see why this is the smallest borough in York County.

The Community Fire Company #1 of York New Salem was founded in 1928 and has continued to operate into present day. With being such a small area, most of their emergency responses are outside the borough or to neighboring communities assisting nearby companies. The twenty two active volunteer members respond to between 200-300 calls per year. The fleet of apparatus consists of two categories (active & antiques). The active pieces consist of an engine, pumper-tanker, rescue-pumper, & traffic unit. The antique pieces kept at a separate station consist of a 1929 Ford chemical pumper which was the companies first purchased piece, a 1953 FWD pumper, and a 1976 Hendrickson/Car Mar pumper that is currently listed as a reserve.

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DALE FEEHRERCorrespondent

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