Abbottstown Fire Co. No. 1 Memorial - Abbottstown, PA
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N 39° 53.250 W 076° 59.031
18S E 330375 N 4417154
Quick Description: Boilerplate special found on almost every fire station allows names to be added to a small memorial as needed.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 10/30/2011 5:51:24 AM
Waymark Code: WMCZF6
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
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Long Description:

On the left side of the first bay and to the right of the entrance, about eye high, is one of those glass enclosed, boiler plate memorial specials. If you unlock, a glass cover opens up and letters can be added to display names as needed. It about eye high, says the usual In Memory of Our Members. Currently the memorial reads Lest We Forget. According to the memorial, the fire company was organized in 1924.

Organized in 1924, this fire company building has two bays and from what I could tell not much more. They have recently combined with Abbottstown (they next town away on the Lincoln Highway traveling east) to form the United Hook & Ladder Company #33. The new consolidated organization offers fire, rescue and EMS, all which is staffed by volunteers.

From their website:

The New Oxford and Abbottstown Fire Companies are proud to announce the formation of United Hook & Ladder Company #33. Over the past 85 years the members of New Oxford and Abbottstown have been working together at emergency incidents, public appearances, and training. The merging of the two departments was proposed and approved by the members of both departments as the best logic step in the evolution of the two departments.

It is with great pride that we present the United Hook & Ladder Company #33. Many of our members' families have deep roots within these two fire departments, spanning back 100 years or more. We know that those before us would be proud of what we have accomplished for the safety and protection of the communities they started. SOURCE

Physical address:
N.E. intersection of W. Water Street & German Street
(Entrance on German Street)
Abbottstown, PA USA

Memorial Website: Not listed

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