February 2012 archive

Transfer to Hampden and a Crash

February 15 – Engine 25 was requested to transfer to Hampden Township Fire Company’s Sporting Hill RD station this morning at 00:37.  Hampden Fire was operating at a first-due house fire in the first block of Briarwood Court. While on the transfer, Engine 25 handled an auto accident in the 5000 block of the Carlislel …

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Fire Destroys Monroe Township Home

Blossom Terrace House Fire

February 13 – Today at 11:55 hours, Cumberland County Fire Headquarters dispatched a first alarm house fire assignment in the 1200 block of Blossom Terrace in the White Rock Acres development of Monroe Township (Box 25-10). A neighbor called 9-1-1 after spotting fire on the second floor of the residence. The first alarm assignment consisted …

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Blast from the Past – Union Fire Company of Churchtown

Union Fire co of Churchtown Fire House

February 10 – Here is a photo of the first known fire house in Monroe Township.  This structure – a bit worse for wear at the time of this image – was located on High Street in the Village of Churchtown and housed the fire company’s two hand-drawn fire engines.  

Book Detailing Monroe Hand-Drawn Engines for Sale

Monroe Fire Company recently published a history of the hand-drawn fire engines that are displayed at the fire house. The book, The Hand Fire Engines of the Monroe Fire Company, documents the early history of the Union Fire Company of Churchtown and the Bull Eye and Rumsey engines located there.  After the Chuchtown fire company …

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Celebrating 75 Years of Service

This year, Monroe Fire Company is celebrating its 75th year of serving the residents of Monroe Township.  The fire company was originally founded in 1937 by the owners of Williams Grove Park, Roy Richwine and sons, along with some of Mr. Richwine’s associates.  The company was based in the park out of was a small …

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