Fire company improves
The Northmoreland Twp. Volunteer Fire Company
in Centermoreland, PA, just completed a water cistern project located
next to the firehouse. This cistern will enable the firefighters
to have an immediate water supply to all of the town businesses and churches.
The 7500 gallon holding tank is equipped
with a dry hydrant head for drafting from a fire engine. Fire Chief
Chuck Story stated that this cistern will provide an extra level of protection
for our main target hazards in the township. These target hazards
include the Centermoreland United Methodist Church and Parsonage, Northmoreland
Baptist Church, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Centermoreland Garage,
Centermoreland Deli and Centermoreland Concrete along with all the residents
in town. These larger building would require a significant amount
of water should a major fire occur. With this cistern in place we
are better able to hold the fire to a smaller scale.
The project was completed at no expense
to the fire department by donations from various companies. Chief
Story would like to thank Claverack Rural Electric for the Dry Hydrant
head and sign, Centermoreland Concrete for the tank, crane and supplies
to install the tank. N & B Enterprises for the excavator truck
and lowboy and Northmoreland Twp for the use of a dump truck and loader.
The work was completed by the volunteers
and employees from the above businesses over the July 4th weekend.
Pictured are Matthew Krispin (holding
sign) in front and back row from left to right. Marty Rafferty Assistant
Chief, Jeff Plata Lieutenant and Dan Krispin N&B Enterprises.