HISTORY

The following month, it was reported that the company’s Number 1 engine was unsafe and did not meet Maryland’s Underwriters Guidelines. At that time a truck committee was formed. The company had to make a decision of what to do. They decided to purchase another engine. This engine was ordered at a cost of $14,810.00 and was a “1961 International Barton-American” with a 500 GPM/1,000 gallons of water. We are proud to say that this engine is still owned and used by the Goldsboro Volunteer Fire Company to this day. It is known as Engine 701.

Another year passed, however the new year brought further discussion regarding safety of the firemen. A lot of discussion took place over the pro’s and con’s of placing safety belts in the engines and a decision was not made at that time.

April of 1962 brought about some good news for the company. The County raised the allotment $700.00 for a total of $2,500.00. That money would help the firemen out a lot. They were running out of room again and needed to purchase some property. In February of 1963, the company placed a $100.00 deposit on the Ober Property next door to where the fire station was located. In May of the same year, discussions took place regarding a “County Central Alarm Office” and this office would have 24 hour coverage.

February of 1967, the fire company decided to build an addition onto the existing fire house to include an engine bay and room for the Post Office. The cost of the new addition was estimated at $13,719.00. In November the company discussed the purchase of a 5,500 gallon tanker. Later, in the following year, the company purchased the tanker. This time it was a tractor trailer tanker which cost $40,000.00. To actually get this unit on the road and in working condition for this particular use they had to spend an additional $3,100.00 for a total cost of $43,100.00. This tanker was a true asset to the immediate area as well as neighboring areas. In November of 1972, the fire company assisted Harrington, Delaware Fire Company with a gas explosion involving a tractor trailer tanker carrying gas. They assisted the neighboring town November 10, 11 and 12th.

The fire company celebrated 25 years of continued service November of 1973. A poem was written for the celebration by Evelyn Ross.

A few years went by before the next vehicle purchase was made and then they purchased a 1 ton panel truck from the military to use as a rescue truck in October of 1974. In November of the same year the purchase of a 1975 Dodge Pick-up was made to use as a brush truck.
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