HISTORY

August of 1987, there was a plaque and flag pole dedication for Mr. Lee Cartwright for his 39 years of continued service. In January of 1989 the plan to begin running medical assist and to be on line by March was put into action. The county’s new box alarm system went into effect. Also in March the old fire station was sold for the price of $79,000.00. In August the rescue truck was refurbished with a new chassis and refurbed box for $25,000.00. November brought the drilling of a well for filling the trucks with water. December 11,1989, while responding to a house fire, Engine 702 was involved in an accident and injured the crew of six. The fire truck was struck by a county roads dump truck. The fire truck was totaled. On December 17 money was approved by the Maryland Emergency Trust Fund for a 1990 E-One 1,250 GPM/1,000 gallons of water, six man enclosed cab Engine for $190,000.00

In February of 1990 the fire company bought a used 1977 Mack pumper 1,000 GPM, 750 gallons of water for $42,000.00. In March a used Hurst Tool System was purchased from Harrington Fire Company to place on the rescue truck for $700.00.

Due to the safety of our fire fighters, in March of 1991 we had the Mack enclosed to seat 7 people.

In September of 1992, Mr. Lee Cartwright was induced into the Delmarva Hall of Fame in Salisbury, Maryland for his outstanding dedication to the Goldsboro Volunteer Fire Company.

As the years went by, the fire company continued to grow. Many new members joined. The members, both old and new, eagerly took the training that was offered to them. Some wanted to only fight fires and others wanted to fight fires and also be trained for assisting with medical calls. The rescue truck rarely scratched on a call due to lack of staffing. Not only was the fire company itself growing, but bingo was also growing. There were times when not only the hall was full of players but the kitchen was full. We tried to make every player as comfortable as possible without turning anyone away. It was time for the hall to grow.

Finally, after lots of discussions, the fire company voted to build a new hall in April of 1995. The cost of this hall was quite a large sum ($286,000.00) but the treasurer felt we could support the cost from our fund raising events. The fire company could not have made a better judgment call that month when the voting finally took place with everyone in favor of this building; for in July of the same year, the community hall we had used for so many years for functions caught fire and was destroyed. This was a difficult situation. Bingo was our main fundraiser. Fortunately, the new hall was constructed and occupied by May of the following year. Bingo began with a wonderful crowd of players that continue to support us still today.
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