HISTORY

The fire company was only equipped with a rescue truck for medical assist calls and another company would provide the transportation to the hospital for the folks who called for help. We had discussed the issue of an ambulance coming to Goldsboro, but not everyone wanted to hear about it. In June of 1996, Denton Volunteer Fire Company’s Ambulance Squad gave this fire company an ambulance. We felt it would be rather rude to decline this gift, so it was accepted. We even took the plunge and tried it out. Eventually, we were hooked. So we decided to buy a new one. In February of 1997, the purchase of a 1996 PL Custom Ambulance was made for the cost of $68,500.00. At the same time the voting took place for the purchase of this ambulance, we also discussed what the possibilities were for the gifted ambulance. It was decided that our chief would call Denton’s ambulance squad asking what their preference would be. They told him we could do whatever we decided to do with it and it would be fine with them. So we returned the favor and gave the gifted ambulance to Elliott’s Island Volunteer Fire Company.

This year, the company voted to buy a 1998 Pierce Saber pumper with an eight man cab, 1.500GPM, 1,000 gallons of water at a cost of $215,000.00. This pumper is currently being built and the company should have it in their possession in August 1998. The current Engine 703, which is a “Mack Pumper” is up for sale. The asking price for the “Mack” is $35,000.00. The “E-One”, Engine 702 will become the second run engine and the new “Pierce Saber” will be the first run engine.

The ambulance to date has had very few problems. We have a total of five crews to run on it. We currently have eleven EMT-B’s. The EMS Coordinator is Joe Hendricks. We will take patients to the area hospital of their request unless there is a need to go to the closest medical facility. The training that the EMTs receive is never ending. They dedicate many hours to training so when they go on a call they can provide the best level of care possible for their qualifications.

The fire company has forty-five active members at the present time. We all have jobs to do and work together to get most of them done. Our “Open House” was this past Sunday (April 19, 1998) and we had approximately 33 members present. Smoky the Bear and the Forestry Service were here, a 911 representative with a telephone to show people what to do when they call into 911 was here also. Station 56, (Marydel Fire Company) came and demonstrated the process of automobile extrication. The MediVac was scheduled to fly in, but could not due to inclement weather. Everyone who was here seemed to have a good time.

This is the ending of a half century of history. We apologize for any errors as we read through the minutes we are in possession of and asked the few people with knowledge of the history. We hope you enjoy this history for the next 50 years and the historians of that time can have fun reading our interesting minutes. A copy of this booklet/history will also be place in the safe for those historians of the future.
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