With the addition of the 2019 Spartan Gladiator Rescue Pumper to the Barren Hill Volunteer Fire Company family, it is time for us to say goodbye to Squad 29. Squad 29 was acquired in 2017 from the Lincoln Fire Company, Whitemarsh Township. At the time of the acquisition, BHVFC was working on a consolidation plan, planning to replace our 1999 E-One Engine and 2000 E-One / Saulsbury Heavy Rescue. Due to both apparatus selling fairly quickly, BHVFC needed a rescue pumper to cover the time period of planning and building of the new Rescue Pumper to replace both sold pieces. (nearly three (3) years) Step in this 2012 KME Predator SS Engine.
This 2012 KME Predator SS Rescue Pumper has served us well since we were able to acquire it. It has held down the fort while the Apparatus Committee planned a new Rescue Pumper and then through the build process. On April 8, 2020, this truck was picked up at the Firehouse to be transported to its new home in Grand Rapids City, Michigan.
We wish Grand Rapids City Fire Department all the best and hope this apparatus serves them and their Community as good as it has served Whitemarsh Township!
After several years of planning and building, the Officers and Members of the Barren Hill Volunteer Fire Company are happy to announce that our newest piece of equipment has been placed in service tonight, April 6, 2020.
Introducing RESCUE 29 to our Whitemarsh Township Community. This 2019 Spartan Gladiator Rescue Pumper is taking the place of two (2) retired pieces of apparatus. (A 1999 Engine and a 2000 Rescue truck) This piece of apparatus combines the workings of both of those former trucks into one without losing any operational capabilities.
We expect that this truck will serve Whitemarsh Township and the surrounding communities for the next twenty (20) years!
When COVID19 passes and the Stay at Home is lifted, stop by and say hello!!! For now, when you see her go by, give her a wave!! She’s beautiful!!!
Your shopping matters. This Mother’s Day, shop for Mom at smile.amazon.com/ch/23-6274603 and Amazon donates to Barren Hill Volunteer Fire Company.
Barren Hill Volunteer Fire Company is now registered with Amazon Smile. You can donate a small part of some purchases you make – at no additional cost to you!
To begin your donations, sign on to www.smile.amazon.com (rather than www.Amazon.com) with your regular Amazon user id and password. You will be asked to select a beneficiary. Select Barren Hill Volunteer Fire Company.
From then on, sign on to www.smile.amazon.com to search for and purchase items from Amazon. You will see, “Supporting: Barren Hill Volunteer Fire Company” in the top page header and can click the arrow next to the name to see how much you have generated for us to date.
The Barren Hill Volunteer Fire Company is happy to announce that The IRS has granted us 501(c)(3) status which means that we can now accept matching gift donation, sign up for programs like AmazonSmile, TD Bank’s Charitable Foundation and many more. Ask your employer if they provide matching charitable donations.
In 2015 the Barren Hill Volunteer fire Company will be celebrating 100 years of service to Whitemarsh Township and the neighboring communities. We are currently in the process of planning for this year of celebrations. One task that the company has taken on is to document all 100 years of history. Do you have any history to share with us This may be pictures documents newspaper articles or maybe even a relative. If you have anything to share please contact Assistant Chief Tim Tygh to make arrangements. As a point of interest we dont want to assume possession of anything you have. We just want to scan it for potential use in our documentary and then we will return it to you.Thanks for any help you may be able to provide