At this time the Company elected its first officers:
- Merritt Bins
- Alan McMullen
Bricker, Tom Baker & Pam Fox
- Walter Bricker, Carl McMullen, Carl Shoemaker, Tom Baker, Ray
Adams & Fred Kuhne
- Tom McMullen
- Mary Vocke
- Chris Seibert
& Means Committee
- Alice Johnson, Shirley Jones, Walter Bricker, Alan McMullen
& Barb Neil
Chief - Dale Hall
was agreed that all officers would hold their positions for the
years 1990 & 1991.
following people volunteered to serve on the building committee to
get the building ready for the Company start up on January 1st,
Shoemaker, Carl McMullen, Wilbur Barrick, Jim Weaver, Ray Adams,
Gary Rosenberry and Dick McAllen
committee was formed to develop By-Laws for the company. It was
decided that the company meeting would be the 2nd Monday of each
month at 7:00 pm, with the first official meeting on August 13th
1990. The meeting would be held in the Path Valley Community
Center. It was also decided that all members would be charged
$5.00 for membership for the years 1990 & 1991.
the next meeting on August 13th, 1990 the following items were
reported. The building committee stated it might cost
approximately $10,000.00 for renovations of the building. The
Ambulance form CV Hose was purchased. Fund Drive letters were to
be mail August 20th, 1990 to residence in Metal Township for funds
needed to complete this project. The motto of the company
would be "Of Ourselves We Give, So That Others May
first fundraiser, which was a Festival outside the Ruritan,
scheduled for September 15th, 1990 to start at 4:00 pm.
EMT class was scheduled to start October 2nd 1990 at the
Fannettsburg Ruritan on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the fall
and winter. A Vehicle Rescue Class was scheduled for the company
on November 17th, 1990. There would be more Firefighting Classes
prior to start up time.
October 8th, 1990 there was a directors meeting to talk about the
purchase of a second Fire Engine from Brentwood Fire Company in
Maryland. This engine was a 1969 American LaFrance Pumper. The
cost of the engine was $1,500.00, which was made in payments of
the next five years. All were in agreement to purchase the
local resident Daryl Gipe, son of Chief Engineer Merle Gipe would
volunteer his time and talent to paint all of the apparatus of the
company, and the company colors would be Red & White.
November 25th, 1990 the company hired its first Paid Driver, Paul
Shannon form Marion. Paul would start his first day on December
26th, 1990. The Metal Township Supervisors agreed to help with
this endeavor with funding, and also agreed to pay the fire
company Worker's Compensation Insurance.
building Committee and Daryl Gipe continued to work on the
building and equipment for the start up date January 1st, 1991.
January 1st, 1991 the Metal
Township Fire & Ambulance Company 21
went into service with 2 - 1969 American LaFrance Engines (Engine
21-1 & Engine 21-2) and a BLS unit (Ambulance 21-8).
21 - 8 When Purchased from CV Hose Company
Daryl Gipe Painting 21-8
Finished Ambulance with Stu Long and Trophy from our First Path
21-1 Before Restoration at the Newville Hopewell Fire Co.
21-1 After Restoration at Company 21s Quarters
21-2 Before Restoration At the Brentwood Fire Dept.
21-2 After Restoration At Company 21's Quarters