In December 1962 a committee was appointed to find a new rescue for the company. Sometime between March and May 1963 the company purchased a 1954 GMC from Morningside Fire Company in Prince Georges County, Maryland for an unknown amount of money (Morningside purchased the chassis and had the body built by Gichener Iron Works). When the unit was purchased it was painted white with red fenders. After purchasing the rig WEFR sent the unit to Brumbaugh Company to have work done on it. The Squad also received an all red paint job. It was designated C-109 and Rescue 54. The rescue was placed in service in August 1963. The rig was equipped with a pump, generator, “A” frame and many small tools. After purchasing another used rescue the company put the GMC up for sale in March 1974 for $5,000 to $6,500. It was removed from service sometime between April and November 1974. The company was unable to find a buyer for the rescue and at company meeting March 2, 1976 they voted to sell the rig to a private group from Scotland, Pa. for $1,000. The group used the rig for parts and to haul a race car. I am unaware of the final outcome of the rescue, so if anyone knows please share it with us.
I have not completed all the fire alarm records over the last 160 years but from what is done I can not account for any major incidents on this date.