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THE LIMERICK FIRE COMPANY
A Brief History: 1921 - Present

   The Limerick Fire Company was organized in 1921 and chartered as a volunteer fire company in 1927. The company was chartered to service Limerick Township, Montgomery County and is one of only two fire companies servicing in Limerick Township. It received an advanced ruling from the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1988. The fire company began with twenty-seven charter members. Today, membership exceeds 250 people with 40 active firefighters. In 1927, Limerick Township was a mostly rural, primarily agricultural, community. Today, the township is a major suburban hub with a mostly residential population of over 18,000 people in more than 7,000 households.

   Through the years, the Limerick Fire Company – an all volunteer service – has kept pace with the changing needs of the area through facilities, equipment, volunteers and training. These changes have been significant. The Limerick Nuclear Power Plant necessitates on-going specialized training for nuclear incidents. The construction of the Route 422 by-pass necessitated the addition of vehicle rescue services. The fire company began providing this service in 1996. This major transportation artery also brought incredible population growth.

   This growth is documented in the census as the population almost tripled from the 1990 census (6,600 residents) to the 2010 census (18,074 residents)! The fire company’s emergency response volume has increased exponentially since 1990 as well.

Apparatus

1928 American LaFrance Pumper (Red in Color) RETIRED 1950
1950 International High Pressure Fog Pumper – Limerick 1 (1st Green Fire Truck) RETIRED 1981
1957 Chevy Panel Van - Utility - Limerick 6 RETIRED 1976
1964 Ford Hahn 750 GPM/750 Water Pumper – 54-21 RETIRED 1990
1968 Ford Tanker 425 GPM/2,000 Water – Tanker 54 RETIRED 2004
1976 Ford Boyertown Utility – 54-82 SOLD 2000 to Ridley Twp.
1979 Chevy Saulsbury Fire Police Truck – 54-9 (Former Collegeville 34-6) SOLD 2000 to Ridley Twp.
1980 Ford E-350 Chassis w/Ranger Body – Traffic 54 (Former Pennsburg) SOLD 2010
1981 Ford Hahn 1,000 GPM/1,000 Water Pumper – 54-22 RETIRED 1997
1989 E-One Cyclone Engine 1,500 GPM/1,000 Water - Engine 54 SOLD 2009 to Screven, GA
1990 Pace American Generator Trailer 28 kw Power Plant – Spec. Serv.-54 SOLD 2009
1997 Duplex-LTI Rescue Engine 1,750 GPM/500 Water – Squad 54 SOLD 2012 to Albertis, PA
2000 Ford Expedition Officer’s Vehicle SOLD 2009 to Linfield, PA
2001 E-One Cyclone II HP-100 Ladder 2,000 GPM/500 Water – Ladder 54 SOLD 2017 to Nocona, TX
2010 Ford Explorer  - Utility 54 IN-SERVICE
2010 KME Predator Engine 2,000 GPM/750 Water – Engine 54 IN-SERVICE
2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty - Traffic 54 IN-SERVICE
2013 KME Predator Rescue Pumper 1,500 GPM/500 Water - Rescue 54 IN-SERVICE
2013 Chevrolet Tahoe Command Vehicle - Command 54 SOLD 2018 to Sanatoga, PA
2015 Chevrolet Tahoe Command Vehicle - Chief 54 IN-SERVICE
2016 Firematic Rally B.R.A.T. 1000 Ford Brush Truck 245 GPM/250 Water - Field 54 IN-SERVICE
2017 E-One HP 95 Mid-Mount Platform - Tower 54 IN-SERVICE

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