After over two years of planning and very hard work the Chester Basin Volunteer Fire Department has officially put their new pumper Unit 631 in service. Unit 631 is a 2011 Spartan Furion with a custom built Metalfab body. It has a 1250 Waterous pump and carries 1000 gallons of water on board. This first out pumper carries a crew of 6 firefighters.
The new Unit 631 was officially brought into service at the Department open house held on April 2, 2011. The Department officially dedicated the new truck in the name of Sylvia Webber. Sylvia is an honorary member of the Chester Basin Volunteer Fire Department who has worked very hard on fund raising events for the Department. It was announced at the open house that Sylvia has raised over $90,000, an outstanding contribution.
The new pumper replaces the 1980 Mack pumper that had served the department well over the past years.
( Photo; L to R Chief Cody Stevens and Honorary Member Sylvia Webber cut the ribbon bringing the new Unit 631 into service. MLA Denise Peterson-Rafuse, Commission Chairperson Bruce Brophy and Lieutenant Engine Kyle Swinimer assisted )
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