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Berwyn Fire Co. Donates Engine to West, TX, Fire Dept.

The Texas town's fire company was devastated by a fertilizer plant explosion in April.

One of Berwyn Fire Company's trucks will leave town forever Wednesday, headed for West, TX, where the local fire company was hit hard by an explosion at a fertilizer plant in April.

The Berwyn Fire Company membership decided unanimously to donate its 1983 E-One/Ford C-800 Engine to the devastated fire company, according to the fire company website:

This engine, known as 'Engine 2-1', is capable of carrying 750 gallons of water and can sit 6 personnel. It has responded to thousands of incidents in its career in the Tredyffrin-Easttown community and surrounding areas.

West Fire Department was established in 1894, the same year as Berwyn Fire Company, according to Berwyn Fire Company. Ten West firefighters were killed in the fertilizer plant disaster, according to USA Today.

Several other local fire companies helped to outfit the engine for its next chapter of service in Texas:

The Berwyn Fire Company would like to thank the Chester County Fire Chiefs Association and the fire companies of Avondale, Goshen, Ludwig's Corner, Kimberton, Paoli, Po-Mar-Lin, Radnor and West Grove for their donations of equipment to outfit Engine 2-1. The West Chester based company Quadratec is donating the transportation of equipment from Berwyn to Texas as well.

Read more about the fire engine donation and learn other ways to help the West Fire Department at the Berwyn Fire Company website.

Marc May 08, 2013 at 01:24 PM
What a wonderful gift in the aftermath of such a disaster.
Bob Byrne (Editor) May 10, 2013 at 02:18 AM
Congratulations to the entire Berwyn Fire Company whose members are proving once again that they have a heart for service, even in the heart of Texas. Moving a truck like this halfway across the continent is not small feat and the way that Berwyn rallied manpower help and donations from other companies in support of their donation speaks to the caliber of every volunteer and every career firefighter at Station 2. From the hose lines to the business volunteers TE is lucky to be served by some of the most amazing first responders anywhere in the world. Congratulations to BFC Chief Norris, the leadership and the membership of Berwyn Fire Company for creating a true model of "service" to the residents of TE.

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