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Archbald Hose Company #1
Updated: Friday, August 12, 2005 - 04:56:34 AM
We operate out of 1 station that protects a primarily residential area of about 6,ooo citizens. Our department is a public service department whose members are on a volunteer status. We currently average 38 members. We have monthly meetings which are held on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm at the company. We participate in many parades statewide. Our company offers a junior firefighter program which is for teens age 16-18. Currently we have 4 junior firefighters. Regular membership is offered to those 18 years and older. Covering the biggest borough in the state of Pennsylvania, Archbald is made up of many sections including Archbald, East Side, Eynon, Frogtown, Nebraska, No.5 Hill, Riverside, Sturges, and Winton. We mainly cover residential, but we also have many industries such as Casket Shells, General Dynamics Land Systems, Lockheed Martin Tactical Defense Systems, and Flexible Foam Industries. We also cover parts of the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad. We cover a large portion of the Scranton-Carbondale Highway (U.S. Rte 6.) We also have one of the largest sections of the new Lackawanna Valley Industrial Highway.
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