New Deliveries and Apparatus Roster â€“ Reynolds Store Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company
By Mike Sanders
Station 20 in Frederick County, Virginia is the Reynolds Store Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company.Â Located on Rt. 522, Station 20 is approximately midway between Winchester, Virginia and Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.Â The department has recently added three trucks to their apparatus roster.
Tanker 20 is a much needed addition to the fleet since Reynolds Store is in a rural area and bringing water to an incident was handled by the departmentâ€™s engine and rescue engine with tanker support covered by other stations.Â The tanker arrived at Reynolds Store at the very end of April, just in time to participate in the annual Apple Blossom firefighterâ€™s parade in Winchester.Â Tanker 20 is a 2010 KenWorth T300 built by Southern Fire in 2011.Â It is equipped with a 1,000 gallon per minute pump and carries 3,070 gallons of water.Â The goal of the department is to get the tanker into service as soon as possible and eventually additional equipment like ladders, etc. will be added as well as additional graphics.
A new ambulance was also placed into service as Ambulance 20-2, and was just an award winner at Apple Blossom.Â 20-2 is a 2010 Ford F450 built by Horton and painted in the departments new EMS colors of white with a blue stripe.Â It replaces a 1993 Ford E350/Excellance, which is currently for sale.
The ingenuity of the Reynolds Store volunteers was shown with the addition of Special Unit 20 to the fleet.Â Seeing the need for a back-up brush truck and utility vehicle, the department completed work on a 1978 Ford Bronco and equipped it with a small brush package in the back.Â It carries 110 gallons of water.Â Special Unit 20 is a support piece for brush fires and a good inclement weather vehicle.Â Work was completed on the Bronco in 2011.
Reynolds Store operates the following apparatus in addition to the “new” apparatus above:
My thanks to Chief J.J. Miller for his assistance with information for this article.
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