This month at station 58’s monthly meeting Fire Police officer Fred Amatucci got sworn in. Congratulations Fred.
It was 1918; Woodrow Wilson was President, Sunday baseball was made legal, the United States’ First World War I victory was achieved in Belleau Wood, gas was 25 cents per gallon, the average family income was $1,518 per year and 22 concerned & civic minded individuals joined together to form the Bon Air Civic Association. Since they had no official meeting space, they met in various members’ homes and, as a part of their activities, they formed the Bon Air Fire Brigade. Each member of the Brigade was issued 2 buckets for purpose of controlling unfriendly fires. At the time, we were the only fire company on the southwest corner of the township.
5 years later (1923), the Association paid $1,000 for a community lot, at the present site on Royal Avenue, and the next year they built its first hall. Our first piece of motorized apparatus, a Ford, on which was mounted soda-acid tanks for firefighting, was housed in George Shadel’s workshop.
The Bon Air Fire Company also serves our community with our hall rental. The hall holds approximately 80 people comfortably. The rate is $500.00 for a 4-hour rental (this includes a $50 cleaning fee) and $50.00 per hour after 4 hours. We have 10 large round tables that can seat up to 8 people per table. We also have two 6 ft. tables and two 8 ft. tables. With the rental of the hall the price includes the use of one commercial refrigerator in the kitchen and the use of the gas stove. Our hall is also handicap accessible with a wheelchair elevator in the rear. Parking for events are in the rear of the firehouse. If interested, please call Kevin at 484-410-1529.
541 Royal Avenue
Havertown, PA 19083
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