On Sunday morning at 1015 hrs. members of Rehab 13 responded to Bortons Mill Road near Brace Road for the annual Life Safety Day and Harvest Fest held each year at the Croft Farm. Members took all of our Rehab apparatus and the 1939 Mack to be displayed and enjoyed by the public as part of our 2018 Fire Prevention Open House. Cherry Hill Fire and EMS as well as the Cherry Hill Fire Police were on scene with displays, tours, and traffic control.
Tours of our equipment were conducted as well as photo ops for adults and children upon our original purchased from Cheltenham Hose and Ladder company 4 in 1948. She is now going on 80 years old and still runs well and is looking good. We had to replace the manual choke cable this week after it failed during one of our earlier fund raising events. I believe it may have been the original to the pumper, and we found a match made by Holley to replace same. She needs the choke to start especially when cold starting the engine. After the new choke was installed the motor turned over and started on the first attempt.
Rehab 13 members also provided hot and cold liquids to Cherry Hill Fire, EMS, and Police during the (4) hour event. Crews were released at 1630 hrs.
This event always draws a large crowd due to the variety of other displays and the food that is available at the Harvest Fest.
Photos by Lt. J. Walsh