In An Old Fire Service Tradition, Singerly Dedicates New Station with Housing Ceremony

The William M. Singerly Fire Company of Elkton formally dedicated its recently renovated and expanded Newark Avenue station today.  In celebration of the completion of this important public safety enhancement, a parade of over 80 units made its way through downtown around 1:00 p.m.   An hour or so later, a packed house of emergency responders, well-wishers, and public officials assembled at Station 13 for remarks, the playing of the bagpipes, and the unveiling of the station plaque.  The ceremony wrapped up, with an old, time-honored, fire service tradition.  Members stood in front of the engines and ambulances parked on the outside ramp and gave them a shove, pushing the units into the apparatus bays.  The new structure updates the central station, which opened in 1971.  The headquarters station provides a new apparatus wing, along with significant renovations to existing areas.

The apparatus, new and old, waits for the housing ceremony.
The apparatus, new and old, waits for the housing ceremony.
Chief Fred Hill, Jr., and former Chief Gary Hill pause during the ceremony in front of one of the engines.
Chief Fred Hill, Jr., and former Chief Gary Hill pause during the ceremony in front of one of the engines.
Fire Department personnel give the apparatus a shove, pushing the equipment into the new fire station.
Fire Department personnel give the apparatus a shove, pushing the equipment into the new fire station.
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