By Kaylee Lindenmuth | firstname.lastname@example.org
WESTON, Luzerne County - Community members and firefighters from across northern Schuylkill and southern Luzerne and Columbia Counties came out Saturday afternoon as the Nuremberg-Weston Fire Company held a housing ceremony for two new-to-them pieces of apparatus.
The fire company acquired two pieces of apparatus in the past few years, a 2005 Pierce aerial last year and a 2004 GMC Yukon squad in 2017.
Beginning at 2:00pm, the usually quietness of the Nuremberg and Weston areas was broken by the sound of sirens as a fire apparatus parade made its way through the two villages as well as Rock Glen and Fern Glen.
The parade drew apparatus from Shenandoah, Mahanoy City, Shenandoah Heights, Ringtown, Sheppton, Hazle Township, Beaver Township, Coaldale, and Greater Hazleton Ambulance.
Following the parade, a celebration was held at the firehouse on Hazle Street, and the two pieces of apparatus were christened after a prayer from Pastor Phil Smith from the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Nuremberg.
Dave Demshock with the fire company provided a brief history on the two pieces prior to the christening, noting how the ladder was purchased from Sheboygan, Wisconsin and the squad from Roslyn, New York.
He also unveiled a plaque which will be installed in the ladder, dedicating the truck to past president Thomas Fellin, who passed away last year.
"Dedicated in memory of Thomas Fellin for his 40+ years of devoted service to the company and his community. His outstanding service is an inspiration to all of us to continue moving forward," the plaque reads.
Demshock and assistant fire chief David Sobolewski then christened the two pieces of apparatus.
Following the christening, attendees enjoyed cake and refreshments inside the fire company's truck room.
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