1986 Ford Air Unit / Emergency Support Unit
In 1985 the fire company decided to purchase a new air unit and a committee was appointed. In February of 1986, after specifications had been written and bids received, the company accepted the committee recommendation and purchased Ford Econoline E350 chassis with a Reading Utility Body. The air system would be an eight bottle cascade system.
The unit was placed in service in February of 1987. It answered its first alarm on February 26, 1987 for a dwelling fire on Aster Lane, just north of Bel Air. This unit would undergo upgrades to its system in April of 1995. The upgrades would take several months. It would answer its last call on January 12, 2014 for a medical assist on Emmorton Road.
The unit was retired on March 3, 2014 and sold on May 1, 2014 to Redaye Enterprises of Boyerstown, Pennsylvania.