The History of United Hook And Ladder Company #33
The United Hook and Ladder #33 was placed into service on June 20th, 2009 through the combination of the Abbottstown Fire Co. #12 and the New Oxford Community Fire Co #13. The merging of the two departments into one was to increase efficieny of fire, rescue, and EMS service to Abbottstown, New Oxford, and the surrounding communities in which we serve. At this time, United Hook & Ladder Company #33 currently operates 2 Engines, 1 Rescue, 1 Tanker, 1 Ladder Truck, 1 Brush Truck, 1 Service Truck, 1 Sled, and 2 BLS Ambulances, with one being staffed 24/7 by career personnel and the other being volunteer. While you may notice new colors of apparatus, names on the side of apparatus or buildings, the goal remains the same: Providing the highest quality of Fire, Rescue, & EMS service to the communities in which we are proud to serve.