Abbottstown Fire Company was organized by 35 members with first piece of firefighting equipment being a 45 gallon Champion LaFrance chemical engine, purchased by Abbottstown borough in 1915 serving Abbottstown Borough and Berwick and Paradise Townships
A 1929 Model A Ford with a Hale pump was purchased and placed into service, although no longer an active apparatus, it still attends parades and functions
A Ladies Auxiliary was formed and was the first organized auxiliary in the county.
The current property for Station 2 was purchased, being renovated, and expanded several times
A 1949 Federal was added as a second pumper, purchased using a C.D. fund sharing program
A 1958 converted fuel truck was added as a tanker
A 1967 International was purchased. It had a 750GPM Front mount pump and 1,200-gallon water tank. I was used as a combination of a pumper/tanker.
A 1973 Chevy Brush truck was added with a 250 gallon water tank and a 200 GPM pump.
The current engine bay was added onto the building
A 1979 Chevy C65/Saulsbury was purchased. It had a 1000 GPM Front Mount pump and a 1,500 gallon water tank. I was used as a pumper/tanker.
A Ford service truck was purchased from Saulsbury fire apparatus, this previously served as their mechanics service vehicle.
The remainder of the building was remodeled including a social hall, kitchen, and a room to display the 1929 Model A Ford and fire company artifacts.
All tailboard riding was stopped after Kathryn (Murren) Hippensteel died in the Line of Duty December 31, 1985 from injuries received in a rollover accident on Dec. 18, 1985 in Abbottstown, PA.
A Junior Fire Company was formed to bolster the ranks of the department.
A 1989 Spartan/Emergency One engine with a first fully enclosed cab of was purchased. This unit had a 1,250 pump and a 1,000-gallon water tank.
A Freightliner/Emergency One Tanker was placed in service capable of holding 1500 gallons of water with a 1250 GPM pump.
A 2001 Ford F-550 Bruch truck with 300 gallon tank and 200 GPM pump was placed into service.