West Grove Fire Company's Antique 22, also known as Elsie, was a featured display at a gathering of antique fire trucks held this weekend at Singerly Fire Company of Elkton, Maryland.
This first event in Elkton, that is planned to be held annually, was conducted by Singerly in partnership with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the National Fire Heritage Center, and drew 25 antique apparatus ranging in age from the late 1800s up to and including older apparatus still in service today. Units from as far as Tennessee and Michigan participated in events that included a public display in Elkton's downtown on Friday evening and a display and judging session all day on Saturday.
Antiques came in all shapes, sizes and types, from hand-drawn apparatus in the Elkton Fire Museum, to chief's cars, fire police vehicles, snorkels, brush trucks and pumpers of all ages and sizes.
The WGFC participated with Elsie, WGFC's prized 1928 Hale Pumper, which drew rave reviews from attendees, and earned the top Judges Award, presented by former Congressman Curt Weldon of Delaware County, PA.