(Extensions of Remarks - June 25, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E961]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []

                        NESQUEHONING HOSE CO. #1


                           HON. LOU BARLETTA

                            of pennsylvania

                    in the house of representatives

                         Tuesday, June 25, 2013

  Mr. BARLETTA. Mr. Speaker, I rise to honor Nesquehoning Hose Co. #1 
of the Borough of Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania.
   Nesquehoning Hose Co. #1 was organized in 1908 and originally 
consisted of 50 members, a 1908 Mack truck, and a horse-drawn hose 
reel. Beginning in 1911, the fire company was housed at the corner of 
Center and School streets, also known as ``Five Points". By 1930, the 
organization had grown to include 200 members and several more pieces 
of firefighting equipment, including a pumper and hose truck and a hook 
and ladder and chemical truck. In 1997, the company purchased a new 
building to house their equipment and ambulances.
   Nesquehoning Hose Co. #1 has been instrumental in protecting the 
community from many devastating fires. The organization battled the 
fire at Heffelfinger Bakery in 1922, the blaze at the parochial school 
of the Sacred Heart Parish in 1929, the fire at the Kaijay Pants 
Company Factory in 1953, and countless home fires throughout the years. 
The members of this company willingly risk their own safety to assure 
that the people of Nesquehoning are protected from destructive fires 
and other disasters.
   Mr. Speaker, since 1908 Nesquehoning Hose Co. #1 has worked to 
protect the citizens of Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania. Therefore, I 
commend all the personnel who have served at this fire house and 
congratulate them on their newest piece of a equipment, a 2012 KME 
103'' Aerial Cat Ladder Truck, which will surely aid them in their 
mission to defend the community from future fires and other disasters.