Blue Rock Fire Rescue began a new tradition on Saturday. After the annual Millersville Borough parade, in which Blue Rock staffed nineteen vehicles, plus had additional members walking, the company invited the surrounding volunteer fire companies to its headquarters station for a picnic.
The day started with dozens of members gathering about the Millersville station for coffee, donuts and to get the vehicles prepared for the parade. In addition, this year for the first time, a local Boy Scout Troop and their parents escorted Blue Rock apparatus in the parade, many of the young men rode in vehicles, some walked with the members of Blue Rock, handing out candy to the thousands of parade watchers.
Also this year for the first time, Blue Rock Station 904 (Keystone Wild Land Crew) joined Blue
Rock in the parade with three of its navy blue brush trucks. After the parade, the new tradition of a “picnic with the neighbors” began with over 100 firefighters and their families eating some of Blue Rock Board Member Clarence Eckman’s delicious chicken BBQ and baked potatoes and ended with Deserts from Dawn Food from member Lorie Hall.
It was a great time with family, friends, and neighbors and next year we hope that the event is even bigger. Thank you to all of the members of our “One Team” who worked together, played together and showed true hospitality to our new Boy Scout friends and our old friends of the surrounding fire companies.