When they needed a second ambulance, they held a Minstrel Show and bought a Miller ambulance. Time went on and eventually they decided to build their own building on a lot next to the firehouse. Since there weren’t any real assets, in order for them to get a mortgage, each member had to sign personal notes with the bank using their own homes as collateral. I don’t think you’d find that type of commitment today. The building was built by the members, and still stands across the street from Skip’s Garage on Tennent Roa.
Over the years, more ambulances were bought — Oldsmobiles, Cadillacs, and a Crash Truck. Since more people were moving in to the town, a sub station was needed. In the late 60s another rig was stationed at Nievison’s Garage on the corner of Tennent and Route 520. It’s still standing in the trees down in the hollow, by Route 18. The town continued to grow and more members followed. A few years later, another sub station was added, this time in Marlboro Village at Tilton’s Garage on Hudson Street. In the early 70s the Marlboro substation decided to form their own Squad, and broke away.