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Anderson to supply safety services to Newtown, starting January 1

Starting on January 1, 2016, Anderson Township Fire and Rescue will provide the Village of Newtown with fire and emergency medical services.

At 7:01 a.m. on January 1,  firefighter/paramedics currently working out of Anderson’s Broadwell Station (Station 100) will relocate to Newtown’s Fire Station 22 (7036 Main Street).  On Friday, the Broadwell Station will be disbanded and visitors will be directed to the Newtown Fire Station.

“We are excited about this opportunity to provide this service which will result in cost savings for both communities,” noted Administrator Vicky Earhart. Prior to this agreement,  two fire stations operated within 2.8 miles of each other, she said.  Both stations housed firefighter/medics, an engine, ambulance, and other equipment. 

“These two stations combined made approximately 600 responses per year versus Station 6 (Beechmont) which makes an average of 2,100 runs per year,” Earhart said.

Redundancies will be eliminated through the agreement reached by Anderson Township and the Village of Newtown. In addition, Anderson Township will no longer have to budget the approximate $4.5 million to reconstruct the outdated and undersized Broadwell Road Station.