WYOMING -- Wyoming Fire Hose Company No. 1 posted a photo of a fire rescue vehicle online. It hopes to sell the vehicle for $50,000. It plans to use the money to help pay back an almost $220,000 lien the IRS filed against it last year. If it's sold, the fire company would be without a firetruck.
But it's a different story for Wyoming Borough's Volunteer Hose Company No. 2, which sits about five blocks away from No. 1.
“Over the years, it's been good. People really do support us,” said Donald Robbins, a firefighter with No. 2.
Robbins added the fire department generates revenue by holding several annual fundraisers, offering catering, and even has a bar inside.
“That's the only way we get our money, is through donations and fundraising and going for state grants,” Robbins said.
Those efforts are paying off. No. 2 will build a new fire station after it demolishes its current one over the next couple weeks.
Meanwhile, officials from No. 1 would not talk to Newswatch 16 on camera and wouldn't answer if the sale of its equipment meant it would be out of the red. But the fire company says it has paid off most of the lien.