We started our existance in the year 1920. We incorporated in September of 1921. The first truck was a used flat bed Model-T Truck. Which had soda and acid extinguishers, water buckets, and sand. It was purchased from Joe Gatto on July 14, 1922 for the sum of $175.00. The truck was to be payed within six months and no interest would be charged.
A Mr. Jones from the American La France Fire Engine Company was contacted by Fire Chief Breder from Egg Harbor City Fire Department to express interest in purchasing a new apparatus. Mr. Jones came to Nesco with the information concerning the new truck. During the meetings and correspondance pertaining to the new truck, Mr. Jones died of a heart attact. Chief Breder took over representing American La France. This took place in Novermber of 1923. On December3, 1923 it was moved and seconded that a committee be appointed to see Mr. Breder to get the terms and a picture of the apparatus. The following people made up that committee. Clarence Herman, Thos. Landi and John Silepena. February 4, 1924 Chief Breder gave a quotation of how much it would cost to outfit the chemical truck. November 7, 1924 Mr. Breder came back with a more complete price list. For a 20 gallon tank , $98.00 and up. A two wheel double 35 gallon tank set up, $900.00. A single 35 gallon tank ranged from $235.00-$650.00. A vote was taken on the two companies wanting to sell us a truck. The vote was 15 for the American La France Company and 9 for the Swantz Company. One February 4, 1924 a check was issued to the American La France Fire Engine Company to go ahead with building our new truck. The Model-T Fire Engine was delivered to the Nesco Volunteer Fire Company on Wednesday, May 15, 1925.
OUR ADDRESS IS 3521 NESCO ROAD HAMMONTON, NJ 08037