Three new volunteers have joined the while yet another has resigned.
Tuesday night borough officials accepted the appointment of Jeffrey E. Grubb, Jonathan D. Grubb and Kenneth D. Lambert to the volunteer fire department's Engine Company 1.
Fire chiefs Pat Hayes and Angelo Roccamo were joined by Mayor Rose Heck and council members in welcoming Jonathan and Jeffrey Grubb who were both present at the meeting. Lambert was not in attendance.
Officials also accepted the resignation of Mark Waring from the department's Truck Company One.
Over the past few months there had been concerns from some members of the community regarding the status of the department as a since the start of the new year. About 15 volunteers had resigned, mostly due to being unable to meet the required percentages and another three had been terminated due to non-compliance with bylaws according to fire department officials.
Last month the borough gave the okay to allow the fire department to to the department to act as a support crew.
This membership allows volunteers to take on assigned duties from the fire chiefs to assist volunteers at the fire house or on calls but not with actual firefighting, Fire Chief Richard Giarratana stated last month.
The associate membership is designed to allow those who want to take part in the department but are unable to put in the required amount of time to calls and needed training to still play a role, the chiefs explained previously.
It is not known at this time if anyone has signed up for the associate membership since it was approved last month. The department will continue to recruit new firefighters, the chief has stated.