Friday, December 2nd, 2022
At 15:41Hrs, Company 5 was dispatched to Beale Township, 5438 Groninger Valley Road, assisting Company 1 (Friendship Fire) on a Building Fire. Chief 5-1 (B. Harrison Jr) arrived first on the scene, an...
At 17:11Hrs, Company 5 was dispatched to Beale Township, 2944 Academia Road, (Walnut Sewer Plant) setting up a Landing Zone for Ambulance 225-1 (Lack - Tuscarora EMS) who requested a medical helicopte...
Saturday, November 26th, 2022
While in the area, at 14:26Hrs, Brush/Company 5 was added on/dispatched to Fermanagh Township, 185 Reservoir Road, assisting Company 2 (Mifflintown Hose Company #1) with a UTV on fire in the woods. Br...
Sunday, November 20th, 2022
At 13:04Hrs, Company/Engine 5 was dispatched to Tuscarora Township, 206 Grays Lane, assisting Company 7 (East Waterford Fire) on a Hazmat Incident. JCCC advised of an oil tank that had ruptured in the...
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 Beale Township Fire Company No. 5 (Walnut)


The Beale Township Fire Company of Walnut formed on January 14, 1960. It is next to the newest company in Juniata County, with Delaware Township Fire Company formed just two years later. Twenty two citizens met at the Walnut Grange Hall on the above date and agreed to the purchase of a 1935 International fire engine. Dewey McWilliams agreed to loan the company the funds to make the purchase. In addition the group received $140 in donations towards the cause. The land to build a fire hall was donated by Frank Moyer. The community donated labor and materials to build the station on Cider Press Road in the Village of Walnut. Various fundraising was done to retire the building debt on September 13, 1961. Since then, the station has been rebuilt and expanded to three bays.

Additional early equipment purchased by the company included a 1947 Dodge pumper, a 1952 Ford pumper and a 1974 Chevrolet tanker. In the early days of the company, fire calls were received at Lyter’s Store in Walnut until the company joined the county-wide dispatch system.

The Beale Township Fire Company maintains an engine, tanker and brush truck and covers all of Beale Township and the northeast portion of Tuscarora Township. The company website states that it protects “the residents of Beale, Tuscarora and Spruce Hill Townships”. The Beale Township Fire Company frequently provides mutual aid service to East Waterford, Port Royal, Mifflin and Mifflintown.

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