This was a night and day to remember. I actually lived out of town and saw the glow while coming toward the call. As I arrived, I passed Charlie Wertz, who was in his last month as Fire Chief - after 30 years as Chief he had officially passed the reins on to Jacque Wertz. Both Jacque and Charlie operated flawlessly at this call, one of Charlie's last in the White Helmet. Charlie was headed to his car to "get some help coming." Water supply was a big problem as Elizabethville had an antiquated main system of mostly four and six inch mains. Many lessons were learned that night. Elizabethville became the first company in Upper Dauphin County to purchase 5-inch hose and have a tanker with Newton Dump Valve."