In the market for a bunch of folding chairs or used refrigerators? How about a vintage soda chest?

York Area United Fire And Rescue has you covered.

The department is auctioning off those items and others in the shuttered Springetts Fire Station, 3013 E. Market St. in Springettsbury Township, on Monday. Doors open at 8 a.m. with bidding getting underway at 10 a.m.

Potential bidders can view the items at the station from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, said Don Eckert, president of the township's volunteer fire department and captain of its fire police.

Items up for grabs range from gear lockers to weight lifting machines to a vintage Coca-Cola cooler chest that might need some work to get it in working order, he said.

"It's been here in the canteen room for a long time," Eckert said.

But don't expect to find much in the way of fire-fighting memorabilia, he said.

The auction comes on the heels of the regional department moving from the station to its new station.

Chief Robert McCoy said first responders moved into the new 50 Commons Drive station in the township Wednesday.

Though there are still some outstanding "odds and ends," such as installing new washers and dryers on Thursday, crews are responding to calls from the station, Eckert said.

The two-story station boasts bunk rooms, locker rooms, a kitchen, fitness room and lounge area. The garage bay features radiant heated floors, keeping a constant temperature to help melt ice or snow that accumulates on apparatus during the winter.


"It's one of the nicest (fire stations) there is," Eckert said.

The $4.7 million new station not only houses first responders but also is the new headquarters of York Area United.

The volunteer fire department contributed $1.2 million, gained through the sale of the Springetts station, with the township picking up the rest of the tab.

Proceeds from the auction will also go toward the cost of the new station, Eckert said.

With the new station up and running, the old Springetts station will be turned into a commercial development.

A national auto parts store along will other retail shops will eventually occupy the redeveloped lot, said Bill Schenck, a township supervisor.

"It'll be a welcome commercial development for the township," he said.

The old headquarters at 3321 Whiteford Road could also be redeveloped at some point.

When the township bought the building and land years ago, the plan was to make it part of adjoining Springettsbury Park in some way, Schenck said.

With the fire department abandoning the building, the plans are back on the table but it remains to be to seen how the land will be developed.

Schenck said a skate board park or perhaps a splash pad are possibilities.

"Right now they're all kind of concepts," he said.

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