Terre Hill Fire Company and Goodville Fire Company have agreed to become partners and operate as one department.
Carl Kohl, president of Goodville Fire Company, announced the formation of the new Weaverland Valley Fire Department Tuesday to Terre Hill Borough Council.
Kohl told council members that the two volunteer fire companies voted Monday to form a cooperative partnership that will unite members. The merger will be finalized Jan. 1, 2013.
Representatives from Terre Hill and Goodville fire companies were part of a investigation started in 2009 to explore the possibility of including Blue Ball Fire Company in the merger.
However, the exploratory council was disbanded last year, and in October, Blue Ball and New Holland fire companies announced a merger.