Township, Area Firefighters Honored for Preparedness, Dedication

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Members of the township’s two fire companies – Sanatoga and Ringing Hill – and two adjacent fire departments that respond to emergencies arising locally and elsewhere – Limerick and Pottstown – received special honors Thursday night (May 21, 2021) from the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners.

The township’s elected governing body acknowledged the preparedness, dedication to duty, and out-of-the-box decision-making that contributed to the successful April 7 rescue of a construction worker trapped in a trench on Evergreen Road.

Township, Area Firefighters Honored for Preparedness, Dedication
Receiving the township commissioners’ appreciation were members of the Sanatoga Fire Company …
Township, Area Firefighters Honored for Preparedness, Dedication
… Ringing Hill Fire Company …
Township, Area Firefighters Honored for Preparedness, Dedication
… Pottstown Fire Department …
Township, Area Firefighters Honored for Preparedness, Dedication
… and Limerick Fire Department

Commissioners commended all four for what they described as “life-saving actions,” “well thought-out extrication methods,” and “dedication to providing excellent community service.” Township commissioners’ President Bruce Foltz, and Fire Commissioner and board member Robert Mohollen, praised their collective ability to “prioritize the victim’s well-being” and ensure his injuries were minimized.

The rescue reflected “a whole team effort,” Sanatoga Fire Chief Eric Linsenbigler added.

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