Limerick Fire Department Receives State Honors

LIMERICK PA – The Limerick Fire Department‘s ability to ensure all its personnel are properly trained, both as firefighters and for emergency rescue operations, earned it awards again this year from Pennsylvania’s Office of the State Fire Commissioner.

Office Certification Program Manager Tracie Young-Brungard, during the township Board of Supervisors’ Tuesday (April 17, 2021) meeting, presented department Chief Ken Shuler and President Tom Walters with a Voluntary Training Recognition Gold Certificate. It acknowledges that 100 percent of Limerick firefighters were sufficiently trained to the state’s Fire Fighter I level.

They also received the Voluntary Rescue Service Recognition for training completed for vehicle and machinery rescues. Finally, a letter of commendation for the department’s achievements was provided by state Sen. Katie Muth.

Limerick is one of only two fire departments across Pennsylvania that have earned and maintained gold-level training certification for nine consecutive years, Young-Brungard reported. Limerick also holds the distinction as the department with the largest roster of trainees in the state to meet voluntary certification.

The department proudly reported its award-winning status on its website.

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Logo from the Limerick Fire Department