Old Chester, PA: Fire Department
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Bennington, RLBenni@netscape.net for sharing the
Awed by an unexpected honor conferred upon him, an 18 year old Chester High School student sat among Chester's leading citizens at the speaker's table at the Rotary meeting in the Chester Club at noon today.
The youth, Herbert Redman, of 322 East Ninth Street, was one of six volunteer firemen selected by their comrades to receive Rotary's annual award for outstanding service.
The other recipients were :
Redman, who is a member of the Moyamensing Junior Company which operates the "coffee wagon" flushed modestly as the citation of his services was read by J. Caldwell Hinkson, who presented the citations and lapel emblems.
Though the youth is not yet eligible to join the "big company" because of his youth, the citation, which was prepared by his fellow members, recounted a loyal service that would do honor to volunteer members of the cities five "big" companies.
"Answering 85 percent of all fire calls, day and night; also out of town calls, most of which came in the night...was the gist of the citation.
Mr. Jimison was cited for "making the most fires and
performing the most service during the year".
It read: "For giving timely assistance to Ray
Wanzel... and applying a tourniquet and seeing him safely in the hospital."
Guests, in addition to the recipients of the awards were Mayor Ralph F. Swarts; Michael A. Honan, Director of Public Safety; Elmer Weigand, Fire Chief; James Devlin, second asst. fire chief; the following presidents of fire companies, Thomas Berry, Hanley; Thomas Canavan, Good Will; Timothy McCarey, Franklin; Albert News, Moyamensing; Samuel Pancoast, Felton; and William Moulder, acting president of the Moyamensing Juniors. Ellwood Webster, first asst. fire chief was unable to attend.
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© 2002 John A. Bullock III.
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