1ST Responder Newspaper - PA
Limerick Fire Co. Holds Building Dedication & Open House for New Firehouse Limerick, PA - On Saturday, October 21st, Limerick Fire Company held its Building Dedication and Housing Ceremony. It was a beautiful warm, sunny day for the several hundred people in attendance for the ceremony. JUMP TO FILE # The ceremony 110917105 started at 11:00 A.M. with Limerick Township Fire Marshal Greg Breyer serving as master of ceremony, welcoming those in attendance. Reverend Paul Brandt of St. Teresa of Calcutta Church gave the invocation, which was followed by the flag raising presented by the Protective Service Program at the Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center. During the flag raising, Lisa Rawus, a Limerick Township resident, sang an impressive rendition of the National Anthem. Limerick Fire Company Chaplain Will Clemens read the Fireman's Prayer, which was followed by congratulatory comments from Representative Tom Quigley, Senator John Rafferty and Limerick Township Board Chairperson Kara Shuler. Fire Company President Tom
Walters introduced the Administrative officers and Board of Directors followed by Chief Ken Shuler presenting the Limerick Fire Company Line Officers and Officers from visiting volunteer fire companies. Building committee Chairperson Pat Fota introduced the members of the building committee and provided a presentation to Jerry Gorski from Gorski Construction who constructed the new fire station. Pastor Kendall Harris of Limerick Chapel read a blessing for the members and new building. The members of Limerick Fire Company then lined the front of the station to partake in the Hose Uncoupling ceremony. President Tom Walters and Fire Chief Ken Shuler "uncoupled the Hose" as the members then passed and packed the hose to "open" the building. Pastor Kris McKinstry from St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church read a blessing for the apparatus prior to them being housed. Area fire companies assisted in the housing of the apparatus. After the ceremony, the public enjoyed a few hours of open house with free hotdogs, Dallas Fries, soft pretzels and homemade birch beer.
Building dedication truck housing.
- KEN SHULER