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2016: A Year in Review

The Worcester Volunteer Fire Department responded to 220 alarms for the 2016 year. These responses included alarms in Worcester township as well as assistance to our surrounding communities and some longer trips to further points of Montgomery county. Our average number of volunteers per alarm was 15. This year we saw the addition of 9 new members. We continually seek people willing to volunteer as firefighters, junior/cadet firefighters(ages 14-18), apparatus drivers, fire police, and administrative roles. A constant influx of new members remains crucial to us continuing volunteer fire and rescue services. To learn how you can get involved, email The WVFD added two vehicles to our fleet. A new GMC van was purchased to take over as our traffic unit - Traffic 83. Our old traffic unit was converted into a Utility unit which has allowed us to transport equipment and manpower much easier. We also added a Command/Chiefs vehicle given to us by the township. Our events this year such as the chicken BBQ and various craft shows were very well supported, and we could not be more thankful for the support we received for them. A huge thank you to the following groups for their support over the last year: 1) Worcester Township for their constant support of our mission to provide high quality emergency services to the township. 2) Our Ladies Auxiliary for their fundraising efforts throughout the year in support of our firehouse. 3) Our surrounding departments - Skippack Fire, Lower Providence Fire Department, Norriton Fire Engine Company, Centre Square Fire, Upper Gwynedd Township Fire Department, and Towamencin Volunteer Fire Company for assistance provided throughout the year. We are lucky to have great mutual aide partners. 4) Finally and most importantly, thank you to our dedicated volunteers who ensure volunteer fire and rescue services can be provided to the residents of Worcester township. As announced in December, this will be the 2017 Line Officers lineup: Fire Chief: Greg Schimpf Deputy Chief: Rob Raquet Assistant Chief: Duane Cornish Battalion Chief: John Kelly Battalion Chief: David Cornish Captain: Andrew Raquet Lieutenant: Brandon Blue Chief Engineer: Marc Travetti Assistant Engineer: Craig Markle Assistant Engineer: Greg Robertson Assistant Engineer: Jake Ferguson Assistant Engineer: Paul Wickersham Fire Police Captain: Stuart Visnov Lieutenant: Greg Robertson Lieutenant: Chuck Pellegrini Sergeant: Ron Lutz Corporal: Rich Longcoy

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