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75th Anniversary
Written by Photos by Bob Esposito
2022-05-17

Upper Salford Fire Co. Celebrates 75 years

 

 

The Upper Salford Volunteer Fire Co. celebrates its 75th

anniversary with food, demonstrations, and open house 

on Saturday, May 14.  Above, Upper Salford supervisors

present a resolution to the company.  Left to right, Brian

Gwiazdzinski, fire company president, Ted Poatsy, supervisors chairman, and supervisors Rick Sacks and Kevin O'Donnell.

Fire Police 2nd Lieutenant Neil Saunderson

gives a tour of a fire truck to his nephew

Daniel Millin.

Upper Salford Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary President Barbara Gormley accepts a proclamation from State Sen. Bob Mensch, R-24 on behalf of the PA Senate.  State Rep. Tracy Pennycuick, R-147, presented Gormly with similar honors from the State House. Upper Salford Fire Co. Chief Tom Burgmeier unveils a plaque inside the fire hall, dedicating it to Frank Poatsy, the first member of the organization and former fire police captain.  Poatsy died in 1985 while respondint to an emergency call.

Harper Jack gets some help from her step-

motherAlivia Hoffman while she aims a fireh-

hose under the direction of firefighter Sheldon

Smith.

Luke Brinckman sits atop his father Jim's 

shoulders as the blessing given at the close of

the ceremony.

 


 

 

 

 

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