July 13, 2013
Several members of the Slocum Township Volunteer Fire Department recently visited with many classes at St. Jude School, Mountain Top. Firefighters spoke to the students about their special gear and equipment and gave important information on how to respond to emergencies in their homes. Some of the participants, from left, first row, are Kaden Ayre, Avery Chepolis, Lainey Conway, Carly Glaser, Mary Kate Banford, Ryan Grieves and Joseph Kopko. Second row: Zachary Erwine, junior firefighter and St. Jude student; Ahyaan Sayed; Emily Kuchar; Mia Kramer; Ronald Ungvarsky; Abe Hagenbuch; Alex Martin; Alexandra Hargreaves; Lauren Lokuta; and Junior Firefighter and Jason O’Neill, junior firefighter and St. Jude student. Third row: Ron Burd Jr., second assistant chief; Sammy Burd, co-captain; Brendon Brobst; Austin Campbell; Jack Novelli; Hannah Hickey; Natalie Hunsinger; Ethan Benner; Chase Rasmus; Donato Strish; Margaret Mary Ganter; Francesca Basalyga; and Sean O’Neill, first assistant chief.