Kingston Township supervisors honor firefighters for saving woman on July 4

By Eileen Godin - [email protected] | October 12th, 2017 7:09 am - updated: 8:10 am.

KINGSTON TWP. — Supervisors honored five members of the Shavertown Volunteer Fire Company for saving Ilalou Warmouth from a July 4 house fire.

“Assistant Fire Chief Erik Sowga, Captain David Rinehimer John Berti, Keith Rinehimer and Ted Sherrill discovered Ilalou Warmouth trapped in a second-floor apartment in the building that the fire originated,” Kingston Township Supervisor chairman James Reino said at a municipal meeting Wednesday.

“In the spirit of compassion and selfless bravery, the firefighters fought through the flames and rescued Ilalou Warmouth,” he said.

Several area fire companies, including the Shavertown Volunteer Fire Company were dispatched via a 10:30 p.m. call July 4 for a fire that started at 118 Main St. and spread to 122 Main St. in Dallas.

The fire destroyed both buildings.

Sowga, Berti and Keith Rinehimer accepted their resolutions Wednesday. David Rinehimer and Sherrill will receive their resolutions at a later date.

After being rescued, Warmouth was transported to the intensive care unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital near Allentown.

She sustained severe burns to four percent of her body, including her arms, legs and abdomen, according to a GoFundMe page set up to help her and her family with medical expenses.

In other news…

• Supervisors will hold two public budget work sessions scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30 and at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the municipal building.

• Also, a public hearing will immediately follow a work session scheduled for 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 at the municipal building.

The hearing is required to establish a two-way traffic pattern on a section of South Main Street, place a stop sign at the intersection of South Main Street and Division Street, and prohibit vehicles from entering and exiting South Main Street to Route 309.

• The Kingston Township Compost Site will be open at the following times, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays in October, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays in November.

The composting site will be closed on Thanksgiving and will close for the season on Dec. 1.

• The township’s Winter Parking Ordinance will be into effect from Nov. 1 to March 31, 2018. Parking on township streets is prohibited between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. daily.

Parking is prohibited during snow storms and for eight hours after the storm ends to allow road crews time to remove snow.

• The next monthly township meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 in the municipal building.

From left, Kingston Township Supervisor Melissa Chamberlain, Supervisor Chairman James Reino, Shavertown Volunteer Firefighter John Berti, Assistant Fire Chief Erik Sowga, Shavertown Volunteer Firefighter Keith Rinehimer, Kingston Township supervisors Shirley Moyer and Sam Barbose.
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/web1_Shavertown-fire-1-1.jpgFrom left, Kingston Township Supervisor Melissa Chamberlain, Supervisor Chairman James Reino, Shavertown Volunteer Firefighter John Berti, Assistant Fire Chief Erik Sowga, Shavertown Volunteer Firefighter Keith Rinehimer, Kingston Township supervisors Shirley Moyer and Sam Barbose. Eileen Godin | Dallas Post
Shavertown Volunteer Firefighter John Berti, Assistant Fire Chief Erik Sowga and Shavertown Volunteer Firefighter Keith Rinehimer accept resolutions from Kingston Township Supervisor chairman James Reino Wednesday.
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/web1_Shavertown-fire-2-1.jpgShavertown Volunteer Firefighter John Berti, Assistant Fire Chief Erik Sowga and Shavertown Volunteer Firefighter Keith Rinehimer accept resolutions from Kingston Township Supervisor chairman James Reino Wednesday. Eileen Godin | Dallas Post

By Eileen Godin

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