Joan McDevitt has been around the fire service for most of her life, so she always thought of firefighting as something exciting to do. When she and her husband, Kevin McDevitt, now Chief, moved to East Norriton in the 1980s, she encouraged him to join.
Volunteers at Norriton Fire Engine Company aren’t required to attend every drill night or go on every call; however, when volunteers show they are dedicated and take on more responsibility, it is appreciated by all. Two volunteers doing just that are Jim Fessler, who became a Lieutenant in October, and Rick Dinapoli, who was sworn in as a Fire Police Officer in September.
Shaun Gibbons Shaun Gibbons began volunteering as an EMT in Lansdale and began firefighting on accident. The ambulance had a K-9 unit, so Shaun took a search and rescue class, which happened to be Firefighter … Read More
Daniel Hoisington, 16, has wanted to be a firefighter and follow in his father’s footsteps all his life, but he had to wait until he was old enough to do so. Shortly after he turned 16, he joined Norriton Fire Engine Company’s junior volunteer firefighting program and his dad, Earl Hoisington, joined as an active volunteer firefighter.
Growing up Dylan Maier always knew he wanted to help those in need and be someone kids can look up to, which is why he chose to become a volunteer firefighter at Norriton Fire Engine … Read More
Volunteer firefighting is often passed down through the generations from father to son. Fathers bring their sons with them to the firehouse and the sons realize they want to fight fires and create lifelong friendships too. At Norriton Fire Engine Company, this was the case for Dave Ellick Sr., 78, and his son, Dave Ellick Jr., 53.