After 54 years of service as a fire department member, former East End Chief Robert Fiegles’s name will be a permanent part of the home he loved.
Fiegles, who served as fire chief in 1968, 1975 and 1976, had “public service in his blood,” recalled his son, Stephen Fiegles. Stephen spoke at a special ceremony at the May 18 meeting of the Mahoning Township supervisors, where they unveiled a new plaque commemorating Robert Fiegles.
Christine DeLong, chair of the township supervisors, said the East End Fire Department has requested the plaque be placed in the main hallway of the municipal building, so everyone who enters can see it.
Robert Fiegles, who still lived in the township, passed away this past January at the age of 82, due to a cardiac arrhythmia. He had also been battling Alzheimer’s for several years as well as more recent ailments such as pneumonia, according to Stephen.
While he couldn’t fight fires as he got older, Fiegles stayed active with the department until his health deteriorated about 2008 or so, according to current Chief Leslie Young.
The plaque was finished and delivered to the township in April, but the supervisors wanted to wait until Stephen could make the trip from his Laurel, Maryland, home in order to present it. The plaque reads, “In Memory of Robert F. Fiegles, Mahoning Township Fire Department, 54 Years of Dedicated Service,” before listing the years he served as chief. Beneath that, it says “Gone, but never forgotten.”
Also at the plaque’s presentation was Robert Fiegles’ daughter, Sheri Fiegles, and his family friend and caregiver Vicky Sawyer. Sawyer also cares for Fiegles’ daughter, who lives in the township and has special needs.
“He was a true gentleman,” Sawyer said. “Living in Mahoning Township really meant a lot (to him).”
“First and foremost, he just loved the fire service and dedicated all of his life to it,” Stephen said. When he was older and physically couldn’t fight fires, Robert Fiegles still stayed involved by taking videos of the department’s response to fires and other incidents, providing the tapes to East End as an educational tool.
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The Mahoning Township Fire Department would like to thank the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania for the generous grant made possible through the Helen Claire Brinkman Fund. This grant allowed us to purchase 24 pairs of structural firefighting gloves. Without this purchase, our firefighters would still be wearing/using gloves that are 5 years or older.
MONTOUR AREA FIRE DEPARTMENTS9th ANNUAL FIRE SAFETYSUMMER DAY CAMPAugust 8th, 9th, & 10th 2018Age group 6-10 (only): 9:00am – 11:00amAge group 11-15 (only): 1:00pm – 3:00pmLocated at the Danville Middle School (on Route 11)The Montour Area Fire Departments are again hosting a Safety Summer Day Camp for Kids. The Camp will consist of Local Fire Departments as well as other area Public Safety organizations. The Camp will teach bas...
After 54 years of service as a fire department member, former East End Chief Robert Fiegles’s name will be a permanent part of the home he loved.Fiegles, who served as fire chief in 1968, 1975 and 1976, had “public service in his blood,” recalled his son, Stephen Fiegles. Stephen spoke at a special ceremony at the May 18 meeting of the Mahoning Township supervisors, where they unveiled a new plaque commemorating Robert Fiegles. Christine DeLong, chair of the township super...
East End Fire Company (MTFD) is very proud of fire fighter Andy "Kooter" Makuch, He graduated from the FDNY academy and is now a fire fighter with Ladder 156 in Brooklyn! He started with MTFD in 2002 as a Junior!Served 4 years as a USAF Fire Fighter!Congratulations Andy!
The annual "Blue Bat Classic" was held at the 1st Baptist Church softball field between Continental Fire Co and East End Fire Co. East End will again have the honor of keeping the bat in their trophy case. It was a game of fun and friendship.
There is currently a burn ban in Montour County until May 10th. WHEREAS, the County Commissioners of Montour County are desirous of providing for the health safety and welfare of the people of Montour County; and WHEREAS, the Commissioners, in cooperation with firefighting organizations and the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, are desirous of regulating the outdoor burning; and WHEREAS, the Commissioners are desirous of protecting the people of Montour County of t...
Way to go Andy! We are proud of you!! Click the link to read about Andy's scholarship: http://pctoday.pct.edu/two-aviation-students-awarded-international-helicopter-scholarships/
Chief – Leslie Young Deputy 61 – Richard Spotts Capt 60 – Kevin Young Lt 61 – Chuck Eyer Lt 62 – Josh Poticher Lt 63 – Jonathan Fellin Lt 68 – Jack Brecht Chief Engineer – Sam Hunsinger Engineer 61 – Lloyd Craig Engineer 62 – Greg Neff
Firefighter is best in U.S. Mahoning Township volunteer encourages other women By Chris Krepich - Press Enterprise Writer Published: May 31, 2013 MAHONING TWP. —Leslie Young has a message for women who are thinking of becoming a firefighter: Just do it. After all, it’s worked out fairly well for her. Young was recently named American Legion Firefighter of the Year. The Mahoning Township deputy fire chief found out via letter Tuesday that she’s been nam...
Mahoning Township Fire Department East End Fire Co.’s Deputy Chief Leslie Young turns to the crowd smiling after American Legion Post Commander Dean Vonblohn got done reading the letter Post 40 used to nominate Young for American Legion Pennsylvania Firefighter of the Year. She won. Young received the surprise news at the post’s meeting Wednesday evening. The firefighters in attendance thought they were receiving something from the Danville American Legion Post. Young has been i...
Mahoning Township's Leslie Young is 'Firefighter of the Year' By Karen Blackledge The Danville News — DANVILLE — Leslie Young said she was very surprised at being named state Firefighter of the Year by the Department of the Pennsylvania American Legion. “I had no idea,” said Young, deputy chief of the Mahoning Township East End Fire Department, Wednesday night. She was told to visit the Danville American Legion Post 40 during the monthly mee...
The new line officers and house committee members for Mahoning Township Fire Department’s East End Fire Co., front row, from left, are Jonathan D. Fellin, treasurer; Sam Hunsinger, chief engineer, Richard Spotts, captain; Todd Gibson, Chief 60; Leslie Young, deputy chief; and Greg Neff, engineer. In back row are Bruce Williams, president; Bill Gerst, vice president; John Brecht; Jill Balliet, secretary; and Chuck Eyer, president of the Mahoning Township Volunteer Firemen’s Relief ...
Todd Gibson - Chief, Leslie Young - Deputy Chief, Rick Spotts - Captain, Eric Nevel - Lieutenant 61, Josh Poticher - Lieutenant 62, Mark Olaf - Lieutenant 63, Sam Hunsinger - Chief Engineer, Lloyd Craig - Engineer 61, Greg Neff - Engineer 62, Social Hall: Bruce Williams - President, William Gerst - Vice President, Jill Balliet - Secretary, Jonathan Fellin - Treasurer, Lee Ann Brecht - Financial Secretary, Jim Ayers - Trustee, Alby Gerst - Trustee, ...
East End took delivery of their new Drager SCBA's. Training provided by drager was held on Wed. June 27th. Work detail on Tues. July 3rd to place them in service.
The 4th annual Blue Bat Classic between Continental Fire Co. and East End Fire Co. was held on June 19th at the 1st Baptist Church softball field. In a 10- inning dual, East End brought the blue bat back to Station 60 with a 24-23 win. A great time was had by all involved and after the game, both teams enjoyed burgers and dogs at Station 30.
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