Saturday, May 17th started off as any other weekend day then turned busy at a moments notice. In a 16 hour stretch starting at 7:30am, with a railroad call, and ending with Squad 47 being dispatched at 11pm to assist in the coverage of the Boro of Norristown, the volunteers of KPVFC were sent on 10 runs.
On Sunday, May 18th, members of KPVFC and Tower 47 were on hand during the King of Prussia 10 Miler and 5K runs. Race organizers requested Tower 47 to raise the American flag to mark the start / finish line for race participants. For 4 hours the flag stood tall to welcome runners back from their journey around King of Prussia.
Then on Tuesday and Wednesday the KPVFC visited Footsteps Academy for their annual end of school water days. Fire trucks were on hand each day to give the kids a soaking!
Finally, on Thursday, May 22nd the 4th Grade Class from Caley Road Elementary School visited the King of Prussia Fire Station on Allendale Road. The class of 85 students spent the morning touring the fire station; walking the 9/11 Memorial; and getting an up-close, hands-on experience with specialized tools and functions Tower 47 and Rescue 47. During their hour stay, the students were treated to a morning of learning and fun by volunteers who took time out of each of their day’s to teach about all aspects of the operation of the King of Prussia VFC including firefighting gear; ladder, rescue, and engine company operations; the history of the September 11th terror attacks; and what it takes to be a firefighter for King of Prussia. The members on hand to help were Lt. Vince DiSanto, Chief Engineer Mike Kiczula, FF Bob Smull, FF Mark Shepperd, Past Company Fire Chief Gary Touchton, FF Brandon Jenkins, and Upper Merion Fire Marshall’s Bill Daywalt and Bill Henderson.