BERKELEY TOWNSHIP-Volunteers of the Manitou Park Volunteer Fire Company responded to nearly 400 calls in 2018 and were recognized for their volunteer efforts in the community. Firefighters are often interrupted for service calls during work, family events and sometimes even their own children’s birthday parties. They make a sacrifice to their community that is second to none locally.
Volunteer firefighters respond to calls without pay, without medical benefits and with no insurance carriers to bill their services to, which separates them in one way from police officers and emergency medical services.
Last night, Mayor Carmen Amato and the entire Council congratulated the 2018 Top Responders of the Manitou Park Volunteer Fire Company. Chief Joe Jubert stated that Manitou received almost 400 calls for service last year.
“Congratulations to our volunteers for striving to help keep our residents safe and our community succeed and progress,” Amato told the firefighters.