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Monday, December 10, 2018
press photos courtesy of ron stahleyMorgan Saeger enjoyed her turn on the nozzle at the interactive firefighter events at the Schnecksville Community Fair. press photos courtesy of ron stahleyMorgan Saeger enjoyed her turn on the nozzle at the interactive firefighter events at the Schnecksville Community Fair.
Cousins Luke Stahley and Morgan Saeger completed their ‘Wanna Be a Firefighter’ challenge. Cousins Luke Stahley and Morgan Saeger completed their ‘Wanna Be a Firefighter’ challenge.

Firefighters featured at Schnecksville Fair

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh Valley residents were able to interact with local firefighters June 20-24 at the Schnecksville Community Fair.

What started as a carnival 34 years ago has evolved into a Department of Agriculture sanctioned experience. Guests received a firsthand view of many agricultural materials, methods and products.

Livestock exhibits were also a big attraction.

North Whitehall’s four fire companies were featured on a rotating basis throughout the event.

Following opening ceremonies June 19, Schnecksville Fire Company hosted the event.

Volunteer firefighters from Tri-Clover hosted the next evening.

That Thursday, firefighters from Neffs Volunteer Fire Department joined and Laurys Station firefighters were in place June 23.

Kids from 2 to 11 years of age enjoyed the “Wanna be a firefighter” obstacle course.

The youngsters were guided by firefighters through a series of challenges culminating with using an actual fire hose on a simulated house fire.

The keepsake fire helmet was a hit with both the young and young at heart.

Teens and adults were encouraged to view the fire apparatus and equipment. Firefighters were on hand to answer questions.