Good Will Fire Company No.1 of Trexlertown Announces Award Winner
By Dennis McArdle, Correspondent | June 04, 2021 | PENNSYLVANIA
Story No. 060421112
Photo by Dennis Bower, Safety Officer(L to R): Gary Mattox, Fire Chief; Leroy Gross, Life Member and son; Jaime (Gross) Zimmerman, Member and granddaughter; Molly Amsler, Award Winner; Gary Gorr, President and son-in-law; Linda (Gross) Gorr, Secretary and daughter; and Dennis McArdle, Fire Marshal and Vice President
TREXLERTOWN, PA - As part of their June 2021 business meeting, the members of the Good Will Fire Company No.1 of Trexlertown announced the winner of the Fred J. Gross Memorial Community Service Award.
Established by the fire company in 2016, a graduating High School senior residing within the fire company’s response area is recognized for their volunteer community service during the current academic year. The award is in memory of Past Fire Chief Fred J. Gross, who was a life member of the fire company with over 45 years of active service. He strived to always assist his fellow neighbor in their time of need. Fred instilled this compassion not only in his children and grandchildren, but also to many local residences, allowing this all-volunteer organization to provide emergency services to the local community for over 100 years and counting.
On June 1, 2021, representatives from the fire company along with the Gross family presented this year’s award to Ms. Molly Amsler, a 2021 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School. Molly is the daughter of Jeff and Andrea Amsler of Upper Macungie Township. As a scholar, she maintained over a 3.1 GPA and still made time giving back to her local community. As a volunteer firefighter with Upper Macungie Fire Department Station 56, she completed over 180 training hours to successfully pass her National Pro Board examination and awarded her Firefighter 1 certification. In addition to being successful in the classroom, she made the time to respond to over 20% of the emergency calls within the township and she was an active participant with Community Service Projects conducted by St. Thomas Moore Church. She has strived for excellence in the classroom and willingly assisted her neighbors in their time of need.
The members of the Good Will Fire Company No.1 of Trexlertown along with the Gross family congratulate Molly on her accomplishments and wish her much success in all her future endeavors.
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