Eight Volunteer Firefighters Recognized For Rescue
Eight Perkiomen Township volunteer firefighters were recognized Monday night December 13th for their valor and heroic actions during a residential fire on King Rd in the township on February 20, 2021.
All of the volunteers recognized were instrumental in the rescue of a handicapped resident at the house fire.
Firefighters Jeffrey Wynne, Aleksey Kononenko, Chief Engineer John Moran, Jr., and Junior Firefighter Patrick McCafferty were presented with the Distinguished Service Medal. This medal is awarded to “persons who have performed acts of heroism”.
Assistant Chief Brian Debus, Assistant Chief Kevin Motsavage, Deputy Chief Stan Turtle and Firefighter Chris DiFerdinando were presented with the Medal of Valor for their roles in the King Rd Fire. The Medal of Valor is “awarded to firefighters for performance above and beyond the call of duty at extreme personal risk and having been instrumental in rescuing and saving the life of another person”.
The awards were presented at the December monthly meeting by Perkiomen Township Fire Company President Brad Bonner and Fire Chief John Barnshaw.
Pictured left to right: Deputy Chief Stan Turtle, Assistant Chief Kevin Motsavage, Assistant Chief Brian Debus, Engineer John Moran, Jr., Firefighter Chris DiFerdinando, Firefighter Jeffrey Wynne, Junior Firefighter Patrick McCafferty and President Brad Bonner. Missing from photo: Firefighter/EMT Aleksey Kononenko.