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University president presents checks to fire companies, EMS   

Shippensburg University President Bill Ruud recently presented checks to representatives of the three Shippensburg fire companies and Shippensburg Area Emergency Medical Services.

Each of the companies, Cumberland Valley Hose Company, Vigilant Hose Company and West End Fire and Rescue Company, received a $10,000 check as part of contracts with the companies to provide emergency services to the university.

In addition, Vigilant Hose Company also received $5,000 toward purchase of its 2005 Emergency One Rescue Fire Engine. It is the eighth payment of the university’s 10-year commitment to support the purchase.

SAEMS received a $5,000 check, the eighth payment of a 10-year commitment to support the service.

Receiving the check for C.V. Hose Vigilant Hose Company were John Fogelsanger, fire chief; Justin Bell, captain; Matthew Mason, firefighter and Shippensburg University student; and Victoria Knight, member and Shippensburg University student.  

Receiving the check for SAEMS were Kathy Eichelberger, operations officer; and Justin Eberly, EMT.    

Receiving the check for Vigilant Hose were T J Silverstrim, deputy chief, and Jay Showvaker, firefighter. 

Receiving the check for West End were Mark Cleck, fire chief; Kevin Kline, deputy fire chief, and Patrick Taylor, firefighter and Shippensburg University student. 
 

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Cumberland Valley Hose Company (from left): Victoria Knight, member and Shippensburg University student; John Fogelsanger, fire chief; President Bill Ruud; Justin Bell, captain; and Matthew Mason, firefighter and Shippensburg University student. 

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Shippensburg Area EMS (from left): Kathy Eichelberger, operations officer; President Ruud; and Justin Eberly, EMT. 

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Vigilant Hose Company (from left): T J Silverstrim, deputy chief; President Ruud; and Jay Showvaker, firefighter. 

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West End Fire and Rescue Company (from left): Mark Cleck, fire chief; President Ruud; Kevin Kline, deputy fire chief; and Patrick Taylor, firefighter and Shippensburg University student.        

11.13.12