Over the past few days, members of the West Hazleton Fire Department have been preparing for Memorial Day. Even though there will be no parade this year in West Hazleton, crews are still showing their patriotic spirit and getting out in the community. Over the weekend crews have been to several cemetery’s in the Hazleton area to place American flags on the veterans graves. Yesterday, prior to the American flag detail crews handled an Motor Vehicle Accident on the Blvd, shortly after returning from placing the flags several members attempted to start the annual detailing of our apparatus but were summoned to respond to an unresponsive patient call with Greater Hazleton BLS and Medic 11 (Lehigh Valley EMS) on Ridge Avenue.

In remembrance and honor of all veterans as well as those currently serving in our Armed Services, here is a quote from former president Ronald Reagan “And if words cannot repay the debt we owe these men, surely with our actions we must strive to keep faith with them and with the vision that led them to battle and to final sacrifice.”

Have a safe and healthy Memorial Day weekend everyone! If you see any emergency crews working out on the roadways this weekend and especially everyday please slow down and move over a lane if possible. With the increased traffic, we have been seeing a lot more close calls when responding as well as on scenes.