The Knox Horsethief Committee honored all of the members of the Knox Volunteer Firemen Station 570, on August 19, 2023 as their community’s “Citizen of the Year”. The presentation began around 4:50 PM, with Tiki Kahle giving a talk about the firemen and how they are celebrating 90 years of service to the Knox area. She said that they serve the Knox Borough, Ashland, Beaver and Salem Townships.
All members were honored and it was noted that there are 39 members who have donated 25 years of service; there are 40 Honorary Members; 17 Past Chiefs, including the current chief; and there are 4 members with 50 years or more of service. With 50+ years of service are Tom Amsler, Ron Barnett, Terry Kahle, and Doug Rhea.
It was also noted that the fire police provide traffic control for fires/traffic issues and events within the community.
Knox Station 570 was also well represented in the parade that followed this presentation. Leading off was their 1963 Ford Brush Truck, that is no longer in service, then there was the 2021 International 3,000 gallon tanker; a 2014 Spartan Rescue; 2000 HME Engine; 2004 HME Engine and a 2004 F250 Brush Truck.
Both State Senator Scott Hutchinson and State Representation Donna Oberlander were on hand to present the firemen with a proclamation from the State of Pennsylvania.
Holding the official documents in the photo above were (left) Tom Amsler and Terry Kahle (right).
At present the officers are: President, Jason McMillen; Vice-President Richie Cochran; Secretary Josh Lencer; Treasurer T-C Cochran; Chief Matt Yaeger. Other officers are 1st Asst. Chief, Jon Weaver; 2nd Asst. Chief Josh Lencer; 3rd Asst. Chief, Denny Hasler; Captain 1, Dan Messenger; Captain 2, Wade Meier; Lt. 1, Rusty Seigworth; Lt. 2, Matthew Cochran and Lt. 2, chad Stiller.
Social members to the VFD are also welcome if anyone is interested. Social members generally assist at non-emergency events, such as fund-raiser, social events and promoting the fire department. The department’s annual fund-raisers are the gun raffle in September, spring raffle in March, Horsethief Days Softball tournament and the Hot Sausage Sales.
See additional photos at: https://www.myprogressnews.com/post/horsethief-corn-hole-contest-winners and https://www.myprogressnews.com/post/knox-vfd-citizen-of-the-year and https://www.myprogressnews.com/post/horsethief-days-parade-photos