Shippensburg firefighters get safety materials from insurance agency
By AMBER SOUTH
Members of Shippensburg Fire Department gathered outside of Cramer Insurance Agency on West King Street Thursday morning to receive the agency’s donation of fire prevention and safety materials.
Cramer Insurance donated coloring books, stickers, safety handouts and DVDs about fire prevention and safety to the department, said co-owner Curt Cramer.
Throughout October, department members are going to Shippensburg elementary schools, preschools and daycare centers to teach children about fire prevention. Donated items will be put toward the effort, Chief Randy O’Donnell said.
“Cramer’s Insurance donates enough supplies to distribute information to all of our daycares and kindergartens in the Shippensburg area,” O’Donnell stated in an e-mail to Public Opinion.
As an insurance agency, it is important that Cramer Insurance play a role in getting youth and other citizens knowledgeable about fire prevention and safety, Curt Cramer said.
He added that he is even more invested because of his family’s involvement in area fire departments. Curt Cramer said he was a member of SFD “many years ago,” his wife is part of West Shore Emergency Medical Services, his dad was the assistant fire chief in Newburg, and that other family members have played roles in other fire departments.
Cramer Insurance employees in attendance included Curt Cramer, co-owner Matt Cramer, Kathy Finkey, Jan Jones and Rose Mason. From Shippensburg Fire Department — which is made up of Vigilant Hose Company, Cumberland Valley Hose Company and West End Fire and Rescue — were O’Donnell, Vigilant Chief Emeritus Charlie Myers, CV Fire Chief John Fogelsanger and SFD members Brady Oursler, Cody Maley, Logan Hutchinson and Rob Griffith.