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Volunteer Spotlight: Laurie Iacobellis

Laurie Iacobellis was extremely excited to have the opportunity to volunteer with Centre Square Fire Company. An administrative volunteer since March 2023, her accounting background has been very helpful. Laurie assists with accounting-related functions within Centre Square Fire Company. She has a “behind-the-scenes” role in the office, but also helps with fundraising and events such as Trivia Night. “I think …

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Volunteer Spotlight: Bernie Dwyer

After the September 11 attacks, Bernie Dwyer was motivated to join Centre Square Fire Company. “I had been interested in checking out the local fire company for years and possibly joining, but never acted on it,” said Bernie. “Then the 911 terrorist attacks happened and I realized how important and vital firefighters and first responders were to their communities.” Bernie …

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Volunteer Spotlight: Vinny Ciuccoli

Vincent “Vinny” Ciuccoli recommends new volunteers come to the firehouse as much as they can, assuring the CSFC team will provide all the training they require. “Whether it’s for a call or drill, it’s best to show up to the station, even if you don’t know everything that’s going on,” he said. “The Centre Square team will be there to …

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Q&A: Firefighter Ted Moore

1. When did you start volunteering at Centre Square Fire Company? I started volunteering in February of 2019. 2. How did you hear about Centre Square and why did you decide to join? I had always wanted to give back to my community and decided to attend the 2018 fire exposition where I met Sam Clemmer. He spoke highly of …

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Volunteer Spotlight: Gino Coleman

Volunteer firefighter Gino Coleman influences others to keep a tranquil attitude when taking on overwhelming situations. As a newer firefighter himself, Gino advises new recruits to “Reach out to your superiors and network as much as possible. Learn to relax but be attentive and ask a lot of questions.” In April 2023, Gino submitted an application to be a volunteer …

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CSFC Invites the Community to Family-Fun Fire Expo

Centre Square Fire Company is holding its free, family-friendly Fire Expo on Friday, October 6. The event will run from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Wentz Run Park, 960 Wentz Road, Blue Bell. In the event of inclement weather, it will be held on October 7. “Community is an essential part of volunteering with Centre Square Fire Company,” said firefighter …

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Volunteer Spotlight: Gabbie Saylor

For Gabriella (Gabbie) Saylor, the fire station is her second home. From the age of two, Gabbie used to accompany her dad on trips to the fire station. “I loved when my father took me to the firehouse; it was one of my favorite places growing up,” said Gabbie. Gabbie has now been volunteering at the fire station for seven …

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CSFC’s Campaign Recruits New Volunteers

Since announcing its volunteer recruitment campaign one year ago, Centre Square Fire Company is successfully bringing in new recruits. Last August, Centre Square Fire Company launched its new recruitment website, www.CentreSquareFire.org, and has received 11 volunteer inquiries with 7 recruits officially joining the team. “The campaign brought more awareness of the fire company’s need for more volunteers and has sparked …

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Volunteer Spotlight: Mark Thompson

Volunteer firefighter Mark Thompson encourages new volunteers to work hard and train hard in order to learn as much as possible. “Every day you will learn something new, so try to absorb as much as you can,” said Mark, who started volunteering four years ago at the age of 18. After hearing from a current member that Centre Square Fire …

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Daughter Follows in Father’s Footsteps at CSFC

Fred Saylor started bringing his daughter, Gabriella “Gabbie” Saylor, to Centre Square Fire Company since she was two years old. “I loved when my father took me to the firehouse; it was one of my favorite places growing up,” said Gabbie. As soon as she was 16, Gabbie joined Centre Square’s junior firefighting program and has been volunteering for seven …