Today, members of the Washies attended the funeral services for member James “Jim” Beistline. Jim joined the Washies in 2008 but had many years in the fire service, previously serving as Fire Chief and Fire Marshal of the former Williams Grove Fire Company in Monroe Township. While Jim was only a member for a short time period, he brought a lot to offer to the Fire Company and put smiles on faces and memories that will last a lifetime with the guys and gals. The governor, as called by many, was a go to guy if things needed fixed around the firehouse or the apartment house next door. For his hard work in effort, at the 2012 banquet, Jim was honored to be awarded the 2012 Robert E. Dietrich Memorial Award for all his hard work. We ask everyone to keep the family in their thoughts and prayers over the holiday season. Jim will surely be missed.
Special Thank You to the Upper Allen Township Fire Department for providing Truck 23 at the cemetery to form an arch with Truck 28.