Po-Mar-Lin Fire Company

2021 First Due
Working Fires 0
Pins 0

2021 Incidents
Jan 22
Feb 25
Total 47

Past Incidents
2020 310
2019 309
2018 357
2017 273
2016 254
2015 285
2014 320
2013 260
2012 281
2011 239
2010 233

Web Counters
Website Visitors
January 28, 2015
Visitors Today
Apr 16, 2021
Team Po-Mar-Lin Exceeded their Goals for St. Baldricks
Email Print RSS Facebook Twitter RSS

By Firefighter/EMT Amanda Murphy
April 19, 2019

On Sunday, April 14, 2019, Po-Mar-Lin Fire Company hosted the third annual Go Bald with St. Baldricks, a community event organized to help raise money to support childhood cancer research.

The event as a whole raised close to $30,000!! Team Po-Mar-Lin raised $2,683 - more than doubling their goal of $1,000!

Fire Chief and celebrity barber, Jason Griffith shaved hair for 3.5 hours.

Griffith reflected on the event, “I chose to get my haircut because I realize how lucky I am to have a healthy 10 year old and understand that not all families are as lucky as I am. Being the host for the event was great. I think it showed that we care about our community and it’s always nice to welcome the community into our building to see our members and our apparatus. Since I am a barber as well as fire chief I think it was a really unique opportunity for myself and the St. Baldrick's organization.”

Captain Bobby Abel, who blew past his goal of $350 and raised almost $600, said, “Cancer sucks!” He continued, “I’m always happy to support this community and our neighbors, even if that means shave my head.”

Firefighter Eric Hecksher shaved his head too. “Hearing from people who have been directly impacted by this horrible disease was extremely moving and I was very impressed with how the community pulled together for this event.”

The fundraiser hit close to home for some team members.

Lieutenant 36 A, Ryan Large, said, “First of all cancer sucks but it especially sucks when you are a kid. It was important to me to participate in the St. Baldrick’s fundraiser for childhood cancer by shaving my head because childhood cancer has had a direct impact on my family. My cousin was diagnosed with cancer when he was just 16 years old. After battling through to remission it came back a year later and he is battling it again right now. Raising money to fight this devastating disease is the least I can do to help kids and families in some small way. We all need to look out for each other in this world!”

Thank you to all the members, volunteers, neighbors, and supporters of both Po-Mar-Lin and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation (both behind the scenes and on the front lines) who came out to raise money to find a cure for this terrible disease. Without you, this event would not have been possible.

Most of all, thank you to the families of Declan Roberts, Tommy Roberts, Kieran Walsh, and Olivia Crane who found incredible strength to share their stories. We stand with you in the fight against childhood cancer.

Add a Comment Add a Comment 0 Comment(s)

Website Designed and Hosted By: Content Proudly Maintained By: Contact Info:
Firehouse Solutions
Po-Mar-Lin Fire Company
36 Firehouse Drive
Unionville, PA 19375
Emergency Dial 911
Non-Emergency: 610-347-2179
Station Fax: 610-347-2554
E-mail: info@pomarlinfc.org
Copyright © 2021 Firehouse Solutions (A Service of Technology Reflections, Inc.)