Swatara Township cuts ties with Lawnton Fire Company following harassment investigation

  • Source: WPMT-TV Fox 43
  • Published: 08/09/2018 03:54 PM

Following a two-month investigation into racial slurs, harassment and bullying among members of the Lawnton Fire Company, Swatara Township officials decide to cut all ties. "That kind of behavior is not tolerated," said Tom Connolly, Swatara Township commissioner. However, not everyone agrees getting rid of the fire company all together was the right thing to do. "I think they should have maybe, if it was a few bad apples in the bunch, just get rid of them," said Marlyn Mott Jr., who lives near the fire company. "Rather than getting rid of the whole kit and caboodle." Mott says he's always had peace of mind knowing if there ever was an emergency, response times were almost immediate. Now, he'll have to rely on other fire companies in the township to respond, which he believes will increase response times.


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