Hit-and-run injures on-duty volunteer firefighter in Schuylkill County

  • Source: WBRE-TV NBC 28 Wilkes-Barre
  • Published: 10/14/2021 12:00 AM

State police are investigating a hit-and-run in Schuylkill County that injured a volunteer firefighter on duty. An emotional outpouring from fellow first responders who say accidents like this should never happen. A fire-policeman is recovering after being struck by a passing vehicle in Schuylkill County. Each year, dozens of emergency responders are killed by drivers not paying attention. "The thing with the fire and emergency services, EMS services is even though people think it’s a cliché, it is a family. And you reach out…We've got a lot of support," Donaldson Fire Company assistant fire chief Michael Scheib said. Scheib had to fight back tears after one of their fire-police was hit by car Tuesday night. At 7:40 p.m., Donaldson Fire Company responded to a fiery car crash at the intersection of East Franklin Road and Route 209 in Frailey Township.


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