Lawrence Park business owner recognized for assisting fire crews on-call during cold snap

  • Source: WJET-TV ABC 24 Erie
  • Published: 01/26/2023 12:00 AM

A Lawrence Park business owner is being hailed a hero after assisting firefighters battling a fire just before Christmas. First responders were faced with sub-zero temperatures and one man opened the doors to his business late into the hours of the night, offering a safe haven for fire fighters to warm up. James Sharples is the owner of James and Demay’s Auto Repair and when disaster struck just outside of his business on East Lake Road, he stepped up to help. The Fire Chief of Lawrence Park Fire Department, Joe Crotty said that it takes a special type of person to help first responders when they need it most. James Sharples, owner of James and Demay’s Auto Repair, was recognized by Erie County Council on Tuesday night for his efforts in assisting firefighters in Lawrence Park on December 23rd.


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