King of Prussia firefighters receive $5,000 to buy bullet-resistant vests

  • Source: KYW-TV CBS 3 Philadelphia
  • Published: 03/29/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEO: A local grocery store gave the King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company $5,000 on Thursday to buy bullet-resistant vests. "If someone in blue or someone in red passes, they're part of your family," said Steve Geltman, who is the director of the King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company in Upper Merion Township. He felt that in February when two police officers and a firefighter-paramedic were shot and killed just outside Minneapolis. They were responding to a domestic violence call. After that shooting, he reached out to the Wegmans Food Market on Village Drive to help buy his firefighters bullet-resistant vests. "This is the start of it," Geltman said. "We're looking for a total of $15,000, and Wegmans was kind enough and gracious enough to start us off with $5,000." That money will help buy eight vests for two firehouses.


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