- Last Updated on Sunday, 28 June 2020 23:04
By Matthew Peaslee
Officers of the Baldwin Independent Fire Company #1 lined Churchview Ave. in North Baldwin June 14 for the annual ‘Boot Drive’ to raise funds for the department.
|Baldwin Independent Fire Company No 1 Fund drive underway.|
Several thousand dollars of donations were collected including a generous $500 gift from neighbors of Hazelhurst Ave. Residents held a socially-distanced block party and vintage car cruise in support of the fire company.
The Baldwin Independent Fire Company #1 has diligently worked to ensure public safety during the COVID-19 outbreak. To protect members from contacting the virus, they have followed guidelines requiring an increased amount of personal protective equipment, such as masks, shields, gowns, gloves and hand sanitizer. Donations from the boot drive and the upcoming mail-in drive will help purchase and replenish essential protective items so the officers can continue to serve Baldwin Borough. The current officers of the department are President Mike Gillespie, Vice President and second lieutenant Dominic Murajda, Treasurer Christian Krantz, Secretary Sam Bastidas, Trustee Todd Naylor, Chief Joe Kreil Jr., Assistant Chief Chris Barker, Deputy Chief Alan Davis, first lieutenant Josh Boyle and third lieutenant Jason Smith.