Doylestown Fire Company receives gift from the Travis Manion Foundation

Chris Manion (l) presents the check to fire company president Bill Cope, as Deputy Chief Mike Wood looks on.

Chris Manion and Steve Cantrell of the Travis Manion Foundation were the guests of honor at the monthly business meeting of Doylestown Fire Company on November 7, 2012. They came to present a check for $5000 to the fire company, part of the funds raised by the foundation though the Travis Manion 9/11 Heroes Run, which this year was held in over 30 locations around the world, including Iraq and Afghanistan. The race and foundation is held in memory and honor to all who have served in the military and emergency services, and to Doylestown native Travis Manion, who was killed in action while serving as a Marine in 2007.

The funds will go to a scholarship fund that benefits Doylestown Fire Company members and families. The scholarship fund was established in 2011. This year’s recipients are Craig Lager and Jessica Meisinger-McDonald, who are both college freshmen this fall.

Fire Company president Bill Cope, Deputy Chief Michael Wood, and Fire Marshal Steve Walther accepted the check on behalf of the fire company.

The fire company has responded to over 500 emergency calls in 2012. The all-volunteer membership recorded over 15,000 hours of service to the Doylestown community in 2011.