Emmaus Fire Department spearheads community effort to help two families left homeless following a Sunday night fire on Main Street in Emmaus.
Emmaus firefighters are planning ways to help two families displaced by a Sunday night blaze that destroyed a duplex on Main Street in the borough. The families include an older couple and a father and his 11-year-old daughter. The girl was injured trying to save her dog, a Great Dane, which died in the blaze. The Emmaus Fire Department will hold a donation drive Saturday, Jan. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the fire station, 100 North Sixth Street. The firefighters have been collecting clothes for both families and have been getting a good response to their request for help, according to Lt. Bob Schwoyer. The fire department is now working with the Red Cross to ensure that donations received beyond what the Emmaus families need will be …
A band of Lehigh Valley firefighters is rallying to help a girl who lost her Great Dane and Christmas presents in a fire Dec. 31.
- POLICE & FIRE
Saturday, January 5
After battling a Dec. 31 blaze that destroyed a duplex on E. Main Street in Emmaus that left two families homeless, the members of the Emmaus Fire Department decided they want to do something further to help the victims of the fire - Katherine and Gerald Maury and Jarred Goeppert and his 11-year-old daughter, Jada. In particular, the firefighters have focused their efforts on Jada, who was hospitalized for smoke inhalation, breathing with the help of a ventilator through Wednesday. Jada was injured in an effort to save her Great Dane. The dog died in the fire. The Emmaus firefighters have taken up a collection to buy Jada a new dog when she is ready, according to Lt. Bob Schwoyer of the Emmaus Fire Department. Plus, the firefighters have …