County completes rock-solid 9/11 tribute

First-responders collect relics from 3 crash sites to memorialize at training center By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Jim Werner (left), a Uwchlan Ambulance Corps EMT, and Ed Toner, past president of the Chester County Fraternal Order of Police, display the shale from the Flight 93 crash site that will be memorialized at the Chester County Public Safety Training Center in South Coatesville. When...

Course prepares citizens to combat disasters

From extinguishing fires to applying splints, residents learn readiness By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times¬† Participants in the county’s new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course receive reminders from instructor Jim Reagan on what to do once a victim has been successfully pulled from the wreckage. As he lay motionless beneath the rubble of a collapsed building...

9/11 remembrance requires heavy lifting

Convoy of county first responders travels to Pentagon to get building fragments By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times County first-responders Joe Behm (bottom row, from left), Jack Law, Howard Holland, John DiBuonaventuro, Neil Vaughn and Ryan Corcoran (top row, from left) Joel Gramling, Adam Weaver, Shane Clark, and Beau Crowding pose with the Pentagon 9/11 artifacts. The predawn convoy...