Over the past few days the East Lampeter Fire Service has lost 2 of it’s own.
Saturday afternoon Dan King passed away suddenly from a medical emergency in Clinton County PA. Dan was a Life Member of the Witmer Fire Company where he previously served as a Captain and was a large contributor to the company’s annual ox roasts.
This morning Rick Nields passed away from a sudden medical emergency which occurred yesterday at his repair garage in Smoketown. Rick was an active member with the Hand in Hand Fire Co. in Bird in Hand. Rick was often found driving the apparatus and was actively involved in the annual Make a Wish convoy where he was one of the top fund raisers on several occasions.
Lafayette offers our thoughts and condolences to the King and Nields families as well as our brother firefighters at Witmer and Bird in Hand as they mourn these losses.