Bethlehem Press

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Brett Knerr, 31, who served in the U.S. Army for more than 10 years, is pinned by his mother Tammie Caruso alongside his father, Duke Knerr. Brett Knerr, 31, who served in the U.S. Army for more than 10 years, is pinned by his mother Tammie Caruso alongside his father, Duke Knerr.
LEFT: Alfred Saks, 28, who has served in the Air Force National Guard as a firefighter and EMT and graduated Lehigh Carbon Community College as a registered nurse, is pinned by his girlfriend, April Harold. RIGHT: James Sprague, 26, who has served in the U.S. Air Force and graduated from King's College with a degree in psychology, is pinned by girlfriend Kayla Wufsus. LEFT: Alfred Saks, 28, who has served in the Air Force National Guard as a firefighter and EMT and graduated Lehigh Carbon Community College as a registered nurse, is pinned by his girlfriend, April Harold. RIGHT: James Sprague, 26, who has served in the U.S. Air Force and graduated from King's College with a degree in psychology, is pinned by girlfriend Kayla Wufsus.
1James Sprague, 26, who has served in the U.S. Air Force and graduated from King's College with a degree in psychology, is pinned by girlfriend Kayla Wufsus. 1James Sprague, 26, who has served in the U.S. Air Force and graduated from King's College with a degree in psychology, is pinned by girlfriend Kayla Wufsus.

New city firefighters sworn in

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI njastrzemski@tnonline.com in Local News

City officials inducted three men into the Fire Department in a brief but warm ceremony the morning of Aug. 15.

Mayor John Callahan called public safety the most important aspect of running local government, and said the simplest terms to apply to its members are skilled, professional, courageous and trustworthy.

Fire Chief George Barkanic said the three men are now in an intense 19-week firefighting academy in Allentown, after which they will return for their platoon assignments. "It's really a great job and I'm sure these young men are up to the task," Barkanic said. "You can't buy a job like we have."

Each man was officially sworn in and given a city firefighter pin by friends or family.