New Tripoli Bank Donates $50,000 To Weisenberg Volunteer Fire Department for New Apparatus
April 13, 2022
New Tripoli Bank has donated $50,000 to the Weisenberg Volunteer Fire Department. This donation, combined with strong community fundraising, has allowed the department to purchase a new tanker engine apparatus. On Monday, April 4, 2022, Dave Hunsicker, New Tripoli Bank President, CEO & Chairman, John Hayes, Executive VP & Chief Lending Officer, and Dave Sherwin, Vice President & Commercial Lender, visited the fire station to present the check to Fire Chief Matt Krapf, Assistant Chief Scott Freeman, Deputy Chief Brian Carl, and Fire Department President & Captain Jeff Broadhurst.
This donation helped fund the fire department’s newest truck: a 37-foot long, 34-ton Rosenbauer tanker engine apparatus that can hold up to 3,000 gallons of water. The new vehicle will help the fire department better protect to the safety of the community and comes with quality-of-life improvements that make it easier for the volunteers to fight fires and handle emergency situations. The new tanker replaces the 1977 Kenworth the department had previously used, which they had refurbished in 1999, and has since found a new home with a small-town fire department in another state.
Bank President Dave Hunsicker remarked on the bank’s long history of providing financial support to the Weisenberg Volunteer Fire Department, “I’ve often said there is nothing more important than neighbors helping neighbors in their time of need. This check is recognition and thanks to our local volunteers for their dedicated service to the community.” In the days since the donation, the fire department has already had two opportunities to test their new truck while answering structure fire calls. Fire Chief Matt Krapf said, “for both calls, the apparatus has already proved its value and what a great asset it will be to the Weisenberg Volunteer Fire Department.”
Pictured from left to right: Jeff Broadhurst, President & Captain, Weisenberg Volunteer Fire Department; Brian Carl, Deputy Chief, Weisenberg Volunteer Fire Department; John Hayes, Executive VP & Chief Lending Officer, New Tripoli Bank; Matt Krapf, Fire Chief, Weisenberg Volunteer Fire Department; Dave Sherwin, Vice President & Commercial Lender, New Tripoli Bank; Dave Hunsicker, President, Chair & CEO, New Tripoli Bank; Scott Freeman, Assistant Chief, Weisenberg Volunteer Fire Department