Fox Chapel’s ‘Meet the Responders’ a great success
A Dalmatian named Focus was among hundreds of visitors that made their way to the Fox Chapel municipal building on Sept. 15 to meet the borough’s emergency responders.
The pooch found his way into the driver’s seat of the Fox Chapel Volunteer Fire Department engine, which was on display along with police vehicles and ambulance equipment operated by Foxwall EMS.
“People said they were glad to have an opportunity to meet and thank the first responders in person,” said Mayor Alex Scott, who spearheaded the event to recognize those who helped during the July 2 floods.
“One resident mentioned that she was glad to have this opportunity to thank the police, firefighters and Foxwall in general, and wished that we would do this type of event more often.”
Heavy storms in July saw emergency crews scrambling to rescue stranded motorists from flooding on Fox Chapel Road, Squaw Run and Field Club Road, while downed trees made it difficult to navigate other streets like Hunt Road.
Scott said he may host a similar event in a more visible spot like McCahill Park and “make a day of it with a picnic for the community.”
Fox Chapel’s K-9 officer, Falco, was also a big hit at the open house, Scott said.
Tawnya Panizzi is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tawnya at 412-782-2121, ext. 2, firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @tawnyatrib.