The First Responders Issue is Here!

The wait is over — our First Responders issue is here! This month, we examine our local police and fire officers and chiefs, as well as the EMS. We also take a look at the Chester County Hero Fund and explore hot, summer outfits from Phineas Gage. This is our July issue: 

A Lifetime of Service:

“This town is a very unique area: I often refer to West Chester as a community of neighborhoods” — Chief Scott Bohn, Borough of West Chester

“People’s lives change in this building” — Sheriff Bunny Welsh, Chester County Sheriff’s Office

“Being a product of this department and being able to serve the community in its highest form — it’s incredible” — Fire Chief Michael McDonald, West Chester Fire Department

“Everything we do here is about the patient — it’s not the money” — Chaz Brogan, Good Fellowship Ambulance

“It’s an honorable profession for the honorable person” — Chief Joseph Gleason, West Goshen Township Police Department

“A lot of people don’t understand what paramedics do…we take the emergency room to the street” — Adrianne Pohar, Medic 91

“You never have the same day twice” Chief Brenda Bernot, Westtown East Goshen Police Department


Not All Heroes Wear Capes:

“We’ve been in service together since 2013. Leo works in accelerant detection, primarily in the case of arson” — JD in reference to his canine partner, Leo.

“After 9/11, we had thousands of dollars coming in for first responders who died. Florence Foti and her children were the first recipients of the fund. Her husband Robert was a firefighter who died on 9/11” — JD

“Benny’s Pizza organized the ‘Ride for Heroes.’ We’d ride through Chester County and end up in downtown West Chester” — JD




Photo by Sabina Sister

The Look:

[The clothes] are versatile. You can use them anytime” Jaime Weisbrot, owner of Phineas Gage


Check out our First Responders issue online.

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