Council Honors Firefighters for Courage in the Line of Duty

Assistant Chief David Keeley and Firefighter Robert Myers were awarded medals of valor for a high-angle rescue of a man trapped in a 100-foot water tower.

Norristown Municipal Council honored two Norristown firefighters on Tuesday night Assistant Chief David Keeley and Firefighter Robert Myers were each awarded a medal of valor for a high-angle, confined-space rescue of a worker trapped in a water tower in Audubon on Dec. 5.

Keeley and another rescue worker, Joe Dishler, manned the rig while Myers rappelled down the inside of the 100-foot tower to free the worker caught in his own rigging 60 feet up. Both Keeley and Myers will be awarded the medal of valor at tonight's meeting.

Related Stories

  • Investigation Continues Into Tragic Water Tower Accident
  • Officials ID Victims in Audubon Water Tower Accident
  • One Dead at Audubon Water Tower
Cherry Hill Dodge January 16, 2013 at 03:05 PM
Well done, guys! Congratulations!


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »