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New Firefighter Sworn In at Tuesday Council Meeting

Robert J. Spitko II continues the family business as Norristown's newest full-time firefighter.

Norristown's newest full-time firefighter, Robert J. Spitko II, was sworn in by Municipal Council President Gary Simpson Tuesday night, with help from Spitko's wife, Suzie, and Norristown Fire Chief Thomas O'Donnell.

Spitko's father, Robert Sr., is a lieutenant in the department and the younger Spitko has volunteered with the department since he was a teenager. He was awarded a medal of valor in December 2011 for his rescue of a woman trapped in fast-moving flood waters in Stony Creek during the height of Hurricane Irene.

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The optimist April 03, 2013 at 06:07 PM
hey mofo.... this firefighter is white..... do you hate firefighters as well or just white ones?
It's all BS April 04, 2013 at 03:12 PM
His wife is Suzy, his mother is Kathy
James Myers (Editor) April 05, 2013 at 05:57 PM
Thanks for catching that! I fixed it. That's a mistake of epic, Greek tragedy proportions. Sorry, Robert.

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