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Council to Award Firefighters with Medal of Valor

Two Norristown firefighters involved in a Dec. 5 water tower rescue in Audubon are being honored by council tonight.

Norristown Municipal Council meets again tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Norristown Municipal Hall, 235 E. Airy Street. Among the business on tonight's agenda will be approval of the now-expired contract with Laborers’ Local 135, a public hearing on conditional use for proposed billboards in town and a discussion of the Lafayette Street Extension.

Council will also honor two Norristown firefighters – Assistant Chief David Keeley and Firefighter Robert Myers. Keeley and Myers were instrumental in the 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.

You can download the full agenda for tonight's meeting here.

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