Simpson is named Westminster's Firefighter of Year

February 14, 1996

Charles Simpson Jr. was named Firefighter of the Year for 1995 at the Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Company's annual installation and awards banquet.

The top fire responders were Mike Stoner, Jeff Alexander, Jim Starry, Bob Cumberland, George Thomas Jr., John Wilson, Fred Plunkert, Mike Rehfeld, Mike Bowen and Joe Steinberg.

The top Emergency Medical Services responders were Dan Plunkert, Mike Rehfeld, Mike Bowen, Mike Stoner, Jim Starry, John Wilson, Robert Schoenberger, Jeff Kreimer, Brian Haines and Tim Biden.

Administrative officers are James E. Bangerd III, president; Richard Koons, first vice president; Terry Haines, second vice president; John Johnson, secretary, and Bryan Van Fossen, assistant; William Myers, treasurer, and Bobby Plunkert, assistant; the Rev. Dr. Fred Eckhardt, chaplain; Bill Sauble, historian; and Elwood Kauffman, assistant.

Rick Markline is fire marshal, and Mike Garber, assistant marshal.

Fire suppression officers are Jeff Alexander, fire chief; Jim Star

ry, assistant chief; Mike Rehfeld, captain; Mike Stoner, Jay Nusbaum, Bob Schultz, Dan Plunkert, Fred Plunkert, Mike Bowen, lieutenants.

EMS officers are Charles Simpson Jr., captain; Dennis Long, first lieutenant; George Thomas Jr., second lieutenant; Jeff Ausherman, third lieutenant; Brian Haines, fourth lieutenant; John Wilson, fifth lieutenant; and Jay Wallace, sixth lieutenant.

Fire police officers are Gene Bauerline, chief; Norman Raver, assistant chief; and Richard Gehr, secretary.

Junior fire department officers are Lisa Warner, president; Ben Bosley, vice president; Kristen Lippy, secretary; Dale Hicks, treasurer; and Alan Barnes, captain.

Ladies auxiliary officers are Wanda Raver, president; JoAnn Arnold, vice president; Brenda Johnson, secretary, and Mary Louise Poole, assistant; Connie Carbaugh, financial secretary; Robin Hinchey, treasurer; Margaret Gesell, chaplain; and John Cumberland, historian.

Police

Finksburg: An employee of Roy Rogers on Gamber Road reported to state police Sunday that someone broke two entrance doors and a window with a hammer. Damage was estimated at $400.

Westminster: A resident of Pleasanton Road reported to city police Monday that someone stole $150 in property from her car.

Westminster: A resident of Kingsbury Way told city police Monday that someone did $100 worth of damage to his driver's side door lock while the car was parked in front of his home.

Westminster: A resident of Willis Street reported to city police Sunday that someone entered her garage and stole her purse. She estimated the loss at $205.50.

Westminster: A resident of South Church Street reported to city police Sunday that someone punctured two of his car tires. He estimated the damage at $150.

Westminster: A resident of Long Valley Road reported to city police Saturday that someone stole $285 worth of property from him while he was at Cranberry Mall.

Westminster: A resident of Janice Way reported to city police Saturday that someone poured lotion on his car.

Westminster: A resident of Washington Road reported a theft to state police Saturday.

Westminster: A resident of West Main Street reported to city police Saturday that someone did $50 worth of damage to the door of his residence.

Westminster:Westminster: A resident of Johahn Drive told city police Saturday that someone defaced her vehicle with an unknown substance.

Westminster: A resident of Catherine Avenue in Pasadena reported to city police Saturday that someone broke a window of her car while it was parked on Park Avenue. She estimated the damage at $150.

Westminster: A resident of Chase Street reported to city police Saturday that someone did $30 worth of damage to a door and window of his home while attempting to break in.

Westminster: A resident of Brookebury Drive in Reisterstown told city police Saturday that someone stole her license plates while the car was parked on West Main Street.

Westminster: A resident of Lloyd Drive reported to city police Friday that someone threw a brick through her windshield while the car was parked in the 1200 block of Independence Way. She estimated the damage at $300.

Westminster: A resident of West Green Street told city police Friday that someone stole a $40 flagpole and banner from her porch.

Westminster: An employee of The Firm in the Fairground shopping center reported to city police Thursday that someone stole a $60 trash can.

Westminster: A resident of Hook Road told city police Thursday that someone pried trim off his car while it was parked on Tuc Road. He estimated the damage at $400.

Fire

Silver Run: Pleasant Valley, Westminster and Littlestown of Adams County, Pa., responded to an odor of smoke in a house in the 4600 block of Turkeyfoot Road Sunday. Units were out 40 minutes.

Union Mills: Pleasant Valley, Westminster and Littlestown, Pa., responded to a chimney fire in the 200 block of Leppo Road Monday. Units were out 41 minutes.

Westminster: Westminster responded to a call about wires down on Carroll Street Sunday. Units were out 10 minutes.

Westminster: Westminster, Reese, Pleasant Valley, Manchester and the Baltimore County hazardous materials unit responded to a call about carbon monoxide on West Main Street Sunday. Units were out three hours and 20 minutes.

Westminster: Westminster and Reese responded to a fire alarm on South Center Street Saturday. Units were out 25 minutes.

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