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In West Lebanon Township, Pennsylvania the Speedwell Fire Company is no longer providing fire protection. According to reporter Daniel Walmer at Lebanon Daily News, township officials suspended and decertified the Speedwell Fire Company because seven of its firefighters showed up at an incident scene after consuming alcohol. Ebenezer Fire Company is handling fire calls for the township.
Speedwell Fire Company was in the news two-months-ago after one of its members went on a racist social media rant about a cereal box.
Seven out of nine fire company members who responded to a call at 10:10 p.m. Dec. 14 were under the influence of alcohol, township commissioner John Brenner said in a letter to Lebanon County EMA Director Robert Dowd.
“The results of the investigation found that numerous members responded to this incident after consuming alcoholic beverages, to include the operators of both Engine and Squad 39,” he wrote.
The North Lebanon Township Police Department, which provides police coverage for West Lebanon Township, declined to say Wednesday whether the incident would result in criminal charges. However, the department confirmed that there is an ongoing investigation.