Today, our "Hookie" is Glenn Trate.
Glenn served Friendship since 1988, and has held ranks of Junior Firefighter, Interior Firefighter, Apparatus Operator, Captain, Assistant Chief, and Deputy Chief.
When asked about his most memorable call, Glenn states, "All calls were memorable. The most memorable call was the old Boyertown Body Works fire in 2001." Glenn also shared how he feels about the opportunity to be a member at Friendship. "The reason why I joined was to follow in ...my father's footsteps. He was also a member of the Hooks back in the day. My most favorite thing about being a Hookie was knowing you have a lot of brothers and sisters at the firehouse who are like family."
Glenn is now serving Boyertown Area Fire & Rescue as Captain of Facilities and Apparatus.
Today's "Hookie" is Tim Trate.
Tim has been a very dedicated member despite serving Friendship for only 2 years. Tim joined Friendship as a 14-year-old Junior Cadet and most recently served as a Junior Firefighter.
Tim is very passionate about being a firefighter and looks towards a long and bright future in serving the community. "My reason for joining the fire company is because my father has been a firefighter for 26 years. One of the best memories was throwing ground lad...ders and breaking windows to vent the house with my dad at a structure fire. Becoming a firefighter is one of the best choices I've ever made and that I'll never regret."
Tim is currently serving as one of the Junior Firefighters with Boyertown Area Fire & Rescue.