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Chief Wentzel

Deputy Chief Ron Wentzel


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Moose passed away peacefully in his sleep early this morning

please keep his family & friends in your thoughts and prayers



Firefighter Close Calls MOOSE Article

1.7.2014 - UPDATE
Diane reporting that Ronnie is sleeping more & more. He isn't able to speak much, and when he does it's a low whisper. 
He seems to be getting weaker and becoming more distant. Although this is very difficult, I'm thankful he has no pain. I'm committed to keeping him comfortable and content. 





thanks to Brian Sayers


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updates from the chief

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Ron with Chief Conrad. Photo from Evan Jones, Maplegrove Raceway


Recent visit with Moose 9.21.2012

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April 2nd
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February 29th
Western Berks Firefighters surprised the Chief
with a dinner from Red Lobster!!
My visit with the chief on Saturday August 18th
members at E9/L3 pose with the chief after a dinner at the station
photo by Mike Vogt
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