Please ask all volunteers (Boy Scouts, Firefighters, family, and friends) to sign up at the enclosed link.

 As you know, we are happy to provide food and beverages to our volunteers so it’s important that we have a headcount.

Dear Friends,

I am proud to inform you that IAFF Local 302 Allentown Firefighters will be hosting its
2nd annual Welfare Fund/Community Project Golf Tournament. The tournament will
be held on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at the Allentown Municipal Golf Course with
food provided by Jack’s Slice.

On behalf of Local 302, I am asking for any support you or your company could give as
a tournament sponsor. All monies raised will be split into two distinct funds. Half will be used
by Local 302 to assist with supplemental insurance for our oldest retirees. The second half will
be used in community projects throughout the year. These projects include initiatives such
as feeding children in a firehouse every Friday, back-to-school supplies, coat donations in
the winter, youth athletic association donations, cancer research, and many other
initiatives throughout the year.

As Allentown Firefighters, we provide Firefighting, Technical Rescues, and Emergency
Medical Services to the citizens of Allentown, as well as all of its visitors. But some of the
greatest impact we make is assisting the community through our outreach projects.
If you are unable to be a sponsor, we hope you, can find a few friends and play, or any type of
donation would be appreciated to use as a raffle item. It’s sure to be a fun day! Hope to see you
there!

• Food Sponsor: $2,000.00 (includes 4-some)
• Beverage/Prize Sponsor: $1,500.00 (includes 4-some)
• Putting Contest Sponsor: $500.00
• Hole Sponsor: $200.00
• Tee sponsor: $100.00

o All checks can be made payable to: IAFF Local 302 by June 1, 2021
o Mail checks to: Jason Tatum
3956 Walbert Ave
Allentown, PA 18104

o All questions should be referred to

Jason Tatum or Mark Kresge Sr.
484.866.1606          610.737.4210

2nd Annual Local 302 Allentown Fire Fighters – Registration Form

 Lehigh Valley P4P Boxing, Inc (#LVP4P) is a 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in 2018 by Paul Pinnock, who saw Boxing as a tool to keep kids off the street, as it did for him and the many that contribute to the program. He utilizes his personal time and individual efforts to create a second home for local Allentown, PA youth. The organization began as a P4P Boxing Club, but something much greater has been envisioned, something much more profound, so a team has been formed to make this vision a reality. #LVP4P focuses its efforts on building a “Youth Center”, which will not just facilitate a physical outlet to underprivileged and troubled youth, but also enrich their mind, and change their misconceptions about life and society, which in turn would open up windows of opportunities.

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of retired Allentown Fire Inspector Art Kline, Jr.

 

 Arthur D. Kline, Jr., 86, of Allentown, died on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Twp. He was the husband of Linda M. (Snyder) Kline. The couple would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on July 9th. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Arthur D., Sr. and Cora (Laubach) Kline. Arthur was a Firefighter for the City of Allentown for 28 years, retiring as an Inspector in 1991. He was a volunteer with the American Red Cross for 40 years where he was a member of the Disaster Team for 10 years. Arthur was a member of the F & AM Greenleaf Lodge #561 in Allentown and was a member of the Hillbillies. He was a Naval Veteran serving during the Korean War, earned 5 Merit Badges with the Boy Scouts, and was a member of the National Campers Travelers.

Survivors: Wife, Linda; Daughter, Tammy E. Polczynski and her husband Werner; Son, Richard Kline; and Grandchildren, Zachary, Travis, and Nicholas Kline.

Services: Private, Arrangements by Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Allentown.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.

 

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Retired Firefighter Barry Warmkessel is once again selling shirts to raise monies for Cancer Research.  They are Short sleeves, sleeveless and Long sleeves.  He does a 500-mile bike.  There are samples located at Central Fire Station.  The colors and styles are on the order form.
Can pay by Venmo, Paypal, Cash, or Check.
***forms will be collected February 26, 2021***

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of retired Allentown Deputy Chief Robert W Wallitsch.

Chief Wallitsch joined AFD on June 6, 1949, and retired on July 6, 1985. Our condolences go out to Robert’s family.

A viewing will be held on Friday, November 6, 2020, from 10-11 am at Burkholder’s Funeral Home at 16th/Hamilton Sts.

 

 Local 302 Allentown Fire Fighters are proud to be partnering with the YMCA in re-starting the Firehouse Fridays program. Every Friday from 3-4 at Hibernia Fire Station located at Ridge and Tilghman we serve the children of Allentown under 18 bagged meals and meet the families of our community. Unfortunately, COVID has forced the program to make some changes to meet safety guidelines but we are working with them to continue serving the families of Allentown.

 

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of retired Allentown Firefighter Otto J. Skrovanek.

Otto Joseph Skrovanek passed peacefully on June 22nd. Otto was born in Allentown. He served in the Army Air Force as a nose gunner during World War II, earning the rank of staff sergeant in the 15th Division. During his life, he worked as a firefighter for the city of Allentown. He enjoyed golf, bowling, and singing with his friends. Otto had a fine sense of humor and shared it often. He was always quick to extend a “Hello” to everyone he met. He was happiest when surrounded by family and friends. He is again holding hands with his best friend and spouse, Anna May Skrovanek. They enjoyed 65 years of marriage.

Otto was the son of Anton and Frances (Anderko) Skrovanek. He will be dearly missed by his children, Darryl (Norma), Leo (Pamela), Susan (Freeman), and Michael (Elizabeth); grandchildren, Laura, Stephanie, Ross, and Natasha; and great-granddaughter, Isabel.

A Catholic service will be offered at 10:00 AM Friday, June 26th at Weber Funeral Home 502 Ridge Avenue Allentown, PA 18102. Burial with military honors will be private. Online condolences may be made at www.weberfuneralhomes.com