Bill Schempp

Vol. Fire Dept.


Bill Schempp has been a member of the Donora Fire Company since 1946, he became a regular member of the company in March of 1947.  He has been an active member ever since.  Bill loves staying active, he was eligible for "Honorary" status in March of 1977, however he refuses to be placed on the honorary roll.

Bill is the oldest living member of the Donora Fire Company.

Bill has just celebrated his 90th birthday this year in January, 2007.

 Whenever any member of the fire company needs an answer to a question about the equipment we have, everyone knows to ask Bill.  He is the most familiar with all of our pieces of old equipment.

 Bill had purchased his own 1947 American LaFrance engine and still maintains it today.

In the picture below, you will see Bill in the Officer seat, along with Carroll Twp. Firefighter Greg Marinkovich, Driving.  Paul Brown, an honorary member of the Donora Fire Company is in the jump seat.  This picture was taken July 03, 2003 at the Monessen Cultural Heritage Parade.



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