Monument to honor firefighters/EMS

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A police memorial  in Blair County remembers those in blue who lost their lives in the line of duty.
But there’s no countywide monument for firefighters and emergency medical services. That didn’t go unnoticed by Timothy Green and Ian Smilnak ,Blair County Boy Scouts who are working to become Eagle Scouts.

As their project, the  two teenagers are developing a joint firefighter/EMS memorial.
They presented their proposal Tuesday to the  Blair County Commissioners and received the county’s stamp of approval.

“I feel like it’s a neat idea and it’s something that really needs done and these people really need recognized for all they’ve done for the community and all of Blair County,” Timothy said.

And Ian added, “I’m very proud of what they do to keep me safe everyday and they help so many people without much representation, so it’s great to have a memorial for them for the people that have fallen.”

The monument would sit in front of the courthouse, not far from the Blair County Police Memorial. The scouts are still raising money for their project, but they expect to have it completed by May.

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