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Club Takes Part in EMS Motorcycle Ride for EMS Line of Duty Deaths
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By President Frank Dowlin
May 20, 2018

Today May 20, 2018, Nine members of the Red Knights Chapter 2 travel to the Rescue Fire Company in Linglestown just out side of Harrisburg, for the EMS Motorcycle Ride.

This is the 8th Annual Pennsylvania EMS Motorcycle Ride, this ride is to bring awareness of Emergency Medical Service Line of Duty Death’s.

This year’s ride was to honor the two Line of Duty Death’s in Pennsylvania in the year 2017, Those two deaths were Paramedic Gregory Wentzel – Lebanon County and EMT Robert Ashby Sr – Lancaster/Chester County.

Following registration, the ride started at 0945 and headed to the first stop First Aid & Safety Patrol in Lebanon, this EMS unit is where Paramedic Wentzel was out of, riders got to take a break and get some snacks. One of the officers of the First Aid & Safety Patrol said a few words and told the group about Paramedic Wentzel and their experience in copping with a line of duty death, a moment of silence was held and then riders mounted up for the second half of the ride.

The ride ended at the Chester County Public Safety Training Center, as the ride entered the campus they were met by the Ashby family waving at all the riders. After a short break the ceremony started with a few words from the ride organizers, following them Chief Dowlin from Modena took a moment to tell the group about EMT Ashby and what he meant to the Modena Fire Company, Roberts wife Deb Ashby took a moment to thank everyone for coming out and said Bob would have been honored, this was followed by a moment of Silence.

Finally door prizes were handed out and the riders then dispersed and started head home to their respective areas.

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Alex Davis - Red Knights Chp 2 May 21, 2018 at 7:35 AM
As an EMT and Red Knights member I was happy to be a part of this ride to honor my brothers passed, and all who have given so much. A few of us joined the ride at the halfway point in Lebanon. The skies opened up with sunshine and we seemed to be just following the rain line but never being caught by it.The route was well planned and traveled through beautiful countryside amongst buggies and open fields, ending up at the training center. Great group of riders and coordinators! Thanks so much for a great day!

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