MONARCH, EARL COMPANIES THANKED FOR ITS EFFORTS – The operator of a flying drone (at top) got it stuck high in a tree Sunday (Father’s Day, July 18, 2017) at about 5:30 p.m. at Camp Manatawny, north of Douglassville PA in Berks County, and hoped area firefighters might help rescue it. It was an unusual call, but both the Earl Township and Monarch (Birdsboro) volunteer fire companies responded; Monarch brought its long-laddered Quint 6 truck (below). Unfortunately, firefighters reported on Facebook, the branch on which the drone was impaled broke and fell to the ground before responders could safely remove it. The drone has seen the last of its airborne days, according to the companies, but those at the scene were nonetheless appreciative that firefighter fathers disrupted their family celebrations to make the effort.
Photos from Earl Township Volunteer Fire Co. No 1 via Facebook