At Charotin Hose Company No. 1, Erik J. Hirner’s firefighting gear is displayed at the North Catasauqua station. Hirner, 38, of Catasauqua, died May 27, 2018, at Reading Hospital & Medical Center as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Services were held June 3 and 4.Press photos by Dennis Wetherhold Jr.
Above: A Charotin firetruck takes part in the procession for Hirner, held May 31 throughout the area.
A Reading Fire Department emergency vehicle leads the procession into North Catasauqua.
Left: Hirner was a part-time firefighter for the North Catasauqua fire department.