Eagle Scout Project to Help Firefighters Prepare
By News Desk
May 4, 2024

The East Whiteland Fire Company is proud to be the beneficiary of a recent Eagle Scout project. Jacob Diederich of Troop 78 constructed a ‘wall breach’ training prop for use by our firefighters. This training prop helps to simulate the conditions a firefighter would face when trapped in a room and the only escape was through a wall.

Jacob is a high school sophomore and currently holds the rank of Life Scout. The Eagle Scout project is one of many steps to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

Eagle Scout is the highest achievement attainable in the Boy Scouts of America program. It represents a culmination of years of dedication, leadership, and service. To achieve this rank, scouts must earn a variety of merit badges, demonstrate proficiency in outdoor skills, and complete a significant service project benefiting their community. Becoming an Eagle Scout not only signifies mastery of scouting principles but also reflects a commitment to personal growth, service to others, and leadership development, shaping individuals who are prepared to make positive contributions to society.

We thank Jacob for his service to the fire company and wish him well on his journey to becoming an Eagle Scout.