2017 Five Alarm 5K Raises $6,000
for Perkasie Volunteer Fire Company and Firefighter Scholarships
Perkasie, Pennsylvania – The results are in! Thanks to the efforts of 72 runners, 28 business sponsors, 26 raffle prize donors, and many volunteers, $6,000.00 was raised at the 2017 Five Alarm 5K and Two-Mile Fun Run. The Perkasie Volunteer Fire Company received $5,400.00, which they will use to buy accessories for the BullEx BullsEye portable fire extinguisher training unit they purchased with the 2016 Five Alarm 5K proceeds. The Bucks County Community College Foundation received $600.00 for firefighter scholarships.
Co-presented by Bucks County Community College’s Upper Bucks Campus, Perkasie-based law firm Weber Kracht & Chellew and non-profit Sisters U®, the event took place November 4, 2017, at Bucks County Community College’s Upper Bucks Campus in Perkasie.
“We’re grateful for the initiative and generosity of the presenting organizations,” said Brian Irvin, Perkasie Fire Company president. “This is the second year that they’ve come to us with the desire to do something for the fire company. These funds will definitely be put to good use.”
The Five Alarm 5K is a timed race, with timing services provided by Pretzel City Sports Stephanie Savastano repeated her win in the Women’s category with a time of 20:39. Ethan Saville’s run time of 17:08 earned the overall top spot in the Men’s category.