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Meet Newtown Square Firefighter Frank Forbes

Get to know this Newtown Square Fire Co. first responder.

Marple Newtown Patch wants you to get to know your first responders. They do dangerous work and Patch would like to recognize them. Meet this first responder who is a firefighter with the .

Name: Frank Forbes

Age: 45

Hometown: Ridley

Rank/Title: Firefighter/EMT

How long have you been with the Newtown Square Fire Co.?

About two years.

What do you like about your job?

I've been a firefighter for 18 years. I work as a firefighter in Chester and here in Newtown Square. It's my job but I like what I do. I like the excitement.

What do you dislike about your job?

Mostly the downtime we have.

What inspired you to become a firefighter?

When I was little, I got burned once. I was trying to put out a fire when I was real little. I must have been in second grade–I saw a brush fire and stomped on it to take it out. Surprisingly, that didn't scare me from fire but that was my first experience with fire. Years later when I was much older, I was in construction and I wanted a job with really good benefits and pension. I saw the local fire department that needed help so I joined.

What do you like about the Marple Newtown area?

It’s absolutely beautiful here. We cover about 40 square miles here–there's really good open space. I wish I could’ve came out here before I bought my house.

What do you want the general public to know about the Newtown Square Fire Co.?

We are very well equipped and we have great leadership here.

Catherine Simpson July 19, 2012 at 10:39 PM
Thanks to all of the first responders. We appreciate all of you putting your lives in danger for our safety. Be safe.

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