Chester PA – The Chester City Department of Public Safety and Councilman William A. Jacobs, Director will present awards for ‘Outstanding Civic Service’ to Mr. Cornel Walker, Mr. Gerald Gale, and Mr. James Blackwell during the regularly scheduled City Council meeting to take place at 10 AM Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 inside Chester City Hall Council Chambers, 1 East Fourth Street Chester, PA.  All three gentlemen are responsible for pulling Chester Residents from a multiple alarm fire threatening the lives of several Chester families and destroying properties surrounding 46 W. 8th Street during the early morning hours of July 6th, 1988.  Cornel Walker, currently Housing Coordinator for the Chester City Bureau of Health, joined Mr. Gale and Mr. Blackwell at the location of the event to recreate the photograph taken by press in 1988.

All press welcomed to attend.  For more information, contact the Department of Public Safety at 610.447.7753.