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DATE: Thursday, July 2, 2015                                                                                                                                  (609) 267-9660, ext. 3081


Fire Service Training Books to Honor Memory of Lt. Christopher Hunter
Presentation Set for Tuesday, July 7, 6 p.m. at Cinnaminson Library


First responders can now borrow fire service books from the Burlington County Library System thanks to a generous donation from the Hunter’s Heroes Foundation, which was formed recently to honor the memory of Cinnaminson Fire Department Lt. Christopher Hunter.

The non-profit organization has donated a set of 25 books to the Burlington County Library in Westampton and will present additional books to library officials during a special ceremony set for Tuesday, July 7 at 6 p.m. at the Cinnaminson Branch on Riverton Road. In addition, Hunter’s Heroes will present a check to the library during the ceremony. Members of the foundation as well as approximately 50 family members and friends of Lt. Hunter are expected to attend the event.

Firefighters of all levels who have BCLS library cards will be able to borrow the donated books, which cover a variety of topics and can be difficult to find and expensive to purchase. By making them available through the library system, more firefighters will have access to pertinent training instruction that will help improve their skills and their departments. The books can be found by searching “Hunter’s Heroes Foundation” in the BCLS catalogue.

Lt. Christopher Hunter, 38, passed away suddenly on Nov. 15, 2014 after working his shift with the Cinnaminson Fire Department andresponding to emergency incidents. A lifelong Cinnaminson resident, he had joined the department as a junior firefighter while still in high school and became a career firefighter with the department in 1998. In 2004, Hunter received a meritorious service award from the 200 Club of Burlington County for his role in rescuing an Alzheimer’s patient from a burning apartment in Delran.

As a lieutenant with the Cinnaminson Fire Department, Hunter was constantly reading and training to better himself and his department. Members of the Hunter’s Heroes Foundation hope many others will follow his example by taking advantage of the new library books now in circulation.

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