Mar. 09, 2020

HARRISBURG – Reps. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) and Dawn Keefer (R-York/Cumberland) issued the following statement in response to the deaths of 34-year-old Jerome Guise, a firefighter with Citizen Fire Company in Mount Holly Springs, and a woman in a house that was on fire early this morning:

“Our community is in mourning with news of the deaths of lifelong Citizen Fire Company firefighter Jerome Guise and resident Jessica Diehl. Guise, a father of three and 20-year veteran of the fire company, and his firefighter brethren responded to a fire in a Monroe Township house where Diehl, 36, was inside. Guise was killed when the front porch roof of the house collapsed on him while he was battling flames.

“First responders are called to duty at all hours of the day and are prepared to do what it takes to help others. These brave men and women selflessly put others before themselves.

“Guise gave his life helping those in need. His death is a tragedy for his family and the firefighting community. We are saddened but remain reassured that the close-knit firefighting community will pull together and get through this horrible time. Our hearts are heavy today and our thoughts are with the Guise and Diehl families.”

Representative Torren Ecker
Representative Dawn Keefer
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Greg Gross