Northwestern Press

Sunday, October 21, 2018
PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDCetronia firefighters Capt. Tyler Heicklen, Korbin Greaser, CJ Corner, Ashley Peralta and Chad Gorr were honor guards for fallen York City Fire Capt. Ivan Flanscha and Firefighter Zachary Anthony as the vehicle carrying their bodies leaves March 23 from Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, to return to York County. Copyright - Lou Wheeland PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDCetronia firefighters Capt. Tyler Heicklen, Korbin Greaser, CJ Corner, Ashley Peralta and Chad Gorr were honor guards for fallen York City Fire Capt. Ivan Flanscha and Firefighter Zachary Anthony as the vehicle carrying their bodies leaves March 23 from Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, to return to York County. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
A York Area Regional Police motorcycle officer endured a cold ride along with three of his colleagues to escort the entourage to and from Lehigh Valley Hospital from York County. He is chatting with a security officer from Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. Copyright - Lou Wheeland A York Area Regional Police motorcycle officer endured a cold ride along with three of his colleagues to escort the entourage to and from Lehigh Valley Hospital from York County. He is chatting with a security officer from Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
A York City Fire Department utility truck carrying York City firefighters departs from Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, as an American flag sways in the wind above. Copyright - Lou Wheeland A York City Fire Department utility truck carrying York City firefighters departs from Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, as an American flag sways in the wind above. Copyright - Lou Wheeland

Lehigh Valley honors fallen York City firefighters

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Police Log

Firefighters from Cetronia, Allentown, Emmaus, Western Salisbury and Lehigh County Special Operations Team recently paid their respects to members of the York City Fire Department who lost two members in a structure fire on March 22.

York City Fire Capt. Ivan Flanscha and Firefighter Zachary Anthony died as a result of a wall collapse in York as they were pursuing flare ups and hot spots.

A wall at Weaver Organ and Piano building collapsed trapping Flanscha and Anthony and others battling the blaze.

Flanscha and Anthony were pronounced dead in York but autopsies were performed at Lehigh Valley Hospital by forensic pathologists to determine the exact cause of their deaths.