By Andrew Cluley
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor officials have honored a fallen firefighter by dedicating fire station number three on Jackson Road in her name.
Amy Schnearle-Pennywitt died from injuries she suffered in January while responding to an accident on I-94.
Fire Chief Sam Hopkins says the tragedy has helped ease some of the tension between the city, its residents, and the fire department by reminding everyone how dedicated the city's firefighters are to the community.
Hopkins says the police and fire departments have also donated 50-thousand dollars in Schnearle-Pennywitt's name to help pay for firefighter-themed playground equipment in Manchester, her home town.
Following Tuesday's ceremonies, a group of firefighters from Ann Arbor and surrounding communities began a motorcycle trip to Colorado Springs for the International Association of Firefighters fallen firefighters memorial.