Citizens Fire Company

The Citizens Fire Company launched an effort to bring back the exterior of the fire house to its former Victorian appearance. While doing so, a few serious structural issues came to light.


Jack O’Brien


Dan Schroeder

Join Dan Schroeder and Jack O’Brien as they reveal in this video segment what had to be done to ensure the integrity of the structure before work on the exterior could even begin.

Rest in Peace

John E. “Jack” O’Brien, Jr., 55, of East Elm Street, Tamaqua, died on Friday, December 2, 2011 in Allentown, PA. He was a member of the Citizen’s Fire Company, Tamaqua. Most recently serving as a lieutenant and as the financial secretary/treasurer of the company, Jack was also a former captain. He completed certification as a Firefighter I and II and was a code inspector for the fire company. A representative of the Citizens Fire Co. to the Tamaqua Volunteer Firemen’s Relief Association, Jack was serving on the Board of Control of the Association. He was a former Deputy Coroner in Schuylkill County for 30 years and an EMT.

May perpetual light shine upon you Jack. You will be missed.