Manor Township Teen Commended for Her Act of Kindness

A plaque presentation was made to a Manor Township teenager last night by township officials. (L-R) Matt Klingensmith, Assistant Fire Chief; Chad Evans, Fire Chief; Glenn Kilgore, Fire First Lieutenant; Emily Campbell, Plaque Recipient; Tag Hecker, Supervisor; Don Palmer, Supervisor Chairman; and Bob Southworth, Supervisor Vice-Chairman.

An accident in Manor Township back in November 2018 brought the hero out in a local teenager.

Emily Campbell holds her plaque that was given to her last night.

The accident happened in front of the home of Emily Campbell, a 15-year-old sophomore at Armstrong High School. Campbell came out and assisted emergency rescue personnel at the scene and made a difference in the life of a mother and daughter who were involved in the accident.

Manor Township Fire Department First Lieutenant Glenn Kilgore said he was on his way home from work when he responded to the accident scene.

“We had a car accident. I was the first one on the scene. The lady was trapped and there was smoke coming out of the vehicle. The lady asked (Emily) to get her infant daughter out. Emily took care of this infant for a minimum of an hour while the lady was (extracted) and flown to Pittsburgh.”

Kilgore said he was emotionally moved by the random act of kindness that Campbell showed that day.

“I talked to (Supervisor Chair) Don (Palmer) and (Fire Chief Chad Evans) and thought it would be nice to recognize a teenage girl that did something above and beyond – what some people don’t stop to do these days.”

Last night at the Manor Township Municipal Building, fire department officials and the Manor Township supervisors honored Campbell by giving her a plaque to recognize her extraordinary community support.

“We are appreciative of her efforts of going out of her way to help at a time of crisis,” Palmer said.