Elmwood Park Zoo hosted members of the local police, fire fighter, and ambulance departments this morning to honor the “first responders” for their service to the community.

As a further thank you, the zoo announced the creation of a yearly zoo membership intended especially for members of these departments. The zoo’s First Responder Membership will be available for free to police, fire, and EMT workers in Norristown and its surrounding townships. The membership provides free zoo admission and other exclusive perks, similar to the zoo’s yearly memberships available to purchase for individuals and families. 

In his comments, Elmwood Park Zoo’s Executive Director and CEO, Al Zone, thanked the gathered forces from Norristown, East Norriton, West Norriton and Plymouth for their service. “We truly appreciate the support of our first responders, who put the safety of the residents of Montgomery County ahead of their own,” he said.      
Also in attendance were Norristown Municipal Administrator Crandall O. Jones, East Norriton Township Manager Robert Hart, and West Norriton Township Manager Jason M. Bobst; each took a moment to heap further praise on the men and women serving their communities.