Zionsville Fire Department, Zionsville Police Department & Zionsville Street Department accept the ALS ice bucket challenge


Zionsville Fire Chief James VanGorder, Zionsville Police Chief Rob Knox and Zionsville Street Department Superintendent Lance Lantz were all challenged to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge earlier this week.

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge requires the challenged individual to have a bucket of ice water poured on their head, usually within 24 hours of the challenge; otherwise they must donate $100 to the charity for “wimping out.”

ZFD was challenged by Shawn Carpenter, the mother in law of ZFD Firefighter/EMT Kendrick Davis. Carpenter’s challenge is dedicated to Chuck Lewis, who lost his life to ALS on January 22, 2013. He has a Facebook memorial page which is titled “The Chuck Lewis ALS Fund” and his websiteis www.thechucklewisalsfund.com. He left behind his wife Alisa Lewis and children; Allie, Johnathan, Anna, Samuel and also six grandchildren.

By accepting this challenge Lantz, Chief Knox and Chief VanGorder also each made a contribution to ALS and they encourage others to do the same. ZFD Fire Chief James VanGorder now challenges the other Boone County Fire Chiefs to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.