East Penn Press

Thursday, January 18, 2018

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Three Troop 439 Scouts receive Eagle honors in St. Thomas More honor court ceremony

Three St. Thomas More parish Scouts recently were awarded Scouting’s highest designation at an Eagle Court of Honor at the St.Thomas More family center.

Derek Basta, David Carolan and Braden Damitz were the guests of honor while family and friends heard details of the long road traveled to earn the Eagle Scout designation.

One fire department, three stations as Lower Mac and Alburtis merge

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

After nearly a year of discussion and planning, Lower Macungie Fire Department Chief David Nosal and Alburtis Fire Department Chief Donald Smith Jr. told the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners the two fire departments would begin to consolidate Jan. 1, with the goal of complete integration of the two entities by the end of 2018.

Nosal told the township commissioners at the Dec. 21, 2017 meeting the consolidation would strengthen fire and rescue related services in the rapidly growing western portion of Lehigh County.

MACUNGIE POLICE DEPARTMENT

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Serving takes on a new meaning for police officers

When they raised their right hands and swore to “serve and protect,” four Macungie Police Department officers probably did not have in mind that oath would include helping to pour coffee and clear tables for an overflow crowd at the Bear Swamp Diner, along East Main St. in Macungie at a Coffee with a Cop community outreach event Dec. 16.

First responders stage silent parade to show support for wounded trooper

Friday, November 17, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Some two dozen fire, police and EMS units from across Lehigh and Northampton counties staged a silent parade Nov. 12, with red lights flashing, but no sirens, past the St. Luke’s University Hospital, Fountain Hill, in a show of support for Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Seth Kelly who is recovering in that hospital after being seriously wounded in a shootout with a motorist stopped for a traffic violation in Plainfield Township Nov. 7.

FIRST RESPONDER PROFILE

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Sometimes animals need help from first responders

Hundreds of calls every day are made to 911 call centers in the Lehigh Valley from people needing help from police, fire or EMS agencies.

Sometimes animals, too, need help from a first responder. That’s when authorities ask the 911 center to dispatch first responders from CART – the County Animal Response Team which has special equipment and training to assist animals in emergencies.

Upper Milford fire stations celebrate 75th anniversary

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Firefighters from the Vera Cruz and Old Zionsvillle fire stations Oct. 14 celebrated the 75th anniversary of their founding in 1942 with an open house at the Upper Milford Township Building, 5671 Chestnut St., Zionsville. The open house gave visitors a chance to see the Upper Milford Township fire protection equipment, meet firefighters, watch demonstrations and play games.

Lower Macungie Fire Department holds community day

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Firefighters from the Lower Macungie Fire Department’s Wescosville and Brandywine fire stations hosted an open house Oct. 14 at the department’s Brandywine Station, 6229 Sauerkraut Lane, next to the Willow Lane Elementary School.

Firefighter open house organizer Andrew Miller said the turnout was the “best ever” for the department’s annual open house held in conjunction with national Fire Prevention week.

The open house featured displays of fire equipment, demonstrations, games and face painting for youngsters, demonstrations of rescue equipment, food and souvenirs.

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by JIM MARSH in School

Salisbury firefighters take annual fire prevention safety message to schools

Firefighters from Eastern and Western Salisbury fire departments were in Salisbury Township schools recently impressing their annual Fire Prevention Week safety message on the community’s young citizens.

In some cases the message is being delivered to the second and third generation of Salisbury youngsters as firefighters take off from work, or other everyday affairs, to make sure elementary school students in the school district hear the basics of home fire safety.

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by JIM MARSH in School

Salisbury firefighters take annual fire prevention safety message to schools

Firefighters from Eastern and Western Salisbury fire departments were in Salisbury Township schools last week impressing their annual Fire Prevention Week safety message on the community’s young citizens.

In some cases the message is being delivered to the second and third generation of Salisbury youngsters as firefighters take off from work, or other everyday affairs, to make sure elementary school students in the school district hear the basics of home fire safety.