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Lehigh County fire departments welcome certified volunteers

Thursday, June 29, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Fourteen area volunteer fire departments added 31 new firefighters to their ranks when the new firefighters completed a rigorous five-month course and received their certificates of completion June 8 at a ceremony held at the Lower Macungie Township Community Center.

This was the seventh annual Bucks County Fire Academy course held twice a week January to May at the Allentown Fire Academy, at the Allentown Fire Department Mack Station, 1902 Lehigh St., near the Queen City Airport.

Teamwork, cooperation by fire crews from five counties lauded in three-alarm greenhouse fire

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Teamwork and cooperation among fire crews from five counties were credited with stopping a million-dollar fire from being even more devastating as flames overnight Jan. 3 into Jan. 4, destroyed a large portion of the shipping and prep area at the Dan Schantz Greenhouse complex along Spinnerstown Road in Lower Milford Township.

Traveling DUI memorial reminds drivers of the danger of drinking and driving

Thursday, December 8, 2016 by JIM MARSH in Local News

A traveling exhibit featuring the names of more than 1,000 victims killed in DUI crashes in Pennsylvania was parked at the entrance to the Lehigh Valley Hospital Dec. 1 to help remind drivers of the dangers of drinking and driving.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation joined with the Pennsylvania DUI Association, the Lehigh Valley Health Network, local police and highway safety partners to honor victims of impaired driving crashes by bringing the DUI moving memorial to the Lehigh Valley.

Lower Macungie firefighters host community day

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 by JIM MARSH in Local News

An estimated 1,000 friends, neighbors and community residents turned out for the Lower Macungie Fire Department’s community day activities recently at the Sauerkraut Lane fire station, adjacent to the Willow Lane Elementary School campus.

“We are very pleased with the number of people who came to enjoy our open house,” Andrew Miller, a firefighter and the event’s lead planner, said. “It has been pretty steady at about a thousand participants for the past several years.”

Lower Mac Sauerkraut Lane fire station to hold community open house Oct. 8

Thursday, September 29, 2016 by JIM MARSH in News Briefs

Friends, family and neighbors of the Lower Macungie Fire Department’s Sauerkraut Lane fire station will find an opportunity to enjoy fun, food, games and family activities 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 8 at the fire station, 6229 Sauerkraut Lane in the township, adjacent to the Willow Lane Elementary School campus.

Area ambulance corps get new tool to aid heart attack victims

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Seventy-six first responder ambulance corps units can add another device to the medical tool bag on their rigs to help increase the odds of survival for heart attack victims on their way to emergency facilities across the region.

Lehigh Valley Health Network is teaming up with the Eastern Pennsylvania EMS Council to improve the first response care of persons who suffer heart attacks.

Twenty-six volunteers from area fire companies complete training

Thursday, June 30, 2016 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Eleven area volunteer fire departments added 26 new firefighters to their ranks when the new firefighters completed a rigorous five-month course and received their certificates of completion June 22 at a ceremony held at the Lower Macungie Township Community Center.

This was the sixth annual Bucks County Fire Academy course held twice a week from January through May at the Allentown Fire Academy at the Allentown Fire Department Mack Station, 1902 Lehigh St. near the Queen City Airport.

Two-alarm Emmaus fire in duplex sends six to hospital

Thursday, June 9, 2016 by JIM MARSH in Local News

A two-alarm fire in a duplex home at 818 Chestnut St., Emmaus, sent three residents and three firefighters to Lehigh Valley Hospital June 3 and caused severe damage to the home.

Every firefighter’s worst fear, a “flashover,” where fire envelops a structure without warning, occurred shortly after firefighters began interior firefighting efforts and necessitated an emergency evacuation of the structure to allow accountability of all firefighters at the scene.

Battle of the Bulge veteran connects with seniors

Thursday, May 19, 2016 by JIM MARSH in School

He is a 91-year-old member of “The Greatest Generation” of the American soldiers, who fought to liberate Europe after the invasion at Normandy in June, 1944.

He is soft-spoken, and confined to a wheel chair, using a cane as a pointer, but he made a personal connection with two classes of Emmaus High School seniors in Darlene Kale’s government classes May 12.

Lower Mac drill helps first responders sharpen skills

Thursday, April 28, 2016 by JIM MARSH in Local News

More than 50 first responders got to test the practices and procedures required if they were called to an emergency scene that included mass casualties.

They were able to do so without the stress of dealing with victims truly in pain and distress as Scouts and parents from Emmaus and Macungie volunteered to be “victims” in a simulated accident between a bus and a car along Quarry Road in Lower Macungie Township, near the Lower Macungie Community Park.