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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Western Salisbury Fire Department Chief Joshua Wells praised the efforts of first-on-the scene firefighters from Emmaus, Western Salisbury and Cetronia fire departments for making a “quick stop” to a fire within the walls at the entrance to the Taco Bell fast food restaurant, 3380 Lehigh St., at the South Mall, in Salisbury Township, Jan. 20
Wells said the effort led to a “good save” keeping a smoky fire at the entrance to the restaurant from spreading to the interior of the facility.
Ten area volunteer fire departments added 22 new firefighters to their ranks June 10 when they completed a rigorous six-month training course and received their certificates of completion at a ceremony at the Lower Macungie Township Community Center.
This was the fifth annual Bucks County Fire Academy course held twice a week for the past six months at the Allentown Fire Academy, behind the Allentown Fire Department Mack Station, at 1902 Lehigh St. near the Queen City Airport.
Several dozen students, staff and faculty members at the Penn State, Lehigh Valley Center Valley campus took a stand April 7 to raise awareness of gender issues and sexual violence.
The event featured male students and faculty stepping out in red high heels to "Walk a mile in her shoes" to provide a better appreciation of the problem of sexual violence, particularly toward women, in the school's first-ever high-heeled walk by males around campus.
Many got into the spirit of the occasion to provide light-hearted images in the gender reversal event.