Perkiomen Township firefighters were joined early Sunday by those from Trappe, Skippack, and Collegeville to extinguish a small basement fire at a Gravel Pike property.
Members and volunteers of five local fire companies and departments helped clear a dump truck accident Friday morning on U.S. Route 422 west of Route 29, which spread sand across the highway.
Volunteer firefighters directly battle blazes big and small, but they also play major roles in behind-the-scenes work many people never see. One example occurred Saturday in Collegeville.
That big guy in the bright red suit trimmed with fur sure gets around a lot. On Saturday morning, he'll tour the streets of Collegeville, and maybe drop off a gift or two.
Firefighters and emergency personnel from Collegeville, Royersford, Upper Providence, and Phoenixville donated their free time Monday to practice and hone their skills.
Collegeville and Trappe firefighters were good for their word Saturday. They spent hours early in the morning battling a two-alarm house fire, then still made promised Santa runs later during the day.
A pick-up truck hit a tree during the height of Saturday's afternoon snowfall in Trappe. Firefighters from Trappe and Collegeville, and other units were among the responders.
Registration remains available for the third annual fund-raiser, which benefits the volunteer Collegeville Fire Company.