Volunteers from the Sanatoga, Ringing Hill, New Hanover, and Gilbertsville fire companies drove water pumping apparatus Saturday to Sanatoga Lake in Lower Pottsgrove, where the pumps were professionally tested.
A 14-year-old girl was struck by a vehicle Friday at around 8:45 a.m. as she crossed Gilbertsville Road in Upper Pottsgrove. She was conscious and talking when township police arrived to investigate.
With video. Gilbertsville Fire and Rescue reported the last remnants of its decades-old fire station came down Friday. A replacement building on the same site will house both the fire company and township police.
A state police fire marshal is said to be investigating a Monday afternoon house fire in Colebrookdale, to which several local fire companies were called on first and second alarms.
Gilbertsville Fire and Rescue Company personnel, assisted by those from New Hanover and Eastern Berks, quickly put out a garbage truck fire that occurred Friday afternoon in Douglass (Montgomery) Township.
The Route 100 South entrance ramp at Farmington Avenue in Upper Pottsgrove was closed briefly following a Thursday morning vehicular accident. No injuries were involved, dispatchers reported.
The arrival of new Waste Management trucks fueled by compressed natural gas at its Swamp Road, Gilbertsville, facility prompted new training for Gilbertsville Fire and Rescue Company volunteers.
Firefighters, like everyone else, enjoy a good joke. This one had volunteers in both Lower Frederick and Gilbertsville laughing during the past weekend.