Pennsylvania American Water is spending $71,000 state-wide on grants for fire departments and companies. Nineteen that cover Montgomery, Berks, and Chester counties, seven of them local, are among the winners.
What started as a grill fire on the front porch of a residential unit at Walnut Ridge Estates on Buchert Road in Lower Pottsgrove later involved the porch itself, according to emergency dispatchers.
A cook in a Rolling Hills apartment dealt with a Thursday dinner fire in two ways. She called 9-1-1, just in case firefighters were needed. Then she put out the fire herself, with a home extinguisher.
Sanatoga Grange #25 presented the Sanatoga Fire Company on Wednesday with a $1,000 donation. It becomes part of $1.2 million the company hopes to raise to replace an aging piece of apparatus.
After having unanimously passed the state House of Representatives, a Senate committee has received for review a proposed bill that would make new money available to recruit and train fire and emergency medical responders.
A woman was carefully removed from her vehicle by first responders and wheeled to a waiting ambulance following a two-car crash Thursday afternoon, on East High Street at the entrance to Maple Glen Village in Sanatoga.
Firefighters and other volunteer first responders of the Sanatoga Fire Company have joined the Operation 6ABC Save-A-Life fire safety campaign. Through it, firefighters will provide and install free smoke detectors for anyone in Lower Pottsgrove who needs them.
A commercial truck snagged a wire while traveling Tuesday on South Sanatoga Road, which in turned pulled down one power pole and damaged a second, and also downed a light fixture, all in the parking lot at Cutillo's Restaurant.