Pottsgrove Middle School student Keegan Hartzell relied on traditional imagery, then updated it with national and local touches, to create a new uniform patch for Upper Pottsgrove Fire Company #1.
In what responding fire police claim was the latest of several similar incidents in recent days, railroad crossing gates lowered prematurely Friday night on South Hanover Street. A train arrived about 15 minutes later.
Lower and Upper Pottsgrove police, as well as fire company volunteers from both townships, responded Monday night to a two-truck collision at North Charlotte Street and Keim Road. Occupants incurred minor injuries, officers said.
One person was injured but declined treatment Tuesday after a two-vehicle accident that occurred at about 11:10 a.m. at the intersection of Farmington Avenue and North State Street in Upper Pottsgrove.
First responders from three volunteer fire companies, an ambulance, and police all responded early Wednesday morning to an Upper Pottsgrove Township home alert about a burning odor.
The township fire company's new fund-raising product could actually keep residents' homes safer. It's a reflective address number sign that's made from the same reflective materials as street signs. They cost only $20.
Members of most local fire companies engage in intensive training every month to keep up-to-date on their skills and knowledge. That's how Upper Pottsgrove and Gilbertsville firefighters and rescuers spent their time Thursday.
The fire company is heavily recruiting in an attempt to double its membership.