West Pottsgrove commissioners severed the township's fire protection ties Wednesday with West End Fire Company No. 1 for 18 months. Pottstown will provide coverage under a contract that took effect Thursday.
With audio. A large number of West Pottsgrove residents made it clear Tuesday to their Board of Commissioners they believe West End Fire Company is sufficiently viable to continue providing the township with fire protection. The board said it's willing to work on improving communications.
The struggling West End Fire Company in Stowe, and its ability to provide fire protection services to West Pottsgrove, is the subject of a Tuesday commissioners' meeting at West Pottsgrove Elementary School.
Emergency dispatchers sent local firefighters and other responders Wednesday at about 8 p.m. to the scene of a fiery tractor-trailer accident on U.S. Route 422 West near South Sanatoga Road.
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.
A West Pottsgrove Elementary School student assembly about fire safety, normally offered in October, isn't possible during the pandemic. Firefighters nonetheless found a way to get their message across.
For an end-of-summer salute, volunteers at the West End Fire Company on Rice Street in Stowe this weekend are welcoming crowds into their carnival behind the fire house.