Honorary firefighter Tony Yatsko, a West Norriton resident, was recently awarded a gold medal at the Special Olympics competition in Kutztown, PA. Congratulations on your accomplishment, Tony. Here’s a link to a Reading Eagle story about the Kutztown competition.
Yesterday evening, the West Norriton Twp. Police Dept. and the Jefferson Fire Company escorted firefighter and Master Sergeant Steve Bandura to his home as he returned from his recent deployment. Steve was deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq with the PA Air National Guard 201st REDHORSE Squadron.
Welcome home, Steve!
On Friday, January 22, Jefferson Fire Co. member Mike Harkins was involved in a serious vehicle accident on Rt. 422 (http://www.lpfire.com/history.html?view=1&id=46946).
Mike has been at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital ICU since the accident recovering from his injuries. He was released to a rehab facility on March 2 and has since been allowed to return to his home. As his medical costs climb over $1,000,000, the fire company is holding a fundraiser to help cover some of the costs that are not covered by insurance.
The fundraiser will be held at the IBEW Local 380 Electricians’ Hall located at 3900 Ridge Pike, Collegeville, PA on April 24, 2010 (7p to 12a). The event will be a beef and beer style fundraiser with a DJ and comedian. Tickets will be $30. For more information, contact Donna Benz at email@example.com.
Junior firefighter John Kennedy, 17, was honored by the West Norriton Twp. Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, March 9, 2010, for his service to the community.
To read a Times Herald story on the presentation, click here: Times Herald Story
Are you interested in becoming a junior member of the fire company? If so, please stop by the station, call, or email us for more info.
The following message was sent out by West Norriton Township Emergency Management via the county RSAN system (Ready Montco) today:
Attention residents along the Schuylkill River and flood prone areas. The potential exists for flooding from Friday 3-12 through Sunday 3-14. Two (2) to four (4) inches of rain are expected during this time with higher amounts possible.
If you would like to get email and text/sms alerts like this directly from the township, click the Ready Montco link on the left side of this page.
We would like to remind all residents to avoid travelling across roadways covered by floodwaters.
It takes only about two feet of water to float a car and a car could be pushed off a road by even less water than that depending on the velocity of the moving water. When a road is inundated, even by seemingly standing water, you have no way of knowing whether or not the road has been compromised. We urge you to avoid flooded roadways.