Salisbury Press

Thursday, December 14, 2017

SALISBURY HIGH SCHOOL

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Scholars compete in brainy quest for turkey toss bragging rights

With football season and its gridiron heroes behind, Salisbury High School physics instructor Paul Koba each year challenges his physics class scholars to put what they are learning to practical use in the school’s annual pre-Thanksgiving turkey toss competition utilizing the principles they have learned about the use of simple medieval warfare machines.

FIRST RESPONDER PROFILE

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Noah Waterman fulfills first responder dream

Noah Waterman displays the epitome of youthful enthusiasm in his first responder duties as a firefighter with Eastern Salisbury Fire Department.

It’s that enthusiasm and devotion to duty that compels Waterman, not yet a motor vehicle operator, to grab a flashlight and bicycle to the fire station for a nighttime fire call, hoping to get there in time to be on the first engine out.

First responders stage silent parade to show support for wounded trooper

Friday, November 17, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Some two dozen fire, police and EMS units from across Lehigh and Northampton counties staged a silent parade Nov. 12, with red lights flashing, but no sirens, past the St. Luke’s University Hospital, Fountain Hill, in a show of support for Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Seth Kelly who is recovering in that hospital after being seriously wounded in a shootout with a motorist stopped for a traffic violation in Plainfield Township Nov. 7.

FIRST RESPONDER PROFILE

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Sometimes animals need help from first responders

Hundreds of calls every day are made to 911 call centers in the Lehigh Valley from people needing help from police, fire or EMS agencies.

Sometimes animals, too, need help from a first responder. That’s when authorities ask the 911 center to dispatch first responders from CART – the County Animal Response Team which has special equipment and training to assist animals in emergencies.

School bus traffic detail ensures student safety

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Salisbury police participated Oct. 18 in the 21st annual Operation Safe Stop program conducted in communities across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as part of National School Bus Safety Week.

Operation Safe Stop is a public awareness and enforcement effort to educate the motoring public that passing a stopped school bus, when children are loading or unloading, is both dangerous and illegal.

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by JIM MARSH in School

Salisbury firefighters take annual fire prevention safety message to schools

Firefighters from Eastern and Western Salisbury fire departments were in Salisbury Township schools recently impressing their annual Fire Prevention Week safety message on the community’s young citizens.

In some cases the message is being delivered to the second and third generation of Salisbury youngsters as firefighters take off from work, or other everyday affairs, to make sure elementary school students in the school district hear the basics of home fire safety.

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by JIM MARSH in School

Salisbury firefighters take annual fire prevention safety message to schools

Firefighters from Eastern and Western Salisbury fire departments were in Salisbury Township schools last week impressing their annual Fire Prevention Week safety message on the community’s young citizens.

In some cases the message is being delivered to the second and third generation of Salisbury youngsters as firefighters take off from work, or other everyday affairs, to make sure elementary school students in the school district hear the basics of home fire safety.

FIRST RESPONDER PROFILE

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Det. Kevin Kress dismayed by increase in overdoses

Salisbury Township Police Department Det. Kevin Kress has spent 27 years in law enforcement, but the past five years have been the toughest, as he has watched the increase in drug overdose incidents in the community.

Kress said he is grateful to work in an area with a relatively low crime rate, “but what I’ve seen in the past five years as residents struggle with drug habits and overdoses has been tough to see,” Kress said.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Salisbury police event ties in with national Coffee with a Cop day

A simple community policing event first implemented in 2011 in Hawthorne, Calif., has grown to an international scope as a simple way to promote communication and rapport with local police departments and the citizens they serve and protect.

Coffee with a Cop events were held Oct. 4 in small towns and large in all 50 states and nine different countries.

Supported and encouraged by the U.S. Department of Justice, Coffee with a Cop events seek to bring people together to talk over coffee, with no agenda and no speeches, just open and honest community dialog.

FIRST RESPONDER PROFILE

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Volunteer firefighter develops additional first responder skills

Like many of his firefighter brethren at Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Department, Jonathan Al-Khal has the knowledge, training, experience, safety equipment and dedication that allow him to run into a burning building when everyone else is running out.

Al-Khal has developed additional skills, though, that have widened his value to the first responder and law enforcement community in Lehigh County. Al-Khal has developed a reputation as one of the most skilled drone flight technicians in the region.