Salisbury Press

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Three Troop 439 Scouts receive Eagle honors in St. Thomas More honor court ceremony

Three St. Thomas More parish Scouts recently were awarded Scouting’s highest designation at an Eagle Court of Honor at the St.Thomas More family center.

Derek Basta, David Carolan and Braden Damitz were the guests of honor while family and friends heard details of the long road traveled to earn the Eagle Scout designation.

FIRST RESPONDER PROFILE

Thursday, December 21, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Female firefighter, EMT, second-year med student ‘just one of the crew’

“Look, mom, it’s a girl.”

It’s an exclamation heard more than once at public events when female firefighter Jenna Littmann bends down to allow a youngster to try on her protective turnout gear.

Littmann never takes such comments as anything but childish awe at seeing a woman in a role too often stereotyped as a male profession.

“I hear those comments with a sense of pride. I was rather shy as a child and never considered that I might someday be a role-model for youngsters.

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.