Utility crews, Salisbury firefighters and township public works crews were kept scrambling after a severe thunderstorm passed though the area late afternoon July 1.
Particularly hard hit were neighborhoods bordering the South Cedar Crest Boulevard corridor, with the Meadowbrook and Lindberg Park area experiencing severe damage from downed trees and limbs that took out power in some areas into July 2.
A regional summer aggressive driving traffic enforcement detail was marked locally by a joint Salisbury Township/Allentown traffic law enforcement detail along Fish Hatchery Road, at the border between the township and the City of Allentown, July 6.
Eight Lehigh Valley law enforcement officers were recognized June 29 for their efforts to make area roads and highways safer for drivers and passengers in the region.
Recognition awards were given by the Lehigh Valley DUI/Highway Safety Task Force to the officers from cities, boroughs and townships in the Lehigh Valley, as well as troopers from the Fogelsville and Belfast barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police.
Fourteen area volunteer fire departments added 31 new firefighters to their ranks when the new firefighters completed a rigorous five-month course and received their certificates of completion June 8 at a ceremony held at the Lower Macungie Township Community Center.
This was the seventh annual Bucks County Fire Academy course held twice a week January to May at the Allentown Fire Academy, at the Allentown Fire Department Mack Station, 1902 Lehigh St., near the Queen City Airport.
Salisbury Township police recently completed a wave of traffic enforcement stops in an effort to encourage drivers living or passing through the community to drive in a safe manner.
The Buckle Up Pennsylvania enforcement detail netted a variety of motor vehicle code violations, Salisbury Police Department Cpl. Bryan Losagio, the police department’s traffic safety officer, said.
When students from all four grades at Salisbury High School left their classrooms recently to attend an outdoor assembly in the bus drop-off area in front of their school, they were greeted with the site of a mock accident depicting terrible consequences.
When students from all four grades at Salisbury High School left their classrooms to attend an outdoor assembly in the bus-drop-off area in front of their school, they were greeted with the site of a mock accident depicting terrible consequences.
Since it was put into service a little over a year ago, technology that reads automobile license plates of passing motorists has reaped incredible law enforcement dividends and helped make driving safer for those who travel Salisbury Township roads and highways.
That’s the assessment of Cpl. Bryan Losagio who coordinates Salisbury Police Department’s traffic safety enforcement unit.
Salisbury Township residents had a chance to sit down with Salisbury Police Chief Allen W. Stiles and several other officers at an informal community outreach breakfast event Jan. 20.
“It was like a relaxed town hall meeting,” one pleased resident said. She said she appreciated the opportunity to discuss issues, express concerns and ask questions of the township’s law enforcement community and called the event “a really good idea.”
Teamwork and cooperation among fire crews from five counties were credited with stopping a million-dollar fire from being even more devastating as flames overnight Jan. 3 into Jan. 4, destroyed a large portion of the shipping and prep area at the Dan Schantz Greenhouse complex along Spinnerstown Road in Lower Milford Township.