Salisbury Press

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Western Salisbury firefighters take fire prevention to schools

Friday, October 25, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Each year, as has been the case for decades, firefighters from Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company look forward to national Fire Prevention Week held in October to commemorate the anniversary of the great Chicago fire in 1871.

That’s when the firefighters have their chance to get into the township’s schools to teach youngsters how to prevent fires and to be fire safe.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Friday, October 25, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

E. Salisbury new fire engine cost estimate is $858,000

Eastern Salisbury Fire Department has presented its plans to purchase a new fire engine to the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners.

Eastern firefighters unveiled a schematic drawing and a poster of the advantages of a new engine, estimated to cost $858,000.

The new engine would replace two of Eastern’s engines.

The new engine is expected to be obtained with bidding through Costars (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania cooperative purchasing program) and the sale of Eastern’s Engine 20-12 and Rescue 20-41, which are expected to garner about $200,000 combined.

LEHIGH COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Friday, October 18, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Proposed budget passes initial vote

Lehigh County Commissioners moved the proposed 2020 budget closer to the finish line Oct. 10 when two Republican commissioners voted with the Democrat minority to pass County Executive Phillips Armstrong’s budget.

The 5 to 3 vote brought praise from Armstrong who praised commissioners Nathan Brown and Marc Grammes, the Republicans who voted with the Democrat minority, as being “statesmen” not “partisan politicians.”

Western Salisbury firefighters take fire prevention to schools

Friday, October 18, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Each year, as has been the case for decades, firefighters from Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company look forward to national Fire Prevention Week held in October to commemorate the anniversary of the great Chicago fire in 1871.

That’s when the firefighters have their chance to get into the township’s schools to teach youngsters how to prevent fires and to be fire safe.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Friday, October 18, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Heather Lipkin appointed to represent first ward

The new First Ward commissioner in Salisbury Township vows to put “community first.”

Heather Lipkin fulfills the first ward term until Dec. 31.

Lipkin is a write-in candidate on the Nov. 5 Primary Election ballot.

Lipkin was nominated for first ward commissioner by Commissioner Rodney Conn and seconded by Commissioner James Seagreaves at the Oct. 10 township meeting in the municipal building.

Conn, Seagreaves and board President Debra Brinton voted 3-0 to appoint Lipkin. Commissioner Joanne Ackerman was absent.

EMMAUS PUBLIC LIBRARY

Friday, October 18, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Library hosts hands-only CPR training

The Emmaus Public Library recently sponsored a hands-only CPR course.

Craig Deppe and Tara Apgar from the Emmaus Ambulance Corps and Jeffrey Baker a member of the Emmaus Board of Health instructed approximately 15 participants in the correct way to administer hands-only CPR.

Hands-only CPR involves doing CPR compressions without the mouth-to-mouth breaths. According to a hand-out publicizing the event, “It [Hands-Only CPR] has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR for cardiac arrest at home.”