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Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

First responders know animals are people, too

Hundreds of calls every day are made to 911 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.

New warehouse site work begins in Upper Macungie

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Site preparation work is underway for a new warehouse complex to be constructed on 25.5 acres of land at 7175 Tilghman St., west of the street’s intersection with Mill Road, Upper Macungie Township.

To ease congestion along already busy Tilghman Street, plans call for expanding the Mill and Windsor roads intersection at Tilghman Street, and widening Tilghman Street east of the site, which developers say will include 336,000 square feet for warehouse space.

31 added to 14 Lehigh County volunteer fire department rosters

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Police Log

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 on 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 from January to May at the Allentown Fire Academy, at the Allentown Fire Department Mack Station at 1902 Lehigh St., near the Queen City Airport.

Police honored for DUI, traffic enforcement

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Several Lehigh Valley law enforcement officers were honored 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 Bethlehem and Belfast barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police.

Police honored for DUI, traffic enforcement

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Several Lehigh Valley law enforcement officers were honored 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 Bethlehem and Belfast barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police.

Memorial reminds drivers not to drink and get behind the wheel

Thursday, December 15, 2016 by JIM MARSH in Local News

A traveling exhibit featuring the names of more than 1,000 victims killed in DUI crashes in Pennsylvania was parked at the entrance to the Lehigh Valley Hospital Dec. 1 to remind drivers of the dangers of drinking and getting behind the wheel of a vehicle.

PennDOT joined with the Pennsylvania DUI Association, Lehigh Valley Health Network, local police and highway safety partners to honor victims of impaired driving crashes by bringing the DUI moving memorial to the Lehigh Valley.

Volunteers complete firefighting training

Thursday, July 7, 2016 by JIM MARSH in Police Log

Eleven area volunteer fire departments added 26 new firefighters to their ranks when the new firefighters completed a rigorous five-month course and received certificates of completion.

The June 22 ceremony took place at the Lower Macungie Township Community Center.

This was graduation for attendees of the sixth annual Bucks County Fire Academy course that was held twice a week, January through May, at the Allentown Fire Academy, at Mack Station, near Queen City Airport.