Good Will Fire Company No. 1, Trexlertown, and the Ladies Auxiliary, recently celebrated their 61st annual awards banquet.
The event took place at the Copeechan Fish and Game Club, Schnecksville, in order to give members a break from doing the work at their own station.
Following dinner, awards were given to members of both organizations whose commitment to the mission of the fire department were exemplary.
Michelle Conley-Ellerman received the Ladies Auxiliary Member of the Year Award from Auxiliary President Linda Gorr.
Cetronia Fire Department was the overnight host ON May 9 for a volunteer firefighter from Sandown, N.H.
However, unlike most visiting firefighters, Jerry Lachance didn’t arrive by car, fire truck or any motorized apparatus.
He instead arrived on his bicycle in the midst of a 2,800 mile ride from Miami, Fla., to Canada.
Lachance, a Vietnam veteran, is raising funds for Project Hero, a California-based nonprofit dedicated to raising money to support veterans and first responders who suffer from PTSD.
Parkland High School Performing Arts Club had a “Princess Camp” fundraiser May 5 at the high school.
The money raised will be used to fund a trip for several members of the club to attend the upcoming International Thespian Society’s educational seminar.
Cetronia and Greenawalds firefighters trained on Rapid Intervention Team drills April 30 at the Troxell Building, South Whitehall.
The goal of the exercise was to bring Cetronia firefighters up to speed on techniques to rescue fellow firefighters in the event of a structural collapse, flash over or any unexpected occurrence at an active fire scene.
Greenawalds firefighters have been dispatched as RIT responders throughout Lehigh County.
The Kuhnsville Lions Club held a chicken barbecue fundraiser on April 28 in the grove at Jordan UCC, South Whitehall Township.
Kuhnsville Lions Club is affiliated with the Lions Clubs International, based in Oakbrook Ill., which has more than 1.4 million members worldwide serving in 46,000 local clubs such as Kuhnsville.
The mission of the Kuhnsville Lions Club is to help fund programs that benefit those with vision and hearing loss in the Lehigh Valley.
Helping Hands of the Lehigh Valley is also a recipient of the Lions’ generosity.
The Weisenberg Lowhill Township Historical Society had its 14th annual basket social on April 23 at Zettlemoyer Auction Company, Fogelsville.
With 288 donors contributing to the auction and a sellout crowd of 300, it was an excellent evening for all involved.
The society expects to earn close to, if not more than $10,000 from the basket social.
In an ongoing program to increase public awareness of work zones, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation had a Work Zone Awareness media event April 10 along I-78 near the Summit Lawn Exit 59, Salisbury Township.
The event marked the upcoming National Work Zone Awareness Week April 9-13.
The program is designed to increase workplace safety for both PennDOT employees as well as the traveling public.
Statistics provided by District 5 Spokesman Sean Brown revealed there were 19 deaths in work zone crashes in 2017 in Pennsylvania.
Firefighters from Cetronia, Allentown, Emmaus, Western Salisbury and Lehigh County Special Operations Team recently paid their respects to members of the York City Fire Department who lost two members in a structure fire on March 22.
York City Fire Capt. Ivan Flanscha and Firefighter Zachary Anthony died as a result of a wall collapse in York as they were pursuing flare ups and hot spots.
A wall at Weaver Organ and Piano building collapsed trapping Flanscha and Anthony and others battling the blaze.
The Upper Lehigh Lions Club recently cooked up a spaghetti dinner fundraiser in the pavilion of the Schnecksville fire company.
Several hundred hungry neighbors and friends enjoyed good food and friendship.
With help from Boy Scout Troop 57, Neffs, and Parkland High LEO Club members, efficiency was on the menu, as well as the good food.
Police officers throughout Lehigh County recently attended a two-week course on how to improve highway safety in the trucking industry.
According to Chris Lengle, traffic safety coordinator with North Central Highway Safety Network, one of the goals of the program is to create a countywide safety task force.
“Coordinating Resources to Advance Safer Highways pilot is a project which is focused on reducing crashes involving commercial motor vehicles,” he said.