Specially trained arson dog detected traces of an unknown accelerant at the home at 1456 Lehigh Avenue in Salisbury, police say.
Eastern Salisbury Fire Department
Friday, October 5, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
A specially trained arson police dog detects traces of an unknown accelerant at the home at 1456 Lehigh Ave. in Salisbury Township, police said.
Salisbury Township Police said the fire that destroyed a vacant Lehigh Avenue home early Thursday was intentionally set. The Salisbury Police Department Fire Marshal and the Allentown Fire Department K-9 Arson Unit were called to the burning home at 1456 Lehigh Ave., according to Salisbury Police Sgt. Donald Sabo. Firefighters from Eastern and Western Salisbury fire departments were called to the scene at about 2 a.m. A specially trained dog sniffed out traces of an accelerant at the location, according to a department press release. "It is not clear what type of substance was used, but samples have been taken and will be tested by the Pennsylvania State Police Crime Lab," the release said. Anyone with information is asked to call the …
Salisbury Township Police are investigating the cause of an early morning fire that destroyed a vacant house in the 1400 block of Lehigh Avenue, according to the Eastern Salisbury Fire Chief.
Salisbury Township Police are investigating the cause of an early morning fire Thursday that destroyed a vacant house in the 1400 block of Lehigh Avenue, according to Eastern Salisbury Fire Chief Clint Ballek. Flames were shooting through the roof when firefighters arrived at the one-and-a-half story house at about 2 a.m., Ballek said. The house was vacant, Ballek said. Firefighters extinguished the flames in about an hour and remained on the property for about four-and-a-half hours, he said. "It was a total loss," Ballek said. Western Salisbury Fire Department, Fountain Hill Fire Department, Se-Wy-Co, Emmaus Fire Department's rapid intervention team, St. Luke's EMS and Macungie EMS assisted.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Salisbury Township commissioners will accept the bid for a new $362,000 fire truck for Eastern Salisbury Fire Company.
After three years of planning and lobbying, Eastern Salisbury Fire Company will finally get a new fire truck. The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners will accept a $362,166 bid from the Campbell Supply Co., the lowest of three bids for a new fire truck. The two other bids came in at $419,578 and $444,807. Township Manager Randy Soriano told the board at its workshop meeting that he did not know why there was such a large discrepancy between the bids. The board allocated money in the township's budget last year for a new fire truck, which is expected to be delivered in 2013. After the truck is ordered, fire department personnel can see pictures of it and monitor its progress online After a discussion on whether the township should pre…
Friday, August 10, 2012
The cause of the fire at 2813 Lindberg Ave. in Salisbury Township is under investigation but there is speculation that lightning played a role.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Firefighters from across the Lehigh Valley received accreditation, including volunteers from Eastern Salisbury Fire Co. and Western Salisbury Fire Co.
Wednesday was a night of celebration for 37 newly-minted certified volunteer firefighters that included Eastern and Western Salisbury Fire departments. The men and women from throughout the Lehigh Valley laid down their hoses long enough to accept accolades for passing their Firefighter I class. The graduation ceremony was held in the Lower Macungie Community Center. The six-month, 194-hour course was offered by the Bucks County Public Training Center. Instruction included skills such as building construction, fire behavior, fire hose and streams, forcible entry, search and rescue, ladders, ropes and knots, ventilation, water supply, self-contained breathing apparatus and wildfires. Graduates were from stations in Eastern Salisbury, …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Se-Wy-Co Fire Company has established a fund for donations to help rebuild the Leithsville Fire Company. The station building was destroyed by a May 24 accident that sparked a massive fire.
Se-Wy-Co Fire Company in Lower Saucon Township has established a webpage that provides information about how to donate toward the rebuilding of the Leithsville fire station. Supporters are being directed to send donations to Se-Wy-Co Fire Company, 3621 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bethlehem, PA 18015, and to write "Leithsville Building Fund" on their checks. Se-Wy-Co volunteer Scott Krycia said in an email that the company is also "working on an online option" for donors. The station, a landmark on Route 412 for decades, was destroyed on the afternoon of May 24 after a dump truck crashed into it and sparked a massive fire. Springtown, Bucks County resident John Muzyka, 56, was killed in the accident and the driver of the dump truck, Michael …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Tyler Palenchar is enjoying the challenge of being a firefighter
Name: Tyler Palenchar Age: 16 Lives: Salisbury Township Family: Doug and Jessica Palenchar School: Salisbury High School Job: Works at National Automated Solutions, Bethlehem Fire company: Eastern Salisbury Fire Department Training so far: CPR training What's it like being a firefighter? It's enjoyable because it is a place to get away from everything, even though it can be a lot of work sometimes. How do your loved ones feel about you putting your life in danger? They support my deicison to become a volunteer firefighter. My father is a volunteer firefighter. Tell us a story you'll never forget about your firefighting experience. I don't have one yet, because this is my first year as a volunteer firefighter. I hope to have one soon. What …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Andrew DeMasi finds being a volunteer firefighter very rewarding
Name: Andrew DeMasi Age:17 Lives: Eastern side of Salisbury Township Family: Parents Bonnie and Ron, older sister Amanda. Job: I have a side job building a house. Fire company: Eastern Salisbury Volunteer Fire Department Training so far: I am going for my EMT and have certification for Firefighter 1, HazMat, pump operation 1 and vehicle rescue. What's it like being a firefighter? There is something new everyday. No one call is the same. It is stressful, but rewarding because you know you are helping people. How do your loved ones feel about you putting your life in danger? It doesn't bother them much, because they know the people I am working with and they trust them. Tell us a story you'll never forget about your firefighting experience. …
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Food, fun and fire trucks made for a great time at Western Salisbury Fire Department and Green Acres Park.