Monday, May 20, 2013
The company teamed with Community Service Fighting Cancer and wrapped its rescue truck in pink vinyl.
The Skippack Township Fire Company, teamed with Community Service Fighting Cancer, is going pink in honor of cancer awareness. Skippack Fire wrapped its rescue truck in pink vinyl and unveiled it to the company at a Thursday night training. "These vehicles are a symbol of hope for those fighting cancer, a symbol of strength for those who have conquered the disease and a symbol of remembrance for those whom have lost their battle," according to the Centre Square Fire Company, which created the CSFC.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Three businesses were destroyed during Friday’s fire, but a rebuild is in the works.
As businesses throughout Skippack Village were preparing for the inaugural First Friday of the spring, a fire broke out on the 4000 block of Skippack Pike around 1:30 p.m., causing three businesses to close. Jean Curtis, the owner of Merle Norman, was unaware that a mulch fire behind 4007 Skippack Pike had spread to the building, quickly turning into an attic fire. “The slope of the tin roof is only four feet from the ground; the flames shot right up and entered the attic and burned the entire thing,” Curtis said. Smoke and water damage extended to Hodge Podge and Head Over Heels, which have also closed. “Right now, it’s in the hands of the insurance company and the landlord,” Curtis said. According to business owners, landlord David …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Witness says bus drove through red light.
A teacher's aide was taken to Abington Health Lansdale Hospital to be treated for "a bump on the head" she suffered when the school bus she was riding was involved in a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Routes 73 and 113 in Skippack Township around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Pennsylvania Police said. Other people involved in the crash complained of "basic aches and pains," said Trooper Stephen Dozier. The aide was conscious at the scene. One of the drivers, Deborah Belani, 64, of Norristown, was taken to Mercy Suburban Hospital "for minor aches and pains on her left side," according to a police report. According to a witness report, the school bus was traveling through "a steady red light" on Route 73 when it collided with the driver's…
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
A small fire on the property of 1280 Plank Road, Skippack, was quickly doused, with a rear portion of the house suffering minor damage. According to Skippack Fire Chief Haydn Marriott IV, some furniture outside of the house was set fire around 11 p.m. Monday, May 21. Pennsylvania State Police was handling the investigation as fire crews cleared the scene, he said. Perkiomen, Schwenksville and Lower Frederick fire companies also responded to the scene. Patch will publish more information as it becomes available.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
According to early, unofficial reports, two skydivers were "taken up by the wind" as they were coming in for landings, and then fell. Marriott did not know the extent of the injuries. One person was Medevaced from the scene, and the other was taken by ground, he said. The airport's runway was briefly shut down as emergency crews worked at the scene. The Keystone Skydive Center operates at Perkiomen Valley Airport. Co-Owner Marc Nadeau declined to comment or speculate on the situation, saying he was still reviewing witness accounts. However, he did say it was not a "life or death" situation. Perkiomen Valley Patch will report more information as it becomes available.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Emergency crews at scene in Skippack
Fire and EMS crews wheeled a woman into a Harleysville Area Ambulance following a crash in the 4500 block of Skippack Pike, Skippack, shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 17. According to early, unofficial reports, a sedan collided with a Bobcat that was exiting the driveway at Black's Farm Quality Mulches and Soils. The sedan suffered heavy front end damage. The driver was inside the vehicle for about a half hour before she was eased into the ambulance. Fire police directed cars around a portion of the scene, but the road was not blocked. Source One towed the vehicle. Pennsylvania State Police, Skippack EMS and Skippack Fire Co. were at the scene. Patch will report more information as it becomes available.
The driver was unharmed, but a utility pole was broken in a single-vehicle crash on Collegeville Road, Skippack, around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 17. At this time the cause of the crash has not been reported. Skippack firefighters blocked traffic at the intersection with Miller Road; PECO was reportedly expected to respond to the scene to contend with the damaged pole. Pennsylvania State Police and Skippack Public Works were also at the scene. Patch will publish more information as it becomes available.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Fire companies throughout the city and suburbs flew flags at half staff.
Just days removed from the death of two Philadelphia Firefighters at a Kensington blaze, fire brethren mourned their fallen peers. From Philadelphia Fire Ladder Company 10, Lt. Robert Neary, 60, and Firefighter Daniel Sweeney, 25, were killed fighting a five-alarm warehouse fire on Tuesday. Services were held for both firefighters Saturday. Throughout the city and suburbs, -- including Perkiomen Valley -- fire companies raised flags at half staff to honor Neary and Sweeney. Others hung black bunting.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Emergency personnel on the scene
Skippack Fire Police directed traffic around a crash scene on Route 73/Skippack Pike, between Evansburg Road and Stump Hall Road; it occurred around 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7. Pennsylvania State Police and Skippack EMS were also on the scene. The vehicle crashed into the woods along the side of the road; the crash's cause is currently unreported. According to early, unofficial reports, one man suffered a hand injury. Perkiomen Valley Patch will report more information as it becomes available.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Early reports indicate driver not seen at crash site
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Saturday, March 31, 2012
James Seydel provided some of the following information: A man was trapped in the back seat of a car after it crashed at American Classic Motors, 315 Big Road, Lower Frederick, shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday, March 31. He was freed after emergency responders removed the vehicle's roof. The driver's whereabouts are unreported at this time. Emergency personnel did not see a second person at the scene, and he or she may have left the scene. Lower Frederick and Skippack fire companies, Lower Frederick Regional Ambulance Corps and and Pennsylvania State Police. PECO was alerted that a ground cable and nearby meter may have been impacted by the crash. Patch will publish more information as it becomes available.