Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The event will be held Sunday, and all proceeds will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The Perkiomen Township Fire Company is holding a Palm Sunday Breakfast Buffet to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation on Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the fire hall, located at 485 Gravel Pike in Collegeville. The company was invited by Trappe Fire Company to participate in the Make-A-Wish Mother’s Day Truck Convoy on May 12 in Lancaster, in which Make-A-Wish Families will travel on a variety of trucks – including fire trucks, ambulances, tri-axles and tractor-trailers. The breakfast will cost $7 for adults, $5 for children between five and ten years old, and free for children under five. The buffet will include scrambled eggs, French toast, pancakes, sausage, bacon and toast. All proceeds will go towards the Make-A-Wish …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The Pennsylvania State Police stopped 175 vehicles at the checkpoint over St. Patrick's Day Weekend, made two arrests.
One DUI and one drug possession arrest was made during a sobriety checkpoint at Rt. 29 and Trappe Road in Perkiomen Township, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. An estimated 175 vehicles came through the checkpoint on Saturday night into Sunday. Perkiomen Township Fire Company assisted at the scene. State Police, in conjunction with other organizations, teamed up to combat drunk drivers over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, including Pittsburgh and York County. Other Pennsylvania State Police News: Stolen Guns from Perkiomen Burglary Foud in Trappe, Police Say Criminal Michief Reported in Perkiomen Child Porn Found on Man's Computer in Perkiomen, Police Say
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Iron Bridge Corporate Center facility withdrew its conditional use permit to Perkiomen Township and will not purchase an autoclave to sanitize waste on site.
S.H. Bio Waste is no longer requesting a conditional use permit from Perkiomen Township to purchase an autoclave for its Iron Bridge Corporate Center Facility, which would have allowed the company to sterilize waste onsite. The lingering issue at the end of the October conditional use hearing was if the proposed autoclave would reduce the amount of waste during the sanitation process, changing the company from a “transport facility” to a “processing facility," which requires a buffer of at least 900 feet between the facility and residential areas. S.H. Bio Waste, a company that currently picks up bio waste material from local businesses and transports it to Maryland to be sterilized, does not have the necessary buffer for a processing …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Pennsylvania State Police reported 104 incidents, Perkiomen Township Fire Co. responded to 14 incidents, and there were 43 ambulance requests in September.
Perkiomen Township officials released the police, fire and ambulance statistics for the month of September, which included 104 Pennsylvania State Police calls, 14 incidents involving the Perkiomen Township Fire Company, and 43 ambulance requests from the Lower Frederick Regional Ambulance Corps and Trappe Fire and EMS Company Pennsylvania State Police Pennsylvania State Police reported nine thefts in Perkiomen Township throughout the month of September - two fraud, three thefts from motor vehicles, one each of theft from a construction site, theft of scrap metal, and theft by unlawful taking. There were reports of one residential burglary and one commercial burglary, as well as one suspicious persons and three assaults. Police also …
Monday, September 10, 2012
The Perkiomen Township Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of a used apparatus that will expand the company's capabilities while saving money.
The Perkiomen Township Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to amend the township's budget to allow $65,000 from the unrestricted balance of the Fire Tax account to purchase a new fire apparatus for the township's fire company. Township Supervisor William E. Patterson, who also serves as the fire company's treasurer and Battalion 66-1 officer, told the board that the fire company found a service vehicle that will increase the capabilities of the organization, including additional equipment for accidents, hazardous material, lighting and water rescues. This apparatus will take the place of the oldest engine in the fire company, which will be sold. "It's time to look at upgrading our equipment to fit the needs of today's fire service," …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Troop support groups, EMS personnel and community members welcome Lt. Stephanie Rees, of Collegeville, and her boyfriend, Lt. Joshua Worth, home from their deployment to Afghanistan
When Lieutenant Stephanie Rees returned home from her deployment in Afghanistan on the evening of August 2, she was expecting a quiet trip home to Collegeville with her parents and her boyfriend, Lt. Joshua Worth, who returned from deployment with her. Instead, scores of veterans, emergency services personnel and citizens were waiting to welcome them. “I am so surprised,” Rees said, with Worth, her parents, Jill and Rod, and her dog, Lilly, by her side. “I was just expecting my parents to take me to dinner!” Click here to see video of Lt. Rees' arrival home! Rees, a company executive officer and maintenance platoon leader for the 233rd Transportation Company, and Worth, a seven-year Army veteran who was awarded a Bronze Star for his …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Services will be held Thursday
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The following information is from William Collier's obituary: William Collier, 89, died Friday, May 18, 2012. He most recently lived in West Vincent, and was a former resident of Wartman Road in Perkiomen Township, and was a life member of the Perkiomen Township Volunteer Fire Company. "Before he retired, William owned and operated a successful interior landscaping business, Stillmeadow Nursery, based out of his Perkiomen Twp. farm," his obituary states. Mr. Collier received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his service in the U.S. Army during World War II. In addition to his wife, Elizabeth, he is survived by his son James and daughter-in-law Linda of Trappe; granddaughters Ashley and Alyssa; and sister Virginia. "His memorial service …
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.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Citation for one of the drivers
Emergency personnel responded to a two-car crash on Saturday afternoon, May 19, in Perkiomen Township. Both drivers suffered minor injuries, according to a Pennsylvania State Police report. Collegeville resident Michelle Campbell was driving a 1995 Ford Taurus north on Route 113 when she stopped in the 70 block and waited to turn left into her driveway. Lansdale resident Donald T. Reese was also traveling north on Route 113, and when his Saturn Vue came over the hill and "could not stop in time," police said. The Vue crashed into the rear of the Taurus, pushing the vehicle over the double yellow lines. Both drivers suffered minor injuries, according to the report. Police filed a careless driving citation in district court. Perkiomen …
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Perkiomen and Schwenksville companies sold flowers just in time for Mother's Day
Schwenksville and Perkiomen fire companies sold flowers, and at Perkiomen washed cars, May 12 and 13 to raise money.