The Peebles Volunteer Fire Company is now among the top rescue operations in the state.
The Peebles VFC received state accreditation through the state’s Voluntary Rescue Service Recognition Program in September. This puts Peebles in the top tier of emergency rescue service that goes beyond just fire fighting, according to Dr. Tyler McCardell, a volunteer firefighter and medical officer at Peebles.
“We wanted to push ourselves to be the best. It’s something we strive to provide,” McCardell said.
Peebles meets all state Department of Health standards as part of the voluntary rescue service recognition program, according to the accreditation.
Though it wasn’t required to be accredited, Peebles felt the call to make the extra effort.
PHOTO: The Northern York County Regional Police Department is investigating an incident involving shots fired at an ambulance.
On Sept. 24 at 1:57 p.m. a Life Team ambulance was shot along Loucks Road in Manchester Township.
According to reports, the ambulance was eastbound on Loucks Road and eastbound east of Roosevelt Avenue when they noticed a vehicle.
The suspect allegedly started to swerve towards and in front of the ambulance. On Loucks Road, between Pennsylvania Ave. and the Susquehanna Trail, the ambulance driver observed a muzzle flash as one shot was fired from the passenger side window of the suspected vehicle into the driver's side of the ambulance.
According to the Northern York County Regional Police Department, the single shot struck the ambulance in the upper rear portion of the cab.
WPMT-TV FOX 43 York
A crew from the Northampton Township Fire Company was publicly commended this week for making "an incredible rescue" during a fire that broke out in neighboring Newtown Township on the Fourth of July.
Newtown Fire and Emergency Services Chief Glenn Forsyth and a crew from Newtown attended a meeting of the Northampton Township Board of Supervisors on Sept. 28 to officially present Rescue 3 with a unit citation and to commend the firefighters for making the save.
On that hot summer day, firefighters were dispatched around 1:20 p.m. for a structure fire with entrapment on Nathan Court in the Newtown Gate development.
Rescue 3 had been on a call at Buck and Middle Holland roads when it heard the initial dispatch.
A $10,000 reward is now on the line for anyone with information regarding the arson of three Pittsburgh police cruisers.
Early on Wednesday morning, security footage at the police training building captured two suspects setting fire to the vehicles. The three cruisers then burned up and were considered a total loss.
"It's clear from this investigation that these perpetrators of this crime knew exactly what they were doing. It was a planned event. It was premeditated and well planned," Richard Ford said, a Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Major Crimes Commander.
The Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms as well as the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the two individuals.
KDKA-TV CBS 2 Pittsburgh
Tredyffrin Township supervisors are holding a public hearing 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 to purchase a 6.3-acre property for the Berwyn Fire Company.
The property at 1485 Valley Forge Road was owned by the Cradle of Liberty Council Inc., Boy Scouts of America.
The plan is to use the building as a substation for Chesterbrook, Glenhardie and the Swedesford Road corridor within the next few months.
A portion of the building would then be leased to the Cradle of Liberty Council, Inc., Boy Scouts of America.
The substation is part of an $8 million project, which also includes constructing a new station to replace its 93-year-old station on Bridge Avenue.
The fire company provides services to both Tredyffrin and Easttown township. Tredyffrin Township has a population of 29,461 and Easttown has a population of 10,646.