Residents of Lower Salford Township,
There are many exciting things occurring at the fire company and we look forward to sharing that with all of our residents and businesses. 2022 marks 100 years of service to the community of lower Salford township. With this large milestone, the fire company is celebrating all year long. There will be many exciting ways we will be celebrating with the community. The finishing of our memorial on the front of the property will take place this year. Banners and memorabilia displayed at the firehouse. Of course, a large 100th anniversary Open House on October 1st.
Our 2022 fund drive mailer was a huge success. We had a record year for our donations via the fund drive and we have you to thank for that. This is a major portion of our annual funding for the fire company and allows us to save towards capital projects. The scheduled replacement and maintenance of our apparatus is one of the most important things we do to maintain a safe and effective operation and the costs of this continue to rise dramatically. Keep an eye out for the 2022 mailer in September.
The company placed an order for a 2022 Pierce Enforcer PUC Rescue Pumper. That we will take delivery in early 2023. This truck will be a replacement for our current apparatus Squad 89. This truck will serve the community as a first out apparatus for any motor vehicle accidents or special rescue type calls.
As a reminder, when we clean our yards of leaves, branches and twigs, open burning of yard waste is strictly prohibited by township ordinance. Please see the township website for more information. If you are not sure, please contact us or the Fire Marshal and ask before having any type of controlled fire.
While our numbers remain strong, volunteers are desperately needed in many capacities. Times have certainly changed in the past 100 years of this company. Now more then ever we are in need of your help to keep us as a 100% volunteer-based company for another 100 years. Please consider donating your time in such a rewarding way. Please stop by on a Tuesday night after 6PM and speak with a member to learn more or contact the station.
To keep up to date and to learn more about what the fire company is doing follow us on our social media pages.
I wish you all an enjoyable and safe spring and summer season.
Ryan Nase – Fire Chief