|Wed. Jan 4th 2017|
Teamwork, cooperation by fire crews from five counties lauded in three-alarm greenhouse fire
Teamwork and cooperation among fire crews from five counties was credited with stopping a million-dollar fire from being even...
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|Fri. Jun 3rd 2016|
WSFD Assists with Dwelling Fire in Emmaus Borough
Shortly after 23:00 hours on Jun 3, 2016 Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company was dispatched as part of the second alarm ...
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|Sun. May 8th 2016|
Station 31 Responds to South Mall.
Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company, Emmaus Fire Department, Cetronia Fire Department and Eastern Salisbury Fire Departm...
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2017 Department Banquet
On November 18, the Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company celebrated 58 years of service with our annual banquet. During this night, we take the time to relax, reflect, and recognize the dedication of our volunteers in the past year. Events of the night include an awards presentation, a recap video, and good company over dinner. Also at this time, we would like to thank the public for your continued support in our mission and work.
Santa Escorted to the South Mall
Santa arrived at South Mall about 10:30 a.m., Saturday, November 18, to begin his seasonal visit to hear the Christmas wish lists of children from throughout the area. He arrived to waves and shouts on the platform of the Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Department’s aerial ladder truck, accompanied by lights and sirens on the department’s restored 1965 American LaFrance fire engine and its newest Marion engine put in service earlier this fall.
Western Salisbury Shows Support for Wounded Trooper
First responders from across the region gathered together November 12, 2017 to show support for wounded Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Seth Kelly. Kelly was shot several times after a routine traffic stop turned violent on Route 33 last week. First responders from various departments came out with their apparatus to parade past Kelly’s room at St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill, demonstrating the tight-knit emergency responder community that exists. Members from Western Salisbury attended with new Engine 31-12 and personally showed our support we have for local police.
Station 31 Conducts Live Burn Session
On Saturday, October 21st, Station 31 conducted a live-burn training session at the Emmaus Training Grounds. In these structural burns, fires are lit within the specialized building using wooden pallets and hay. Firefighters get hands-on practice and use a variety of skills in these sessions, signifying emergency scenarios. Members work on command duties, fire suppression, water supply, searches, ventilation, and throwing ladders. Specifically in this session, members had the opportunity to work with the newly ordered Thermal Imaging Cameras (TICs) from Scott. These light yet durable cameras give firefighters the ability to measure the temperature within a smoke-filled environment, and furthermore help locate victims and the fire source. Crews remained at the training grounds for about 5 hours. Station 31 aims to run 2-3 burn sessions a year, keeping live-fire skills up to par and continuing our goal to keep the public safe. Sounds interesting? Check out our “Join Us” page and come see what we’re all about!
Western Salisbury 2017 Fire Officers
After a vote by crew members and appointment by fire department trustees, the following volunteers will serve as fire line command officers for the Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company for 2017: From left; Joshua Wells, Chief; William Sames, Assistant Chief; Adam Al-Khal and David Xander, Deputy Chiefs; Darrell Singles, Captain and Assistant Chief Engineer; Nicholas Fisher, Lieutenant and EMS Officer; Ramon Deeb, Lieutenant; and, Jerry Royer, Safety Officer. Not present for the photo was Dev Kannan, Chief Engineer.
Interested in joining the Western Salisbury family? Print out an application from our "Join Us" page and fill it out. Then stop by, any Monday night, between 6:30 and 7:00pm and drop the application off!