|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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|Mon. Apr 25th 2016|
WSFD Responds to Assist ESFD with 3 Alarm Fire
At 9:25 AM on April 25th, Western Salisbury FD Station 31 along with Eastern Salisbury Station 20 and Fountain Hill Stat...
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|Sat. Apr 2nd 2016|
Station 31 Responds to Rollover Accident at LVH
Firefighters from Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company, Lower Macungie Fire Department and Eastern Salisbury Fire Departm...
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Waiting for a Turn
Visitors to the Junior League of the Lehigh Valley’s 5th annual Trucks & More event Saturday, April 30, at the Allentown Fairgrounds line up for a chance to sit in the Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company’s aerial truck and pretend to be firefighters. The event, sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Health Network, provided an opportunity for children to explore heavy equipment and meet the people who build, protect and serve the community. Large trucks, construction equipment, police SWAT and emergency vehicles, and a Lehigh Valley Health evac helicopter, were on display for an up-close look that would not otherwise be possible in real-world working circumstances.
At 9:25 AM on April 25th, Western Salisbury FD Station 31 along with Eastern Salisbury Station 20 and Fountain Hill Station 34 were dispatched to the area of 1784 Elinor St., in Salisbury Township, for a reported dwelling fire. Salisbury Township Police Department units quickly arrived on location updating responding fire units that it was a well-involved dwelling fire. As crews arrived on location, they learned that the occupant had gotten out of the residence with the two family dogs.
WSFD Engines 31-11 and 31-12 both responded to the incident. Engine 31-11 was the third arriving unit on location and began a relay pumping operation to boost the water supply up a steep hill to the scene. WSFD crews assisted in initial fire suppression on location. The building was fully involved upon arrival and crews operated on the exterior of the structure only. Brush 31-61 also responded to assist with fire that was spreading to a heavily wooded area behind the scene. WSFD Firefighters remained on location throughout the incident and assisted in extensive salvage and overhaul operations as well as assisting the Lehigh County Special Operations Team with containing chemical run-off from the fire. Station 31 crews were released just prior to 1 in the afternoon. Photos above are courtesy of WFMZ 69 News and WSFD Members.
Firefighters from Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company, Lower Macungie Fire Department and Eastern Salisbury Fire Department were called to the perimeter road around the Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest campus morning (April 2) to rescue a driver in a vehicle that rolled over and trapped the driver in the car. Rescuers cut out the car’s windshield to allow the motorist to escape. Police said the 57-year-old female Alburtis driver apparently lost control of the vehicle on the rain-soaked road, hit a parking deck wall and rolled over. The victim was attended by medics from Cetronia Ambulance Corps.
WSFD 2016 Donation Drive
Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company firefighters prepare the fire department’s annual donation drive appeal that went into the mail last week to all residents in the fire department’s fire protection district, seeking support for the department’s all-volunteer operating activities. Fire Chief Joshua Wells said in the accompanying letter that the revenue raised from the community appeal provides funds to operate the company’s two fire stations, purchase and maintain firefighting equipment, and provide training for the department's volunteers. Wells said last year’s contributions came from about 44 percent of the families who are provided fire protection by the department.
Have You Met our New Officers?
This year Western Salisbury added several new additions to our fire lineup. We begin on our left with our returning Chief Joshua Wells. This is his 4th year of service as Chief and 19th year in the fire service. Next we have our new Assistant Chief William Sames, an Allentown Paramedic and a veteran to the fire service. Returning for his 39th of service at Western Salisbury we have our Deputy Chief Gerald Royer. Next, we have Adam Al-Khal, an 11 year veteran to Western Salisbury who has moved up the ranks as a firefighter and officer and currently resides as president of our board and Captain of the crew. In our lieutenants position was filled this year by David Xander who is a 40 year veteran to the fire service, a retired Captain for Allentown Fire Department, and Paramedic for Cetronia Ambulance Corps. To the right of him, we have Darrell Singles who serves as our Assistant Chief Engineer to Dev Kannan (not pictured). Their function is to readily update and maintain the apparatus. Finally, we have Nicholas Fisher who serves as our Medical Officer for our station and is in charge of maintaining our QRS (Quick Response Service) medical licensure. These men are responsible for our day to day tasks and maintenance and keep our department running smoothly.
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!