Sunday, February 3, 2013
Jennifer Connor of The Reporter reports no injuries in the Saturday afternoon fire on Mallard Drive West
- POLICE & FIRE
Sunday, February 3
Four adults and one child are displaced from their Mallard Drive West home Saturday after an afternoon garage fire, according to Jennifer Connor of The Reporter. Fire Department of Montgomery Township responded to the incident at 139 Mall Drive West within four minutes of receiving the call, Connor wrote. Firefighters saved five cats and one dog, according to the article. Read more and see photos at this link on The Reporter Online.
Monday, February 20, 2012
Bridle Path Elementary families and neighbors of John and Linda Carlson held a bake sale fundraiser Sunday on Meadow Glen Road
Diets were put on hold and sweet tooths had a field day Sunday, all in the name of charity. Bridle Path Elementary families, as well as neighbors and friends of John and Linda Carlson, came together Sunday in Montgomery Township at a bake sale fundraiser at 1 Meadow Glen Road - home of Zak Jackson - to collect donations for the Carlsons. Two tables in front of the Jackson home were filled with cups of hot cocoa, brownies, a plethora of cookies in many varieties, brookies (cookies baked into brownies), Rice Krispies treats, pretzel sticks dipped in white chocolate, candy bars and more delectable pastries. At the close of the fundraiser at 3:30 p.m., $3,636 was raised for the family. Fire Department of Montgomery Township made an appearance…
Friday, January 6, 2012
Residents were appointed to various committees Tuesday night
It was Girl Power in Montgomery Township Tuesday night, as Supervisor Candyce Chimera became the township’s first Board of Supervisors Chairwoman, sworn in by new District Judge Andrea Duffy. “It’s good that the first meeting is done,” said Chimera Tuesday night. “I was very nervous, but I knew they would all have my back. I need to a get a few meetings under my belt.” Chimera said a lot of great things are coming up this year in the township. “I’d love to see the Zehr tract get finalized and finished this year,” she said. “We will be settling the new tract of land (at Stump Road and Horsham Road) in February, and we will figure out how to get community input (on what to develop on the property).” Chimera served as vice chair in 2011. …
Thursday, August 4, 2011
The 28th annual event put on a show, despite low turnout.
The parking lot of Target in North Wales played host to a variety of demonstrations and displays by various emergency services on Tuesday evening, as part of the 28th annual National Night Out campaign. Members of the Fire Department of Montgomery Township, Lansdale Volunteer Medical Service Corps and Montgomery Township Police Department brought their vehicles and equipment to display, in addition to K-9 and live rescue demonstrations. "Our goal is to teach people about the volunteer fire department, as well as the combination system we have in Montgomery Township," said Christopher Mann, chief of FDMT Station 18. "One of our main focuses for today is to recruit new volunteers." Finding volunteers may have been a bit difficult, as Mann …
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Wiffle ball, car washes and Arbor Day. Is summer here or what?
1. Montgomery Elementary sixth graders hold a car wash today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fire Department of Montgomery Township also holds a car wash from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its two stations: 202 and Montgomery Drive, and 325 Stump Road. 2. The Great Strides walk takes place today at 10 a.m. at Central Park in Doylestown. Great Strides is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. Montgomery Township resident and Lansdale Catholic student Veronica Grosse will lead Team Sam’s Story, in memory of her sister, Samantha, who died of the disease. 3. Montgomery Township celebrates Arbor Day with education sessions and tree giveaways to residents beginning at 9 a.m. and ending when all trees have been distributed. Trees …
Thursday, April 28, 2011
A wiffle ball tourney, a car wash and a children's consignment event await you this weekend.
Get Out! No really, get out. Get out and enjoy fun, exciting, educational and fundraising community events and happenings in your neighborhood and beyond! 1. Just Between Friends Sale Where/When: Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 1601 Egypt Road, Phoenixville; April 28 and 29 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 30 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Why go: Buy and sell kids and baby items at this consignment event. Consign items for 65 percent of your sale price. Shop April 30 for many half-off items. Pricing: Free admission April 29 to 30 ($3 admission April 28) 2. Fire Department Car Wash Where/When: Montgomery Township Fire Stations, 202 and Montgomery Drive, and 325 Stump Road; April 30, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Why go: Let the volunteers at Montgomery Township…
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Supervisors recently approved the $17K purchase of two new servers as part of the first phase in the township business continuity plan
Montgomery Township’s data storage is about to get an upgrade, now that supervisors have approved phase one of a business continuity plan. Supervisors unanimously approved Monday the purchase of two servers from Dell Inc. for $17,499.12. The township currently has four servers: one for its e-mail and Smartphones (Exchange), one for its network security (Orion), one for time clocks (Kronos) and one for payroll, finances, accounting and additional Enterprise Resource Planning (Pentamation). Two of those servers – Kronos and Pentamation – will be combined into one new server, eliminating two servers with one. In addition, Fire Department of Montgomery Township will get a server for the first time. At present, data is saved to a desktop PC …
On Father's Day, Cub Scouts of Pack 229 will launch the rockets they have built over the spring. A Father's Day family picnic will follow.
Blast off Cub Pack 229 – your annual model rocket shoot is ready to launch on Father’s Day at Spring Valley Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Supervisors approved the event Monday night, and Fire Department of Montgomery Township will be there for precaution. Troop 229 Assistant Scoutmaster and Webelos Den Leader David Eglin told supervisors that the event has strict adult supervision and it is sanctioned by the local council, Cradle of Liberty. Only rockets that the Cub Scouts build between now and the event will be launched. He said the troop was able to obtain a certificate of liability that insures the township for $1 million. “I attended the launch last year,” said supervisor Joe Walsh. “The Boy Scouts do a great job.” Walsh also talked up …
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Brightcliffe joined the township in 2006, following a 34-year career with the Philadelphia Fire Department. He also served as fire marshal and emergency management coordinator
Bill Brightcliffe has worn three hats with his five-year career at Montgomery Township: director of fire services, fire marshal and emergency management coordinator. Come June 2, he will wear one more: retiree. Montgomery Township supervisors Monday night announced and approved the resignation of Brightcliffe, effective June 2, and commended his dedication to the township and the fire department. “Bill decided to take up the clubs and be a permanent golfer,” joked supervisors chairman Robert Birch. Birch said Brightcliffe was instrumental in establishing the Stump Road fire station and combination volunteer and career fire departments. Brightcliffe, an Ambler Borough resident, spent 34 years with the Philadelphia Fire Department, working …
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
At the recent board of supervisors meeting in Montgomery Township, the 2011 line officers and executive board of the Fire Department of Montgomery Township and its Relief Association were introduced to the public.
Ladies and gentlemen, your line officers and executive boards of the Fire Department of Montgomery Township (FDMT) and its relief association. At Monday night’s board of supervisors meeting, township residents were introduced to the 2011 leadership of the fire department. This introduction occurs every year in Montgomery Township. “This philosophy helps put a face to the name of the volunteers who will provide the community with emergency services throughout the year,” said Bill Brightcliffe, director of fire services for Montgomery Township. The fire department and the relief association elect an executive board and appoint officers at their December monthly business meeting. The positions take effect Jan. 1 of each year. The Operational …