Thursday, February 14, 2013
Patch asked our readers for love stories on Valentine's Day and Angela couldn't wait to tell us about her pair of men – Brian and little Jaxon.
Angela says a picture is worth a thousand words. That's why she sent us this photo series of her love story – a picture of her and Brian dating, their engagement picture, a wedding picture and a picture of the happy couple expecting their first child. "My husband and I both work in the Emergency Medical Services field. I was a volunteer with a local ambulance company and he had just gotten hired there as a paid EMT," wrote Angela. "The first night we met was the fire night he took a shift other than doing his orientation ride time." That first meeting lit a fire that first responders couldn't put out. Within a week, the pair were on their first date – Applebee's in East Norriton. They've been inseparable ever since. "Brian proposed on July…
Friday, January 25, 2013
Emergency responders were on the scene quickly.
Police and EMS responded to a report of an auto crash at the intersection of West Main and Stanbridge Streets at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Friday, January 25. The force of the crash sent a Jeep Liberty into the porch of the house at 829 W. Main St. A red Dodge pick-up truck with heavy damage remained in the middle of the intersection. Emergency Responders were on the scene right away, but traffic will be tied up for a while as things get cleaned up. At least one person was reported to have injuries and was being treated by ambulance personel at the site. The house sustained some significant masonry damage.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Emergency personell are on the scene for a rescue operation.
According to the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety's live incident feed, authorities responded to the area of Swede Road and Evergreen Avenue at approximately 7:51 p.m. for a serious auto accident that required a rescue of at least one victim. Details are few, but a witness on the scene provided Norristown Patch with pictures of what appears to be a two-car collision. One of the vehicles reportedly hit a utility pole. Some residents in the direct vicinity reported via Facebook of having lost power for a few minutes around 8 p.m., but it is unclear if the two incidents are connected. Swede Road is reportedly closed while emergency personell clear the scene. Norristown Patch will update this story as more information becomes …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Six-year old Nathan Norman has terminal cancer and is reaching out to policemen, firemen and all emergency service workers to fulfill his final Christmas wish.
The only thing on Dawn Norman's wish list this holiday season is that her 6-year old son Nathan lives to see another Christmas, and that his wish of receiving cards, letters and patches from as many policemen, firemen and EMT's is fulfilled. Why? Because policemen, firemen and EMT's happen to be Nathan's heroes. Three years ago, Nathan, who lives with his family in Rustburg, Virginia, was diagnosed with brain cancer. "I remember the doctor saying that there was an abnormality," Dawn Norman remembers. "The doctor kept telling me over and over that there was an abnormality and then it hit me. He was telling me that my son had cancer." An operation removed 55% of the tumor; however, Nathan has since developed an inoperable tumor on his …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
According to the Justice Department, more law enforcement officers die each year in traffic incidents than from any other cause.
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Thursday, August 9, 2012
In order to remind drivers of their responsibility to pull over when emergency responders are active on the roads, Respondersafety.com, a website dedicated to protecting emergency responders at roadway incidents, has created a public service announcement to spread their message. According to the Justice Department, more law enforcement officers die each year in traffic incidents than from any other cause, including shootings. Many of these deaths reportedly occur on the roadside as officers perform their duties. This public service announcement reminds drives to slow down and move over when they see a public safety responder on the side of the road. The video was produced with funding from the National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department…
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Emergency dispatchers for the county used alternate means to communicate with local law enforcement Wednesday because of inoperable Verizon T-1 lines.
According to The Times Herald, police and fire departments in Norristown, Plymouth and Whitemarsh had difficulties communicating with Montgomery County dispatchers Wednesday, due to several Verizon T-1 lines that failed and cut off connectivity with four county radio towers. Verizon was reportedly working on the problem, which county officials say started with a main circuit located in Wayne. Residents in Montgomery County, in addition to Delaware and Chester counties, also were reportedly affected with a total loss of telephone and internet service. "We do know there have not been any bad outcomes because of this, and we are using alternative methods to communicate," Montgomery County Communications Director Frank Custer told the Herald…
Thursday, May 10, 2012
EMS service providers from Volunteer Medical Services Corps of Lansdale and Community Ambulance Association of Ambler delivered a baby girl on Monday night at William Penn Inn.
On Monday night, around 9 p.m., Volunteer Medical Services Corps of Lansdale and Community Ambulance Association of Ambler were dispatched to the parking lot of William Penn Inn. A couple, who was headed to Montgomery Hospital after the wife’s water broke, called for local EMS workers when labor was moving faster than they could. Lansdale EMT Natalie Corapai delivered the new baby girl, and the family was transported to Montgomery Hospital. Scott Welker, Executive Director of Community Ambulance Association of Ambler, said the two EMS workers with Ambler Ambulance and the two EMS workers with Lansdale all traveled with the family to the hospital. Jack Heleniak, Director of Volunteer Medical Services Corps of Lansdale, said there is a …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The Norristown-based business will continue to provide the local police department with uniforms and accessories.
With a contract renewal valued at nearly $30,000, the Norristown Police Department recently elected to stick with 911 Safety Equipment as their uniform and accessory provider for the foreseeable future. Established in 2001, the locally-owned safety supply firm provides a full range of uniforms and safety equipment for members of the police and fire services, EMS and rescue workers and even military units at home and abroad. "It felt great to find out that Norristown Police Department was staying with us," said Nick Marzano, a senior account manager with 911 Safety Equipment. "The Norristown Police Department and the Norristown Fire Department were the original reason we started selling uniforms." According to Marzano, the firm chose to …
Monday, February 27, 2012
The committee is tasked with making upgrade recommendations to the county's aging emergency radio system.
Monday, February 27, 2012
According to a release issued by county, the first meeting of the Montgomery County ad hoc committee on upgrading the county emergency radio system will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 1:30 p.m. at the county’s Public Safety Training Campus at 1175 Conshohocken Road in Conshohocken. The first part of the meeting will be open to the public and press. The county commissioners will make remarks and take questions before the committee breaks into sub-groups and begins its work. The county commissioners recently created the committee and designated Commissioner Bruce L. Castor, Jr. to head the effort. The committee is comprised of police, fire, EMS and municipal officials from throughout the county. Its task is to present the board of …
A Norristown resident apparently lost control of her vehicle and drove off an embankment onto the train tracks along Markley Street.
Norristown police responded to the Elm Street Septa Station on Markley Street on Sunday just after noon for a report of an auto accident. On the scene, officers and emergency medical responders found a white 2009 Plymouth Acclaim resting on the tracks at the foot of an embankment at the end of West Oak Street. According to reports, the car sustained heavy front-end damage as a result of driving through trees and off the embankment at the end of West Oak Street and colliding with the train tracks below. The driver, a 72-year-old woman who is a resident of Norristown, was removed from the vehicle by police and emergency medical technicians and taken to Montgomery Hospital for treatment. The woman complained of leg pains resulting from the …