Abington Township (PA) Fire Department Commended for Fire Rescue, Storm Response

The Abington Township Board of Commissioners recognized fire companies and individuals from the Abington Township Fire Department on November 10 for the vital services they provided during a structure fire in Glenside and during Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. Prior to the presentation of the awards, Fire Marshal Kenneth Clark told the commissioners that during the weekend of Hurricane Irene, firefighters responded to 144 emergency calls. Eighty volunteers provided 1,702 service hours responding to water rescues, building fires, downed trees, PECO electric and gas issues, and flooding. With less than a week of rest, ATFD firefighters were again pressed into service on Sept. 8th du...

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