Keeping up with the companies, cops and commotions.

We have 5 volunteer fire fighting companies in Haverford Township. You can keep up with their activities via social media and the Delco dispatcher service.  Here are the Facebook pages of each firehouse. Some pages are updated more frequently than others. Some share on-scene photos and describe their work. It's amazing what our neighbors do for us on a daily (and nightly!) basis.  Bon Air Fire Company Brookline Fire Company Llanerch Fire Company Manoa Fire Company Oakmont Fire Company And don't forget to pay your dues! The money is desperately needed. The houses run on donations. Also, all kinds of volunteers are welcome. Lots of work goes into running a fire company. Fighting fires also requires administrative support. Contact your local firehouse to see how you can help.  Delco Alerts will send you texts about different emergencies... like the wee hours tornado warning we got last week! Sure, you may be awakened for no good reason, but sign up if you want to be told of the zombie apocalypse before they are crawling up your awning.  Wonder what all the sirens are for but don't want to be one of those dispatcher radio weirdos? You can try signing up for Delco Dispatch alerts. We've found the system to be spotty sometimes. It works well enough, though.  Log in to the page and go up to the menu in the top bar and click on "alerts." You can customize it to send alerts only for your firehouse, township police, etc.  CALLING 911 in Delaware County, PA.  REMEMBER: 911 is the number to call for any emergency and non-emergency police calls. We do not have a separate non-emergency line for police here. The Delco dispatcher will direct your call to the appropriate place. When you call 911, immediately say "This is a non-emergency police call for Haverford Township." When reporting an emergency, follow the six W's of 911: Where, What, When, Who, Weapons, Welfare.  Where: Know the address or cross … [Read more...]

DUI Checks This Weekend

Starting last night, the area po po are out-n-about doing their jobs, conducting random DUI checks. Our Haverford Township police force are nice guys, as we at Havertownies know, after having had a few chances to meet officers (including the unfortunate incident of an accidental dial of 911 by a certain 9-month-old who shall remain nameless), but they are deadly serious about the perils of drinking and driving. Check out the press release, and then set up your designated drivers for Labor Day Weekend: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lieutenant Joseph Hagan 610.853.1298 x 1248 The Northern Delaware County DUI Taskforce will be conducting roving DUI patrols during the weekend of Friday, August 30, 2013 within its jurisdictional area. Havertown, PA - The Northern Delaware County DUI Taskforce is comprised of six municipalities - Haverford, Marple, Newtown, Radnor, Springfield and Upper Darby Townships. It has been in operation since September 2009 and has conducted 42 operations to date. The taskforce has arrested 90 drivers for Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs, issued 33 citations for underage drinking, 474 citations and 576 warnings for other motor vehicle violations. The purpose of the Northern Delaware County DUI Taskforce is to save lives on the roadways and reduce injuries by aggressively enforcing DUI laws. Sobriety checkpoints are a proactive visual deterrent while also removing impaired drivers; roving patrols are traffic details with the main goals to spot and stop possible impaired drivers before they can cause harm to innocent unsuspecting motorists traveling on our roadways. The Northern Delaware County DUI Taskforce reminds all drivers over the age of twenty-one (21) to be responsible and NEVER operate a motor vehicle while impaired. Read carefully all instruction labels on prescription or over the counter medications and make arrangements prior to consuming alcohol for a designated driver. Don’t risk arrest, injury or … [Read more...]