Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The study will culminate in a detailed report with recommendations on how to make the fire services in the two communities more efficient and cost-effective.
North Strabane Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously voted to conduct a joint fire services study with Peters Township—authorizing Maryland firm Public Safety Solutions Inc. to complete the work. The study is expected to take about 120 days to complete, and the results will be available in time for the two municipalities to consider its recommendations during budget discussions, North Strabane Manager Frank Siffrinn said after the meeting Tuesday. Peters Township Council on Monday also approved the study. The cost of the study is $28,800—and will be split equally between North Strabane and Peters. “A fire services study conducted by PSSI would be state of the art. It would suggest service delivery strategies and options that would provide a …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Here is the agenda for tonight's North Strabane Township Board of Supervisors meeting.
North Strabane Township supervisors are expected to vote on whether or not to explore continuing shared services with Peters Township Fire Department at its meeting tonight. That is one of many items on the agenda, which is attached. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the municipal building. It is open to the public. Follow Peters Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
North Strabane and Peters Township leaders are expected to approve the study next week.
Tremendous growth in North Strabane Township has sparked interest in a joint effort with Peters Township for firefighting. North Strabane's board of supervisors Tuesday discussed approving a study to determine whether joining forces would be the best course of action for the future. Township Manager Frank Siffrinn told the board that a joint committee between the two townships narrowed the search for a firm to conduct the study. It recommended the bid go to Public Safety Solutions, Inc. of Chester, MD. North Strabane fire Chief Mark Grimm said the fire department is a hybrid of paid firefighters supplemented by volunteers. Grimm said explosive growth in North Strabane is a double-edged sword. "With the economy today with families …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Peters and North Strabane fire departments responded to the scene at Canonsburg Lake.
North Strabane fire Chief Mark Grimm said it took first responders about 25 minutes to rescue a woman and her child Tuesday afternoon after they had become stuck in Canonsburg Lake. He said the water in the back part of the lake on the North Strabane side is shallow, and that the woman's kayak "bottomed out" there. "It's really murky and muddy," Grimm said. He said two firefighters were sent in to rescue the pair, using a kayak to pull the woman's safely to shore. The names of the woman and her school-aged child were not immediately available Tuesday afternoon, but Grimm said neither were injured. Peters Township Fire Department also responded to the incident, a Washington County 911 supervisor confirmed. Follow Peters Patch on Facebook …
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Chris Chiprich joins the North Strabane crew Monday.
North Strabane supervisors last week unanimously hired Chris Chiprich as a full-time fireman. Chiprich will begin his employment with the North Strabane Township Fire Department Monday, where he will earn $17.50 an hour with full benefits. He will be subject to a six-month probation period. "Welcome to the family," board Chairman Greg Sulc said after the vote. Fire Chief Mark Grimm called the hire "huge." "Our township is growing so rapidly," he said. Formerly a part-time fireman at Peters Township, Chiprich attended the meeting last week with his wife and daughter.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
No one was injured, and both incidents are under investigation.
No one was injured in the house fire or car accident that occurred within approximately five to ten minutes of each other at 12 p.m., according to Deputy Fire Chief Noel McMullen. At approximately 12 p.m., Peters and North Strabane firefighters were called to a house fire on W. McMurray Road. They arrived and found the fire in the first floor of the bathroom, which was extinguished. Minutes after the fire was under control, North Strabane firefighters were notified of a motor vehicle accident near Max and Erma's on Route 19. "According to the officer that responded to the accident, it wasn't anything serious," said Peters Police Chief Harry Fruecht. "One woman was transported to the hospital, not for any reported injuries, but they just …