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An honor guard of police and firefighters, with direction from Upper Macungie Township's new police chief, Edgardo Colon (back, right) leaves after the American flag was raised at Emergency Preparedness Day celebrations Sept. 15 at the former Expo, 501 Cetronia Road, South Whitehall. An honor guard of police and firefighters, with direction from Upper Macungie Township's new police chief, Edgardo Colon (back, right) leaves after the American flag was raised at Emergency Preparedness Day celebrations Sept. 15 at the former Expo, 501 Cetronia Road, South Whitehall.
PRESS PHOTOS BY DEBRA PALMIERI Alex Beidler of Station 56, Upper Macungie, helps William Gillespie III, 7, of Upper Macungie, aim a fire hose at the PRESS PHOTOS BY DEBRA PALMIERI Alex Beidler of Station 56, Upper Macungie, helps William Gillespie III, 7, of Upper Macungie, aim a fire hose at the "Wanna Be A Firefighter" course for youngsters at the three township Preparedness Day Celebration.
Ladies with the Trexlertown Fire Company Auxiliary Kathy Conrad, June Christman, Katie Reichard, Betty Faust and Doris Fennel manned a stand and gave visitors a board game about Fire Station 25. Ladies with the Trexlertown Fire Company Auxiliary Kathy Conrad, June Christman, Katie Reichard, Betty Faust and Doris Fennel manned a stand and gave visitors a board game about Fire Station 25.
Lehigh County Commissioner Brad Osborne is given a plaque by South Whitehall Commissioner Tori Morgan for GEO Chemicals contribution for an emergency response trailer for the township. Lehigh County Commissioner Brad Osborne is given a plaque by South Whitehall Commissioner Tori Morgan for GEO Chemicals contribution for an emergency response trailer for the township.
Pa. State Trooper Michael Irons of Troop M, Fogelsville, brought his motorcycle to Emergency Preparedness Day for youngsters and adults to look at. Pa. State Trooper Michael Irons of Troop M, Fogelsville, brought his motorcycle to Emergency Preparedness Day for youngsters and adults to look at.

Three townships celebrate Emergency Preparedness

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by DEBRA PALMIERI dpalmieri@tnonline.com in Local News

Four days days after the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the morning after the emergency response to Parkland High School, volunteer firefighters and fire police from South Whitehall, North Whitehall and Upper Macungie townships, Northern Valley and Cetronia ambulance corps personnel, State Police Troop M, South Whitehall Police, and Berks-Lehigh Regional Police, township staff, including public works, CERT teams, responded to 501 Cetronia Road, South Whitehall.

No, it wasn't an emergency situation.

Emergency Preparedness Day, a time of fun and learning for all, featured various displays, games, product giveaways and a "Wanna Be a Firefighter" course for kids.

South Whitehall Commissioner Tori Morgan was emcee for the event.

"It is obvious the energy and effort needed to put together this event," she said. "I'm in awe, and look around at all these amazing groups. We saw this past evening at the high school everyone come together with their knowledge to make it work."

She also credited Emergency Management Coordinators Jeff Kelly and Grant Grim for planning the community event.