Area ambulance services were recently recognized by the American Heart Association for their proactive use of advanced EKG monitoring of patients suffering potential myocardial infarctions.
The ceremony took place ar the Banko Center of Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg campus.
Dr. Bruce Feldman, Lehigh Valley Health Network cardiologist, gave a presentation to both emergency medical service providers and LVHN cardiology personnel regarding the positive outcome of using a 12-lead EKG prior to arriving at the hospital.
Good Will Fire Company No. 1, Trexlertown and its Woman's Auxiliary, make between 3,000 and 3,200 fastnachts every year as a fundraising project for the fire department.
According to Auxiliary President Linda Gorr, the volunteers began working 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 and continud non-stop well into Sunday afternoon, Feb. 15.
Fortunately, there were enough volunteers and auxiliary members to allow for an overnight shift.
Commissioners, supervisors, staff and solicitors from South Whitehall and Upper Macungie townships met recently at the new Cetronia Ambulance Corps building, 4300 Broadway, South Whitehall.
Their intent was to continue a discussion on the feasibility of acquiring an incident command vehicle for use by both townships.
Chaired by South Whitehall Commissioners President Christina "Tori" Morgan, the discussion centered on the cost of purchasing a new vehicle and the need to provide mutual aid in the event of a mass casualty in other Lehigh County municipalities.
Good Will Fire Co. No.1 of Trexlertown was out and about with Santa Claus Dec. 20 spreading good will and holiday cheer.
They stopped at the Brunnabend home along Travers Road to share presents and meet Cassidy Brunnabend, 4, who was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.
At their home, family and friends were holding a hot chocolate fundraiser to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
And, with the support of a $65,000 grant from the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation, the donations will go twice as far.
The Kuhnsville Lions Club had its annual Christmas party for local sight and hearing impaired residents Dec. 13 at St. John's United Church of Christ, Fogelsville.
This year, 14 hearing- and eight vision-impaired guests were treated to a meal and visit by Santa, as well as entertainment by members of the Lions Club.
South Whitehall residents and neighbors braved a rainy evening to celebrate the holiday season at the annual tree lighting ceremony Dec. 6.
Using two large tent covers to help protect from the rain, parents and children enjoyed music, a visit by Raven, a therapy horse from Manito Equestrian Center, and dancers from Studio West Dance Center.
And, of course, a visit by Santa Claus was the hit of the evening.
Upper Macungie Township Police Lt. Pete Nickischer was honored Saturday with the Beyond the Badge Award for Outstanding Community Service.
The award was presented Nov. 8 by the Officer David M. Petzold Memorial Foundation during its fifth annual Beyond the Badge celebration at DeSales University, Center Valley.
Also recognized for her ongoing fight against cancer was Candace Nickischer, his wife, who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of the disease more than a year ago.
The Cetronia Ambulance Corps recently had a community open house at its new headquarters, 4300 Broadway, South Whitehall.
Included in the tour was an introduction to the new Lehigh County Coroner's facility, a state-of-the-art morgue designed to be the most efficient and thorough available.
Also on display were apparatus and equipment used by the Lehigh County HazMat team as well as the Emergency Management Agency and the county specialty rescue teams.
Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, recently helped deliver meals to homebound residents of Lehigh County.
Dent volunteers his help to Wheels on Meals of Lehigh County whenever Congress is not in session.
According to Michele Grasso, development director for Meals on Wheels, there is an ongoing need for volunteers to deliver meals to those who cannot prepare meals for themselves.
There are now 420 recipients being served, up from 370 a year ago.
All three South Whitehall fire departments along with Cetronia Ambulance Corps, Western Salisbury, Lower Macungie and Alburtis fire departments responded to a house fire 3:53 p.m. Oct. 12, at 406 Beverly Drive, South Whitehall Township.
Smoke and flames could be seen in an attached sunroom and there was the possibility the fire would spread into the home.
Homeowner Roger Hamm, wife, Lori, and their daughter were home at the time and were trying to control the fire with a garden hose.