SAFER Grant Awarded

Release Date: September 17, 2020
Type of Information: Public
Contact: Emergency Management: 267.317.1313

Subject: Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Awarded

Warminster Township – Warminster Township has been awarded a FEMA SAFER grant in the amount of $1,767,963.15 to support the hiring of five (5) career firefighters for weekday fire responses. This is in response to the request from the volunteer fire companies and an independent study outlining the need for career firefighters.

“We’re very pleased to receive this grant” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Ken Hayes. “For decades, the Township has been well served by our volunteer firefighters and it’s now time to help them continue the great work they are doing.”

The award provides 100% of salaries and benefits of new firefighters for a three (3) year period. Warminster Township will employ these firefighters who will then staff existing fire apparatus that is owned by the Warminster Fire Department and the Hartsville Fire Company. Receiving this SAFER grant allows this plan to be enacted sooner, rather than later, and provides quick fire response during times when our volunteer firefighter staffing is most limited.

Collaboration over the last two years between both Fire Companies, Township staff, and our Township Supervisors has resulted in a proactive plan to provide fast response to weekday fire, rescue, and hazardous material incidents in Warminster Township. This partnership between the Township and Fire Companies allows our residents, businesses, schools, and industry to fully realize their investments into our fire services delivery model. Our future career firefighters will utilize up-to-date fire and rescue equipment located on quality firefighting apparatus while stationed in modern fire stations within our Township.

It is anticipated the hiring of career firefighters will take place in early 2021 as the hiring process, mutual fire service agreements, and policies are all finalized between the Township, Warminster Fire Department, and the Hartsville Fire Company.

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Board of Supervisors Agenda – 09/17/20

The Warminster Township Board of Supervisors will hold a virtual meeting this Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 7 PM. The meeting agenda can be found here.

The public is not to attend the meeting as it will be held virtually only.

Public comment on the agenda will be accepted via email.

To submit a public comment, please email publiccomment@warminsterpa.org with the subject line “Public Comment – 9.17.20 BOS Meeting” and be sure to include your name and address in the body of the email.

You can watch it live / listen on:
Comcast channel 22, Verizon channel 45
Our YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/WarminsterTownship
Or listen to it on WRDV at www.wrdv.org

Check Your Mailbox

Warminster Township’s Fall Newsletter will soon be arriving in a mailbox near you! If you are looking for Township Department information, or for new programs and activities (virtual & live) at the Library and Parks & Recreation Department, click here to check it out online!

Virtual Rubber Ducky Regatta

The Rubber Ducky Regatta is going virtual!
The race will air in October and the first 4 ducks to cross the finish line will win a cash prize. Tickets are back on sale online, at the Park & Rec offices, or at the Library.  Don’t worry, if you purchased tickets already, they are still good!

Ticket Sales Ends on September 13

Purchase tickets at www.warminstertownship.org/specialevents

Annual Golf Outing

Come join us for a fun day on the links — this outing is golfer-friendly and a ton of fun! This year we are raising funds for the additional amenities that are needed to help complete the new Playground that will be built in 2021 at Warminster Community Park.

 

Monday, October 12, 2020
at Five Ponds Golf club
(Covid Protocols in Effect!)

$135/golfer, $500/foursome

Download the flyer here to sign up or online!

Looking to become a sponsor?  Click here!

DISCOUNT TICKETS JUST ARRIVED!

Parks & Recreation has received Morey’s Pier and Great Adventure Discount tickets!  We also have Regal Premiere Movie tickets for $9.50 each.  Call the Parks & Recreation office for prices & codes:  215-443-5428 or click here.

Yard Waste Drop Off

J.P. Mascaro will provide a yard waste drop off truck for Warminster residents beginning today, Wednesday, August 12, 2020, through Friday, August 14, 2020.

Yard waste drop off will be available from 8 AM to 2:45 PM just outside the rear gate of Licenses and Inspections located at 910 W. Bristol Road.

Please access the drop off location via the rear of the building by taking Brennan Drive to Stub Road.

Regular yard waste collection will continue as scheduled.

*PLEASE NOTE: The drop off is optional and in addition to your regularly scheduled yard waste collection*