NEWS & EVENTS

Statement of Warminster Township’s Commitment to Public Safety

Warminster Township’s Commitment to Fire Safety

In March of 2021, Warminster Township Interim Township Manager William McCauley drafted a Fire Services Agreement for Warminster Township and two volunteer fire companies (Warminster Fire Department and Hartsville Fire Company) to execute.  The agreement (copy attached) called for Warminster Township to hire five full time paid firefighters. The two fire companies rejected this agreement.  Had they approved it, Warminster Township would now have a paid fire department to work with the two volunteer fire companies with a sharing of resources fully funded by Warminster Township. Due to management turnover and financial concerns related to the Covid-19 pandemic, Warminster Township had to re-evaluate its options.

In 2022, as several municipalities in the Philadelphia suburbs have done, Warminster Township was ready to adopt an ordinance that would provide for municipal tax refunds for men and women who could volunteer for firefighting duty during the work week. This idea was rejected by the two fire companies as insufficient.

Now in 2023 Warminster Township is committed to hiring a deputy for our Fire Marshal / Emergency Management Services Director who will be fully qualified and be able to answer calls for fire and medical assistance during the business day to augment the volunteer coverage. Additionally, we are discussing firefighting assistance with Ivyland Borough to contribute during the business week when volunteer time is less available, for both municipalities. Warminster Township will directly bear the costs of outfitting and equipping any new volunteer that can be available during the business day for Hartsville Fire Company and Warminster Fire Department.

Despite the negative claims from the two volunteer fire companies, who have spent the last two years complaining to the Township’s elected officials instead of working together on a solution, Warminster Township remains committed to both public safety and financial stability on behalf of the residents and general public.

 

Employment – Police Department

January 5, 2023

Warminster Township Police Department is seeking highly motivated and qualified applicants for the position of entry level, fulltime police officers.

Applicants should have or be in the process of obtaining their MPOETC Act 120 certification. Applicants will be required to pass an oral interview, physical agility assessment, written evaluations, as well as other pre-employment requirements.

Benefits: Read more

Shenandoah Woods Updates

Update: November 22, 2022

The Board of Supervisors is happy to share drone footage of the Shenandoah Woods demolition project from the Buck County Redevelopment Authority!

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Looking to serve your community?

The Township has many opportunities for you to serve. If you are interested in any of the Boards and Advisory Committees noted under the “Your Government” tab on this website, please submit a letter of interest to John Tintera at administration@warminsterpa.org .  In your letter, please include any skills or experience that you feel will be of benefit the township in these roles. For a complete list of Township Board’s and Committee’s, please click here https://warminstertownship.org/boards-and-advisory-committees/ .

Join the Hunt for Spotted Lanternfly Eggs!

Adult Spotted Lanternfly (SPF) have died off, but now is the time to destroy the next generation that may be hiding all over your property! Find and destroy them to get ahead of next season’s outbreak.

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Yard Waste Dumping

Dumping of Yard Waste at the Township Licenses and Inspections / Public Works Building is not permitted.
For any issues with collection, please contact J.P. Mascaro at 1-800-432-1616 or the Township at trash@warminsterpa.org.

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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