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Firefighter Combat Challenge

Palmer Township Municipal Fire Department is proud to announce the 1st Firefighter Combat Challenge to be held on Sunday August 18th as part of our Township’s Community Weekend events. 

The event will kick off at 11:00am at Fairview Park, located at the corner of Fairview Avenue and Mine Lane Road in Palmer Township. 

Each participating department will be required to have a team of 5 members, one runner for each obstacle.  A 6th runner can be added if you desire to fill in as an alternate or team support member.  Each runner will be required to complete their assigned obstacle in full structural fire gear and SCBA (departments supply your own gear and breathing apparatus). The entire obstacle will be a timed event with the winning team completing each obstacle with the best time.

Although there is no fee to register for the event, participants may purchase an event t-shirt in which all proceeds will be donated to The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in memory of Firefighter cancer related illnesses. Family, friends, and department’s staff are encouraged to attend to cheer on their participating department, with Palmer Community Days opening at 3:00. 

To register for the PMFD 1st Firefighter Combat Challenge a team captain must contact Jim Alercia by August 5th. Further information will be provided during registration. 

Deputy Chief Jim Alercia

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No Caption Flooding After Heavy Rains

Battalion Chief Ken Sobieski, August 05

On Friday evening into Saturday Morning the region received nearly 3.5" of rain during the overnight hours. Lucky the rain stopped shortly after 8:00am. Although, Palmer had a few calls for flooded basements, and fire alarms we were generally quiet.

Pictures were take on Stockermill Road near Bushkill Drive in Forks Township.... (Full Story & Photos)

Charging Station Fire - Amazon Warehouse

Battalion Chief Ken Sobieski, July 27

On 7/26/2018 @ 9:07pmthe PMFD was dispatched to Amazon on Van Buren Road for the reported fire alarm and smoke condition. While enroute crews were advised of a working fire and 15 Fire (Hanover Township) was added for the RIT assignment. Battalion Chief Sobieski arrived on scene and advised of a heavy smoke condition within the building. Assistant Chief Alercia arrived shortly after and established ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Battalion Chief Ken Sobieski, July 19

On July 19th 2018 at approximately 21:30 hours PMFD and Suburban EMS were dispatched to the 25th Street shopping center for the reported car fire. As units were responding County updated that the vehicle had struck a mattress on Route 22 and now was on fire. 27-53 arrived on scene shortly after dispatch and confirmed smoke showing, 27-51 arrived shortly after and established Command. Engine 27-11 ... (Full Story & Photos)

Truck to Forks for a Dwelling Fire

Battalion Chief Ken Sobieski, July 04

On Tuesday July 3rd the Palmer Municipal Fire Department was requested into Forks for the working Dwelling fire. Shortly after dispatch 27-21 staffing 6 responded. After arriving on scene members were instructed to assist 27-50 (Commissioner Gallagher) with opening up and doing a secondary search, looking for missing pets. Once the fire was placed under control 27-51 (Asst Chief Alercia) assisted ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Battalion Chief Ken Sobieski, July 02

The Palmer Municipal Fire Department would like to extend a big thank you to Hicks Paving Inc. and Second Alarm Tree Service. Both local companies offered their expertise and service for free to give back to the fire department when we were in need of help. Recently a few members went through a 4 day “train the trainer” EVOC course for our new tiller truck. The parking ... (Full Story & Photos)


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