The Feb. 16 shindig at Southeastern Fire Company in Lower Saucon Township will feature a live performance by The Large Flowerheads, as well as delicious smoked meats and other food prepared by Smokin' Outlaw BBQ.
Southeastern Fire Company
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Friday, November 30, 2012
Municipal managers Cathy Kichline and Jack Cahalan told members of the Hellertown-Lower Saucon Chamber of Commerce Sept. 27 that local volunteer fire companies cooperate extensively with one another.
The day after Se-Wy-Co and Leithsville volunteer fire companies announced their formal merger--the first in the history of Northampton County--Hellertown Borough Manager Cathy Kichline and Lower Saucon Township Manager Jack Cahalan discussed how the Saucon Valley's four all-volunteer companies continue to cooperate to better serve local residents. In a presentation to members of the Hellertown-Lower Saucon Chamber of Commerce that focused on projects involving intermunicipal cooperation, Cahalan said necessity has been a driving force behind the movement toward fire company consolidation. Years ago, he said, many of the volunteer members of Se-Wy-Co, Steel City, Southeastern and Dewey fire companies worked shifts at Bethlehem Steel, which …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Ken Luybli of Lower Saucon Township is a volunteer firefighter with Southeastern Fire Company.
Name: Ken Luybli Age: 52 Lives in: Lower Saucon Township Family: Wife, two daughters Job: Lower Saucon Township Road Crew, Southeastern Fire Company Treasurer Fire company: Southeastern Fire Company Training so far: Basic Firefighting, Advanced Firefighting, Vehicle Rescue, Numerous Command Schools, etc. What's being a volunteer firefighter like? “It’s good. It’s a great thing, a great challenge. It’s nice. It’s fun. It’s eventful, definitely eventful. I think the challenges are unique. Helping the public is good satisfaction.” How do your loved ones feel about you putting your life in danger? “Well, I was involved so my wife didn’t really have a choice in it, in a sense. I’ve been here a pretty long time. My mom and dad dragged me down …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Tom Weikert has been a volunteer firefighter with Southeastern Fire Company in Lower Saucon Township for 35 years.
Name: Tom Weikert Age: 61 Lives: Lower Saucon Township Family: Wife, 3 children, 6 grandchildren Job: Material Handler and Store Keeper at Stanley Storage Systems, Southeastern Fire Company Safety Officer Fire company: Southeastern Fire Company, Lower Saucon Township Training so far: Basic Firefighter, Vehicle Rescue, Hazmat, etc. What's being a firefighter like? “I’ve been with them for 35 years so I must enjoy it. I enjoy working with the guys and giving my time back to the community because I think some day somebody’s going to come and maybe help me. Somebody always needs our help and I enjoy going out and helping people. That’s why I do it. I enjoy helping the public.” How do your loved ones feel about you putting your life in danger…
Saturday, October 15, 2011
The volunteer fire company is housed in an historic schoolhouse in a beautiful rural corner of Lower Saucon Township.
Southeastern Fire Company is one of several well-established volunteer companies that serve and protect the Saucon Valley and its residents. Located at the corner for Crestline Drive and Wassergass Road in eastern Lower Saucon Township, the fire company's headquarters include an historic 1885 one-room schoolhouse. The South Eastern Sunday School was built in 1859 and rebuilt in 1885 by D.L. Fluck, according to its cornerstone. Southeastern's current chief is Michael Eshleman, and its current assistant chief is Tyson "Ty" Johnson.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Ty Johnson is a volunteer firefighter with Southeastern Fire Company in Lower Saucon Township.
Name: Ty Johnson Age: 36 Lives: Lower Saucon Family: Son, girlfriend Job: Lower Saucon Township Public Works Department, Southeastern Fire Company Assistant Chief and Trustee Fire Company: Southeastern Fire Company, Lower Saucon Training so far: Firefighter 1, Firefighter 2, Vehicle Rescue, Specialized Vehicle Rescue, Ropes, CPR, Hazmat, Wildland, Incident Command What's it like being a firefighter? “It’s good. It’s nice to give back to the community and help your neighbors out. I like doing it or I wouldn’t be doing it for free.” How do your loved ones feel about you putting your life in danger? “They’re good with it because they know I like to do it. They just have to rely on the training that we have, that we’re going to be safe about …