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Conference to Address Union Fire Company's Progress, Reorganization

A press conference to discuss Union Fire Company's reorganization and progress will be held on Thursday, Jan. 17.

Since reopening in September 2012, the Union Fire Company has reorganized and reduced response times to fire calls, according to the Department of Public Safety.

These improvements will be discussed at a press conference on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. at the fire company.

The Fire Company was closed twice in the past two years, once from June 13 to 17 in 2011 and then again for nearly two months from July 10 to Sept. 7, 2012.

In by the township because of incidents and issues over the prior 12-18 months in which the leadership of the company failed to follow both the administrative and operational directions from the township.

Then in for failing to follow both administrative and operational directions from the township, which resulted in a "loss of confidence in the leadership of Union Fire Company."

Fortunately, since it's reopening, the Union Fire Company has continued to implement the goals and objectives of Bensalem township.

Mayor Joseph DiGirolamo, the Bensalem Township Council Members, Director of Public Safety Fred Harran, Union Fire Company President John Knowles, Chief James Barford and other officers of the Union Fire Company will be in attendance.

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