Friday, December 28, 2012
The borough council also recognized two businesses celebrating their fiftieth anniversaries.
Royersford Borough Council introduced their new fire marshal, Craig Keffer, at Thursday's brief council meeting. Keffer, who has lived in Royersford and Spring City his whole life, has over 20 years of service as a firefighter and is currently a lieutenant with the Royersford Fire Department. Keffer's appointment fills the fire marshal position formerly held by Harry VanHorn, Jr., who passed away in August. Keffer will also be taking over the position of Public Works Director. The current director, Conrad Bauer, retires this year. Fiftieth anniversary plaques Two local businesses and their owners were recognized by Mayor John Guest at the beginning of the meeting. Tom's Bar and Grille and Christman Jewelers both opened in 1962 and …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Harry Van Horn, Jr. served as borough fire marshal for almost five years.
Royersford Fire Marshal Harry Van Horn, Jr. died Tuesday following what sources said was a heart attack. He had been the borough's fire marshal since October 30, 2007. "He will be very much missed," said Donna Ziegler, assistant to Borough Manager Michael Leonard. Funeral arrangements for Van Horn were not immediately available.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
A note from the Upper Providence Fire Marshal about last week's fire
Police and fire crews spent about two hours at the scene of a house fire on Dale Drive in Upper Providence Township last week, and Fire Marshal Joshua Overholt led the investigation to determine the fire's cause. Early on, it was determiend that the fire started in the shrubs in front of the house and then caught the actual structure on fire; however, Overholt did not know the origin of the fire by the time it was cleaned up. He issued a statement to Patch on Wednesday. "The Dale Drive fire’s origin has been classified as 'accidental' with mulch deterioration suspected of spontaneous ignition," he said. "This determination was based on the examination of other mulched areas and their current conditions, occupant interviews and the review …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
We caught up with Royersford Fire Marshal Harry Van Horn to get the latest on the Walnut Street Fire
According to Royersford Fire Marshal Harry Van Horn, the cause of the fire that occurred around 3:40 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon at 724 Walnut St. is still unknown. "At this time, we have a half-double," Van Horn said of the house. "The fire originated on the back porch and compromised the kitchen and a small room located on the other side of the back porch. There's no electric to the back porch. So, we don't have an ignition source. Right now, it's undetermined." There were reports of "several explosions" by The Pottstown Mercury, during the fire. Van Horn explained that aerosol spray paint cans were located in the back porch area. Van Horn said the heat of the fire caused the cans to explode, along with a one-pint gas tank that was …