National Night Out: Win-Win For Residents, Police

Marple Township Police Department hosted its first ever National Night Out, a national drug and crime prevention campaign, on Aug. 7.

BROOMALL–'s first ever on Tuesday evening was all in all a success.

Members from the local emergency services departments (Marple police, , and ) displayed more than a handful of vehicles where members of the community–both young and old–could tour the vehicle and equipment.

Approximately 100 members of the community came out for the event, which began at 5 p.m. and lasted until 8 p.m., including Marple officials and commissioners.

In addition, Delaware County's Major Incident Response Team vehicle was on display for the community, which was used during the , and two vehicles from Haverford Township's emergency services department.

One of the vehicles, according to Vic Berg, Haverford Township's Ambulance deputy chief, was previously used as a SEPTA bus until the township acquired it for $1. According to Berg, the long bus is used during major emergencies for firefighters and any emergency personnel in need of a medical attention or rehabilitation after taking out a major fire. Berg said the vehicle travels "almost anywhere."

Another member of the Haverford Township paramedics was Chief of Haverford EMS Jim McCans. McCans demonstrated what their cadaver dog–a dog that can detect decomposing human bodies–Stash could do.

Local businesses were also present, including , , tactical shop Rogue Elite–which just opened its retail store on Sussex Boulevard–and Street Smart, an organization dedicated to informing parents and children about bus, bike and pedestrian safety, offering other preventive measures and tips on seat belts and car seats.

Andy Tucker August 08, 2012 at 11:54 AM
Thank you to all the residents who came out! You all made this event a great success
Ellen August 08, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Thanks for all the Police, Fire and Volunteers that work hard for Marple residents all year long.
Ruth Ward August 08, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Thank you for putting together a great event which brought the community out last night.
Jamie Young August 09, 2012 at 05:51 PM
BTW Rogue Elite is actually at 859 Sussex Blvd in the Broomall Industrial Park past product junction and the baseball field
Jennifer Kim August 09, 2012 at 06:07 PM
Thanks for letting us know, Jamie!


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