Public Safety Department

Emergency Management
Emergency Management is that function of Township government specifically responsible for coordinating our community's response to major emergencies. The Emergency Management Organization is not a replacement for or an addition to Police, Fire, Rescue, Public Works, or other response units, but a system for coordinating and managing various municipal, volunteer and private resources to effectively prepare for, respond to and recover from a community crisis. The Limerick Township Office of Emergency Management has prepared and maintains an updated comprehensive Emergency Operations Plan. This plan provides the framework upon which Limerick Township prepares for, responds to and recovers from man-made and technological hazards.

Fire Code Official
The Fire Code Official is responsible for the enforcement of the Fire Code of Limerick Township and investigates the cause and origin of all fires which occur in Limerick Township. The Fire Code Official is responsible for the inspection for the effectiveness of fire protection equipment and compliance with fire prevention regulations in commercial and industrial buildings, places of assembly, schools, institutions and multiple family dwellings.

PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT staff:
Emergency Management Coordinator
Greg Breyer- Contact by e-mail

Deputy:
Stephen DeAngelis- Contact by e-mail


Limerick Township is served by two Fire Departments:

Limerick Fire Company Station No. 54
390 W. Ridge Pike
Limerick, PA 19468
610-489-2222
www.limerickfirerescue.org


Linfield Fire Company Station No. 51
1077 Main St.
Linfield, PA 19468
610-495-7561
www.linfieldfire.com

Ambulance Services

Trappe Fire and Ambulance Company No. 1
20 West 5th Avenue
Trappe, PA 19426
610-489-2700
www.trappefire.org


Friendship Ambulance and Rescue
269 Green Street
Royersford, PA 19468
610-948-6234
www.ffc85.org


Fire Code Official Is Responsible For:

  • Review and approve fire protection plans/site plans
  • Inspect public occupancies; industrial and commercial
  • Regulate fire zones
  • Answer all calls regarding fire and safety matters along with fire alarms
  • Regulate and approve smoke detector installations
  • Investigate all fires within the township
  • Control HAZMAT storage and handling
  • Initiate industrial training where possible
  • Inspect sprinkler installations
  • Regulate fire drills in schools
  • Enforce all Township adopted fire codes

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Fire Codes

Open Burning Prohibited
The Limerick Township, Code Chapter 66, prohibits the open burning of household, business or industrial waste. The only exceptions are; burning to prevent or abate a fire hazard and control of disease or pest. Burning of trees, brush, twigs, branches and other native vegetation, or which said materials came from and have a minimum of one acre (1) of property and must be 50 feet from any stricture, street or property line. Contact the Fire Code Official if you have questions.

Block Parties
The Township issues permits to authorize neighborhood block parties. The Township requires that nothing be placed in the street which would prohibit emergency vehicles from having access.

Fire Prevention
The Fire Code office assists the Fire Department in conducting Fire Prevention Programs in schools and other requesting groups.

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Permits

 

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Emergency Management
Emergency Management is that function of Township government specifically responsible for coordinating our community's response to major emergencies. The Emergency Management Organization is not a replacement for, or an addition to Police, Fire, Rescue, Public Works, or other response units, but a system for coordinating and managing various municipal, volunteer and private resources to effectively prepare for, respond to and recover from a community crisis.

Mission Statement: The mission of Limerick Township's Office of Emergency Management is to serve the citizens of the Township through effective planning for natural and man-made disasters. Our goal is to save lives and protect property through the coordination of an integrated emergency management system with all emergency response organizations, support services and volunteers. We will be an advocate for greater community efforts, including educating the general public to mitigate and prepare for potential emergencies. We will support efforts to train and exercise emergency responders in both the public and private sectors. We will manage and coordinate efforts toward a rapid recovery from disasters with an effective disaster assistance program.

It is the governmental policy of Limerick Township to protect lives, property, the environment and the economy during an emergency or disaster. To address these potential threats, the Limerick Township Office of Emergency Management has prepared and maintains an updated comprehensive Emergency Operations Plan. This plan provides the framework upon which Limerick Township prepares for, responds to and recovers from man-made and technological hazards.

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Have a business in Limerick Township? Please fil out the form below so in the event of an emergency, you can be contacted.

Emergency Listing Form



REFLECTIVE ADDRESS MARKERS
- Limerick Fire Company FLYER

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REMINDER: Code Chapter 66 - Limerick Township prohibits the open burning of household, business or industrial waste. The only exceptions are; burning to prevent or abate a fire hazard and control of disease or pest. Burning of trees, brush, twigs, branches and other native vegetation or which said material came from and a minimum of (1) acre of property and must be 50 feet from any structure, street or property line. The burning of leaves is NO longer permitted. Contact the fire Code Official if you have questions.