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Preston fire company, Northwest EMS prepared for ramp closures

Because of the Helen Street Ramp closures slated to continue on the McKees Rocks Bridge construction project, first responders dependent on using the ramps to quickly exit the McKees Rocks Bottoms area have made alternate plans.


The Presston Volunteer Fire Company, which services McKees Rocks, is moving one of its engines to the McKees Rocks municipal building in order to ensure access during an emergency.


Northwest Emergency Medical Services, also located in Presston, is staging a site on Island Avenue in order to have adequate access to the borough.


In other borough news:

  • Mayor David Flick recommended the purchase of a Lexipol system for the McKees Rocks Police Department. The product would provide online training and access to state-specific policies. Flick said he hopes to continue to modernize the department. “My goal is to make them want to show up for work here,” Flick said.

  • The Welcome to the Table project is moving back to the McKees Rocks VFW site located at 1242 Chartiers Ave. Meals will be served on Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. The project offers free food to those who need it and delivers meals to the disabled.

  • Council voted unanimously Aug. 8 to apply for an MTF Grant for $1.7 million to be used for repaving streets. Three streets are slated for the project, including Chartiers, Chambers and Thompson avenues.


Story compiled by Elizabeth Perry.




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