Winfield Vol. Fire Company awarded Turnout gear

Globe, Dupont Protection Technologies in conjunction with the National Volunteer Fire Council have awarded Winfield Township Volunteer Fire Company with four new sets of Turnout Gear.

Winfield Township is one of 13 Departments across the United States and Canada to be awarded this honor.  Winfield Township VFC Fire Chief John Hartman saw this opportunity advertised in a Firefighting magazine and applied for it knowing that it would be a long shot to be chosen.  Months later he received a phone call saying that they have been selected!

A set of Turnout Gear can run from $3,200.00 to $3,400.00.

Check out the Press Release issued by Globe here.

Stay turned for updates and pictures of the Gear.

Please remember that your Fire Company is 100% Volunteer and operates solely on the donations that it receives during the Fund Drive and Fund Raisers.

Here is what the turnout gear is like

 

 

Fire Prevention Week

It’s Fire Prevention Week
What can you do this week to participate?
1) Change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.  Mark your calendar for each month to remind yourself to conducts tests of these detectors.
2) Do you have and use a fireplace?  When did you last have your chimney cleaned and inspected by a professional?  A chimney flue that is not cleaned / inspected regularly can build up creosote which is extremely combustible and can catch fire.  Please, get your chimney cleaned!
3) What happens if there is a fire in your house?  Do you have a family meeting place outside if there is a fire?  Do you practice escape drills with your family?
4) Review with your family the importance of how to call 911, what information to give and teach young children their address and phone number.
These are just a few items to review.  Contact the local Fire Department or the township office for more details and items to review.

Remember, if you gamble with safety, your betting your life.

 

NFPA 2014 Fire Prevention Video

Fall/Winter Newsletter

Extra Extra! Please enjoy our newly renovated newsletter!

 

Fall/Winter Newsletter

Public Hearing Notice

 

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Attention Residents Serviced by Herman Oil & Gas!  Please make note of the information attached.  

 

Hearing Notice

 

 

Yours in Service,

 

 

Adam Hartwig

National Get Outdoors Day

Hey Winfield Township, GET OUTDOORS!!!!

Did you know that Saturday June 14, 2014 is National Get Outdoors Day?  Well it is, and its main reason is  to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun.  You may ask yourself what there is to do outdoors in Winfield… There is plenty to do!  You can walk the Rails-to-Trails, visit the park, or explore one of the County’s State Parks!  Also, Jeep Fest is in Butler this weekend as well.

So take advantage of the beautiful weather this weekend, get up, and get outdoors!!!  Visit the links below for more information!!

 

Get Outdoors Day!

 

Jeep Fest

 

Electronics Recycling Event

Please take advantage of this event being held in Saxonburg if you have any electronics that you desire to get rid of!

See the flyer attached:  Electronic Recycling Event 2014

 

 

Look forward to seeing you there!

 

Yours in Service,

 

 

Adam Hartwig

Winfield Road Bridge Replacement

Photo Courtesy of Erica Dietz | Valley News Dispatch

Photo Courtesy of Erica Dietz | Valley News Dispatch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As many of the residents have already seen or heard about via mailings or news articles the state is planning to replace the Winfield Road Bridge.   According to David Layman,  PA Dept. of Transportation Design Project Manager;  ” The project is funded for construction starting in January 2017.  We are trying to finish the job 1 year early for construction in 2016 due to the condition of the bridge. If we obtain all approvals and clearances and receive additional/early funding there is a chance construction could start in 2016.”

The state plans to improve all sight lines in the area of the intersection of Gray Ave and Winfield Road as well as eliminating the bend in the road that currently exists.  Below, you will find the plans for the bridge plans as well as the bridge elevation.  The drawings will also be posted up at the Township Building and as always you may contact the Township Office with any questions at 724-352-3333.

Yours in Service,

Adam Hartwig

Winfield Bridge Presentation

Winfield Bridge 2

Township Park Receives Grant Money!

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Winfield Township was one of only ten municipalities in Butler County to be awarded money for renovation of our recreational facilities.
There was over $80,000 in grant money awarded through the 2014 Butler County Park Renovation Program.
This was the programs 20th year and it has awarded more than $900,000 to forty municipalities throughout the county.  

This grant was for $8,000.00.  $6,000.00 in grant money and $2,000.00 in Township contribution. This can be either cash match or in-kind work performed by the Township.

The Park Advisory Board and the Board of Supervisors plan to use this grant in conjunction with other funds to construct public restrooms as well as swing set.

Road Clean Up Supplies

Got trash alongside the road? Please know that our Spring Road Clean Up is fast approaching, April 26, 2014 with a rain date of May 3, 2014. The supplies needed (vest, gloves, and trash bags) are available for pick up at the Township building during normal office hours. Thank you for doing your part in making Winfield Township a great place to live!

 

YoursRoad Clean Up in service,

 

Adam Hartwig

Are you new to the Township?

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Let me first take this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to you and your family!  Thank you for choosing Winfield Township to plant your roots and settle down!  We hope you will love the Township as much as we do!  Be sure to check out our Community Park, located at 194 Brose Road, in the coming months you will see many changes to the park; public restrooms, a swing set, and much more!  You can also rent the park pavilion online by clicking here Winfield Township Community Park.  Did we mention the Butler Freeport Trail runs through the Township and is a great place to walk, run, or bike on a nice afternoon?!

Please look over the list of utility providers attached… We hope this helps you get settle faster and start exploring everything our Township has to offer!