NEWTOWN – The Newtown Township Police Department announced this week that Constable Christopher Signore finished in the top ten among officers who took part in the National Tactical Officers Association’s National SWAT Fitness Qualification Challenge. The Fitness Qualification Challenge consists of numerous fitness and agility assessments for police officers involved in SWAT units.
The goal of the NTOA SWAT Physical Fitness Qualification Challenge is to create a standard of fitness for all SWAT operators to improve the longevity, safety and efficiency of SWAT operators. The test consists of: an 800-meter race performed in police uniform; a 400-meter run performed with a 25-pound object in each hand, wearing a 25-pound vest and gas mask (no filter); three minutes of burpees in police uniform; two minutes of squats performed with a 25 pound object in each hand, a 25 pound vest, and a gas mask; and a minute of pull-ups done in police uniform.
Signore has been with the Newtown Police Department for over three years and was previously employed as a Constable with the Millbourne, Eddystone, Ridley Park, West Whiteland and Aldan Police Departments. A graduate of Ridley High School and Delaware County Community College, Signore is a Use of Force and Defensive Tactics Instructor for the Newtown Police Department and teaches Jiu Jitsu to police officers, with his certification under the GST program. from Gracie University. He is also an operator for the Central Delaware County Swat Team, responsible for special missions as an explosives breaker and sniper. In his spare time, he enjoys training in mixed martial arts, honing his shooting skills and playing the guitar. To learn more about the National Tactical Officers Association SWAT Fitness Qualification Challenge, visit http://www.ntoa.org/pfq/
The Delco tourism agency launches the Winter Trail Pass
Visit Delco, PA, Delaware County’s official tourism promotion agency, has launched a new initiative to get visitors and locals out and exploring Delco’s favorite attractions and outdoor spaces – and to be rewarded.
The loan. Together. Delco! Winter Trail Pass ”is being launched in conjunction with the unveiling of the Flight on Ice Energy Transfer Veterans Memorial Rink, Delaware County’s all-new outdoor rink and winter wonderland experience.
People are welcome to visit https://bit.ly/ReadySetDelco and click “Get Yours”. A passport will be instantly issued by SMS and email. There is no app to download and the pass can be saved to a phone’s home screen for easy one-click access. People can then visit a participating business such as the new rink, check in, present their phone, and immediately take advantage of available discounts. When they register at five participating branches, they will be automatically entered for a chance to win a $ 25 gift card to a local Delco business.
“We are thrilled to offer visitors and residents of Delaware County the opportunity to enjoy rewards while exploring new and existing local attractions,” said Steve Byrne, executive director of Visit Delco, PA. “Stroll through our parks, gardens and arboretums. Explore the beautiful historical sites and museums in the region. Have fun for the whole family on our new outdoor rink and other local attractions. There is so much to discover in Delaware County this year!
Visit Delco, PA is the official tourism promotion agency for Delaware County. The agency is responsible for marketing Delaware County to residents, business and leisure travelers, meeting and convention planners, in addition to promoting the development and expansion of business, industry and Trade. For more information, visit https://visitdelcopa.com/.
Members of the Radnor Black Student Union deliver gift baskets to Jefferson
Radnor High School students and Black Student Union members Keyara Crawley, Elani Dwyer, Shahminah Mahar-Ullah and Kadijatu Turay delivered nearly 50 gift baskets to Jefferson Hospital on December 10 for distribution to women of color diagnosed with breast cancer. BSU has been collecting items for the baskets since mid-October.
All items were provided by students and community members via an Amazon Wish List and dropped off at RHS and Radnor ABC House. Items donated included hats, scarves, scarves, lip balm, hand sanitizer, feminine products, lotions, soaps and more. Each BSU member also wrote a basket letter expressing their support and concern for the beneficiary.
COVID-19 vaccines and boosters continue to be offered free of charge at Delco
Delaware County will offer the three COVID-19 vaccines – Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson – this Saturday, December 18 at Delaware County Wellness Center in Yeadon and Keystone First Wellness Center in Chester. The first and second doses, as well as the boosters / third doses are available for all individuals.
The Pfizer vaccine is available for people five years of age and older, with a second dose 21 days after the first dose. Parents or guardians must give their consent for children 5 to 17 years old and must plan to be present during the vaccination.
Boosters can be given to people over 18 who received their second dose of Moderna more than 6 months ago; People 16 years of age and older who received their second dose of Pfizer more than six months ago; People over 18 who received single doses of Johnson & Johnson more than two months ago; People who are moderately to severely immunocompromised may be given an additional dose of Moderna or Pfizer 28 days after their second dose.
All vaccines are free and do not require ID or health insurance. Vaccines are available Saturday, Dec. 18 at Delaware County Wellness Center, 125 Chester Ave., Yeadon, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m .: and Keystone First Wellness Center, 1929 W. Ninth St, Chester, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Appointments are highly recommended. Walk-in people are welcome, but walk-in people are asked to arrive at the vaccination clinic at least one hour after the start time.
To make an appointment, visit http://delcopa.gov/vax or call the Delaware County Wellness Line at 484-276-2100.
Delaware County continues to successfully operate its COVID-19 home vaccination program, providing vaccines and reminders to people confined to their homes, as well as their family members / caregivers. To schedule a home vaccination, residents should call the COVID-19 call center at 484-276-2100. Home visits will be scheduled for next Tuesday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, visit http://delcopa.gov/covid. For more information on vaccine reluctance, visit http://www.factsoverfiction.info.
Riverfront Alliance donates to send youth football teams from Chester to Florida
The Riverfront Alliance of Delaware County, a consortium of private sector companies and nonprofit institutions that work together to develop programs that serve as a catalyst for the physical, economic and social development of the Delaware County waterfront, continues to support the youth of Chester. programs.
Charles Thompson, President of the Chester Panthers Youth Empowerment and Athletic Association sent a letter to Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland and Chester City Council, requesting donations to fund the remaining expenses of 9U and 14U Chester football divisions to attend the UYFL National Championships 2021 in Florida.
In just 5 days, the Riverfront Alliance was able to request and receive the necessary funds of $ 7,200 from its board members, who represent the following organizations: Power Home Remodeling, Crozer and Agronomed Pharmaceuticals. These donations allow the football team to participate. For more information, visit https://www.delcoriverfront.com.
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