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Independent Fire Company Hosting Spaghetti Dinner

Independent Fire Company of Jenkintown will be hosting a spaghetti dinner from 6:15 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday November 7th in the Immaculate Comception’s Conahan Hall. Tickets can be purchased in advanced for $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 4-10 and free for children 3 and younger.  For more information, and to purchase your tickets please email or call (215) 239 – 7907

Come join us for a night of good times, raffles and have your local firefighters cook you dinner!

Independent Fire Co flyer can be found here.

FREE Shade Trees for Jenkintown Residents

Jenkintown has a limited number of shade trees to offer residents.  There is NO COST to the property owner.  If you would like to be considered for a tree, please send an email to  Hurry, as the trees are going quickly!​Be sure to include your name, phone, and street address in your email request.   A representative from the shade tree commission will drive by your house and assess it based on a few criteria, such as overhead utilities, underground utilities, amount of space for the tree to grow, etc.  All trees must be visible from the street for all to enjoy.  There are 3 general categories of trees: small (under 30′), medium (between 30′ – 50′) and large (over 50′).  ​If approved for a tree, the plantings will take place during the weekend of November 13-15, 2015.We are looking for volunteers to help plant.

2015 Leaf Collection Schedule

The 2015 curbside leaf collection begins Monday, November, 2nd and continues through Wednesday, December 23rd. As in previous years the Borough has been divided in to five (5) routes. Each route will be collected four (4) times.
The schedule can be viewed or printed out from the link provided: 2015 Leaf Collection Schedule

The Jenkintown Borough Public Works Department works throughout the Borough to collect leaves placed at the curb. The leaves are transported to Abington Township and processed in to mulch, that mulch is then provided free of charge to residents. The route map and pick up schedule is also posted on the Borough’s website ( To access the schedule on the Borough website go to the menu on the top right-hand side under “Public Works” in the section labeled “Leaf Collection Schedule.”on the Borough website and is also available at Borough hall if you prefer. Continue reading 2015 Leaf Collection Schedule

The Buffalo Returns to Jenkintown

The Independent Fire Company brought our 1937 Buffalo home.  The Buffalo originally got its name because it was manufactured by the Buffalo Fire apparatus Company in Buffalo New York.  The Independent Fire Company Purchased the truck and it was in service from 1937 to 1958 under the direction of Chief’s William Norton Sr., Henry Harris Jr., and Theodore Jensen Jr.  In 1958 the truck was donated to the Warwick Fire Company to help them start their fire company.  The Buffalo returned to Independent and was retired.  It was sold to a collector and subsequently several other collectors until we found it again this June.  The Buffalo has had four owners since it left the Fire Company.  The most recent in Dallas, as it traveled from Los Vegas, Maine and Horsham. Continue reading The Buffalo Returns to Jenkintown