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Franklin Township Food Bank Chili Cook-Off

The Franklin Township Food Bank is hosting its first chili cook-off on February 20th from 5pm-8pm at the township community center.  Aspiring chefs from all over the area will be displaying their culinary “chops” in a chili throw-down.  Our own celebrity chef Chuck Maria with the sponsorship of the Franklin Township FMBA Local 88 will be participating in this epic battle.

Please join us at this fun event to raise money for the food bank, if you can take the heat..

click the link below to join the fun

Chili Cook Off

Cpl. Bryon Dickson Memorial Fundraiser

As most of you are aware, on September 12, 2014, Corporal Bryon Dickson and Trooper Alex Douglass of the PA State Police were both ambushed outside their barracks in Blooming Grove, Pike County PA.  Cpl. Dickson was killed and Trooper Douglass is still recuperating from his injuries.  In an effort to raise funds for Tiffany Dickson(his widow) and his two sons, the PA State Police are selling various items with all profits going directly to the family.   We are taking BULK orders for these items.  Anybody interested in placing an order can contact Jeanne Campbell at or 732-539-1634 .  Please download the attached order form to assist in the process.  Thank you.


Cpl Byron Dickson


Franklin Township Police Department Junior Academy

On Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Fire Inspectors Charles Maria and Erik Mickelsen assisted the Franklin Township Police Department during their Junior Police Academy.  Chuck and Erik conducted a basic fire investigation and fire department operations classroom training module for the recruits.  The young recruits were shown the basics of fire chemistry and how the science of fire investigation is utilized to determine the origin and cause of a fire.  The recruits were also shown the capabilities of the Fire Prevention Investigation vehicle and a fire engine.  The class also got to operate a fire hose line to better understand the mechanics of fire streams.