December 2nd, 2014
December 2, 2014 UAFD was called to 61 Gettysburg Pike for a reported smoke coming from vent. Chief 23 arrived to find building being evacuated and staff saying they had a light haze and smoke inside. Crew from Engine, Truck & Squad arrived quickly with crews still on station from department training. Captain 23 was operations and found the odor of smoke coming from HVAC vent and power to unit was isolated. Crew from Washington Fire Co. & Citizens Fire & Rescue assisted on scene.
November 28th, 2014
November 28, 2014 Starting today you can get your FRESH CUT CHRISTMAS TREE at the Upper Allen Fire Department. This morning members went into the Christmas Tree farm to cut them fresh and will have the fresh every Saturday from now till Christmas. Stop up and get your tree and support the ALL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT!
November 27th, 2014
The Chiefs, Officers, and Members of the Upper Allen Fire Department would like to wish you a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving Holiday
Across the country, Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires caused by cooking equipment. As family and friends come together to celebrate Thanksgiving this year, the Upper Allen Fire Department would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone in our community to make safety one of your top priorities.
Along with remembering all of the things that we are thankful for, the Thanksgiving Day meal is typically a highlight of everyone’s celebration. It is very important that we practice some basic safety measures as the kitchen becomes the center of activity and a gathering place for our family and friends. Please review the following safety tips as part of your holiday preparation.
• Never leave anything cooking on the stovetop unattended.
• When cooking your turkey, make sure someone is always in the house. Also, remember to check your turkey frequently while it is cooking.
• As the kitchen becomes the gathering area for family and friends, be certain that children are watched carefully and kept at least 3 feet away from the hot stove.
• As food gets hot it becomes very dangerous. Steam or a splash from vegetables, gravy, or other hot liquids will cause serious burns.
• Keep the floor of the kitchen from becoming a tripping hazard by keeping toys, pocketbooks, and bags off of the floor.
• Don’t leave knives within the reach of children.
• Make sure that all electric cords are not left dangling off the counter within easy reach of children.
• Keep matches and lighters stored safely away from children locked in a high cabinet.
• Make sure your smoke alarms and detectors working properly.
Also please remember, most cooking fires in the home involve the stovetop and the leading cause of these fires is due to unattended cooking.
November 25th, 2014
Here is the latest from the National Weather Service for Cumberland County.
- Precipitation will start as rain or rain/snow mix between 6 and 9 am.
- Changeover to all snow around 1000 am
- Bulk of the snow will be 10 am to 4 pm
- Snow fall rate of 1 inch or more per hour during the afternoon hours
- Accumulations of primarily 4 to 6 inches with pockets up to 8 inches possible.
November 24th, 2014
November 24, 2014 UAFD members worked to put up the display that will hold out annual Christmas Tree Sales for 2014. We will start this coming Saturday cutting Christmas Trees and cut them fresh every Saturday till Christmas Day. We look forward to having you come and support UAFD with this fundraiser!