National Night Out for 2014! UAFD will be out in the township!

August 4th, 2014

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            Mechanicsburg, PA (August 5, 2014) – The 31st Annual National Night Out (NNO), a unique anti-crime and drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, is scheduled for Tuesday, August 5, 2014.

This year’s local theme is: “Looking Out for Each Other.”

            The National Night Out campaign involves citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from more than 15,000 communities and all 50 states, U.S. territories, and military bases worldwide. In all, more than 37 million people are expected to participate in America’s Night Out Against Crime

            “This is a time for our citizens to come together to promote awareness, safety and unity, so that our neighborhoods can be safer, especially for our kids,” said Jim Salter, Fire Chief of UAFD.

 National Night Out is designed to:
* Heighten crime prevention awareness;
* Generate support for, and participation in, local safety programs;
* Strengthen neighborhood spirit and fire department/police department -community partnerships; and
* Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back

            Events start as early as 6:30 PM and run as late as 8:00 PM as Fire Trucks will be driving around neighborhoods around the township.

249 PA Weekend at the National Fire Academy

August 4th, 2014

UAFD was part of the 249 PA Weekend at the National Fire Academy.  33 Counties sent members with Cumberland County sending 26 total firefighters to PA Weekend which was 2nd behind Alleghany County.  UAFD had the honor of sending 8 officers and firefighters which was #1 for Cumberland County.  The weekend was lots of fun and enjoyable learning at the NFA.   Also UAFD did get a chance to network with other departments from around the state.

 On Saturday night the memorial services began in the Historic auditorium in Building E and concluded with the laying of a wreath at the National Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial.

The Tulleytown Honor Guard joined by other uniformed Fire Department members and Highlanders Pipe Band led the procession in and out of the auditorium to the national memorial.

Bruce Trego, PSFA Assistant Administrator conducted the Memorial Program while Rev. Msgr. William F. Glosser delivered a reflection and the PA State Fire Comm. Ed Mann read the names of the Pennsylvania’s Fallen Fire Fighters.

PENNSYLVANIA FIREFIGHTER DEATHS REMEMBERED AT PA WEEKENDFROM  7/1/12 TO 6/30/2013

Steven Henry, Sr., Columbia Consolidated Fire Department, PA  09/06/2012  Cardiac Arrest
Chris Good, Good Will FC.,  West Chester, PA 11/21/2012  Cardiac Arrest
Daniel “JJ” Lomax, Factoryville FC  06/22/13 Fallen Wires at the Scene of a Car Crash  Where He Stopped to Help
Claudia Sokol, Diligence Fire Co. No. 1,  Summit Hill, PA  02/22/1 Suffered a Medical Emergency While on  Traffic Control Duty
Michael R. Goodwin, Sr., Philadelphia Fire Dept.,  Philadelphia, PA  04/06/13 Fighting a 3-Alarm Fire After a Third Floor  Roof Collapsed Beneath Him.
Rodney P. Miller, Loganville FC.,  Loganville, PA 04/27/13  Struck and Killed by a Motorist at the Scene of a Vehicle Accident

The memorial roses were placed by Guy Arndt, memorial bell tolled by Doug Snyder and First Sergeant Baranik played Taps.

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House Fire RIT Call in Monroe for UAFD!

August 3rd, 2014

Friday August, 1, 2014 around 3pm UAFD was called to the 800 block of Genevieve Dr in Monroe Twp for a report house fire.   Engine 123 was called for RIT and responded with 4 to the scene. Once on scene the officer and crew performed a 360 of the home and set up RIT.

Crews performed RIT for about  1 hr. and never went into operation.

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Chicken BBQ Set for August 9, 2014

August 3rd, 2014

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Upper Allen Fire Department will hold another BBQ this coming Saturday August 9, 2014.   The location of the BBQ is the at the intersection of Gettysburg Pike and S. Market St. (County and Town Church parking lot).

Dinners will be ready starting at 11:00am and ending when SOLD OUT.

Please come out and SUPPORT the UAFD with this fundraiser.

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UAFD Sends Support for Brother FF in Fairview Twp FD.

August 3rd, 2014

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Officers and Members of Upper Allen Twp. Fire Department . We send prayers to the brothers and sisters from Fairview Township Fire Department and Captain Marcus Brandt and his family.  A few of the UAFD members just were with Capt. Brandt at the National Fire Academy for PA Weekend.   

UAFD is working on a fundraiser for the Brandt Family later in August to help.  If you are interested in helping out please contract a officer for UAFD.

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