March 7th, 2014
The Upper Allen Township Fire Department reminds all citizens that Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday, March 9th at 2:00am.
This is also a perfect time to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Research has shown that having properly located and functioning smoke detectors gives your family the best chance to escape a fire in your home.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless and odorless gas that prevents your blood cells from supplying oxygen to your body. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, each year more than 150 people die from accidental non-fire related CO poisoning. To learn more about carbon monoxide and its dangers clink on the link below.
If you have any further questions concerning smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, please contact the Upper Allen Township Fire Department.
March 2nd, 2014
We are now accepting teams for our 1st annual night golf tournament to be held on May 16th.
View the full brochure for details and to register.
March 1st, 2014
With another storm coming the Upper Allen Township Fire Department is asking for your partnership in our Adopt-A-Hydrant program by adopting a fire hydrant close to your home or business and keeping it free of snow.
In the event of a fire it is imperative that the Fire Department gain access to a water supply via a fire hydrant as quickly as possible so that fire can be extinguished and prevent loss of property and/or life. You can help the Upper Allen Township Fire Department in this quest by adopting a hydrant and making sure that it is easily accessible throughout the year.
We ask that you shovel the area around your adopted fire hydrant after each snowfall. Clear a path approximately three feet around the hydrant as well a clear path from the street or roadway up to the fire hydrant so that the hydrant is visible and accessible.
Please consider clearing snow from a fire hydrant for your neighbors who may have medical conditions, disabilities, or those who are elderly that may be unable to do so themselves. This act of kindness will benefit the entire neighborhood.
Your participation in this program and maintenance of the area around your adopted hydrant saves time in the Fire Departments incident response, and time is very valuable.
Before UAFD did a dig out
After we arrived to dig out
February 14th, 2014
Saturday Night February 1 2014 UAFD held it annual appreciation banquet. The event was held at the Monaghan Twp Fire Station and was attended by 132 members and guests. Thanks to the banquet Committee for putting on a GREAT BANQUET! Below are members that were recognized for 2013.
Top 10 (2013)
- 1. Jason Kremer (339)
- 2. Jim Salter (298)
- 3. Kristopher Kaminski (259)
- 4. Mike Leininger (222)
- 5. Karl Kunkel (207)
- 6. Kevin Prest (206)
- 7. Scott Keener (195)
- 8. Ryan Kunkel (194)
- 9. Jared Uber (191) **209 Total with FP
- 10. Jeff Stefanowicz (187)
2013 Top Training
- 1. Jeffrey Smiles (200 hrs)
- 2. Zachary Shumberger (143 hrs)
- 3. Ryan Kunkel (119.30 hrs)
- 4. Jeff Sefanowicz (119.30 hrs)
- 5. Luke Murrill (108 hrs)
2013 Top Driver
Jason Kremer (240)
2013 Top Responder
Jason Kremer (339)
Jim Salter (Officer) (298)
2013 Member of Year
2013 “Monty Kreiger” Go-to-Guy Award (4th)
2013 Chief Award
2013 Top Fire Police Responder
Mark Stefanowicz (97)
January 28th, 2014
January 27, 2014 at 2340hrs, Upper Allen Fire Department responded to a single vehicle crash into the concrete median on Route 15 South near Cumberland Parkway. Chief 23 arrived and set up command. Engine 123 and Squad 12 arrived on scene and assisted with stabilization and patient care also crew from Engine 123 assisted with debri clean up after the vehicle was towed. UAFD Fire Police along with Mechanicsubrg Boro were called out to assist with traffic control. FD units cleared after about 45 minutes on scene and Fire Police remained on scene about 1hr longer.