Tuesday, February 13 2017 UAFD was called into the Boro of Mechanicsburg in the 100 blk of W. Simpson St. for a reported house fire. PD was on scene and reported fire visible from rear and Chief 28 arrived and established command. Engine 23 along with 1st alarm units make a quick fire attack and stop the fire on the 2nd floor and on the B-C corner. Engine’s 23 crew helped with pulling some interior walls and ceilings and cleaning up supply and handlines. Thanks to Mt. Holly Springs Co.#36 for the Engine transfer.
February, 12 2017 Upper Allen FD was dispatched to the 400 block of Orchard Ln. in the township around 9:40 pm for a report kitchen fire. Chief 223 arrived on scene to find light smoke coming from side “C” of the single family dwelling. Chief 23 arrived and assumed command and were advised that the home was evacuated.
Engine 23 established a supply line and units from the boro of Mechanicsburg assisted with manpower and water supply. RIT 25 arrived and was never used.
The crews went interior and make a pretty fast knock of the fire inside the kitchen. It was found to be result of cooking.
This is a good reminder that having Fire Extinguishers inside your home and close to Kitchen is a good idea. Also please make sure you check your smoke alarms!
Great Job by all crews involved!
Every Year Upper Allen Fire Department requires that all active firefighters must come and perform basic skill to be eligible to ride the apparatus that year.
This year is no different as we held our first night of YEARLY RIDER QUALIFICATION for UAFD. It was a very good night of training and learning for our next emergency incident.
We are ALL VOLUNTEER but have a commitment to our community to arrive and assist qualified, trained and professional.