February 7, 2014 UAFD held its Annual Awards Banquet for the membership of the department. The night was filled with lots of fun and games for the 122 people in attendance. Thanks to the banquet committee for a great evening and the memberships support.
Thanks to Fairview Twp. Fire Dept. for standing by for UAFD and also Curtis Werner for all the pictures.
January 29th 2015 UAFD was called to the intersection of Mt. Allen Dr. and Rt. 15 Overpass of Cumberland Parkway. Chief 223 arrived to a fully involved vehicle with everyone out. Squad 23 arrived and deployed 1″ 3/4 handline to extinguish the fire as Chief 23 took command. The fire was under control around about 2 minutes on scene and overhaul was performed. Fire Police from UAFD and Boro of Mechanicsburg assisted along with Holy Spirit EMS and UAPD. No injuries reported.
1/2-RIT23 was due on the 2nd alarm assignment to the apartment building fire in the 100 Blk of E High St. E33 (with 6) responded. While enroute, Chief 33 asked Command for a 2nd RIT due to the size of the Building. The RIT23 crews set up on Sides “A” and “C” and monitored operations being conducted on the roof and division 3.
Jonnell F. Kaminski, 63, of Mechanicsburg, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015 peacefully at her home. January 6th was her 37th wedding anniversary.
She previously worked as a data analyst for The Commonwealth of PA, also cleaned homes and cared for children at her home. Jonnell graduated from Cedar Cliff High School in 1970, was an active social member with Upper Allen Fire Company, as well as a member of the Lower Allen VFW Post 7530 Ladies Auxiliary. Jonnell had a love for animals, especially her Puggle, as well as the holidays. She also enjoyed volunteering for the fire company and spending time with family and friends.
She was a loving daughter and devoted wife, mother, sister and friend. Jonnell was preceded in death by her father, I. Thomas Furlong and is survived by her loving husband Robert; sons Kristopher and Aaron (Gillian); daughter Arika; mother Carol Furlong; brother Jay Furlong (Ellen); sister Pat Cleary (Rob); sister-in-law Stephanie Mesaric (Jeff); 3 nephews and 3 nieces and their children and spouses.
A celebration of life will be held 5:00 p.m. Saturday, January 17th at the Lower Allen VFW Post, 4545 Westport Drive, Mechanicsburg. Inurnment will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17110 or Upper Allen Fire Department, 104 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.