UAFD 9th Annual Golf Tournament

September 4th, 2014

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Don’t miss your chance to play in our 9th Annual Golf Tournament this year.  The event is Friday, September 19, 2014 with a Shotgun Start of 9:00 am at Cedar Ridge Golf Course in Gettysburg.  This event sells out every year  and this year will be the same.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a nice morning of Golf and get great gifts along the way.

Please contact Fire Chief Jim Salter at 717-648-6846 or jsalter@upperallenfire.com  for information.

Upper Allen Twp. Fire Company To Host Specialized Training Program

September 4th, 2014

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The Upper Allen Township Volunteer Fire Company will host a one day training program on September 27, 2014.

“:Building Construction: Characteristics, Operational Strategies, Tactics and Considerations”.

This program will introduce students to features and firefighting operations in the five types of building construction.  It will consist of classroom sessions focusing on building construction, fire behavior considerations, and firefighting strategies and tactics specific to each type of building class. Presentation and critique of previous fires in each type of building classification and of local area construction is presented in order to discuss real issues involving these structures.

The lead instructor for the program is Battalion Chief William Hines, (ret.), Fire Department City of New York.  He is a retired Battalion Chief of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY).   His FDNY career spanned over 27 years where he worked in some of the most demanding areas in New York City.  As a Captain, he chaired a committee that researched and created an SOP for operations in buildings of light weight construction.  His assignment as a Chief brought him to Manhattan to supervise operations in one of the most high profile areas of the city.  He is recognized nationally as an expert in building construction as it related to fire department operations.

The class locations  is  at the Upper Allen Twp. Fire Company 104 Gettysburg Pike in   Mechanicsburg, PA .  The program will start at 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Students can pre-register by emailing Fire Chief Jim Salter at jsalter@upperallenfire.com or Training@TaskForce1.net or by visiting their website at www.taskforce1.net. Class size is limited.The cost of the program is $95 per student.  Pre-registration is required for the program by September 19, 2014.

Fire Chief James Salter said, “We are very excited to offer this program at Upper Allen Twp. Fire Company. This is a great training opportunity to be able to bring nationally recognized instructors to our area to present this program.”

 

UAFD Training on Fill Site Operations

September 2nd, 2014

 

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August 19th 2014 UAFD held weekly fire training and this week Fill Site Operations was covered.  It was a time for firefighters to be  put to the test to establish a fill site and refill Tanker 23 a couple times.  The night we for everyone as we helped newer members with the set up and also some driver trainers with pup time.

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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