Memorial Day 2015

May 24th, 2015

Memorial Day is much more than just an extended weekend. Memorial Day, which started after the Civil War in 1868, was created to honor Americans who died while fighting for their country.

UAFD hopes you and your families enjoy your Memorial Day weekend and are also able to take a moment to remember, honor, and thank those who have served our great country.

Our freedoms were not free. They were defended and earned.

“There is nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens can not cure.” — Dwight David Eisenhower

We will never be able to pay them back for what they gave but we can pay our respects to the ones who’ve gone before and exercise our freedoms with thought and gratitude in simple, American traditions.

 

Life Lion is Coming to Public Safety Day

May 15th, 2015

May 15, 2015  It has been confirmed that Life Lion Medical Helicopter will be at our Public Safety Day on June 13th.  When Life Lion comes in they are always a big draw for people to take a look.  Please stay tuned for more updates on PSD coming in the next few weeks.

Burn Ban Lifted in Upper Allen Twp.

May 1st, 2015

The township burn ban has been lifted by the Fire Chief of the Upper Allen Twp. Fire Department.   With the ran over the past couple of days and the growing season picking up the burn ban has been lifted.

Only Certain Materials Can Be Burned

• Brush, cane, driftwood, and forestry debris from other than commercial or industrial land clearing operations.

• Trees and brush resulting from agricultural land clearing.

Burning Leaves and Other Materials Is Prohibited

• Brush, trees, cane and driftwood from commercial and/or industrial land clearing operations.

• Grass, hay, leaves, stumps, and tires.

• Construction material and debris.

 

How to Safely Ignite and Tend the Fire: An adult should always be present during open burning. Children and pets should be kept a safe distance away. Use paper and kindling to start the fire and add progressively larger pieces of wood. Parts of a discarded Christmas tree can be used. Never use gasoline, kerosene or any other flammable liquid to start a fire because the risk of personal injury is high. Burn one small pile of material at a time and slowly add to it. This helps to keep the fire from getting out of control. Select a burn location away from any utility lines.

Have Fire Control Tools Handy: Have fire extinguishing materials on hand including a water supply, shovels and rakes. The water supply can be a pressurized water fire extinguisher, a pump can or a garden hose. Test the water source before igniting the fire. You do not want to find out that the water is off or that the hose is cracked when you need it.

Watch the Wind and Be Prepared to Extinguish: All Open Burning Be prepared to extinguish the fire if winds pick up or the weather changes. Use common sense. Don’t wait for the fire department to contact you to say that it has become unsafe to burn. Most open burning gets out of control during a sudden wind change.

Call For Help Immediately: If a fire gets out of control, call the fire department immediately. Use the utmost caution to prevent injury to yourself and others or any fire damage to your home. People conducting illegal burning, or who allow a fire to get out of control, may be held liable for the costs of extinguishing the fire in addition to fines or imprisonment

 

 

 

Vehicle Rescue Training

April 30th, 2015

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On Monday April 21, 2015 volunteers of the UAFD gathered for their weekly training night. Tonight’s topic of discussion was vehicle rescue.

Firefighters reviewed the Holmatro hydraulic tool setup and operation and then reviewed the objectives to vehicle rescue; size- up, hazard control, gaining access, disentanglement, patient packaging and post rescue. Firefighters went through the objectives using a junk car donated by Coulson’s Towing and Recovery.

Thank you to the volunteers for giving up a night of time with their families to train for a better service to provide.

BBQ This Coming Saturday May 2nd

April 30th, 2015

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Upper Allen Fire Department will hold another BBQ this coming Saturday May 2, 2015.  

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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