New Utility 23

October 17th, 2014

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UAFD recently just took delivery of the NEW UTILITY 23.   It is a 2015 Ford F-350 short bed.  UAFD is working to get into service shortly.  The old Utility will now be our Fire Police Unit.

Fire Involving Landscaping Trailer

October 10th, 2014

 

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Wednesday October, 8 2014 UAFD was called to 1225 S. Market St. the parking lot of Yes Solutions  for a reported trailer fire.  When Chief 23 arrived on scene he informed headquarters that the trailer was well involved. Squad 23 arrived and crew deployed 1 3/4 to extinguish the fire.   Tanker 23 supplied water to the Squad.  Crew remained on scene for about 20 for hot spots and also small grass fire.  The cause of the fire was undetermined.

National Fire Prevention Week (October 5-11, 2014)

October 7th, 2014

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During National Fire Prevention Week, October 5 – 11, 2014 attention is focused on promoting fire safety and prevention, however we should practice fire safety all year long. Many potential fire hazards go undetected because people simply do not take steps to fireproof their home.

Many bedroom fires are caused by misuse or poor maintenance of electrical devices, careless use of candles, smoking in bed, and children playing with matches and lighters. Most potential hazards can be addressed with a little common sense. For example, be sure to keep flammable items like bedding, clothes and curtains at least three feet away from portable heaters or lit candles, and never smoke in bed. Also, items like appliances or electric blankets should not be operated if they have frayed power cords, and electrical outlets should never be overloaded.

  • Install and maintain a working smoke alarm outside of every sleep area and remember to change the battery at least once a year.
  • Designate two escape routes from each bedroom and practice them regularly.
  • Teach everyone the “Stop, Drop, and Roll” technique in case clothing catches on fire.
  • Avoid storing old mattresses in the home or garage.
  • Teach kids that matches, lighters and candles are tools, not toys. If you suspect that a child is playing with fire, check under beds and in closets for telltale signs like burned matches. Matches and lighters should be stored in a secure drawer or cabinet.

2014 9th Annual Golf Tournament

September 20th, 2014

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.