Turnpike Dump Truck Fire!!!

April 3rd, 2016

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March 31, 2016 UAFD was called out to mile marker 234.9 of the PA Turnpike for a reported dump truck fire. Units arrived on scene to find the bed of dump truck on fire and driver had disengaged a trailer. Squad 23 with help from 33 units extinguished the fire using small handline. The fire was out with 5 minutes of arrival and units cleared after about 25 minutes scene.

Fire started by smoking!

April 1st, 2016

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March 24, 2016 around 10:47 PM, UAFD was called to 1700 block of English Drive for reported structure fire. Chief 23 arrived on scene and  found flames coming from the rear of a multi-unit town house complex. PD was also working on evacuated the homes next to the fire via forced entry.  Lower Allen FD coming back from another call was quick to arrive establish 2 handlines and also LDH for water supply.  Engine 23 arrived and assisted with handline deployment and also with search.  Command 23 called for 2nd alarm due to the size of  the fire and also manpower.  Crews worked on scene for 3.5 hrs and no injuries reported.

The cause of the fire was linked to a cigarette container outside the rear of the unit where the fire started.

Firefighters Last Alarm in Hanover

March 13th, 2016

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The Officers and Members of the Upper Allen Twp Fire Dept would like to take this moment to express our deepest sympathy to Hanover Twp Fire Dept. and the family of firefighter Earl Shoemaker. RIP!

CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS – CHANGE YOUR BATTERIES

March 13th, 2016

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Upper Allen Twp.  Fire Department would like to take this opportunity to remind residents that when you change your clocks for the start of daylight savings time on March 13, 2016, it is also a great idea to take the time to change the batteries in your home smoke detectors.

Residential fires are devastating for everyone. We want to make sure that you protect yourself and your family.

The Upper Allen Twp. Fire Department actively supports the “Change Your Clocks/Change Your Batteries” program. The program promotes the changing of all household smoke detector batteries twice a year, which raises awareness of the importance of having properly working household smoke detectors. Working smoke detectors save lives; it is a proven fact.

UAFD offers the following tips for making sure the smoke alarms in your residence are both maintained and working properly:

  • Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the test button and make sure everyone in your home knows their sound.
  • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home.
  • If an alarm “chirps,” warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away.
  • Smoke Alarm manufacturers recommend that smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms be replaced every 10 years.
  • Reminder: Electric wired smoke detectors in residences have battery back-ups.

Early Morning Trailer Fire!!!

February 8th, 2016

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Just before 0700hrs on Sunday February 7, UAFD was dispatched to a mobile home fire in Rolo Court in Upper Allen Township. Chief 23 arrived on scene with a well involved fire. Fortunately, no one was home and there were no injuries. The mobile home was a total loss.
UAFD was assisted on scene by Mechanicsburg Fire Department (Washies and Citizens), Monroe Fire Co. and New Kingstown Fire Co., along with Upper Allen Police Department.