December 24, 2015 UAFD members took some time from their family’s to help a few local township family’s for Christmas. Many members went out and purchased some “want’s and need’s” given by the family’s. It is always fun to see the looks in the kids and parents eyes when the Fire Trucks show up. Thanks to all the members that helped on Christmas with the delivery and the other members that purchased items for the family. This was part of Mechanicsburg School District Project Legacy.
Reminder that TODAY (Saturday 12-12-15) at 9am Santa arrived via the fire truck to Upper Allen Fire Department. He will be hanging out with the men and women of the UAFD from 9am-12pm.
Happy Thanksgiving from the officers & members of the Upper Allen Twp. Fire Department. Please stay safe today as you gather to break bread with family, friends, & neighbors. Below are some fire-safety reminders, stay safe, don’t invite us to dinner!
1. Don’t wear loose-fitting clothing around open flames.
2. Don’t leave your food unattended on the stove or in the oven, Make sure a person is always in the kitchen watching the food
3. If deep-frying turkey, do it outside. Never deep fry a frozen Turkey!!
4. Never put water on a grease fire. Cover with a lid if possible, use baking soda or a fire extinguisher if available.
5. Store fire extinguishers in plain sight and near an exit – not under the sink. If the unthinkable happens and a fire starts call 911 immediately! A fire can double in size in a minute or less! We’d rather get called early & show up in time to help then not get called until it’s to late!
November 25, 2015 UAFD was called out to assist UAPD with stabilization of a Trailer that was being held up with some bottle jacks. The owner was taken to hospital with a injuries and UAFD with help from Washington FC and Citizens Fire and Rescue stabilized the trailer till a towing company could lower it down onto a more stable surface.