Fireworks Safety During Celebration of Independence Day

July 1st, 2014


Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day. Yet, the thrill of fireworks can also bring pain. 240 people on average go the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday.

Remember, fireworks can be dangerous, causing serious burn and eye injuries. You can help us prevent fireworks-related injuries and deaths. How? By working with a national, state or local organization where you live to promote fireworks safety in your community.



Follow these safety tips when using fireworks:

  • Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.
  • Avoid buying fireworks that are packaged in brown paper because this is often a sign that the fireworks were made for professional displays and that they could pose a danger to consumers.
  • Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities. Parents don’t realize that young children suffer injuries from sparklers. Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees – hot enough to melt some metals.
  • Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse. Back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting fireworks.
  • Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully.
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
  • Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.
  • Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly.
  • Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers.
  • After fireworks complete their burning, douse the spent device with plenty of water from a bucket or hose before discarding it to prevent a trash fire.
  • Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them.

Community Night Fundraiser at Hoss’s

June 16th, 2014

Cash Cow


Come out and support and UAFD! The UAFD will be holding their Community Night Fundraiser at Hoss’s located in Mechanicsburg this Wednesday (06/18). 

The Upper Allen Fire Department proudly and professionally protects Upper Allen Township and surrounding communities. We are a 100% volunteer. Your support is always greatly appreciated

Present the attached card when paying your order, so the UAFD gets credit for your purchase. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you there!!! 

5 calls for the day

June 4th, 2014

Tuesday June 3, 2014 the UAFD was busy. The day started at 2am for smoke in a house. Crews were on scene for over an hour investigating and waiting for the arrival of PPL Utilities. During the morning rush hour crews responded to an auto accident with injuries on South Market Street at Aspen Drive. West Shore EMS transported 1 patient from the scene. A few hours later crews responded for another auto accident on Rt. 15, they were assisted by Lower Allen Fire and Camp Hill EMS. Fourth up was a debris removal, the result of a non-injury auto accident. Finally the daylight crew wrapped things up with a trip to Monaghan Township for an automatic fire alarm.

Crash along Williams Grove Rd. and Diehl Rd.

June 4th, 2014


Sunday, May 18, 2014 at around 8:15 AM, UAFD was called to the intersection of  Diehl Road at Williams Grove Road for reported accident with a patient.  Chief 223 and Chief 23 arrived to find two vehicles involved and one injury and patient was transported to Holy Spirit Hospital by West Shore EMS for treatment of injuries. Crew from Engine 123 help with clean up and with patient care.   UAFD remained on scene for about 35 minutes from dispatch.


Spring 2014 Gun Raffle

May 27th, 2014

Spring 2014 Gun Raffle! Benefits Mechanicsburg’s
Fire Departments (Co. 23, 27 & 28)


Drawing held on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Public
Safety Day.

Do not need to be present to win.  Tickets $10 each!

Prizes Include:

• Saiga (AK ri?e variant) 7.62 x 39
• Tri-Star Tec 12 (12 gauge semi/pump)
• Beratta A-300 (12 gauge semi)
• PSA AR-15 (5.56/.223)
• SCCY CPX-1 (9mm sub-compact)
• Kel-Tec P-11 (9mm sub-compact)
• Remington R-51 (9mm sub-compact)
• Glock 19 (9mm compact)
• Remington 770 (.243 Ri?e package with Optic)
• Ammo Package: 5 boxes 12 gauge Buck Shot, 5 boxes 9mm FMJ, 5
boxes 9mm JHP, 5 boxes 7.62 x 39

For tickets and more info contact: Fire Chief Jim Salter @ 648-6846 (cell) or email

Sponsored by:
Mechanicsburg Ordinance Co.
711 S. York St, Suite 104
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055