Drafting & Water Rescue Drill Night

July 25th, 2013

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July 16, 2013 UAFD took to the Yellow Breeches for some training and to say out of the heat.  First was doing some water rescue with members using Water Rescue equipment to effect rescues at the same time others used Engine 123 and did some drafting.  Thanks to all members that attended training.

 

AmeriChoice Federal Credit Union 5th Annual Family Fun Extravaganza

July 23rd, 2013

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July 13, 2013 UAFD was invited to attend the 5th Annual Family Fun Extravaganza at AmeriChoice .  Every year we try to take new equipment to show and display.  It was nice to be out and interact with everyone and will be back again next year.

LODD in Lebanon County

July 23rd, 2013

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The members of the Upper Allen Twp. Fire Department would like to offer our condolences  to all affected by the Line of Duty Death of a volunteer Firefighter from Lebanon County, PA. The Firefighter was from the Quentin Volunteer Fire Company. RIP Brother!

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8th Annual Golf Tournament is Filling Up!

July 16th, 2013

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Don’t miss your chance to play in our 8th Annual Golf Tournament this year.  The event is Friday, September 27, 2013 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.

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Extreme Heat Alert!

July 16th, 2013

Thermometer… EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT SATURDAY…

* HEAT INDEX VALUES… GENERALLY FROM 100 TO 105… WITH FRIDAY HAVING HEAT INDEX VALUES 105 TO 110.

* TIMING… THE HIGHEST HEAT INDICES WILL OCCUR BETWEEN 1 PM AND 6 PM EACH DAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS… THE EXCESSIVE HEAT WILL CREATE DANGEROUS CONDITIONS… ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE WORKING IN THE SUN… OR LIVING IN NON AIR CONDITIONED HOMES. THE MOST ADVERSELY AFFECTED ARE YOUNG CHILDREN AND ADULTS OVER 50. LEAVING ANYONE… INCLUDING PETS AND CHILDREN… IN NON AIR CONDITIONED CARS DURING THE DAY IS VERY DANGEROUS AND QUICKLY CAN BECOME FATAL.

* OUTLOOK… RELIEF IN THE FORM OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IS EXPECTED LATER SATURDAY AND THEN COOLER TEMPERATURES ARRIVE SUNDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF DANGEROUSLY HOT TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE LIKELY. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS… STAY IN AN AIR CONDITIONED ROOM… STAY OUT OF THE SUN… AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE… RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITY TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.

TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK… THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY – CALL 9 1 1.

Upper Allen Fire Department  recommends the following to stay cool during an extreme heat event:

  • Go to indoor air-conditioned places, including shopping malls, community centres and local libraries
  • Drink lots of water even before you feel thirsty
  • Limit physical activity
  • Check in on elderly family members and neighbours
  • Never leave seniors, children or pets in unattended cars
  • Seek shady areas or use an umbrella when outdoors
  • Take cool showers or baths, or use wet towels to cool down
  • Wear loose, light-coloured clothing and wide-brimmed hats when outdoors
  • Limit the amount of time spent outdoors or reschedule outdoor activities until the cooler evening hours

 

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