Upper Allen Fire Department Chicken BBQ

June 2nd, 2017

Upper Allen Fire Department Chicken BBQ this coming Saturday. This will be our 2nd of the year and the first one was a complete sell out some make sure you get there around 11:00 am.

We will be selling them Saturday, June 3rd at the intersection of S. Market St and Gettysburg Pike in the parking lot of Country and Town Church.

NEW THIS YEAR we will be doing a drive through
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Hope to see you all come out today starting around 10:30am!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

May 29th, 2017

The Officers and Members of the Upper Allen Fire Department wish our community a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend.

To all those men and women who served or are currently serving in our military, WE SUPPORT OUR TROOPS.

International Firefighters’ Day

May 4th, 2017

Firefighters dedicate their lives to the protection of life and property. Sometimes that dedication is in the form of countless hours volunteered over many years, in others it is many selfless years working in the industry. In all cases it risks the ultimate sacrifice of a firefighter’s life.

International Firefighters’ Day (IFFD) is a time where the world’s community can recognise and honour the sacrifices that firefighters make to ensure that their communities and environment are as safe as possible. It is also a day in which current and past firefighters can be thanked for their contributions.
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How to Celebrate Firefighters Day

There are many great ways to celebrate firefighters on this day. Most of all, this day is about showing our appreciation for their service, risks, and sacrifice, so find a way to make sure your local firefighters know how much you value them! As always, it’s the thought that counts and small gestures go a long way, so even bringing a cake down to the fire hall would be a nice thing to do. You could also consider donating money to one of the many firefighter charities out there, some of which help firefighters injured in the line of duty get the medical treatment they need and return to health.

International Firefighters’ Day is observed each year on 4th May. On this date you are invited to remember the past firefighters who have died while serving our community or dedicated their lives to protecting the safety of us all. At the same time, we can show our support and appreciation to the firefighters world wide who continue to protect us so well throughout the year.

By proudly wearing and displaying blue and red ribbons pinned together or by participating in a memorial or recognition event, we can show our gratitude to firefighters everywhere.

The IFFD ribbons are linked to colours symbolic of the main elements firefighters work with – red for fire and blue for water. These colours also are internationally recognised as representing emergency service.

“The role of a firefighter in today’s society – be it urban, rural, natural environment, volunteer, career, industrial, defence force, aviation, motor sport, or other is one of dedication, commitment and sacrifice – no matter what country we reside and work in. In the fire service we fight together against one common enemy – fire – no matter what country we come from, what uniform we wear or what language we speak.”
– Lt JJ Edmondson, 1999

 

PPL Nightlight Fire in Township

March 31st, 2017

On 3/31/2017 at 1918 UAFD was dispatched along with other first alarm units to the 10th block of Conway Dr for a reported odor of something burning. Chief 23 and Chief 223 arrived and started to investigate and speak with the homeowner. Chief 23 then held the box to engine 23. Engine 23 arrived and found that the odor was coming from a night light in the kitchen that had caught fire but had burned itself out. Power was secured to the breaker and engine 23 used a thermal imaging camera and heat gun and confirmed that there was no fire extension into the wall.

The homeowner advised that they received the LED nightlight in a  energy-efficiency kit that PPL sent out. UAFD cleared the scene after approximately 20 minutes.

Since this call news has broken that PPL is now urging customers to stop using the nightlights after multiple other reports of smoke and fire from the units.

Ecova, is the contractor that distributed the lights for PPL. Customers with questions about the nightlight can call Ecova at1-877-486-9204.

**written by Kevin Prest

RIP Lt Dennis DeVoe of Harrisburg Fire Department

March 11th, 2017


The UAFD extends our thoughts and prayers most importantly to the Lt Dennis DeVoe family and the Harrisburg Fire Department’s,.

Please keep his family, and our fellow brothers and sisters in your thoughts and prayers as each grieve such a tough loss.

Rest easy Lt Dennis DeVoe. Stay strong #HFD