Paxton Drill

December 4th, 2019

Last night UAFD members went to HACC with the Engine and Truck to perform the “Paxton Drill”. This drill is to deploy as many ground ladders to windows of a building as fast as possible to rescue multiple victims. Teams of 2 paired up and were timed on how long it would take to reach the 7 victims.

The “Paxton Drill” comes from the 1993 Paxton Hotel fire in Chicago where 19 people were killed but nearly 100 were rescued by the Chicago Fire Department as they ran around throwing ground ladders to windows, ledges, and the rooftop.
                                                 

Christmas Tree Sales

November 30th, 2019

Christmas tree sales are in full swing. We have fresh cut Fraser Fir and Douglas Fir.

Early Thanksgiving Morning Fire

November 30th, 2019

November 28, 2019  While most people were sleeping dreaming of Turkey and Stuffing the hard working VOLUNTEER firefighters of Upper Allen Twp. Fire Department and surrounding companies worked on 3 calls over night.  Starting at 12:48am UAFD was dispatched to an Automatic Fire Alarm in Lower Allen Twp. right after that dispatch 2 minutes later were called to reported wires down with a field fire in the Allenview Development.  Chief 23 arrived to find approximately 32 acres of field being Allenview on fire from a transformer that blew. The Chief asked for 4 additional tankers and brush units to scene.  Engine 23 arrived along with Tanker 23 to start working on extinguishing the fire. Additional units included Tanker 24, Mini Pumper 24, Mini Pumper 33, Brush 67 and Utility 23/ATV 23 all helped with operations on scene. All departments finished up and went back to stations for clean up around 2:40am.  At 2:57am UAFD was dispatched to 458 Allenview Dr. for another field fire and units went back out. Chief 23 arrived on scene finding another large fire and asked for assistance from Mini Pumper 24 and Brush 67 again with UAFD Engine, Tanker and Utility and ATV.  Most of the fire was put out by UAFD members using brush rakes.  All units cleared and returned to clean up a 2nd time and left the station at 4:17am to return to their home.  It was a very long and busy early morning.  Thank you to the members that came out and took time to help!

 

Chimney Fire Training

November 27th, 2019

November 26, 2019 Upper Allen FD traveled to Anderson’s Chimney & Masonry Services to refresh and learn about chimney construction and operation. We appreciate Rick Anderson and Jillian Stewart for all the information and assistance teaching UAFD the fundamentals of Chimney Fires. It was nice to see some of the in’s and out’s of the chimneys and what to look out for. Monroe Twp. FD did join us for this training. Thanks for the refresher as we are now better training for the upcoming heating season.

Food Drive

November 26th, 2019

November 24, 2019 Upper Allen Twp. Fire Department working hand and hand with Operation Wildcat to work on a Food Drive for families in MASD in their time of need. The Fire Department is always helping people and on Sunday was no different. We set up at Giant Foods and Weis Markets to help collect food and turkeys for Operation Wildcat. As you will see from the pictures below it was a HUGE success. Over 78 Turkeys and Hams were collected and donated.

Thank you…..Thank you for all the support and always helping Upper Allen Twp. FD and Operation Wildcat.