Amber Kaminski

Busy weekend for UAFD!


This weekend was extremely busy for our volunteers!

Friday evening, UAFD attended Upper Allen Township’s Fall Festival at Winding Hills North Park. This was a well attended event and the kids loved being able to go through the rigs.

Saturday morning, we attended PaulB Hardware’s Community Day, where we had apparatus displayed and also did a live vehicle extrication demonstration. We also helped out with the landing zone for the Wellspan air medical helicopter.

Saturday afternoon, the Engine crew went to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church for their Oktoberfest.

After attending all of these events, UAFD responded to 6 calls for service from Saturday afternoon through the overnight hours, one of which was a fully involved car fire on E. Winding Hill Rd.

Garage fire on Wakefield Ave

Last evening around 6:40pm, UAFD and surrounding mutual aid departments were dispatched for a reported garage fire on Wakefield Ave in Upper Allen Twp. The fire was contained to just the garage, with smoke and water damage to parts of the living areas of the house. Control of the fire was marked at 7:28pm and units went available from the scene at 9:21pm.

As always, UAFD would like to thank all departments, fire police and EMS for their assistance and transfer companies who were filling in for all the departments on scene. UAFD had Engine 17 from East Penn standing by for us. Shout out to Mission BBQ for bringing sandwiches to the scene.

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Barn fire in Monroe Twp.

It was a busy day/night for UAFD. Just before 2am, we were dispatched to a barn fire in Monroe Twp. Tanker 23 (crew of 2) assisted with rural water supply. Squad 23 (crew of 6) manned the scene as the rapid intervention team (RIT). Utility 23 (crew of 2) brought more manpower. Traffic 23 (crew of 3) assisted with traffic control. All units were cleared just after 7am.

House fire on Springwillow Dr.

Today at 1638 hours, UAFD was alerted to a working house fire in the 1700 block of Springwillow Drive. Units arrived on scene to find a fire in the rear corner of the home. There was also significant smoke damage. We were assisted on the scene by Cumberland Cty. companies 29, 12, 25, 13, 33, 37, Traffics 23 and 30, York Cty. companies 68 and 69 and UAPD.

Thanks to the crew and engine from Co. 17 in Enola for transferring to our station to cover the township while our department was commited the house fire.

Also, thank you to our UAFD support force for cooking food for when we got back!