Morgan Kunkel

Deck Fire on Hellam Drive

Today around noon, UAFD and neighboring mutual aid departments were dispatched for a possible house fire at Lake and Nursery Dr S in the township. Engine 23, Utility 23, and Chief 1-23 arrived to find a deck fire to the rear of a house on Hellam Dr which is in a different neighborhood. Engine 23 was able to get it’s own water supply off of Lake Dr and were able to stretch a 400ft and 200ft line in between houses on Baldwin Ct. to reach the fire. All incoming units were told to divert to Hellam Dr and Manor Dr in Kimberly Meadows.
Thanks to all units involved we were able to keep it to the deck and a fence with minor damage to the side of the house.

Rt. 15 Crash

On Monday, February 28th, UAFD was dispatched along with Lower Allen and Mechanicsburg fire departments for a crash on Rt. 15 north bound. While responding, units from Lower Allen and Mechanicsburg found a crash south bound right on the other side of the original crash and handled it while UAFD handled and assisted PD with the crash north bound.

Elevator Rescue Class

Firefighters participated in an elevator rescue class being instructed by Samuel Clark. This three session class included classroom training of elevator basics and using the department elevator for more hands-on instruction and details on performing rescues if occupants are stuck.

Turkey Hill Vehicle Fire

Early on the morning of February 14th, UAFD was dispatched to a reported vehicle fire at Turkey Hill. Chief 23 arrived to find a fully involved truck still next to the pumps. Crews from both the tanker and squad were assisted by Mechanicsburg Borough Fire Department in extinguishing the fire. No damage was done to the pumps, and they were operational later that day. Firefighters remained on the scene for about 1.5 hours.