2023 Competency Drills
This morning members completed their yearly rider competency drills–donning their gear and SCBA in less than a minute, pulling hand lines and repacking them, setting up ladders and climbing with tools, setting up the fold-a-tank off the Tanker, as well as a few other tasks.
Our firefighters are required to complete these drills each year in order to be able to ride on the apparatus for calls.
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.
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