Fire Police

The Upper Allen Fire Department utilizes specifically trained volunteers called Fire Police Officers to assist in handling emergency situations within Upper Allen Township and surrounding areas. These officers are empowered by the municipality of Upper Allen to direct traffic, control crowds, and secure fire scenes. They respond to fire department incidents in POVs (Personally Operated Vehicle) or in the department traffic unit. The UAFP can also be requested to assist other fire police agencies of neighboring departments when extra manpower and resources are required. Fire Police Officers can be tasked with various other duties such as road closures, public events, parade details or assisting the police department as needed.

If you have questions about becoming a Fire Police Officer, contact Captain Shafer at

To join the department, click our “Become a Member” link on the main page and complete an application.