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!

ATV Refresher

During our Tuesday night training, UAFD worked on ATV operations lead by our Engineer/firefighter Hess. We went over how to hook up the ATV trailer to the Utility and haul it to a scene. The mission was to find a “missing hiker.” The crew assembled the ATV’s equipment on its own smaller trailer and took off searching. Once they found the victim, who had fallen down a small embankment into an overgrown area, they brought them out and loaded them onto the trailer which has walking axles so the patient stays relatively level with the ground as the wheels walk over obstacles.

After the evolution, members who weren’t experienced with the ATV got to do some driver training with it.



Last evening for our weekly training, we took advantage of the summer weather and headed to the creek! Members took turns learning how to draft water from the Yellow Breeches and ensure adequate pressure for the deck gun.

Duty Night & Drills

Another productive Thursday night at UAFD!

Our dedicated members came together for a duty night, chipping in $2 each to enjoy a delicious dinner our talented UAFD support force prepared. After satisfying their taste buds, they geared up for some intense training.

Behind the station, our team engaged in Truck company run drills on our training stair tower. Our driver focused on apparatus positioning, striving for the perfect “scrub” angle with the aerial to maximize building coverage.

Meanwhile, the crew practiced throwing ladders swiftly and accurately, ensuring seamless access to elevated areas. Venting windows was another crucial task they tackled, mastering the techniques to improve ventilation during firefighting operations.

Not stopping there, our brave firefighters also trained in VentEnterSearch (VES). They executed this challenging maneuver from ladders and the bucket, ensuring they are prepared for any scenario where quick search and rescue is necessary.

We’re proud of our dedicated team for their commitment to continuous improvement and staying prepared for any emergency. Together, we strive for excellence in every aspect of firefighting.