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2017 UMFC Elected Officers

UMFC members held their January Monthly Business meeting on Monday 1/9/2017. As part of the January meeting, Elections are held for Operations Officers & Executive Officers. The following members were Elected to serve as Officers for UMFC in 2017.

Chief – Tim Brewer (24th year as Chief & 32nd year as an Officer)
Deputy Chief – Randy Berger (11th year as Deputy Chief & 25th year as an Officer)
Battalion Chief 81 – Ed “Chip” Coff (11th year as Battalion Chief & 21st year as an Officer) 
Battalion Chief 71 – Dave Wise (1st year as Battalion Chief and 5th year as an Officer)
Chief Engineer – Paul Dollings (4th year as Chief Engineer & 21st year as an Officer)

President – Bart Krauss (5th year as President & 17th year as an Executive Officer)
Vice President – Rich Wathey (5th year as Vice President)
Treasurer – Eric Kaufmann (3rd year as Treasurer)
Secretary – Grant McNinch (3rd year as Secretary)
5 Year Trustee – Pete Cheyney (40th year as an Executive Officer)

From (L-R) – P. Dollings, D. Wise, E. Coff, R. Berger, T. Brewer, B. Krauss, R. Wathey, E Kaufmann & P. Cheyney (G. McNinch not pictured)


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Santa Parade & Food Drive 2016









HERE COMES SANTA … On Sunday December 18th  2016 … RAIN, SNOW, SLEET or SHINE … SANTA Will Be Touring A Majority Of Upper Makefield Township ..SANTA Will Begin His Tour At Approx 10:00am and Will Return To The Taylorsville Road Firehouse For Pictures Between 6:30pm & 8pm.

UMFC Will Be Also Hosting A Food Drive and Collecting Non-Perishable Food for the Penndel Food Pantry.  The Penndel Food Pantry Is In Desperate Need Of Canned and Boxed Food Items Which Should Be In Date and Undamaged, Please No Glass Containers. 

Donations Are Being Accepted At The Taylorsville Road Firehouse Between 10am and 4pm Or During The SANTA Photo Time From 6:30pm to 8pm.  Everyone who stops at the firehouse and donates Towards The Food Drive Will Receive A Raffle Ticket For A Chance To Win A $100 Gift Certificate To “TOYS-R-US”.  The Drawing For The Gift Certificate Will Be Immediately Following The Picture Time.

UMFC Firefighters will also be collecting during the parade route.  If you are going to donate to the food drive while we are on the parade route Please flag the trucks down and give the food to the truck following SANTA.   

Feel free to share any pictures you take of the parade by emailing the Fire Company at or tagging our Facebook page .. Thank you




Pictures from Santa Parade & Picture time w/Santa


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Kiwanis Tree Lighting – November 25th, 2016

**Mark The Date **

UMFC will be delivering SANTA to Help The Kiwanis Club of Washington Crossing & Yardley at their Annual Tree Lighting.   The Event will be held on Friday November 25th, 2016 at the ‘Village Green”, Rt. 32 & Rt. 532 in Washington Crossing, Pa.  The Event starts at 5pm with SANTA arriving at approximately 5:30 and the tree lighting shortly thereafter.  Come Early, Have some Hot Chocolate & Cookies & enjoy the Pennsbury Chamber Choir.

The UMFC & Kiwanis will be working together Collecting Non-Perishable Food for the Penndel Food Pantry.  The Penndel Food Pantry Is In Desperate Need Of Canned and Boxed Food Items Which Should Be In Date and Undamaged, Please No Glass Containers.  Donations Will Be Collected At The Tree Lighting By The UMFC Firefighters In The Area Of The Tent By The Paved Walkway

Thank you For Your Support !!

UMFC & The Kiwanis of Yardley & Washington Crossing would like to Thank everyone who donated towards the Food Drive at the Annual Washington Crossing Tree Lighting on November 25th. Just under 300 pounds of Food and Baby supplies were delivered to the Penndel Food Pantry to help those in need. “You Cant Do It By Yourself – It Takes A Village” .. Again Thank You for you support



Jim & Betsy Barry with Just under 300 pounds of Food & Baby Supplies ready to deliver to the Penndel Food Pantry that were collected at the Annual Tree Lighting

Santa, Jingles & your UMFC Firefighters

Santa, Jingles the Elf & your UMFC Firefighters

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October 2016 – Fire Prevention Open House









Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years

The key message of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, October 9-15, is on smoke alarms for the third year in a row! The reason for this is because NFPA’s survey data shows that the public has many misconceptions about smoke alarms, which may put them at increased risk in the event of a home fire. For example, only a small percentage of people know how old their smoke alarms are, or how often they need to be replaced.

As a result of those and related findings, we’re addressing smoke alarm replacement this year with a focus on these key messages:

  • Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years.
  • Make sure you know how old all the smoke alarms are in your home.
  • To find out how old a smoke alarm is, look at the date of manufacture on the back of the alarm; the alarm should be replaced 10 years from that date.

As part of Fire Prevention Week, The Upper Makefield Fire Company will hold their annual Fire Prevention Open House on Friday October 14, 2016 from 6:30pm to 9pm at the Main Firehouse located at 1221 Taylorsville Road in Washington Crossing.  There will be a scavenger hunt and games for the children with winners getting prizes.  Meet your Volunteer Firefighters and talk to them about what it takes to be a Volunteer and how the Fire Company works.  Also, see what you can do to help out and make your community better.  Take a tour of the Firehouse and pick up information on Fire Prevention and other safety tips.  There will be static displays of all Upper Makefield Fire Apparatus along with an Upper Makefield Police Car and The St. Mary Ambulance.  Any questions either email or call the firehouse at 215-493-5200.

CONGRATS to HANNA S. (1st place winner), WADE R.(2nd place Winner) & KATE F. (3rd place Winner) of our 2016 Scavenger Hunt !!


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