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UMFC Carnival 2016

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***Special Saturday Hours – OPENING NOW AT 3pm ***

The 2016 Upper Makefield Fire Company Carnival will be held Tuesday May 3rd thru Saturday May 7th at the Washington Crossing Park located at Lord Sterling Road & River Road (Across from the Post Office).  The Carnival will be open each night from 6pm till approximately 10pm.  Parking is free and there is NO entrance fee for the carnival.  “Pay One Price – Ride All Night” Wrist bands can be purchased each night for $25 or can be purchased in advance at houghtoncarnival.com/ (look on the right side for the Upper Makefield Fire Company Event)

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New Rescue 71 Update – 05042016

Update #10 – On 5/4/2016, a couple members of the UMFC Truck Committee met with members of Horrocks Fire & Rescue Apparatus (Our Local Rosenbauer Dealer) at the Park & Ride (Taylorsville Rd & Int. 95) so they could drive the final couple of miles to deliver RESCUE 71 to its new home.  At 1905hrs they arrived at 1221 Taylorsville Rd to the rest of the Truck Committee and members of the Fire Company.  Final Acceptance Inspection and Paperwork were completed by the Truck Committee and Horrocks Representatives.  After years of dreaming, planning & saving its finally here.  Now comes the work in the station, mounting tools, loading hose,  scheduling some minor work from vendors for Radio & Large Tool installation and Reflective Striping and of course lots of training, before the Rescue can go in front line service for emergencies.   (See Pictures Below)

 

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New Rescue 71 – Final Inspection Trip 4/13-4/16 2016

Update #9 – On 4/13/2016, The UMFC Truck Committee flew out to Minneapolis with members of Horrocks Fire & Rescue Apparatus (Our Local Rosenbauer Dealer) to complete a final inspection of the new RESCUE 71.  UMFC Truck Committee Members arrived at the Rosenbauer Plant in the town of Wyoming, Minnesota (North East of Minneapolis) at 0900hrs on 4/14 and immediately started looking over the truck.  The truck committee (comprised of 6 members) pulled out their copies of the original plans and shop orders and went to assigned areas and started to go over the truck with a fine toothed comb.  The Committee documented anything found that was “not to spec” and also anything that needed to be changed.  Later in the day the Committee was able to drive the apparatus for the first time and see how it handled.  Day 2 (4/15) started at 0800hrs at the pump station so the pump specialist could go over the pump with the Committee and set it properly for UMFC.  The Committee then sat down with a Build Specialist to go over our lists and explain what we found when were looking over the truck.  The Committee then had the chance to take a tour of the plant and see how our truck was built from scratch.  Lastly we had the chance to go out and drive again, this time with a full tank of water.   The Truck Committee Accepted the Truck and it should be delivered to UMT in the next couple of weeks.  Then the training starts !!  The Committee flew Home 4/16/2016  in the early morning with the good news and a lot of pictures.  (see some pictures below)  

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Annual Banquet – April 2, 2016

The Upper Makefield Fire Company held their Annual Awards & Recognition Banquet on Saturday April 2, 2016 at the Washington Crossing Inn.  The event was well attended by Current and Past Members and their spouses.  Also some Members of the St Mary EMS Squad were in attendance, along with Representatives of the the UMT Board of Supervisors, Twp. Management and Police Department.  

The banquet started with hors d’oeuvres and a humorous video of events from 2015 created by a member for all to enjoy.  Dinner & Dessert followed and was enjoyed by all.  The program continued with introductions of guests and current officers by President Bart Krauss & Chief Tim Brewer.  Bart & Tim then handed out the following awards:

Top 10 responders for 2015 – Total of 210 Calls:
#10 – Lieut 81 Derek Fasano – 74 Calls
#9 – Matt Heacks – 77 Calls
#8 – Rob Kay Sr. – 84 Calls
#7 – Batt. Chf. 71 Paul Dollings – 91 Calls
#6 – Deputy 71 Randy Berger – 104 Calls
#5 – Batt Chf 81 – Ed “Chip” Coff – 116 Calls
#4 – Bart Krauss – 125 Calls
#3 – Matt DePledge – 126 Calls
#2 – George Pickering – 130 Calls
#1 – Bill King – 133 Calls

Years Of Service Awards:
5 Years – Kevin Campbell, Jimmy Dollings
10 Years – Mark Durant
20 Years – Kate Kay, Nancy Pickering, Rosann Scully
30 Years – Howie Range
35 Years – Chief Tim Brewer

Top Trainer – Firefighter with most Training Hours in 2015
Firefighter Matt Heacks

Presidents Award – Given to a person who has significantly helped the Company on the Business Side during 2015
Treasurer Eric Kauffman

Chiefs Award – Given to a person who has significantly helped the Company on the Operations Side during 2015
Firefighter Kevin Campbell

Firefighter Of The Year
Firefighter Nicholas Boyle

Special Awards (Gag Gifts) were presented to numerous members from events that were remembered from 2015 – The theme for these awards was superheroes and each person received a cape during the humorous explanation of the event.  Another Special Award was a bottle of water out of the old Rescue 71 given to Driver Tyler Hub.  Last and certainly not least during the Special Awards, there was a Surprise Prom Posal !! (He said yes !!)  

 

 

 

 

 

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