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Firefighter 1 Graduation – August 10, 2016

UMFC is proud to announce that Firefighter Daniel Sheriff & Firefighter Kevin Brewer have both graduated from the Bucks County Public Safety Training Center with a National Certification in Firefighter 1.  Graduation was held on Wednesday August 10th, 2016 at the Bucks County Community College.  Firefighter Sheriff was part of “Battalion 6” which met Monday Thru Friday, 8 hours a day for 2 months this summer.  Firefighter Brewer was part of “Battalion 2”  which met 2 nights a week and some Saturdays for over five months.  Firefighter 1 Certification is comprised of a total of 194 hours of classroom and hands on training.  “Battalion 6” & “Battalion 2” were two of the three Battalions that graduated this night totaling approximately 60 new volunteer firefighters getting their Firefighter 1 certification.  The residents of Upper Makefield should feel proud to have two more Dedicated Trained Volunteers able to assist them during emergencies.  UMFC is very happy to have Firefighters Sheriff & Brewer as part of Our Team.  On a side note Firefighter Brewer is a 3rd generation Firefighter serving the residents of Upper Makefield Township.

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UMFC Firefighters Assist Newtown Firefighters 7/17/16

Upper Makefield Firefighters were dispatched to assist Newtown Firefighters at a reported Dwelling Fire on Sunday July 17th.   

Newtown Fire Association was dispatched to a reported Dwelling Fire in the 100 block of Stoopville Road Sunday Afternoon.  Newtown Township Police and Deputy Chief 45 arrived to find heavy smoke coming from a 3 story dwelling.  Upper Makefield Fire Company (Engine 81), Lingohocken Fire Company and Northampton Fire Company were added on the report of a working fire along with Newtown Ambulance and Tri-Hampton EMS (Rehab Unit).  Companies encountered heavy fire on all 3 floors of the dwelling.  Langhorne-Middletown Fire Company was added for relief.  All crews made good progress and worked quickly to contain the fire.  UMFC Engine 81 was in-service assisting Newtown Fire Assoc. for 2 hours.
(See Pictures below from E. Tate, Newtown Fire Assoc. & Tom Sofield@NewtownPaNow)


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New RESCUE 71 Update – 7/5/2016

Update #11 – RESCUE 71 responded on its 1st dispatched emergency call at 0711hrs on Tuesday 7/5/2016.  Rescue 71, Engine 81 & Chief 71 responded to a reported 1 vehicle traffic accident.  Upon arrival they found a SUV that had a tree that had fallen on it and Utility Wires causing a power outage and other hazards.  Co’s were in-service for 30 minutes and were assisted by 72PD and Medic 172.


Rescue 71 on its 1st Emergency Run


Accident Scene


Accident Scene


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2016 High School Graduates

UMFC would like to say Congratulations to the 2016 High School Seniors from Council Rock North & The Solebury School.  We wish you the best as you close this door and open the next.  Good Luck at College !!


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