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HEAR THE BEEP .. WHERE YOU SLEEP …
EVERY BEDROOM NEEDS A WORKING SMOKE DETECTOR
Did you know that roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep?
Smoke alarms save lives. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. In fact, having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half!
When it comes to smoke alarms, its all about “location, location, location”.
The key message of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, October 4-10, is to install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of your home, including the basement. Larger homes may need more alarms
As part of Fire Prevention Week, The Upper Makefield Fire Company will hold their annual Fire Prevention Open House on Friday October 9, 2015 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call the firehouse at 215-493-5200
It is with deep regret the Officers and Members of the Upper Makefield Fire Company announce the passing of past Firefighter, President & Secretary, Merwyn Claar.
Merwyn B. Claar of Newtown died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne. He was 81.
Born in McKeesport, Pa., Mer was a 39 year resident of Newtown.
Mer was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during the Korean War. He was an active member of the Newtown United Methodist Church serving in the choir, as an usher, the Senior Youth Group advisor and as the Sunday School superintendent. He was a member of the Upper Makefield Fire Co. and a former scuba diver and member of the Rescue, Recovery and Salvage Team in Pittsburgh.
Mer was a retired telecommunications manager with AT&T serving for 37 years and he was stationed in Alaska above the Arctic Circle for several months. He was a former Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader.
Mer was the son of the late Paul and Gertrude Claar; and father of the late Lt. Matthew Claar, USN. He was the loving husband of 53 years to Jennie Levitzki Claar; father of Martin G. Claar; and the grandfather of six. Mer is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Jean Claar and Molly Claar; and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to Mer’s memorial life celebration from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, and to his 11 a.m. memorial service at the Swartz/Givnish Funeral Home, 323 Washington Ave., Newtown, PA 18940. Interment will follow in Washington Crossing Methodist Church Cemetery.
Memorial contribution in Merwyn’s name may be made to Guardians of the National Cemetery, P.O. 233, Newtown, PA 18940 or www.guardiansofthenationalcemetery.org
At 0644 hrs on Wednesday July 22nd, 2015, Tanker 71 was dispatched to assist the North Brunswick Fire Company in Middlesex County NJ at a Large Warehouse Fire. Tanker 71 responded with a crew of 2 firefighters to the 1600blk of Livingston Ave. to assist with water supply. The five-alarm fire broke out just after 2:30 a.m. inside the DCH Collision Center on Livingston Avenue, a warehouse full of cars. Due to the size of the fire and its location near Rt1 and New Jersey Transit Train Tracks it caused a significant problem with trains bound for NYC and people exiting RT1 at Livingston Ave. Tanker 71 joined Tankers from numerous other Counties providing water to help extinguish the fire.
UMFC firefighters were dispatched at 0840hrs by Bucks Co 9-1-1 to a reported Auto Extrication. A tree had fallen onto two vehicles traveling in opposite directions on Route 32 between Lurgan Rd & Aquetong Rd. One vehicle traveling northbound had significant damage caused by the tree and the driver was trapped. The roof was removed to safely extricate the driver. The second vehicle traveling southbound sustained damage also but the driver was able to get out safely by themselves. Both drivers were transported to the hospital. UMFC was assisted by Rescue 35, Medic 172, Medic 146R, Medic 135, Upper Makefield Police and Solebury Police.