“Protecting History Since 1967”
Mark the date … Saturday June 14, 2014 from 10 am to 2pm … The St. Mary EMS Summer Safety Day will be held at the Upper Makefield Firehouse located at 1221 Taylorsville Road in Washington Crossing Pa. … There will be Demo’s on handling emergencies such as Choking, Allergies & Concussions … Education on Water Safety, Fire Prevention & Car Seat Safety … Training on CPR and signs of Heart Attack & Stroke … Tours of the St. Mary Ambulance, Upper Makefield Fire Apparatus & Upper Makefield Police Cars … and much much more !!
In the later parts of 1967 a small group of local businessmen got together and formed the Upper Makefield Fire Company. In 1968 that same group of Carpenters, Masons, Excavators, Plumbers, etc.. built the little firehouse on Taylorsville Road after work and on weekends. This group of hard working and dedicated original members of UMFC are known as the “Charter Members”. On Saturday May 24th, 2014 Charter UMFC Member Morris Creighton celebrated his 100th Birthday. Life Member & Current Chief Tim Brewer and Life Member & Firefighter Robert Kay Sr had the honor of bringing Engine 71 to his birthday party. Mr. Creighton (a man of few words) was very happy to see the fire truck at his party. He stated it brought back a lot of very good memories.
The Carnival is Coming to Town May 5th to May 10th. Come out and have fun while supporting the Upper Makefield Fire Company. The Carnival is located in the Washington Crossing Park field located at Lord Sterling Rd and RT 32 across from the Post Office. The Carnival opens Every Night at 6pm and there will be a matinee on Sat at 2pm. The Fire Company will also be selling food in there own food tent which is located up close to Lord Sterling Rd. 100% of the profit from that food tent goes to the Fire Company. Food & drinks from that tent come from donations from local businesses. Please support them as they support us. Thank you
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On Saturday April 5th, 2014, The Upper Makefield Fire Company held their annual recognition and awards banquet. This year the banquet was held at the Cock & Bull Restaurant in Lahaska. The theme for the evening was “Most Wanted”. A nice video presentation was put together by our Honorary Firefighter from New York (Tony) which had every one laughing. Dinner & desert were served and were enjoyed by all. The awards presentation started with 5 year service awards for Ed Fenton & Jordan Berk, and a 10 year service pin for return member Bill King. Top Ten responders during 2013 (aka Top Ten Most Wanted) were presented next: Bill King, George Pickering, Randy Berger, Bart Krauss, Ed “Chip” Coff, Paul Dollings, Matt DePledge, Rob Kay Sr, Ed Fenton, Jordan Berk, Justin Brewer & Dave Wise. (a couple people were tied that’s why there are 12 listed). The Junior Firefighter of the year award was presented by Lieutenant Ed Fenton & Firefighter Derek Fasano to Junior Firefighter Jack McNinch for all the work he has done around the firehouse in 2013. The Top Trainer award was given to the person who during 2013 attend the most training during the year, this award was presented to George Fenton. The Engineer’s Award was presented to Derek Fasano for the amount of work he has done during the year assisting the Engineer. The Presidents Award was presented to Robert Kay Sr for the amount of work that he did during 2013 behind the scenes that people don’t realize he has done. The Chiefs Award was presented to Dave Wise for taking over the training program and running with it. He has done a great job in 2013 and we look forward to a continued great job in the future. The Firefighter of the Year was presented next, this years Firefighter of the year completed training and certification on 4 pieces of apparatus along with taking over as Foreman of Rescue 71. Derek Fasano has really stepped up as an Assistant to the Chief Engineer and a real team player. Congratulations To Derek Fasano!