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June 15, 2015 – Auto Extrication

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.

 

Northbound vehicle with Driver Trapped

Northbound vehicle with Driver Trapped

Removing the roof of the northbound vehicle

Removing the roof of the northbound vehicle

Looking southbound at tree and 2nd vehicle

Looking southbound at tree and 2nd vehicle

Southbound vehicle

Southbound vehicle

 

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Alex’s Lemonade Stand

** UPDATE: Thanks to the generosity of our Community .. Over $1000 was raised during this event

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LOCAL VOLUNTEERS TO HOST ALEX’S LEMONADE STAND TO HELP FIGHT

KIDS’ CANCER ON JUNE 13, 2015

9-year old Elora Glazer and 11 year old Ethan Glazer along with Upper Makefield Fire Co.
will host a lemonade stand to contribute to childhood cancer cures

In an effort to join the battle against childhood cancer, the Upper Makefield Fire Company and the Glazer family will host an Alex’s Lemonade Stand during the Alex’s Lemonade Days on June 13, 2015 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Upper Makefield Fire House, 1221 Taylorsville Road, Washington Crossing, PA 18977. The Glazer kids decided to hold a lemonade stand because they wanted to help find the cure for cancer. Ethan Glazer wanted to get the firehouse involved because, “cancer is like a fire that spreads throughout the body. We thought that since you (the firemen) put out fires, we could help out the cancer fire.”

Ethan and Elora will be passing out lemonade, cupcakes and gluten free cupcakes. All they ask for in return is for a donation for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. “Our goal is to raise $300 to donate to Alex’s” as quoted by 9 year-old Elora Glazer, “but we would be happy to donate more!”

Founded by Alex Scott (1996-2004) in 2004, Alex’s Lemonade Days is a three-day national event that grew out of Alex’s front yard lemonade stand. During Alex’s Lemonade Days, dedicated volunteers host thousands of Alex’s Lemonade Stands across the country, raising over $1 million for childhood cancer research. June 2015 will mark the 12th Annual Lemonade Days, and will continue Alex’s mission to raise money one cup of lemonade at a time, renewing her idea that any contributor, at any age, can make a difference. Alex’s Lemonade Days 2015 is set for June 12, 13 and 14! The Glazer Family and the Upper Makefield Fire Company are proud to be a part of Lemonade Days this year and to join Alex’s in the fight against childhood cancer.

 

WHAT:      Lemonade Stand to support Alex’s Lemonade Days

WHEN:     Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

                      (Rain date: Sunday, June 14 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm)

WHERE:  Upper Makefield Fire Co., 1221 Taylorsville Road, Washington Crossing, PA 18977

 

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Pete Cheyney & Jim Barry Recognition

On Monday June 1st a presentation was made to Long Time UMFC Firefighters Pete Cheyney & Jim Barry.  They were both presented with personalized hand drawn pictures.  After many, many years of tireless service on the Executive Committee, Retiring Executive Officers – Jim Barry and Pete Cheyney are stepping down from their positions. Jim put in 25 years on the Executive Committee and Pete put in 32 years. Both Men held various positions (see below). Also both men held the position of 5year Trustee (responsible for the property of the company). Moving forward, Pete will continue to run our Fund Drive and Jim will continue to be involved in special projects for the company. UMFC would like to Thank Jim and Pete for their continued service to the Fire Company and to the Community.

 Pete Cheyney – Vice President Jan 1976 – Jan 1982                             
                             Secretary Jan 1989 – Jan 2015                        

Jim Barry – Secretary Jan 1981 – Jan 1982                    
                      President – Jan 1988 – Jan 1990  
                      Treasurer – Jan 1993 – Jan 2015

 

Jim Barry & Pete Cheyney

Jim Barry & Pete Cheyney

Jim Barry's Picture

Jim Barry’s Picture

Pete Cheyney's Picture

Pete Cheyney’s Picture

 

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2015 UMFC Carnival

The Carnival is Coming to Town Tuesday May 5th to Saturday May 9th. 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 Firefighters will be selling T-Shirts and will have some fire prevention materials at their tent which is located up close to Lord Sterling Road.  A first aid station will be set up by St Mary EMS (Squad 172) at the same location.  Please stop by and meet your local Volunteer Firefighters and the St. Mary Medical Crews while your enjoying the carnival. Thank you

Pre-Sale Discount Arm Bands & Tickets for Rides can be purchased in advance by going online at www.houghtoncarnival.com …. Under the “Discount Tickets” tab.

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