“Protecting History Since 1967”
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.
** UPDATE: Thanks to the generosity of our Community .. Over $1000 was raised during this event
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
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