Protecting History Since 1967

Firefighter 1 Graduation – August 2014

UMFC is proud to announce that 3 members have graduated from the Bucks County Public Safety Training Center with a National Certification in Firefighter 1.  Graduation was held on Wednesday August 6th, 2014 at the Bucks County Community College.  Firefighter Paul Ahearn completed the summer class which took place for 5 weeks straight, Monday thru Friday 8 hours a day.  Firefighter Maxx Frysinger & Second Generation Firefighter Jimmy Dollings completed the Saturday class which started in January and finished up last week.  Both classes were just over 200 hours of classroom time. 

 

  

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Eagle Scout Project

 

On Monday August 4th, 2014 UMFC took possession of an Eagle Scout Project completed by local resident Lee Kownurko.  Lee wanted to do something for the firehouse and noticed that UMFC did not have a replica of their patch, so he asked if he could create a large reproduction for both stations for his Eagle project.  Lee raised the money needed to cover the expenses and even a little extra which he donated to the Fire Company.  Lee cut the wood and hand painted the 2 replica patches himself.  UMFC is very proud of Lee and his work and look forward to mounting these in both stations for all to see.  UMFC also wishes Lee good luck as he goes forward in finishing up his requirements for his Eagle Scout. 

  

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St. Mary EMS Summer Safety Day

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 !!

 

 

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Charter UMFC Member Celebrates 100th Birthday

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.   

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