Protecting History Since 1967

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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2015 Awards Banquet

The Upper Makefield Fire Company held their annual awards banquet on Saturday, April 11 2015 at the Washington Crossing Inn.  The theme this year was “Local History”.   The banquet committee put together a nice program with some interesting local historical facts and some very funny “gag” gifts based on historical events & times. 

The following people were recognized for their service to UMFC in 2014:

Outgoing Executive & Operations Officers from 2014 were thanked for their service:
Secretary Pete Cheyney, Treasurer Jim Barry, Trustee Bill King, Lieut. 71 Ed Fenton & Chief Engineer Paul Dollings  

Years of Service – Grant McNinch (5yrs), Bart Krauss (25yrs + Life Membership), Jim Bary & George Pickering (35yrs)

Top 10 Responders for 2014 – Randy Berger, Ed ‘Chip” Coff,  Matt DePledge, Paul Dollings, Derek Fasano, Robert Kay Sr, Bill King, Bart Krauss, George Pickering & Dave Wise

Top Trainer in 2014 – Jimmy Dollings – for attending the most training in 2014

Presidents Award –  Jim Barry – For the past 25 years of service as Treasurer of UMFC, keeping us fiscally sound.

Chiefs / Chief Engineers Award –  Paul Dollings – for his work with the apparatus includng Chaiman of the Truck Committee to replace Rescue 71.

Firefighter of the Year – Grant McNinch – For taking over the Secretary’s job starting in 2015 and for spearheading the switch in our Email & Servers to ‘The Cloud”, A monumental task as a volunteer.   

Special Award – Presented to St. Mary EMS (Squad 172) for compleating their inaugural year of service to the residents of Upper Makefield Township.  The relationsship between UMFC and Squad 172 has really grown during this first year of operation and we look forward to continued service together to the residents of UMT.  Recieving the Award were Chief 172 Chris Reif & Doctor Gary Zimmer who both were instramental in getting the ambulance service off the ground.

Special Award – This award was given to Jim & Betsy Barry for their years of service to UMFC and for being  champions in fundraising.  Jim & Betsy are two of the four co-chairs for the annual Auction, Lead the food drive held during Santa & handle UMFC apparel for the members.  A framed hand drawn print featuring the Firefighters Prayer, UMFC Past Apparatus & UMFC Patch were presented to them.   

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The following people were announced as UMFC’s Executive & Operations Officers for 2015:

Executive Officers – President Bart Krauss, Vice President Richard Wathey, Secretary Grant McNinch, Treasurer Eric Kaufmann, Head Trustee Robert Kay Sr, 5 year trustees Pete Cheyney, Ed “Chip Coff”, George Pickering & Glen Salt.

Chief Officers –  Chief Tim Brewer, Deputy Chief Randy Berger, Battalion Chief 71 Paul Dollings, Battalion Chief 81 Ed “Chip” Coff, Captain 71 Dave Wise, Lieut. 71 Derek Fasano, Lieut. 81 Justin Brewer & Chief Engineer Derek Fasano 

 

 

 

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Obituary for UMFC Charter Member Maurice Creighton

It is with deep regret the Officers and Members of the Upper Makefield Fire Company announce the passing of Charter Member Mauice Creighton.  UMFC Chief Tim Brewer & Life Member Robert Kay Sr had the pleasure of celebrating Maurice’s 100th Birthday this past May by bringing Engine 71 to the party.  “Just seeing his face light up seeing the apparatus from the Fire Company he helped start in 1967  was priceless” said Robert Kay Sr. at the 100th birthday party. “He had a smile from ear to ear” said Chief Brewer.


OBITUARY
 

Maurice Creighton of Newtown, died Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Chandler Hall, Newtown. He was 100.

Born in Northampton Township, Maurice was a life long area resident. He was the son of the late James and Myrtle Fulk Creighton; husband of 70 years to the late Mary Wambold Creighton; and father of the late Barbara Erb, Linda Gray, Edith Dimick and Richard Creighton.

Maurice was a self employed carpenter and a charter member of the Upper Makefield Fire Co.

Maurice is survived by his sons and daughters, Jane (Howard) Bowman, Carol (Ben) Douglas, Kathryn Parry, Susan (Bill) Wendell, William and Robert Creighton. He was the proud grandfather of 25 and many great grandchildren.

Private services and interment will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Maurice’s name may be made to the Upper Makefield Fire Co., P.O. Box 125, Washington Crossing, PA 18977

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Maurice is now watching over us as he was watching over the pubilc in this 1970’s picture

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UMFC Orders New “Rescue 71″

After reviewing three competitive bids, The Upper Makefield Fire Company has placed an order with Rosenbauer Corporation USA, the global leader in fire apparatus manufacturing, for a new combination “Rescue/Engine” fire truck.  

The new “Rescue 71″ will be replacing an over twenty-two year old existing Rescue-Engine. Chief Tim Brewer states “The new Rescue 71 will be able to leverage new technology that is vital for removing victims from serious car wrecks. It will  carry state of the art rescue tools that will help us to more quickly and efficiently cut through the hardened metals that are so prevalent now on all modern cars. The truck will also be capable of providing advanced fire fighting capabilities for the residents of Upper Makefield Township. We see this as an opportunity to combine functionality into one new piece of equipment and then we will be able to redeploy equipment between our two stations so that all residents will now have best equipment responding to their homes.

Signing the contract on Monday, January 5th at Station 71 are Chief Tim Brewer, Vice President Rich Wathey, President Bart Krauss, Treasurer Jim Barry and standing is Mark Kramer of Rosenbauer along with Truck Committee Chairman and Battalion Chief  Paul Dollings.

Delivery of the new Rescue 71 is anticipated in Spring of 2016

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