“Protecting History Since 1967”
**Mark The Date **
UMFC will be delivering SANTA to Help The Kiwanis Club of Washington Crossing & Yardley at their Annual Tree Lighting. The Event will be held on Friday November 25th, 2016 at the ‘Village Green”, Rt. 32 & Rt. 532 in Washington Crossing, Pa. The Event starts at 5pm with SANTA arriving at approximately 5:30 and the tree lighting shortly thereafter. Come Early, Have some Hot Chocolate & Cookies & enjoy the Pennsbury Chamber Choir.
The UMFC & Kiwanis will be working together Collecting Non-Perishable Food for the Penndel Food Pantry. The Penndel Food Pantry Is In Desperate Need Of Canned and Boxed Food Items Which Should Be In Date and Undamaged, Please No Glass Containers. Donations Will Be Collected At The Tree Lighting By The UMFC Firefighters In The Area Of The Tent By The Paved Walkway.
Thank you For Your Support !!
UMFC & The Kiwanis of Yardley & Washington Crossing would like to Thank everyone who donated towards the Food Drive at the Annual Washington Crossing Tree Lighting on November 25th. Just under 300 pounds of Food and Baby supplies were delivered to the Penndel Food Pantry to help those in need. “You Cant Do It By Yourself – It Takes A Village” .. Again Thank You for you support
Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years
The key message of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, October 9-15, is on smoke alarms for the third year in a row! The reason for this is because NFPA’s survey data shows that the public has many misconceptions about smoke alarms, which may put them at increased risk in the event of a home fire. For example, only a small percentage of people know how old their smoke alarms are, or how often they need to be replaced.
As a result of those and related findings, we’re addressing smoke alarm replacement this year with a focus on these key messages:
As part of Fire Prevention Week, The Upper Makefield Fire Company will hold their annual Fire Prevention Open House on Friday October 14, 2016 from 6:30pm to 9pm at the Main Firehouse located at 1221 Taylorsville Road in Washington Crossing. There will be a scavenger hunt and games for the children with winners getting prizes. Meet your Volunteer Firefighters and talk to them about what it takes to be a Volunteer and how the Fire Company works. Also, see what you can do to help out and make your community better. Take a tour of the Firehouse and pick up information on Fire Prevention and other safety tips. There will be static displays of all Upper Makefield Fire Apparatus along with an Upper Makefield Police Car and The St. Mary Ambulance. Any questions either email email@example.com or call the firehouse at 215-493-5200.
CONGRATS to HANNA S. (1st place winner), WADE R.(2nd place Winner) & KATE F. (3rd place Winner) of our 2016 Scavenger Hunt !!
As the Upper Makefield Fire Company approaches its 50th birthday next year, thanks to social media we were able to find the location of a past piece of apparatus that served Upper Makefield Township. In 1966 members of the Upper Makefield Business Men’s Association gathered together and saw the need for a Fire Company in Upper Makefield Township. At that time the area was covered by Newtown Fire Assoc. from the west, Yardley Fire Company from the South, Lingohocken Fire Company from the North West and New Hope Eagle from the North. In 1967, the Upper Makefield Fire Company was officially Chartered and still stands as the youngest chartered Fire Company in Bucks County. As a fledgling Fire Company money was very tight, the members did a lot of the work themselves to build the 1st firehouse. They fabricated one of the tanker trucks themselves, working on it every night and weekends till it was finished. The 1st 12 pieces of apparatus that the company purchased over the first 18 years were used pieces of apparatus, some were purchase with their own money.
In 1985, UMFC purchased its first NEW piece of apparatus from scratch. A Grumman Duplex Tele Squrt arrived and the company was so excited to have this wonderful Brand New Apparatus. TOWER 71 was placed in-service and served the residents of Upper Makefield and the surrounding communities until 2005. It was sold to a dealer and last we knew it was doing work for an Environmental Company in the South West part of the United States. Then on 9/16/16 we received a direct message on our Facebook Page from a Fire Department in Buenaventura, Chihuahua, Mexico stating they had TOWER 71 and it was their primary piece of Fire Apparatus. They sent some pictures and said it was catching a lot of fire in Mexico, and that it was starting to have a couple of mechanical problems but for a 31 year old truck it was still running good. As you will see, It is still Green and it still has our name on it. Below are a couple of pictures from when the vehicle was brand new, when it was in-service in Upper Makefield, and now running in Mexico.
UMFC is proud to announce that Firefighter Daniel Sheriff & Firefighter Kevin Brewer have both graduated from the Bucks County Public Safety Training Center with a National Certification in Firefighter 1. Graduation was held on Wednesday August 10th, 2016 at the Bucks County Community College. Firefighter Sheriff was part of “Battalion 6” which met Monday Thru Friday, 8 hours a day for 2 months this summer. Firefighter Brewer was part of “Battalion 2” which met 2 nights a week and some Saturdays for over five months. Firefighter 1 Certification is comprised of a total of 194 hours of classroom and hands on training. “Battalion 6” & “Battalion 2” were two of the three Battalions that graduated this night totaling approximately 60 new volunteer firefighters getting their Firefighter 1 certification. The residents of Upper Makefield should feel proud to have two more Dedicated Trained Volunteers able to assist them during emergencies. UMFC is very happy to have Firefighters Sheriff & Brewer as part of Our Team. On a side note Firefighter Brewer is a 3rd generation Firefighter serving the residents of Upper Makefield Township.Read More