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Come inside out of the Cold and Join us for a night of good food, good music and fun while supporting the Upper Makefield Fire Company at the 2nd Annual Italian Buffet & Silent Auction on Saturday February 22nd, 2014 at the Washington Crossing Inn. Cocktails start at 6:30, Dinner at 7:30, Silent Auction runs from 6:30-9:30, Cash bar, Live Entertainment by “The Breeze” starting at 8pm, Tickets are $25 with proceeds going to the Upper Makefied Fire Company. Tickets are avail at The 1st National Bank – Washington Crossing Branch or Gabriel’s II Pizzeria or by Calling Betsy Barry at 215-968-3330 or John Ryan at 267-980-0667 or through the Fire Company at email@example.comRead More
The Upper Makefield Fire Company responded to 14 Emergency Responses with an average of 10 firefighters per call responding. The company was in-service for 55 man hours on emergencies. The Fire Company also responded to 2 medical calls with our QRS unit and 1 non emergency Chiefs Call. The Fire Company also held one training night in December on air pack recertification. The 2nd of 3 mandatory recertification on our airpacks held annually. Members are required to make 1 of the 3 nights. This accounted for another 30 man hours of training this month. The Fire Company was out in the community a lot this December. First, Santa & some members assisted the Upper Makefield Business Assoc., Newtown Lions, Newtown Exchange and local school districts at the Washington Crossing Inn with a Special Breakfast on December 7th. Then on December 8th crews were out in the snow to assist George Washington and his troops with practice for the Christmas Crossing. Marine 71 was in the river with Marine 53 (Titusville NJ) to make sure the Durham Boats made it across safely. December 22nd was the Santa Parade and Food Drive, 1000 Santa goodie bags were delivered to residents along the parade route and several hundred pounds of non-perishable food were collected for the Penndel Food Pantry. Finally on December 25th (Christmas Day) crews were out again to assist George Washington and his troops. This time the Marine unit was in the water and a crew for Rescue 71 was needed to assist with crowd control and QRS. The event was well attended by the public and went off without a hitch.
A quick review of 2013, UMFC ended the year with 163 Fire Calls, 28 QRS Calls & 15 Chiefs Calls for a Total of 245 incidents. Out of the 245 calls, 29 calls were outside of Upper Makefield Township. UMFC averaged 11 firefighters per call for the year and totaled 1133.75 man hours on Fire Calls. UMFC held 19 drills during 2013 for a total of 59 hours of in house training and 854 man hours.Read More
HERE COMES SANTA … On Sunday December 22nd, 2013 … RAIN, SNOW, SLEET or SHINE … SANTA Will Be Touring A Majority Of Upper Makefield Township ..SANTA Will Begin His Tour At Approx 10:00am and Will Return To The Taylorsville Road Firehouse For Pictures Between 6:30pm & 8pm.
UMFC Will Be Also Hosting A Food Drive Drop Off and 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 Are Being Accepted At The Taylorsville Road Firehouse Between 10am and 4pm Or During The SANTA Photo Time From 6:30pm to 8pm.
Everyone Who Donates Will Receive A Raffle Ticket For A Chance To Win A Gift Certificate To “TOYS-R-US”. The Drawing For The Gift Certificate Will Be Immediately Following The Picture Time.
Feel free to share any pictures you take of the parade by emailing the Fire Company at Santa@umfc.org … Thank youRead More
Beginning in early February 2014, St. Mary Medical Center (SMMC), Langhorne, PA., will be providing to the residents and visitors of the township Advanced Life Support (ALS) services. The hospital will be staffing a SMMC owned and operated ambulance, staffed by SMMC Paramedics and EMTs. The new ambulance service will be housed at the Upper Makefield Fire Company, Taylorsville Road, Station 71 and will be providing 24/7/365 service to the township. The fire company is thrilled to have SMMC crews residing and making Station 71 their new home.Read More