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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.


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


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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3rd Annual Italian Buffet and Silent Auction

The Event is SOLD OUT .. Thank you for your Support.

Mark your Calendars !!

Saturday February 21st 2015  .. at 6:30pm at the Historic Washington Crossing Inn

The 3rd Annual UMFC Italian Buffet and Silent Auction

Cash Bar – Great Food – Live Music by “Pop Fiction”

Tickets only $25 each or a table of 10 for $250

Get your tickets now by calling Betsy Barry at 215-968-3330 or John Ryan 267-980-0667

by email 

in person at the 1st National Bank in Washington Crossing or Gabriel’s II Pizzeria

 UMFC Italian Buffet Flyers 2015 Sold Out




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2015 Line Officers & Executive Officers

At the Annual UMFC Business meeting the membership elected the 2015 Line Officers and Executive Officers. This is a normal occurrence that is done every year, just this year it was a little different. There was a changing of the guard in the Executive Committee due to a couple of retirements, but we will get to that in a minute ..

The 2015 Line Officers Are:

Chief – Tim Brewer
Deputy Chief – Randy Berger
Battalion Chief 71 – Paul Dollings
Battalion Chief 81 – Ed “Chip” Coff
Chief Engineer – Derek Fasano 

The 2015 Executive Officers Are:

President – Bart Krauss
Vice President – Rich Wathey
Treasurer – Eric Kaufmann
Secretary – Grant McNinch
5 year Trustee – Rob Kay Sr.

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


Retiring Executive Officers Pete Cheyney & Jim Barry




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