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Daylight Savings Time Ends November 2nd

November 2nd at 2am marks the end of Daylight Savings Time .. When you Change Your Clocks Back an Hour … Also take time to Change The Batteries in ALL of your Smoke Alarms and CO Detectors …  Remember “Working Smoke Alarms & Co Detectors – Save Lives”

From the Officers and Members of the Upper Makefield Fire Company

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Are you prepared for a medical emergency ?

FROM THE DESK OF MEDIC 172 – ST. MARY EMS

Are you prepared for a medical emergency?

  • Do you know the signs and symptoms of a heart attack or a stroke?
  • Do you have a list of your medications, both prescription and over the counter on a sheet of paper you can give to emergency personnel? Your list should include: The name of the medication, the dosage of the medication, the time you take it, and what you take it for.
  •  Do you know the address where you are? Please make sure your house numbers are visible from the street, well lit, and are at least 3-4 inches tall on the outside of your home.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency:

MINUTES MATTER — Please call 9-1-1

Our crews are prepared to begin lifesaving treatment and will be in contact with the Emergency Room for you. Do not drive to the ambulance, fire house, or the hospital. If you are experiencing symptoms while driving, please do not continue to drive; please pull your car over and call for help.

If you find yourself at the firehouse, there are doorbells at the front and rear entrances for you to ring to alert members you are there. However, the ambulance my not be in the station, so please also call 9-1-1.

Once you activate 9-1-1, Remain Calm, the Dispatchers will give you instructions over the phone on what to do until help arrives.

Below is a brief description of Stroke and Heart Attack symptoms. This is not a complete list. For a complete list please contact your doctor, St. Mary Medical Center or the American Heart Association.

 

Warning signs of a STROKE

Face Drooping

Arm Weakness

Speech Difficulty

Time to call 9-1-1

 

 

Warning signs of a Heart Attack

Chest pain or pressure which lasts more than a few      minutes or goes away and comes back

Shortness of breath

Body discomfort: Arm pain or jaw pain

Nausea or vomiting

Dizziness

 

 

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October 2014 – Fire Prevention Open House

Upper Makefield Fire Company will hold their annual Fire Prevention Open House on Friday October 10, 2014 from 6:30pm to 9pm at the Firehouse located at 1221 Taylorsville Road in Washington Crossing.  There will be a scavenger hunt for the children with winners getting Gift Cards.  There will be static displays of all Upper Makefield Fire Apparatus along with an Upper Makefield Police Car, The St. Mary Ambulance and a Ladder Truck from New Hope Eagle Fire Company. There with also be a static display of a Auto Rescue Scene.  Any questions either email info@umfc.org  or call the firehouse at 215-493-5200

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Sol Feinstone ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

On Wednesday September 24th, 2014 UMFC Firefighters assisted the Council Rock Teachers at Sol Feinstone Elementary School with their ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  While the Firefighters enjoyed squirting water on the teachers and the children really enjoyed watching the teachers get soaked the real winners where the Teachers for raising a lot of money for ALS research.  

 

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