Union Fire Company No.1

2024 Incidents
Jan 100
Feb 115
Mar 94
Apr 96
Total 405

Yearly Call Totals
2023 1074
2022 1079
2021 1050
2020 915
2019 985
2018 915
2017 913
2016 891
2015 906
2014 928
2013 886
2012 816
2011 900

The Union Fire Company is excited to start highlighting the dedicated membership that contribute to the success of the company The April “Member of the Month” is John Sheaffer Joined – July 21, 1970 Cumberland Fire Company
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By Union Fire Company No.1
April 23, 2024

Moved membership on July 13, 1976 to the Union Fire Company

Length of Service – 53 years 9 months.

Career – Foreman(Chief), Assistant Foreman, Chief Hose Director, Driver at Cumberland Fire Company. Chief, Assistant Chief, Captain, Vice President, Apparatus Committee, Driver at the Union Fire Company. 9-1-1 Dispatcher/Supervisor, Fire Communications Supervisor, Operations Manager at Cumberland County Department of Public Safety for 41 years (Retired).

Education – Associate Degree in Police Science.

Why Joined – Family tradition. 4th Generation in the service. All generations very active as officers and drivers since early 1900’s in Carlisle and Harrisburg. Mike Smith (career), Charlie Snoddy (career), Jack Sheaffer, John Sheaffer Sr., and myself.

Most Memorable Fires – Cumberland Fire House fire in 1974 – Pomfret Street Apartments fire 1971 – Strand Theatre fire 1972– Fertilizer Plant fire on Spring Garden Street 1973 – Mill Race Court Apartments fire 1978 top the list.

Awards – Chiefs Award 2003 Presidents Award 2003. Several Awards for driving the most relief shifts.

We appreciate "Affey" being one of the Union historians and always enjoy hearing the stories of past incidents. Thank you for continued contributions to the Union Fire Company.

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