2021
Monthly Calls
Jan 32
Feb 30
Mar 28
Apr 34
May 38
Jun 52
Jul 43
Aug 36
Sep 75
Oct 31
Nov 47
Dec
Total Calls
by Year
2020
425
2019
431
2018
513
2017
383
2016
245
2015
324
2014
242
2013
246
2012
171
2011
197

Site last updated 12/1/2021


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Welcome to the online home of the Undercliff Volunteer Fire Company! It is our goal to bring you critical information and updates regarding the community, this department, and public safety in general. Please check back often for the latest news!


Please note that the most up to date information is posted on our Facebook Page. Please check there for the latest info.


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SANTA IS COMING TO TOWN! - DECEMBER 11th @ 4:00 PM

We have once again received a request from Santa Claus to help him spread some Christmas joy to the Undercliff Fire District! Mark your calendars folks! Santa will arrive in the Undercliff Fire District on December 11, 2021 beginning at 4:00 PM! This years Santa visit will be slightly different as Santa will not be coming out until the evening and will be under the lights. Be sure to keep an eye out that day and listen for the sirens and music! We will also be doing the Santa tracker again and the link to track Santa's location will be posted before we head out. 

Santa is very excited to come visit you all again and we are excited to be helping him again! See you all on the 11th starting at 4:00 PM!




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***2022 UNDERCLIFF VFC/ETNA VFD CASH BASH - SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 2022***


Exciting news, folks! The 2022 Undercliff VFC/Etna VFD Cash Bash is returning IN PERSON this year!


The annual event will be held Saturday, January 29, 2022 from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 each and includes your admission, your cash bash drawing number for your chance at over $8600 in prizes, free food, and free refreshments! Drawings happen every 15 minutes! $500 at the top of each hour, $300 at every quarter hour, and $3000 at 11:00 p.m. There will be plenty of side raffles, 50/50 drawings, an all night 50/50, big money wheels, cold hand poker tables, blackjack tables, and instant tickets as well! Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the drawings will start at 7:00 p.m. sharp! If you can’t be here, no problem! You can still buy a ticket and you’ll be in the drawings every 15 minutes. You do not need to be present to win!


You can see any Undercliff VFC or Etna VFD member for tickets, or keep it simple and purchase tickets online through the link below.


CLICK HERE TO PUCHASE TICKETS!


When you purchase a ticket online, we will send you a digital version of the ticket to the email provided in the transaction. You will still need to bring your ID with you to show at the door the night of the event, at which time you will receive your physical ticket. Also, if ordering tickets for multiple people on the same transaction, please write the names and phone numbers that should go on the ticket in the "notes” section on the checkout page. Please allow a few days for us to process online sales and get your digital ticket(s) to you.


Should there be any changes with the event, we will be sure to let you all know on our website and social media platforms. This has been an incredibly challenging time for all of us, and your support is more important than ever before. Thank you so much for your support of both stations! We can’t wait to see you at the Cash Bash!




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NEW ENGINE COMING SOON!


We have some exciting news to share! We are expecting a new addition to the Undercliff VFC family! At 31 Feet Long, 50,000 pounds is our new fire engine! A few months back, our company set out on a project to look into replacing our current aging engine that is now 22 years old. As such, a truck build and finance committee was assembled to come up with a plan to find the best apparatus that would be well suited to serve our community for many years to come. The build committee had one simple goal in mind, to build the very best engine we can to serve our residents and businesses within the allotted budget we have. We also set out to build an engine that would be firefighter friendly for our firefighters and help make their job a little easier. 

After many long hours, phone calls, discussions, and meetings we are very pleased to announce that we have awarded our engine build contract to Seagrave Fire Apparatus! The build committee was very pleased and impressed with the quality of work that Seagrave puts out and felt this would be the very best long term investment for our company and the community.  Seagrave has also been very accommodating throughout the build process to help make this extremely smooth. We would like to take a moment to thank Ron from Flashover Fire Apparatus for all his time, patience, and expertise during this process! It was a pleasure to work with him. 

We would also like to take a moment and thank all of you, our supporters! None of this could ever of been possible without all of your generosity and support. We take the donated dollar very serious, and are committed to reinvesting the money we raise back in to public safety. This big purchase holds true to that mission as this new engine will allow us to better protect our community we serve. We cannot say THANK YOU to all of you enough and hope you will all continue to support us into the future! 

Our new Seagrave Marauder engine should hopefully arrive in late 2022. Be sure to watch for updates as we go through the build process. Pictured below is Chief Ganter and President Klocko signing our build contract as well as a group photo of the build committee. There is also a preliminary computer drawing of our new engine for you all to see. We are all very excited to be moving forward with this new project! Thank you again for all your support! 


~The officers and members of Undercliff VFC




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BREAKING NEWS - THE UNDERCLIFF FRIDAY NIGHT BINGO WILL RETURN FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2021! 


Spread the word! After a 17 month long hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are VERY HAPPY to announce that the Undercliff Friday Night BINGO will return on Friday, August 27, 2021! Right before we were forced to temporarily close the BINGO, we revamped our entire program with new games, new cash prizes, and a whole new definition of fun! When you walk back in our doors for the first time, you'll feel right at home! If you are a returning customer, we thank you for sticking by us during this very challenging time. If you're new to BINGO, join us! We promise you'll have a blast!


General admission is just $16.00 and includes 12 cards for 20 regular games, 6 cards for 6 special games, 6 jackpot cards, and the magic number. That said, there are early birds, bonanzas, the crazy bingo, instant tickets, and SO MUCH more that you can purchase throughout the night! 


Doors will open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7 p.m. Please note that the kitchen will not be returning, so be sure to bring your own food and snacks to enjoy throughout the night!


Many have asked if we will continue to do the tip raffles on Facebook now that the BINGO is returning. That answer is a RESOUNDING YES! We know that you love the tip raffles and we will continue to do some each week. Your support and donations go right back into the community and help our volunteers continue to provide you high quality fire protection for FREE.


Friends, the coronavirus pandemic is NOT in our rearview just yet. While masks will not be required inside the hall, you should feel free to wear one and encouraged to continue social distancing. Please stay safe, wash your hands, and continue following the recommendations of the healthcare community. Thank you for your support and see you at BINGO!!!


(Please note we will be closed on Friday, September 3, 2021 for the Labor Day weekend.)





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2020 YEAR IN REVIEW VIDEO


2020 was certainly a year unlike any other. COVID-19 changed our lives and our perception of "normal." Volunteer fire companies from all over were faced with challenges like never before. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our members, we were able to adapt and work through these challenges. It has certainly been a crazy year for us here at Undercliff VFC but we still have so much to be thankful for.


We would like to invite you to take a look back on 2020 with us in the Undercliff VFC 2020 Year in Review Video. A yearly tradition to showcase some highlights of the company for the previous year.


We would also like to take this time to say THANK YOU to each and every one of you for supporting us this year. When we say we could not do it without you, we truly mean it. All of you support allows us to keep our promise of providing our residents and businesses with first class fire protection and rescue services. So, again we think you so much!


Here's to a safe and healthy 2021! Please be safe!




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425 CALLS FOR SERVICE IN 2020


Happy New Year everyone! We closed out the year 2020 with 425 calls for service. These are calls ranging from things like building fires, fire alarms, car accidents, physical rescues, and many other call types. We do not run any QRS or medical calls so these are all fire service calls. Our members also racked up over 1200 hours of combined training this year from taking outside classes and also in house weekly trainings. As you can imagine, all these calls and trainings takes up an enormous amount of time. We are so thankful for all the dedicated members we have and all the time they put in serving their community! It is truly remarkable!


We would also like to take this time to thank each and every one of you for all your support during this crazy year! COVID-19 forced us to cancel many large fundraisers, including our biggest fundraiser which was our weekly bingo. You all answered the call though and helped support us through these tough times with your generous donations and supporting our new tip raffles. So THANK YOU again for all your support! We cannot do what we do without you! All the money raised goes right back into protecting the community by purchasing life saving gear and equipment.


We look forward to serving your again in 2021! Please stay safe and healthy!



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MEMBERS ALWAYS NEEDED


Have you ever considered joining your local volunteer fire company? Do you have the drive to help your community and serve your neighbors?

Undercliff VFC is always looking for new members to join our family. We have two classes of membership here at Undercliff. We offer both firefighter and business member classes of membership. All firefighters receive FREE training from the company and are on the front lines to help people in their time of need. Our business members help raise the funds we need to purchase life saving equipment for our firefighters and also help with the day to day administrative roles here.

The following video was filmed, edited, and directed entirely by our members. It shows just what it is like to be a member here at Undercliff VFC and what it means to our members. We ask everyone to take 10 minutes and learn a little more about your local volunteer fire company. We can always use new members and encourage anyone out there that is on the fence about join to give it a try!

Feel free stop by any Monday to Friday night to talk to us and pick up an application. You can also message us directly with any questions. There has never been a better time to getting solved and volunteers are definitely needed!

DON’T WAIT, JOIN OUR TEAM TODAY!







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