Latest Undercliff VFC News

NEW ENGINE UPDATE 6-12-24


We are one step closer to the arrival of the new 264 engine! More progress is being made at Seagrave Fire Apparatus! Cab is out of paint and the frame rails are laid! Moving along nicely!

NEW ENGINE PRODUCTION

WE HAVE SOME EXCITING NEWS FREINDS!

Yes it is finally happening! After a much anticipated wait, the new 264 Engine has officially hit the production line at Seagrave Fire Apparatus! The new engine is a 2024 Seagrave Marauder with a 10 inch raised roof, 2000 GPM pump, and more! Stay tuned for more updates on the new 264 Engine!

2024 VIRTUAL MONEY MADNESS WINNERS

We would like to extend a big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the 2024 Virtual Money Madness event! Thanks to all of you the event was a great success and we were able to raise some much needed funds to help keep the community safe.


Below are tonight’s winning numbers and all winners have been contacted. We would also like to thank all our volunteers for all their hard work in making this night a success!


Thank you once again and we cannot wait to do this again next year!

2024 CASH BASH WINNERS

THANK YOU to every who came out for the annual Undercliff VFC / Etna Fire Department Cash Bash! We had a packed house! We had a ton of fun and gave away a ton of money! Not to mention all the great food! This is one of the biggest fundraisers for both departments, and we are grateful for your support! Thank you very much! A photo of the board of winning numbers is posted in the photos.

All the money raised goes right back into the community to help support our firefighters and purchase necessary equipment to help keep you safe. THANK YOU to everyone for all your suport! What a great night!

496 CALLS FOR SERVICE IN 2023

This year has been another very busy year for Undercliff VFC. In 2023, the men and women of Undercliff VFC responded to 496 emergency calls for assistance. These calls ranged from house fires, building fires, vehicle fires, vehicle accidents, fire alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, odor calls, and various other calls for assistance. We do not run any QRS/medical service so these are all fire service related calls.


Those 496 calls took a lot of time, dedication, and sacrifice by our members. Our members put in thousands of hours; often missing family dinners, leaving their warms beds at night, and coming out in the worst of weather to serve their community. We do it all because our mission has always been to provide the residents, visitors, and businesses of Shaler Township and our surrounding communities with first class fire and rescue services and we will continue to uphold that mission as a promise to all of you.


We are so thankful for all your support in 2023! Whether you bought a raffle ticket, played our bingo, bought our sure tips, or just sent in your yearly mail in donation, it all helps us so much! Together, we make one team but we can always use more on our team. If you are ever interested in volunteering, get in touch with us! We would love to have you. We thank the community for their continued support, and look forward to another year of exceptional service here in 2024!


Have a safe and Happy New Year!!
~The Officers and Members of Undercliff VFC

2023 CAR RAFFLE WINNER

WE HAVE A WINNER!!!Please join us and congratulating this years 2023 Car Raffle Winner, Regis K! Tonight’s PA Lottery “Pick 4” winning number was 0227. Regis is now the proud winner of our 2023 GMC Acadia Denali! Congratulations Regis!

We’d like to say THANK YOU to everyone who purchased tickets for the car raffle this year! All the money raised goes right back into the community to help purchase necessary equipment to keep you and your family safe. Thanks to all your generosity, this years raffle was a great success!

Be sure to check back in the coming months for information on our 2024 Car Raffle! Thank you again and congratulations Regis!

2023 STEELERS SEASON TICKET RAFFLE WINNER

WE HAVE A WINNER!!! Congratulations to John Mobus, the lucky winner of the 2023 Steelers Season Ticket Raffle! Tonight’s PA lottery “Pick 3” number was 178, making John tonight’s winner! Thank you everyone so much for all your support! All the money raised goes right back in to the community to support our mission of providing first class fire and rescue services! Thank you all again and congratulations John!

2023 VIRTUAL MONEY MADNESS WINNERS

We would like to extend a big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the 2023 Virtual March Money Madness event! Thanks to all of you the event was a great success and we were able to raise some much needed funds to help keep the community safe. Below are tonight’s winning numbers and all winners have been contacted. We would also like to thank all our volunteers for all their hard work in making this night a success!


Thank you once again and we cannot wait to do this again next year!

2023 CASH BASH WINNERS

THANK YOU to every who came out last night for the annual Undercliff VFC / Etna VFD Cash Bash! We had a packed house! We had a ton of fun and have away a ton of money! Not to mention all the great food! This is one of the biggest fundraisers for both departments, and we are grateful for your support! Thank you very much! A photo of the board of winning numbers is posted in the photos.

445 CALLS FOR SERVICE IN 2022

This year has been nothing shy of busy for Undercliff VFC. In 2022, the men and women of Undercliff responded to 445 emergency calls for assistance. These calls ranged from house fires, building fires, vehicle fires, vehicle accidents, fire alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, odors of gas and other identified substances, and various other calls for assistance. We do not run any QRS/medical service so these are all fire service related calls.


Those 445 calls took a lot of time, dedication, and sacrifice by our members. Our members put in thousands of hours; often missing family dinners, leaving their warms beds at night, and coming out in the worst of weather to serve their community. We do it all because we care and because we believe that public safety should be a top priority in our community.


We do not get tax money here at Undercliff. We have to do our own fundraisers to keep the doors open and to keep you safe. We are so thankful for all your support in 2022! Whether you bought a raffle ticket, played our bingo, or just sent in your yearly mail in donation. It all helps us so much! Together, we make one team but we can always use more on our team. If you are ever interested in volunteering, get in touch with us! We would love to have you. We thank the community for their continued support, and look forward to another year of exceptional service!


Have a safe and Happy New Year!!


2022 UNDERCLIFF VFC BURN DAY

17 members, 4 vehicles, 10 hours, 10 live fire scenarios, and tons of knowledge passed around! This years Undercliff VFC burn day was a huge success! This past Saturday (10/29/22) your Undercliff firefighters spent their day drilling on structure fire evolutions under live fire to better serve their community. Crews drilled on various scenarios from residential fires to mid rise standpipe operations under live fire conditions. It was an awesome day to see everyone jumping in, working hard, and learning! At the end of the day everyone was tired and exhausted but left feeling more confident in their abilities. Thanks to all our members for giving up the day to better themselves and the station! Big thanks to instructor team and ignition team for making this day possible!We would also like to thank Berkeley Hills Fire Company, Station 247 for watching over the district while we were out training!

2022 CAR RAFFLE WINNER

AND THE WINNER OF THE 15TH ANNUAL UNDERCLIFF CAR RAFFLE IS….Kacey Cerminaro! Tonight’s PA lottery Big 4 number was 2603. Kacey is the winner of a brand new 2022 Ford Maverick XLT! Congratulations, Kacey!THANK YOU to everyone who purchased tickets early and often for the 15TH ANNUAL Undercliff Car Raffle! We love hearing all of your stories about how you look forward to this raffle every year and we are already very excited to share our plans for our 16TH ANNUAL Undercliff Car Raffle soon! Until then, be safe, be kind, and thank you for your continued support!

 

UNDERCLIFF VFC PASSES PA RESCUE CERTIFICATION 

We are very pleased to announce that Undercliff VFC has passed our voluntary rescue certification from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Office of the Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner. This certification shows that our vehicles carry the necessary equipment and our members are certified at the appropriate training levels to handle vehicle and machinery rescue incidents as set forth by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This certification is a major milestone for our station and we could not be more proud of the dedication our membership have to serving their community. Our members have spent countless hours training and working towards achieving this certification so we can better serve our residents. We started this journey over three years ago and have been working hard through all the paperwork, policies, classes, equipment, medical supplies, and inspections needed to achieve this certification. We are finally proud to say that all the hard work has paid off and we finally achieved one of our big goals! Outstanding job and keep up the great work everyone!

We would also like to take a moment and thank all of you our supporters! All your support allows us to purchase the life-saving equipment that we need to better serve you. So once again THANK YOU for always supporting us!


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 summer of 2023. Be sure to watch for updates as we go through the build process. 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