Upperco Volunteer Fire Company

Upcoming Events
Feb 12, 2020 - Dec 09, 2020
Bluegrass Jam's

Jul 11, 2020
Demolition Derby

Aug 22, 2020
Demolition Derby

Sep 17, 2020 - Sep 20, 2020
Maryland Steam Show

Sep 24, 2020 - Sep 27, 2020
Upperco Music Festival

Nov 28, 2020 - Jan 03, 2021
Upperco Yuletide Village

Dec 05, 2020
Breakfast with Santa

View All Events


2020 Incidents
FIRE EMS
JAN 28 64
FEB 28 61
MAR 28 46
APR 20 40
MAY 31 38
JUNE
JULY
AUG
SEPT
OCT
NOV
DEC
Total 135 249

Past Incidents
FIRE EMS
2018 408 689
2019 393 649


Web Counters
Website Visitors
Since
August 26, 2017
474,245
Visitors Today
Jul 09, 2020
468
Upperco VFC Purchases Land to Build a New Station
Email Print RSS Facebook Twitter

By Recording Secretary, Jennifer Haslacker
December 19, 2018

In September 2017, Upperco Volunteer Fire Company put together a committee to review properties to build a new station. The New Property Committee was formed and chaired by Mike Robinson. After careful analysis of several sites, the committee presented the company with a piece of property on the corner of Fringer Road and Route 30 in Upperco, MD – a part of the Lippy Brothers Farm. The Company approved the site for purchase on February 26, 2018. The purchase was finalized on December 18, 2018.

Chief Jeff Wickline believes the move will continue to improve response times. “This will put us one mile closer to our south box areas and provide quicker access to the main route for our northern box area”, said Chief Wickline.

While preparing for a new property, the company also created a New Station Committee. The committee, chaired by Assistant Chief, Steve Steinberg, partnered with Manns Woodward Studios to begin designing the new station. On August 13, 2018, these designs were approved by the company and are now going through the funding stage. The projected completion date is tentatively scheduled for fall 2020.

This new station is the final task to complete the consolidation between Boring Volunteer Fire Company and the Arcadia Volunteer Fire Company. “After the consolidation, our fire and ems protection district changed. It was decided in the consolidation process that we would choose a new site to better serve all citizens in our new coverage area”, said President Scott Boose.

Currently Upperco VFC will continue to use the Boring firehouse (renamed the Boring Community Center) to host Mason Dixon Bingo and to house their Junior Company. They will also continue to utilize the Arcadia Carnival Grounds for their Upperco Demolition Derby, Upperco Music Festival and various feasts. Both locations are available for rentals throughout the year. President Boose said, “At this time nothing has been officially decided on what will happen with the two older stations. This will be on the agenda for our Board of Directors starting in 2019.”

Upperco Volunteer Fire Company is always looking for new members; those interested can email them at membership@uppercovfc.org.

Attachments:
Attachment Press Release.docx  (82k)
 

Comment Comment 2 Comment(s)

Wayne L. Tome, Sr. December 19, 2018 at 6:00 PM
CONGRATS on your well planned future for your Community Fire Protection!


Carrie Hare December 19, 2018 at 6:42 PM
Congrats on the new site. Does this mean you will consider having a carnival again after all these years?



Helpful Links

Image result for amazonsmile logo

 

 

Upperco FRR 

 

 

 

Request a Fire or EMS report


Website Designed and Hosted By: Content Proudly Maintained By: Contact Info:
Firehouse Solutions
www.FirehouseSolutions.com
Upperco Volunteer Fire Company
5415 Arcadia Avenue
Upperco, MD 21155
Emergency Dial 911
Non-Emergency: (410) 887-1576
Station Fax: (410) 374-6238
E-mail: info@uppercovfc.org
Copyright © 2020 Firehouse Solutions (A Service of Technology Reflections, Inc.)