Providing a pro-actively protective environment for all community citizens and property is a leading priority here in Upper Macungie Township.
We honor this commitment to 24/7 safety by strongly supporting the in-township presence of our own community police department, three volunteer fire organizations (Fogelsville Volunteer Fire Co., Goodwill/Trexlertown Fire Co., Upper Macungie Township Station 56) and the region’s leading Emergency Medical Services provider (Cetronia Ambulance Corps).
Upper Macungie Township offers a quality of life well worth protecting…and we do.
- UMT Police Department– see what services we offer residents
- UMT Fire Companies– get to know our 3 companies
- EMS Services
We also encourage Upper Macungie Businesses to regularly complete an Emergency Contact Form in the event we need to contact you. Please remember to update this information whenever you change your contact information (home or work phone or fax number). Complete and fax to Peter Christ at 610-395-9355.
Lehigh County: key messages for heat preparedness
Lehigh County, PA – The National Weather Service at Mt. Holly reports that Eastern Pennsylvania should expect very hot conditions, Thursday into Friday. Heat Index Values could reach 100 – 104 degrees during the day. Heat related illnesses are possible, especially among vulnerable populations. The greatest concern is for the heat-sensitive portions of the urban corridor.
Take the flowing steps to protect yourself:
- Most heat disorders occur because the victim has been overexposed to heat or has over-exercised for their age and physical condition. Infants and young children, people aged 65 or older and those with chronic medical conditions are more likely to succumb to extreme heat.
- Pay close attention to heat advisories or warnings (local television, radio and internet)
- The two most common types of heat-related illnesses are heat exhaustion and heat stroke
- Never leave your children or pets in a vehicle
Actions to Keep Cool
- Stay indoors in air conditioning as much as possible
- If you must be outside in the heat, limit activity to morning and evening hours, and try to rest often in the shade
- Dress in light-colored and loose-fitting clothing, a hat, sunglasses and an SPF 15 or higher sunscreen
- Check on those who may be more at-risk from high temperatures like infants, children, or older individuals
- Cover windows with drapes and shades
- Use window reflectors to reflect heat back outside
- If you don’t have air conditioning, visit a friend/neighbor, store or mall
- Drink plenty of water and do not wait until you are thirsty to drink fluids
- Stay away from sugary, caffeinated and alcoholic drinks
For more information on extreme heat, call the Lehigh County Emergency Management Agency at (610) 782-4600.
Junior Emergency Services Academy: The 2022 Jr. Academy was a huge success! Thank you to all of our campers, participants and sponsors (see below)!
About the Jr. Academy: The Upper Macungie Township Junior Emergency Services Academy is a program organized by the UMT Bureau of Fire incorporating the UMT Fire Companies, UMT Police Department, and Cetronia Ambulance Corps. The Academy, usually held the third week in July, consists of four days of classes and training; two days focused on Police related courses and two days focused on Fire related courses. The Academy runs Monday- Friday, from 9:00am-3:00 daily at Upper Macungie Township Station #56 (6510 Schantz Road; Allentown, PA 18104).
- When: 2023 Camp Date TBD
- Where: Upper Macungie Township Station #56 (6510 Schantz Road; Allentown, PA 18104)
- Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm daily (arrive 8:30am the first day)
- Lunch: is included
- Registration will be open closer to the 2023 date.
- Create an account
- Click Programs, then youth, then your program and “checkout”
- Cost: Free
- Spots Limited to 20 Participants
- All registrants must be between 12 and 16 years of age on the date the Academy begins
- All registrants must be a resident Upper Macungie Township
THANK YOU 2022 Sponsors!
Thank you to the 2022 Jr. Academy Sponsors who not only help make this free community program possible, but also a huge success!
- Johnson Control, Lou Wheeland Photography, Lehigh County Special Operations, Doug Nothstein and K-9 Silver, Wakefern, Jersey Mike’s, Chik-fil-a, Subway, The FireStore, Weis Markets, and Bimbo Bakery.
Congratulations to the following UMT Staff members who recently obtained certifications through PEMA as part the emergency management team for the Township!
- Peter Christ, Bureau of Fire Director and Emergency Management Coordinator- earned the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Professional Certification
- Rod White, Building Inspector and Emergency Management Staff Member- PEMA Basic Certification
- Keith Richard, Fire Inspector and Emergency Management Staff Member- PEMA Basic Certification