Jul 20

Car into House with Fire


Engine Tanker 27 was alerted and responded mutual aid to Mont Alto, Franklin County Company 5 for a vehicle into a house with entrapment and fire. ET27 arrived and assisted with operations.

Photo courtesy of The Record Herald.


A big Thank you to ET14 – Irishtown FC for covering The Valley to keep our community safe while this incident is ongoing 

Jul 18

Tractor Trailer Accident


This afternoon, Engine Tanker 27 and Fire Police responded to the 5500 blk of Chambersburg Road for an auto accident. No injuries were found. ET27 assisted with debris removal while Fire Police assisted PSP with traffic control.

Jul 17

Junior Fire Academy 2016 begins

7 Buchanan Valley FD juniors begin a week long Fire Academy hosted by Franklin County Public Safety Center. The juniors are mixed with other juniors from the local region to learn firefighting skills, leadership skills, and team building skills. The group is together 24/7 for the next week. We will post updates as we get them.

Jul 16

Officer Development Class by Traditions Training

The Buchanan Valley Fire Department will be hosting an Officer Development Class “Moving on Up” taught by Traditions Training. The class is geared to Fire Officers and/or those who will become Fire Officers looking to build confidence with decision making. This class is open to Adams County Fire Departments initially and will be filled on a first come, first served registration basis. THE CLASS IS LIMITED TO 30 STUDENTS ! The deadline for Adams County Departments is August 1st, then it will be open to everyone. To register contact Chief Mike Spielman via email. The following “1st Alarm” Franklin County Companies are included in round 1 of registration: Franklin’s, Mont Alto, Fayetteville, South Mountain, & New Franklin. The instructors slated to teach this class are some of the best known in the fire service (Chief Larry Shultz DCFD, Chief Ricky Riley Clearwater, Dan Doyle – Pittsburgh)

Jul 11

September Cash/Gun Drawing Tickets

The Buchanan Valley Volunteer Fire Department, & the New Franklin Volunteer Fire Company is currently selling tickets for our next Outdoor Gun and Cash Drawing. The Drawing is September 24th and will be held at the Buchanan Valley Station. For $10 you get an excellent meal, chance on the great list of prizes, a live band (Borderline), refreshments and a great FAMILY BASED environment. All ages are welcome at the event.  Tickets are available from both Departments.  Interested in selling tickets to benefit your Local Volunteers??  More info will be posted as the event nears, Tickets are going very fast ! For more info or tickets, 717-677-0870 or 717-677-9234.

Jun 30

Multi-Alarm Barn Fire in Shippensburg


Shortly after lunchtime today, Engine Tanker 27 was alerted to 2027 Clearfield Road in South Hampton Township Box 15-1 for a Working Barn Fire. West End Fire & Rescue #15 (1st Due) went on the scene with a well off Barn Fire striking the Working Fire Dispatch & 2nd Alarms Tankers. ET 27 arrived and assisted with shuttling water to the fire ground.

Jun 25

July Seafood Feast

July 9th is our next Seafood Feast.  This is the one you have heard about.  Call now to get your tickets reserved before we sell out.  Tickets are $30, please call 717-677-0870 or 717-677-9234.  This will for sure be another Sell Out!


Jun 24

Carnival Detail

It’s that time of the year, there are several departments having their annual carnival throughout the next few weeks. Both Mont Alto & Walnut Bottom are currently having their carnivals this week. Buchanan Valley FD is always willing to lend our friends a hand. Engine 27 with a crew of 5 is currently covering Cumberland Station 49’s run while they work this important fundraiser. Last Saturday Engine 27 with a crew of 6 covered Mont Alto’s runs.

~Neighbors Helping Neighbors~

Jun 04

Another Successful Gun/Cash Drawing

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Today the members of Buchanan Valley Fire Department & New Franklin Fire Department hosted the Summer Outdoor Gun/Cash Drawing. This event once again was successful as a result of teamwork of both volunteer departments. Months of planning go into making this event occur, and both departments want to thank all our patrons for their continued support purchasing tickets and attending our events. Without your continued support our community fire department would not exist. Also a shoutout to the membership from 27/17 for their dedication and hardwork at this event. It was a warm day, but we made it work. Above are the results of the drawing. All winners that were not present will be contacted next week. A special Thank you to Cumberland Engine 248 for covering “The Valley” while we worked this fundraiser. E248 handled A Box Alarm in Box 4-3 and a Commercial Fire Alarm in Box 27-12.

May 29

ATV’s arrive for Drawing

The ATV’s for the Outdoor Gun and Cash bash next Saturday have arrived. Just one of the many things developing at the Buchanan Valley FD & New Franklin FD joint fundraiser. Only a few tickets left !!


May 25

Santa Comes in May for Volunteers

Today, The Firestore dropped off an early (or late) Christmas Present for the Volunteers at BVFD.  Today we received our 40 complete sets of extrication / forestry PPE.  Each Member will be issued a set of Janesville Versa Pro pants and jacket, forest fire gloves, ESS safety glasses and small PPE bag to carry everything.  This PPE will allow for our Firefighters to not have to wear the heavy structural PPE when fighting wildfires.  This entire purchase was completed with grant funding.

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May 23

Junior Firefighter’s Grill Raffle

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The Junior Firefighters are currently selling raffle tickets for a grill.  The grill can use either gas or charcoal.  The winner also gets a full propane bottle.  Tickets are $1 each, 6 for $5 or 15 for $10.  The winner will be drawn at the July 9th Seafood Feast.  Tickets are available at the firehouse or from any member.   The Junior Firefighters would like to thank everyone for supporting their projects.


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