Brush 27 is currently assisting Franklin County units on a Mountain Fire on White Rock Road. Additional Photos will be posted later
This Friday (October 21st), is our next Meat Raffle. The FREE MEAL this month is Broasted Chicken, Fried Fish, Homemade Macaroni and Cheese, Fresh Cut Fries and Dessert, Our meal will not be beat! All prizes on the raffle are from Steeley Meats of Fayetteville. Doors open at 5, Meal at 6 and Raffle at 7. Come out and enjoy a Family Night with your friends and neighbors. If you have any questions, please call 717-677-9234 or 717-677-0870.
On Saturday October 22nd, BVFD will be having its next Gun Drawing. The “Guns and Hoses” ticket is posted below. Doors open at 4, Meal at 6 and the Drawing starts at 7. The meats for the Buffet are Broasted Chicken and Roast Beef. Tickets are only $20 pre-sold. Like most other BVFD Events, this will be another sell out. Please call today to get your tickets or see a BVFD Member.. The Proceeds from this Event goes directly towards the Rescue Engine purchase. For tickets or with Questions, call 717-677-0870 or 717-677-9234.
It’s been 9 years since we lost Adam Cole. Many things have changed, but him being apart of Buchanan Valley FD activities has not. His gear rack remains the same today reminding us he’s watching over us on each call. A special Thank you to brother Mike Karolenko for creating this artwork. It’s much appreciated !
Buchanan Valley FD members Sandy Waybrant, Steve Waybrant and Zoe Spielman recognized in todays Gettysburg Times page 8. Zoe received the State Award for Junior Firefighter of the Year. While Steve and Sandy were recognized in this article for the efforts at Gettysburg FD, both are recent hard working members of Buchanan Valley FD assisting with many of our activities.
This afternoon, the Buchanan Valley FD volunteers along with our surounding mutual aid fire departments were dispatched to the 2200 block of Pine Grove Road (Box 27-3) in Franklin Township for a House Fire with people trapped. Engine Tanker 27 and the Chief with 5 went responding on dispatch, Adams County Communications gave the heads up on a known fire and started the Working Fire Dispatch right after the initial Box Alarm was put out. ET27 arrived within 6 mintutes of responding reporting a single story home with fire showing throughout the house. The crew from ET27 pulled a line and went to work knocking down the fire. As additional companies arrived they were put to work assisting with fire attack, searches, overhaul, and water supply. Sadly the resident who was reported trapped was found perished in the fire. The fire was marked under control in 25 minutes. The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Investigator as well as the Adams County Corners Office are investigating the scene.The Buchanan Valley FD has the family in our thoughts and prayers as they deal with this tragedy. Photos by Curtis Bryan
This Saturday is our next Seafood Feast. We still have some tickets left. Doors open at 4 and Meal is at 6. Call today to get your tickets. Tickets are only $30! 717-677-0870 or 717-677-9234 for tickets.
Yesterday, Engine Tanker and Special Unit 27 with 10 volunteers attended the annual Adams County Firefighters Memorial Service. Each year this service is held to honor Volunteer Firefighters who have passed away in the previous year. This year, Richard Smelser was recognized. Richard was a Charter Member and past President of Buchanan Valley Fire Department. Richard was also very involved in keeping the original apparatus in running order with his machine shop.
Yesterday (9/24) The Buchanan Valley FD and New Franklin FD jointly hosted another Outdoor Gun & Cash Drawing. The drawing was a huge success once again ! Ticket sales were the highest ever, the turnout out of the patrons was quite impressive, and the weather was perfect ! Both departments want to take time to thank those who continue to purchase tickets for this joint fundraiser. Your support goes along way helping volunteers to pay for new equipment and provide training. We also want to thank the membership of BVFD and NFVFD for their dedication and hard work making this event run smoothly. The winners of the drawing were posted last evening at the conclusion of the drawing. Above are pictures of the day activities. Photos provided by Photo 17 as well as Dillon Delta Airlines (aka Drone 27) and the Artwork of the joint patch by 911 Photography. And lastly thank you to York Springs Fire & Rescue #9 for providing a wagon and awesome crew for the day so community remained protected.
Friday Afternoon 9/23, Brush 27 was alert to Cumberland County Box 2-52 in the 200 blk of Ridge Road for a Mountain Fire. Brush 27 with 3 responded assisting the 52 units with locating the fire. The fire was a 30 ft area located 1.5 off the road near the Appalachian Trail. Firefighters carried rakes and bladder packs back to extinguish the fire. PA Dept of Forestry is investigating.