Tonight the Junior Firefighters had training on Ladders. Lt. Jumper conducted a brief break down on ladder construction, ladders carried by BVFD and ladder safety. Following that discussion a hands on evolution was conducted by the Juniors. Junior Firefighters are young men and women ages 13-17. BVFD is very blessed to have 13 Junior Firefighters at this time! #BVFD27
Today Students had another portion of their “Exterior Firefighter” training hosted at Buchanan Valley FD. After a morning classroom session, Students are currently drilling on running lines and flowing water. Today is the third of six Sunday Classes for “Exterior Firefighter”. More to come… #BVFD27 #Followme
Today at 11am junior firefighters Logan Jumper, Trevor Diaz, Andrew Adams and Keyaira McGlaughlin graduate from the 10th Franklin County Junior Firefighter Academy Class. This class has grown to become a successful program hosted by Franklin County Public Safety Training Center. Junior members enter a week long program that is built for young firefighters providing valuable hands on training, team building, and knowledge from local key fire service leaders. BVFD thanks the academy coordinaters for continuing to invite our junior firefighters to the program each year. Congratulations to Logan, Trevor, Andrew and Keyaira !
This week the Buchanan Valley Volunteer Fire Department will be mailing our Annual Fund Drive out to members of the community. Our fund drive is very important to the ability of BVFD to provide superior emergency services to the community. This year’s Fund Drive will be going directly towards our Station Generator Project. BVFD is in the process of having a 60KW generator installed to power our Station during power failures. BVFD has never had an emergency generator before. This Project will allow BVFD to operate during power failures. Currently during power failures the station will not have running water or heat and firefighters must raise / lower the bay doors manually (3 man operation) and lose all telephone communication during power failure. As you can imagine, power failure current directly affects our ability to serve the Community. BVFD has received 2 Grants towards this project and with the support of the local Community via the Fund Drive, we will have the total funding for this turn key project. Our goal is to have the Project completed in September. If you do not receive a letter in your mail this up-coming week and feel you should, please contact Chief Michael Spielman. BVFD handles our Fund Drive mailing in house and we do our very best to keep up with address changes. BVFD would like to again like to Thank Everyone for your on-going Support! #BVFD27 #Funddrive
Yesterday, BVFD responded to the intersection of Buchanan Valley Road and Chambersburg Road (Box 27-1) for an auto accident at 18:00 hrs and again at 21:00 hrs. The first accident involved 3 vehicles and the BVFD announcement sign. There were no injuries in this accident. Our sign sustained major damage. The second accident involved a motorcycle and a hit and run car. There was one injury transported to Gettysburg ED. #BVFD27
Tickets are available for the Fall Gun and Cash Drawing on September 26, 2015. This Fundraising Event is Co-Hosted by Buchanan Valley Fire Department and New Franklin Fire Company.
Event will be held Rain or Shine !
Held at Buchanan Valley Fire Department, 1180 Buchanan Valley Road, Orrtanna, PA 17353
Gates Open: 10am-8pm ~ Meal Served: 11am-4:30pm
Beverages: 10am-6pm ~ Drawing: 12pm-5pm
Meal: Hamburgers, Hotdogs and Sides
Band to play after last drawing
Donation: $10.00 ~ Children under 6 FREE
Bring your pop-up tent/chairs and make a day of it !
Air Conditioned Dining Area Available