1180 Buchanan Valley Road Orrtanna, PA 17353 717-677-9234
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June 1, 2013
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Doors open at 5:00pm
Meal starts at 6:00pm
Raffle starts at 7:00pm
Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Baked Beans and French Fries
NO TICKETS REQUIRED
For Questions Call 717-677-9234 or 717-677-0870
$30.00 a ticket
Doors open at 4:00pm
Meal starts at 6:00pm
All you can eat crab legs, steamed shrimp,
fried shrimp, fried clams, soup, buffet,
broasted chicken, dessert, and refreshments
PLEASE HAVE PHOTO ID READY AT THE DOOR
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CALL LOG/ NEWS
Engine27Tanker Eng27ine Special27Unit Brush27
ATTENTION ALL BVFD FIREFIGHTERS
May 22, 2013
Drafting/Hose Line Review
Any BVFD Member who needs pump time
try to make the drill.
May 4th-Seafood Feast- Thank You to all who attended the Seafood Feast. Another great
crowd to support the Local Fire Department. Our next Seafood Feast is July 13, 2013, See you
April 28th-Land Rescue- Co 27 was alerted for a Land Rescue at the intersection of
Shippensburg Rd and Ridge Rd (CU Box 252-105). Brush, Special Unit, and Chief 27 handled
the call. Units arrived on location and were directed to search the area and then returned to
staging before being released by Command 52.
April 25th-AFA-Co 27 was alerted for an Automatic Fire Alarm at 6361 Chambersburg Road
(27-12 Box). Engine Tanker and Chief 27 arrived to find a smoke condition in the building as a result of un-attended cooking in apartment 15. After confirming no extension in the room the building was vented with PPV.
April 24th-Drill Night- Tonight BVFD and Fairfield Fire Dept held a joint drill night. The evening
started of with some grilled hot dogs and hamburgers with a little rain added in. After a quick
talk Members loaded up and headed to Beechers Auto Salvage to get some tool time in.
A BIG THANK YOU you to Holmatro for bringing out their trailer and to Beechers for use of their facility.
April 20th-House Fire-Co
27 was alerted for the house fire in the 8200 Block of Lincoln Way East
in Franklin County (7-6 Box). Engine Tanker, Engine and Assistant 27
responded. ET-27 arrived behind E7-1 and advanced an attack line to
assist Co 7 with fire attack. Co 7 had arrived to find a working house
fire with a report of people trapped. Engine 27 arrived and supplied
the ET and
April 9th- Engine Tanker 27, Brush 27, Special Unit 27 respond for the brush fire (5-8 Box) on
Boyds Hollow Rd. Brush and Special Unit27 arrived on location and assisted in fire attack
while ET27 supplied two loads of water to E5-1. Just after night fall the fire was placed under control and box was placed in service.
April 7th- Engine Tanker 27 and the Chief responded for the house fire on Mont Alto Road
(FL7-5 Box). Units
arrived with a working attic fire. ET-27 arrived and sent manpower to
staging. The fire was contained to the attic area and involved blown
insulation. After extensive opening up, ET 27 was released by Command
April 6th- Brush, Special Unit and Chief 27 responded to the Long Pine Dam
(27-3 Box) for the land rescue. Enroute Adams advised of a hiker that had fallen and was unable to get out of the trail. All units were staged until Chief 27 could determine which trail that the hiker was on. Once determined a recon Group of Franklin 7 and 27 was formed and found the patient along the water side. The recon group removed the patient and turned him over to EMS to be checked out.
April 6th- Brush 27 and the Chief responded to the 3000 Block of Old Route 30 for a Brush Fire
(4-4 Box). After
investigation the fire was found in the 2500 block, where the home owner
had a garden hose in service putting out the small 10x10 area. D/C 4
placed the box in service.
March 22nd-Tire Fire-This morning BVFD was alerted to assist on the Tire Fire in Box 7-2
1649 Coon Rd. Engine Tanker 27 and the Chief responded upon arrival crew assisted in fire
attack and ET27 supplied E7-1.
(Pictures to come shortly)
March 21st-AFA- This morning BVFD was alerted for an automatic fire alarm in Box 27-12
6375 Chambersburg Road (VLR). Engine Tanker 27 responded and upon arrival found the
cause to be a faulty detector, the box was placed in service.
March 15th-New Special Unit 27- Today the New Special Unit 27 arrived at BVFD. Over the
next two weeks equipment will be mounted and placed on the new rig, an in service date is set
for Wednesday March 27, 2013 during the monthly drill night.
March 10th-Visitor- Today an old friend stopped by the station, retired Adams County E4-2.
Thank You to Bruce Strausbaugh for bringing it by and giving us a chance to take a few photos.
March 10th-Field Fire-Brush 27 responded to Railroad Lane (4-3 box) for the field fire. Crew arrived and assisted units on the scene. The area was a little soft for apparatus but after a little
winching and some tug and pulls apparatus was freed and the box was later placed in service.
(Thank You to
the Local Farmer for use of the Tractor to get all the apparatus out)
March 10th-MVA involving Motorcycle-Engine Tanker, Brush and Deputy 27 responded for the MVA involving motorcycle in the 6400 block of Chambersburg Rd (27-7 box). D/C 27 arrived
with 2 people down in the roadway and requested 2 air-medicals to the 200 block of the Buchanan Valley Road. ET-27 along with Franklin Squad 7 assisted EMS on the scene and Brush 27 established LZ-27.
(Pictures by Denny Clopper)
March 9th-Annual BVFD
Appreciation Banquet-Tonight the Membership, families and area
business's that support BVFD got together to Celebrate 2012. Another
excellent meal was prepared by the
Department. After some responder awards were
(pictures by Curtis "Stache
March 9th-Box Alarm-During our Annual Appreciation Banquet, Engine Tanker 27
(staffed by AC Co 14) responded for the building fire at Ryan's Steak House on Lincoln way East (FL7-1 Box). ET-27 arrived and staged until Command 7 downgraded the Box.
A Special Thank You to
the Irishtown Fire Department AC Co 14 for staffing our Apparatus so
that our Membership could
in the Annual
March 5th-SU Update- Today another trip was made to 10-8 to check on the progress
of the New Special Unit 27, as you can see progress is coming along nicely.
March 4th-MVA- This evening BVFD was alerted for Brush 27 to Cumberland County
Box 252-105 for the MVA at 1 Ridge Rd. Brush 27 handled the call but while enroute
found the accident to be in the 2000 block of Shippensburg Rd in Adams County and one
subject ejected lying in the roadway. Units enroute and on scene handled the call, PSP is investigating the accident.
March 1st- Box Alarm- This morning BVFD was alerted to Franklin Box 7-6 to the rear of
8070 Lincoln Way East for the house fire. ET27 and the Assist handled the call. ET27 arrived
on location and sent crew to scene were they helped with fire attack and overhaul, while ET27
assisted in setting up water supply on scene. ET27 hauled one load of water, then crew
assisted with rap up and then were placed in service by Command 7. Special Thank You
to Adams E7-2 for covering "The Valley" while we were out.
(Pictures courtesy of Brian Denham)
February 27th-Special Unit Update- Today the voyage was made to Blue Ball Lancaster County
to check on the status of the New Special Unit 27. As you can see the project is moving along
swiftly. The bed boxes will be installed this Friday and the unit will be finished with in 2-3 week
period as of today. While there some future projects were looked into and discussed.
February 22nd-Box Alarm- This morning BVFD was alerted as part of the working fire dispatch
to Box 1-4 475 Belmont Road for the house fire. ET27 handled the call, upon arrival crews
went and assisted with fire attack and overhaul while ET27 got in the tanker shuttle line.
The box was downgraded a short time later and ET27 returned to service.
(Pictures Courtesy of Firefighter Chris Eiker)
February 20th-Box Alarm- This morning BVFD was alerted as part of the working fire dispatch
to Box 6-5 95 Clear Springs Rd for the house fire. ET27 and the Chief handled the call. Upon
arrival ET27 sent the crew to the staging area and ET27 got into the tanker shuttle line. A little
while later the box was downgraded and ET27 returned available.
February 11th-Special Unit Updated- The New Special Unit has been painted to the Black over
Red color scheme. It should be finished at B & C Auto Menders on Thursday and will then head
to get the rhino liner sprayed. Next week it will be on it's way to 10-8 Emergency Vehicle Service
More pictures will be on their way soon.
February 7th-Box Alarm- This morning BVFD was alerted for the house fire in Franklin
County Box 7-3 3342 Stillhouse Hollow Road, ET27 with four personnel handled the call.
ET27 arrived on location and sent manpower to the scene. Crew stood by but no assistance was
needed and Command 7 down graded the box and placed ET27 in service.
February 6th-New Run Printer- Today the new "rip and run" printer was placed in service.
With the enhanced options available via Adams County's new CAD System and also via
Active 911, BVFD has added a run printer. The printer will print two copies of all runs and is
located along the wall near the PPE Racks. In the next week or two a reader board will be
January 31st-Update- Today some pictures were taken of the New Special Unit 27 getting
ready for paint at B & C Auto Menders. Paint should be completed shortly and then,
New Special Unit 27 will be taken to 10-8 Emergency Vehicle Service to have the final work done.
We will try to stay on top of things and have weekly updates of the processes for your
January 26th-Transfer- This afternoon BVFD Members loaded up and headed to Franklin
County Co.17 (New Franklin) and got settled in for an over night stay to run E17-1 with
6 personnel and Truck 17 with 5 personnel while there members took the night off to enjoy their
Annual Awards Banquet. The Engine crew kept busy over night with medical locals, however for the Truck crew no calls were handled over night. BVFD would like to send a Special Thank You
to New Franklin for their as always great hospitality.
January 22nd-MVA W/Entrapment-This morning BVFD was alerted for a MVA W/Entrapment
Car VS Tractor Trailer in Box 27-7 in the area of 6456 Chambersburg Road. Deputy 27 was
first on location advising one Class 1 Pt with heavy entrapment. ET27 and the Assist. Chief
responded. ET27 arrived on location and put the Holmatro Rescue tools to work with assistance
from Franklin Squad 7. Pt was extricated and turned over to Fayetteville EMS. Due to the
debris field the landing zone for Life Net 8-1 had to be moved to Fayetteville Elementary School
and LZ was handled by Franklin Engine 16-2. Great job by all and thank you.
(The 2008 Pierce ET is out have repair work done, so it's brother is handling it's duties)
January 20th-Transfer- This morning BVFD was alerted to transfer to Adams County Co. 2
(Fairfield) while they operated on a fatal house fire in their first due. ET27 and the Assist. Chief
handled the call. No calls were handled and the ET crew helped Co. 2 get their apparatus back
in service before being released by Assist. Chief 2. Thank you Co. 2 for your great hospitality.
January 19th-Transfer- This afternoon BVFD Members loaded up and headed to Adams County
Co. 14 (Irishtown) to run ET14 while while their members enjoyed the evening at their
annual awards banquet. No calls were handled and BVFD would like to thank Irishtown
for their great hospitality.
January 18th-Box Alarm- This morning BVFD was alerted for the house fire in Box 7-10
436 Orchard Lane, ET27 handled the call. Upon arrival crew assisted with overhaul while ET27
ran in with the tanker shuttle.
January 15th-Box Alarm- This afternoon BVFD was alerted for the garage fire in Box 4-3
1048 Railroad Lane, ET27 responded on the initial assignment and while enroute Ambulance 2A went on the scene with an attached garage working fire. The working fire dispatched brought E27 who responded on the call as well. ET27 arrived on location right behind Tanker 4. ET27 and
E27 crew assisted with fire attack and overhaul while ET27 supplied Tanker 4 and E4-1. After
fire was marked under control E27 was placed in service a short time after while ET27 continued
supply into the early evening hours before being released by Command 4. Special Thank You
to Adams ET14 for covering "The Valley" while we were out.
(Pictures by Firefighter Chris Eiker)
January 12th-MVA- This evening BVFD was alerted to Box 27-5 in the area of 2195 Buchanan
Valley Road for a vehicle accident one vehicle into an apple tree. ET27 and the Chief handled the
call. Crews arrived on location and found one vehicle backed into a driveway with and elderly
female occupant with minor injuries. Crews checked for hazards and took pt care until the arrivial
of BLS. BVFD then turned the scene over to PSP and went available.
January 12th-Chimney Fire- This afternoon BVFD was alerted to Box 27-3 2183 Pine Grove
Road for the Chimney Fire. During dispatch County Control advised that per the homeowner
the property was limited access adding Brush 27 to the call, Brush 27 and ET27 responded on the
call. Brush 27 arrived on location and found a cabin style home with normal conditions from the
exterior, and all incoming units were to hold on Pine Grove Road. Crews found a small fire in the
base of the chimney and took care of it with a PW and some Dry Chem.
January 7th- Old SU27- Our new friends from North of the Border sent us some pictures of the
old 2000 Ford Special Unit. Looks like things are coming along nicely for them and they
advised us that once the weather gets a little nicer for them they will take it out and get some
outside shots for us.
January 3rd-New Arrival- Today the New Special Unit 27 Chassis was delivered to BVFD.
The brand new 2013 Ford F350 Super Duty XL 4X4 6.7 liter Diesel will be at BVFD for a couple weeks until it is sent off to be painted, lettered, emergency lights, radios, rear box built, etc...... Stay tuned for more pictures and in service date.
Fire-Engine Tanker 27 and the Chief responded as part of the 2nd alarm
assignment for the turkey barn fire in Box 1-6 710 Russell Tavern Road.
ET 27 arrived with the first alarm units and dropped its porta-pond and
its load of water. ET 27 then
our 2013 Officers were voted on at the Monthly FD Meeting:
2013 Admin. Officers:
December 5th-MVA- Tonight BVFD was alerted to Box 27-7 in the 6200 block of
Chambersburg Road for a motor vehicle accident with unknown injuries. Engine Tanker 27
and the Fire Chief responded, upon arrival units found a single vehicle off the roadway
with one occupant out of the vehicle uninjured and refusing medical treatment. Crew
members checked for hazards and are sorry to report the deer did not make it.
Chief 27 placed Box 27-7 in service and units returned upon PSP arrival.
December 3rd-Attention BVFD Members-If any members still need to have their
CadPage/Active911 set up or if they are experiencing any troubles with the program, please contact Chief Spielman ASAP. There are changes coming to the CadPage/Active911 on 1/1/2013. More info to come.
December 3rd-Grant Awarded- The Buchanan Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. is proud to announce another Grant Award. Today we have been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Motorola Community Foundation to sponsor a "Save Your Own" Program. This program will include the purchase of additional RIT equipment and also cover contracting an outside Company to teach a hands on Save Your Own and RIT class. The equipment will be purchased over the Winter and the classes will be hosted in early Spring 2013. As the class dates are set in stone more info will be posted. BVFD would like to Thank the Motorola Foundation for this award and giving us the chance to better equip and train our Volunteers. BVFD is also currently working on securing additional funding towards hosting additional trainings.
December 2nd-MVA- This evening BVFD was alerted to Box 27-5 in the area of 140 Mountain
Road for a Motor Vehicle Accident with one vehicle into a pole or tree. Engine Tanker 27 and
the Fire Chief responded, upon arrival ET27 found one vehicle into a tree with occupants
out of the vehicle. ET27 crew started pt care and hazard control. Upon further evaluation
two helicopters were requested due to mechanism of injury and to visual injuries on the pt's.
Franklin MICU-7-9 handled the first pt and Rescue 4 arrived on location and was requested to assist with second pt, until transferring pt to Franklin Ambulance-7-8 and Adams Medic 28.
Brush 27 set up the Landing Zone at Company 27, but only one pt was flown to a local Trauma
Center after further evaluation, PSP is investigating the accident.
December 1st-Thank You- Another great turn out for our Seafood Feast. Thank You to all that attended. See you January 5, 2013 for the next Seafood Feast.
Special Unit- Today our new Special Unit was ordered. The truck bid was
awarded to Hagerstown Ford at the November Company Meeting. A 2013
F350, 4x4, diesel, 4 door cab w/ short bed has been ordered. We are
looking at a January/February delivery date
November 16th-Transfer- Engine 27 and the Lieutenant transferred to Franklin Company 7
"The Ville" while they operated on a first due house fire. After helping Co. 7 get their wagon
back in service, Engine 27 went in service.
October 26th-Box Alarm- This afternoon the Pre-Alert was sounded for Box 27-5
712 Miltonberger Road for the house fire. Engine Tanker 27, Engine 27, and the Chief
responded, ET27 was first on the scene and found a single story structure well off with exposures.
Chief 27 requested the working fire dispatch. Crews started on interior attack but were quickly
pushed out due to the amount of fire, Command 27 advised all units to work on exterior operations. Crews quickly brought the fire under control but the home was a total loss.
BVFD would like to thank all Departments for their help on the call, and to the transfer
crews who covered "The Valley" and surrounding Departments areas. PSP Fire Marshal is
investigating the incident. GREAT JOB EVERYONE AND THANK YOU AGAIN........
(Look here the Fire Chief and the Deputy Fire Chief leading the way......)
October 26th-VLR Training- Today BVFD made a trip to the Village of Laurel Run to help the
staff with Fire Extinguisher training. E27 and the crew assisted with the live training, everyone
did a great job keep up the great work.
October 13th-Box Alarm- This afternoon BVFD was alerted to Box 4-2 3620 Chambersburg Rd
for smoke in the house. Engine Tanker 27, Engine 27, and the Deputy Chief responded, upon
arrival BVFD was advised to stage per Chief 4. After investigation it was found to be a problem
in the HVAC system, Chief 4 then placed 27 in service.