Feb 20

4 Run Weekend

Over the Weekend, BVFD Volunteers kept busy with responses while also taking a much needed break for our Annual Membership Appreciation Banquet.  On Saturday the Engine Tanker w/ 5 responded on a woods fire on Rocky Mountain Road.  After staging for a period, ET-27 was returned.  During the Banquet a Medical Emergency was handled.  Sunday started off with a reported land rescue on Pine Grove Road (27-3).  Engine Tanker, Brush and Chief 27 responded w/ 12.  Brush 27 arrived to find 1 patient having a medical emergency 300 feet off the roadway on a hiking trail.  The response was quickly held to Brush 27 and EMS.  Around 1700, the  Engine Tanker  w/ 6 responded on the WFD to 2376 Loudon Road (18-13) for the working barn fire.  ET-27 was on the scene for several hours.  Thank You to Bendersville FD for covering the “Valley” during this period.


Feb 16

Elevator Rescue Awareness

Buchanan Valley FD hosted an Elevator Rescue Awareness class last evening. Instructor Sam Clark (Retired Battalion Chief – Harrisburg Bureau of Fire) taught the class which was perceived as a excellent class from the students. BVFD had 14 firefighters attend the class as well as several surrounding firefighters from our mutual aid departments. After the classroom portion we then headed to the Village of Laurel for some hands on practical. Instructor Clark will be back to teach an additional Elevator Operations. On a side note BVFD’s Treasurer Paul Baldwin had been in the elevator industry for over 30 years and walked away impressed with the content and delivery of the class.  

Feb 14

Presidential Gun Drawing, March 11th

March 11th is our Annual Presidential Gun Drawing.  As you will see by the ticket posted, for the $20 pre-sold ticket you get an awesome meal, refreshments, homemade dessert and the chance on 20 great guns.   If your interested in just taking a chance on the guns, you do not have to be present to win.  The only gun that you must be present to win is the door prize.  If your a part of the  “preferred customer”  Program, you should be getting your tickets any day in the mail.

This Gun Drawing directly benefits our Rescue Engine 27 Project.  The new Rescue Engine will be delivered in May of this year.  If you are interested in tickets, please call 717-677-0870 or 717-677-9234.


Feb 14

March Seafood Feast is SOLD OUT

It has happened again.  Our March Seafood Feast is already SOLD OUT.  If you were unable to get tickets, mark your Calendars now for our next Seafood Feast, April 4th.  Thank You for your continued Support!

Feb 13

The Pride Continues at The Valley

Firefighter Brett McDannell saw a problem at the 27 house and found a solution while adding a little pride to the firehouse. As many are aware, BVFD is very fortunate to have many volunteers, especially during our fundraisers. In the past, we assigned firefighters to the apparatus by pen and paper. FF McDannell found a vendor and created this sign board that will hang in the firehouse for years to come.

Feb 12

Meat Raffle This Friday

This Friday (Feb 17), is our next Meat Raffle.  The FREE MEAL this month is Broasted Chicken, Fried Fish, Fresh Cut French Fries, Coleslaw, Dessert and Refreshments.  Doors open at 5, FREE MEAL at 6 and the Raffle starts at 7.  All Prizes on the Raffle are from Steely Meats of Fayetteville.   Please remember that our meat raffles are a family event, so bring your entire family with you.  The Buchanan Valley Volunteer Fire Department would like to again Thank You for your continued support.  See you Friday! 

Feb 09

March 4th Seafood Feast Almost SOLD OUT

Our March 4th Seafood Feast is almost SOLD OUT already.  If your planning on getting tickets, and haven’t already called, please call VERY SOON.   BVFD would again like to Thank You for attending our Fund Raisers !  For tickets call 717-677-0870 or 717-677-9234.


Jan 28

January Gun Drawing Results

For the 2nd Time this Month, we served a full house of supporters at another Buchanan Valley Fundraiser. Tonight was a Gun Drawing which was sold out prior to the doors opening. The winning numbers are posted above. We thank everyone who purchases tickets time and time again selling out nearly every event we have.  For a list of our fundraisers, please visit our EVENTS PAGE

Jan 18

Be My Valentine Basket Bingo This Sunday

This Sunday (1/22) is our Be My Valentine Basket Bingo.  Doors open at 11, a light lunch is served and Bingo starts at 1.  All our baskets are filled.  BVFD takes pride in offering a great selection of baskets at our Basket Bingo’s.  No presold tickets are done for this event, just show up.  If you have any questions, please call LInda at 717-677-6408.

Jan 17

Engine Transfer

On 01/17/2017, at 0300 hours, Engine 27 with a crew of four, handled an Engine transfer to Cashtown Fire Department while they operated at a mutual aid house fire in Mount Joy Township (Box 33-16). One medical assist call was handled by E27 while on the transfer.

Jan 16

Meat Raffle This Friday

This Friday is our Monthly Meat Raffle.  Doors open at 5, FREE MEAL at 6 and the Raffle starts at 7.  This Months Meal is:  Spaghetti, Garlic Bread, Salad, Dessert and Refreshments.  Never been to on of our Meat Raffles?  Come out and see what you have been hearing about.   BVFD would again like to Thank Everyone who helps make our Events the best!  See you Friday.

Jan 03

Funeral Detail

On 01/03/2017, Buchanan Valley FD members attended the memorial service and funeral for Deputy Chief Robert Biesecker of the Blue Ridge Fire & Rescue, Franklin County, PA. The passing of Chief Biesecker struck our Junior Firefighters particularly hard as he was an Instructor at the Franklin County Junior Fire Academy. Although there are a few miles between Buchanan Valley FD and Blue Ridge FR, we often work together on large incidents. This evening from 1800 hrs to 0600 hrs, Engine 27 with a crew of 6 will covering the Franklin County Company 4’s firehouse for the Blue Ridge Fire & Rescue members.

~Neighbors Helping Neighbors~

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