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!

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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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DRAWING RESULTS

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

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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 !!

CHECK THIS OUT

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 24

June 4th Gun and Cash Tickets are Selling Quickly

As a reminder, our next Fundraiser is the Outdoor Gun and Cash Drawing on June 4th.  A copy of the ticket is attached.  Tickets are only $10 !  Call today to get your tickets before we sell out.  This is a Joint Fundraiser with the New Franklin Fire Company.  Early Bird Special this year is a pig roast.  Tickets are available at either firehouse.   717-677-0870 or 717-677-9234 for tickets or more info.

Summer Drawing

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.

 

May 21

Smoke Showing on Arrival

 

Buchanan Valley FD along with surrounding mutual aid fire departments were dispatched for a possible House Fire on Bottom Road (Box 27-5) in Franklin Twp. Engine-Tanker 27, Engine 27 & Special Unit 27 with 13 firefighters responded on the box alarm. Engine-Tanker 27 arrived reporting a 1.5 story house with smoke showing. Crews found a Chimney Fire with moderate extension in the roof and walls. Arriving units were assigned to begin opening up the walls and ceilings to extinguish the fire. Firefighters worked for 40 minutes to bring the fire under control. BVFD would like to thank our neighboring departments for their assistance on the house fire.

There were several photographers shooting pictures of this incident. Below of their galleries 

C Bryan’s Photos            Clopper’s Photos            SCPAFA Photos

 

May 18

2016 Fund Drive

Over the past week, Buchanan Valley FD has mailed out our Annual Fund Drive. This Fund Drive is a vital part of funding the operations of our volunteer organization. Fund Drive letters are mailed to the residents and/or Property Owners that BVFD serves as the primary emergency services fire department. If you did not receive a fund drive letter and feel you should have, please contact BVFD. To minimize expenses, BVFD has always handled the mailing of the funddrive in house.  We do update our mailer list each year, but errors can happen and some residents could be missed.  Attached is a copy of the cover letter that was mailed.  Once again, BVFD would like to thank our community for their continued support!

FUND DRIVE LETTER

May 17

Event Calendar for 2017

Our 2017 Calendar of Events is now officially published ! For those of you who attend our fundraising events mark your calendars for next year. As always we appreciate your continued support helping Buchanan Valley Volunteer FD be a progressive and role model fire department. We couldn’t do it without you

BUCHANAN VALLEY FD 2017 EVENT CALENDAR

May 15

Two New Interior Firefighters

 

Yesterday several members from Buchanan Valley FD completed the final phase of the Firefighter I training by completing a Live Burn evolution at the Franklin County Training Center. Two of these members (FF Emily Elliot & FF Karen Sanders) completed their firefighter training for the 1st time, while the others attended for a fire ops refresher. The officers would like to congratulate these members on completing the course.

May 14

Gun Drawing Winners

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