Sep 26

Fatal House Fire in The Valley


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

Sep 26

October 1st Seafood Feast

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.


Sep 26

ACVESA Memorial Service

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.


Sep 25

Fall Outdoor Drawing a Huge Success

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.

Sep 24

Outdoor Gun/Cash Drawing Winners

Sep 24

Brush Fire on Appalachian Trail


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.

Sep 23

1 Victim Trapped on Big Flat

Engine Tanker 27, Engine 27, Special Unit 27 with 14 responded to the 1900 blk of Shippensburg Road (Box 5-9) for an auto accident reported with entrapment . ET27 arrived reporting 1 auto on it’s side with 1 occupant trapped, requesting air medical. ET 27 & E27 deployed the Holmatro Rescue System using the spreaders, cutters and ram as well as the rescue struts. E5-1 assisted with extrication and the patient was turned over to Ship EMS for a trip to the trauma center.

Sep 23

PA State Firefighters Assoc recognize Buchanan Valley FD members


The membership at Buchanan Valley is full of dedicated volunteers who work non-stop throughout the year running calls, working fundraisers, training, and fire prevention. Each year the PA State Firefighters Association holds it firemen’s convention. They recognize departments and firefighters of the state for their hard work.

Buchanan Valley FD was recognized in 3 areas this year. The first is the Robert W. Little Jr Memorial Fire Safety Education Award which is based on Fire Prevention efforts in your respected community. BVFD 27 received 3rd Place in Division C which is the catagory in population of less than 6000 people. The second is Hereda/Terrini Memorial Junior Firefighter Award recognizing a outstanding junior firefighter of an organization who shows leadership abilities, as well a dedication to their fire service training and school academics. Junior Firefighter Zoe Spielman was selected as a recipient of this years award ! And the last award was presented to Steve Waybrant for Firefighter of the Year. We are excited for Steve who joined The Valley recently. A top notch guy ! Congratulations to the membership, Zoe & Steve for their awards !

Sep 22

Station Visitor asked to leave 

Since this photo is circulating the social media world, we figured we’d post it. Most days the firehouse doors are up, so our community can see the apparatus they help us pay for. This local black snake slid in saying he heard how good our Seafood Feast are and thought he would hang out until the next one. We sent him on his way (he was not hurt) but placed him in an area where he could continue to find his food and would not get injured or scare the daylights out of Chief 27.

Sep 22

Monthly Drill Night

Buchanan Valley members along with Fairfield and South Mountain Firefighters attended our Monthly Drill Night. The Topic was Ventilation. This class taught by Bucks County and served as a refresher to the firefighters covering ventilation practices as well as new equipment on the market. Buchanan Valley hosts multiple trainings a year from various instructors. Please keep an eye on our page, if you see a class you want to attend, feel free to contact us to attend.

Sep 22

Another Franklin County Barn Fire 

Engine Tanker 27 with 6 responded to 7991 Hades Church Road in Quincy Twp Franklin County for a Barn Fire. Engine 17-2 arrived with a well off barn. ET 27 supplied water and sent the crew up to assist with fire attack. Photo credit (2) Franklin Fire Company

Sep 20

Mutual Aid Barn Fire

Engine Tanker 27 was alerted to 10683 Hades Church Road in Antrim Township Franklin County for a Barn Fire. ET27 arrived and supplied Tower 2.

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