Aug 24

Engine Tanker 27 on the commercial building fire

Engine Tanker 27 is currently operating on this multi-alarm commercial building fire in Metal Township Franklin County. Our Active911 shows a 50 minute response time. I guess we can put a slogan on the front of the Engine Tanker “Running Fires from Valley to Valley”

Aug 22

Training Class featured in todays Gettysburg Times

Times ArticleGettysburg Times featured an article in today edition about this past weekend’s Officer Development Class.

Aug 21

Fire Service Leaders make their way to The Valley

Today, 14 Buchanan Valley FD members along with 7 other Adams County Departments, & firefighters from as far away as West Virginia are attending the class “Moving on Up” by Traditions Training’s Larry Shultz, and  Danny Doyle. This class is designed for new officers to build confidence with tactics and decision making, as well as challenge senior officers with newer thoughts and ideas. Class attendance is 38 total students. Follow up classes from Traditions Training are in the planning stages, so watch our page for updates.

Aug 17

September 10th Seafood Feast

ShrimpOur next Seafood Feast is September 10th.  Please remember to call EARLY because this will be yet another SELL OUT.  When you call, if you leave a message, please leave your name, return number and how many tickets you are looking for.  You will get a call back.  Doors open at 4, meal at 6.  You have heard about this event, maybe this is your month to experience it?  For tickets or questions, 717-677-0870 or 717-677-9234.   Once again, BVFD would like to Thank Everyone for their continued Support!


Aug 14

Apparatus Floor Completed

This past week, the Apparatus Floor changed its appearance. The original concrete which was poured in 1984 developed minor cracks and presented safety issues for members and visitors. Buchanan Valley FD researched Firehouse flooring companies and found a company that came highly recommended with multiple references. They arrived Monday morning ready to work. The entire floor was milled by a concrete grinding machine, and a leveling material was laid in preparation for the final coats of epoxy. After a few coats the floor is now a RED, slip resistant, level, and durable floor which will last us until the new firehouse is built.

Aug 12

Commercial building fire

Engine Tanker 27 with 5 is currently on the scene of this 3rd alarm commercial building fire just west of Chambersburg at 2956 Lincoln Way West Hamiliton Twp at the Triple Nickel.

Aug 12

Path Valley Parade

Yesterday, 13 BVFD Volunteers attended the Annual Path Valley Homecoming Parade.  The Engine Tanker, Brush and Special Unit made the annual voyage to the true Community based Parade in Dry Run.  BVFD won 1st Place Engine Tanker, 1st Place Brush and 2nd Best Overall Appearing Department.

2016 Path Valley and Crash 007

Aug 10

Pump Operations 2 Class

This Saturday is the first day of our Pump Ops 2 Class at BVFD.  There are still a few open spots in the class.  The Class serves as a great refresher for the seasoned Driver and also as the next step following Pump Ops 1 for new Drivers.  Pump Ops is a required training for all BVFD Operators.  Class starts at 0800, contact Chief Spielman if there are any questions.


Aug 06

Burn Ban Lifted


The Burn Ban for Franklin Township, Adams County has been lifted Effective Immediately. With a fair amount of rain this past week, the vegetation has greened enough to allow burning again. Buchanan Valley FD would like to remind everyone that it is a requirement to notify the Adams County Department of Emergency Services at 717-334-8101 when you are planning to burn. Please Share this post !



Jul 31

Completion of Pump Operation I

Today several members of Buchanan Valley FD as well as a members from Co 2,5,20 Franklin 7 & Cumberland 48 completed Pump Operations I. This class was hosted by BVFD27 for firefighters inspiring to become driver/operators of Fire Apparatus Pumpers. The practical portion was conducted today. Buchanan Valley will be hosting a Pump Operations II class which is listed on our training page. A special Thank you to Alpha Fire Company and Upper Frankford Fire Company for providing apparatus for the class. As with all Buchanan Valley FD trainings a lunch was provided to the students and would not be possible without Jim & Crystal’s hard work in the kitchen.

Jul 29

Covering the “Northside” 

Engine 27 with a crew of 5 is covering for York Springs Fire Co #9 this evening while they work their carnival. Looking for something to do tonight ? Stop at the carnival for great food !

Jul 24

Burn Ban in Effect


Effective Monday July 25, 2016 at 08:00 hrs, Franklin Township, Adams County has enacted a Burn Ban for ALL open burning. As posted earlier, the conditions are very dry, and until a reasonable amount of rain occurs, the Burn Ban will remain in effect. The ban is in place to protect life, property and natural resources. Any opening burning will be extinguished and violators will be subject to fines from the DCNR or Pennsylvania State Police.

“Open burning” is defined as the ignition and subsequent burning of any combustible material (garbage, leaves, grass, twigs, litter, paper, vegetative matter involved with land clearing, or any sort of debris) out-of-doors either in a burn barrel or on the ground.  The use of propane or gas stoves, charcoal briquette grills, or the use of tobacco in any form is not covered under county burn bans.  Camp fires are allowed in the fire rings that confine and contain the camp fire in a designated state, federal, or Department of Environmental Protection licensed campground.


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