Jul 28

August 6 Seafood Feast

August 6th is our next Seafood Feast.  Tickets are going very fast.  Doors open at 4, meal at 6.  This is the Event you have heard about!  For tickets or questions, call 717-677-0870 or 717-677-9234.  Tickets are only $30.


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.


Jul 24

Open Burning Concerns

As with much of the South Central Region, We are currently experiencing extreme dry conditions in Buchanan Valley.  BVFD would like to urge all residents to refrain from any open burning until moderate rain is received.  Looking at the current weather reports, this could be several days.  At this time there is not an official burn ban in effect, yet.  Please remember that as a property owner, you are responsible for a fire that originates on your property.  This can include liability and costs for extinguishment.  If you have any questions in regards to open burning, please contact Chief Spielman

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA - JUNE 26:  A Smokey the Bear sign is seen as firefighters battle the Angora fire as it approaches homes June 26, 2007 in South Lake Tahoe, California. Firefighters continue to battle the 2,700 acre Angora wildfire near Lake Tahoe that has consumed over 200 structures. The fire is now 40 percent contained.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)


Jul 23

Woods Fire near Birch Run

In the midst of a Heat wave, Engine Tanker 27, Engine 27, Brush 27, and multiple sourrounding apparatus responded to the 1200 blk of Pine Grove Rd (Box 27-3) for a woods fire. Units arrived to find a 400×400 area of woods burning. Extensive overhaul was required because of the deeply seated fire burning. With temps in the 90’s crews rotates into rehab every 15 mins to ensure they were hydrated and cooled down along with vitals monitored. BVFD would like th thank all the responders for their hard work in very hot conditions. Once again a mention of ET14 – Irishtown FC for covering The Valley while our units were out.

Jul 23

Standby crew for Cumberland Co #48

Buchanana Valley FD is staffing Engine 248 (Upper Frankford Fire Company) with a crew of 6 while they work their annual fair. The crew has handled a brush fire so far. Looking for something to do tonight ? Come on over and support this volunteer organization

Jul 23

2016 Junior Academy Graduation

This afternoon 42 Junior Firefighters from the region graduated the Franklin County Public Safety Center Junior Firefighter Training Academy. Buchanan Valley FD had Seven (7) juniors attend and complete the week long event. The juniors were together for 24 hours a day for 7 days for physical training, drills, class lectures, competitions, class visits to the Fallen Fighters Memorial, multiple fire stations visits etc. Logan Jumper earned the Class Leadership Award, Jake Shaffer received the Best Company (group of 6). Cheyenne Forsythe & McKenna Jumper held the longest position of Captain’s (group leaders). The juniors who attended were Jake Shaffer, Trevor Diaz, McKenna Jumper, Andrew Adams, Logan Jumper, Cheyenne Forsythe, & Devin Murphy


Jul 20

Car into House with Fire


Engine Tanker 27 was alerted and responded mutual aid to Mont Alto, Franklin County Company 5 for a vehicle into a house with entrapment and fire. ET27 arrived and assisted with operations.

Photo courtesy of The Record Herald.


A big Thank you to ET14 – Irishtown FC for covering The Valley to keep our community safe while this incident is ongoing 

Jul 18

Tractor Trailer Accident


This afternoon, Engine Tanker 27 and Fire Police responded to the 5500 blk of Chambersburg Road for an auto accident. No injuries were found. ET27 assisted with debris removal while Fire Police assisted PSP with traffic control.

Jul 17

Junior Fire Academy 2016 begins

7 Buchanan Valley FD juniors begin a week long Fire Academy hosted by Franklin County Public Safety Center. The juniors are mixed with other juniors from the local region to learn firefighting skills, leadership skills, and team building skills. The group is together 24/7 for the next week. We will post updates as we get them.

Jul 16

Officer Development Class by Traditions Training

The Buchanan Valley Fire Department will be hosting an Officer Development Class “Moving on Up” taught by Traditions Training. The class is geared to Fire Officers and/or those who will become Fire Officers looking to build confidence with decision making. This class is open to Adams County Fire Departments initially and will be filled on a first come, first served registration basis. THE CLASS IS LIMITED TO 30 STUDENTS ! The deadline for Adams County Departments is August 1st, then it will be open to everyone. To register contact Chief Mike Spielman via email. The following “1st Alarm” Franklin County Companies are included in round 1 of registration: Franklin’s, Mont Alto, Fayetteville, South Mountain, & New Franklin. The instructors slated to teach this class are some of the best known in the fire service (Chief Larry Shultz DCFD, Chief Ricky Riley Clearwater, Dan Doyle – Pittsburgh)

Jul 11

September Cash/Gun Drawing Tickets

The Buchanan Valley Volunteer Fire Department, & the New Franklin Volunteer Fire Company is currently selling tickets for our next Outdoor Gun and Cash Drawing. The Drawing is September 24th and will be held at the Buchanan Valley Station. For $10 you get an excellent meal, chance on the great list of prizes, a live band (Borderline), refreshments and a great FAMILY BASED environment. All ages are welcome at the event.  Tickets are available from both Departments.  Interested in selling tickets to benefit your Local Volunteers??  More info will be posted as the event nears, Tickets are going very fast ! For more info or tickets, 717-677-0870 or 717-677-9234.

Jun 30

Multi-Alarm Barn Fire in Shippensburg


Shortly after lunchtime today, Engine Tanker 27 was alerted to 2027 Clearfield Road in South Hampton Township Box 15-1 for a Working Barn Fire. West End Fire & Rescue #15 (1st Due) went on the scene with a well off Barn Fire striking the Working Fire Dispatch & 2nd Alarms Tankers. ET 27 arrived and assisted with shuttling water to the fire ground.

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