1180 Buchanan Valley Road Orrtanna, PA 17353 717-677-9234
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December 20th 2013
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January 1st 2014
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CALL LOG/ NEWS
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6: 121 7:
10: 407 11: 086
14: 345 15: 146
5: 445 6: 121 7: 355 8: 015
9: 267 10: 407 11: 086 12: 132
13: 345 14: 345 15: 146
October 2: BVFD was alerted along with Franklin Rescue Squad 7 &
MICU 7-7 for an Auto Accident in the 1300 blk of Pine Grove Rd.
Deputy Chief 27 (Parr) arrived on scene found one vehicle off
roadway over turned one patient self extracated. Deputy Chief 27
requested air medical and Franklin Engine Company 7 was alerted for
the landing zone at Fayetteville elementary school. After the
patientt was transported Deputy Chief 27 held Engine 27 for lighting
for the Pennsylvania State Police.
October 2: Engine Tanker 27 was
alerted for the transfer to "The Animal House" Hampton Fire
Company 10 while they operated on a barn fire in York County.
ET27 and the Assistant Fire Chief handled the call. No calls
were handled while on the transfer and ET27 returned around 1:35
am. September 4: Engine 27 transferred to
Chambersburg Company 1, McKinley Street Station. During this time there
was a working barn fire in St Thomas Twp and a working garage fire in
the Boro. Engine 27 handled no incidents while on the transfer.
September 4: Engine 27 transferred to Chambersburg Company 1, McKinley Street Station. During this time there was a working barn fire in St Thomas Twp and a working garage fire in the Boro. Engine 27 handled no incidents while on the transfer.
September 3: Company 27 was alerted for an unknown type fire outside. Engine 27, Special Unit 27 and Chief 27 responded. BVFD units arrived to find a fire to the rear of 2292 Pine Grove Rd (27-3 Box). Units extinguished the fire and after investigation found another smaller fire in the area. As you can see in the pictures, the fire was in the area of the local "zoo", no animals were injured in this incident. ** Pics will be up shortly**
August 29: ET27 was alerted to 711
Lincoln Terrace in Franklin Box 7-4 for the Barn Fire. ET27 and the
Asst. with 4 handled the call, upon arrival Franklin Command 7
downgraded the box but held ET27 on scene. ET27 crew went to assist with
fire attack while ET27 staged with other tankers on scene, Franklin
Command 7 had an established water supply with a hydrant from Norlo
Park, very shortly after ET27 was placed in service.
August 16: Transfer : This evening E27 traveled to the "The Dog House" Adams County Co.25
Heidlersburg, to cover the first due so their members could work their Annual Fireman's Carnival.
No calls were handled and BVFD would like to thank "The Dog House" for your as always
August 15: Path Valley: This evening BVFD dump house to attend the 106th Annual Path
Valley Parade. BVFD came home with 2nd Best Appearing Special Unit. A big thank you
to Adams County Co. 14 Irishtown (ET14) for covering "The Valley".
(Photos Courtesy Brian Denham)
August 10:ACVESA Convention: Today BVFD participated in the Annual ACVESA Convention
hosted by Biglerville Hose and Truck Company AC Co.6, BVFD brought home Best Appearing
Engine Tanker and Best Appearing Special Unit. BVFD would like to also send congratulations
to Biglerville Hose and Truck Company on celebrating 100 years of service to the community.
(Photos Courtesy of Steve Roth 911 Photography)
August 9:Engine 27-2: The Officers and Members of BVFD would like to
Thank Andrew Hoffman for allowing us to use our old pumper for the upcoming County Convention Parade. Engine 27-2 was purchased from Biglerville FD in 1989 and was sold in 2003.
August 6:MVA: 5 Minutes after backing into Quarters from the barn
fire, Engine Tanker 27 and the Chief were back out the door for an auto
accident at Buchanan Valley RD and Club Rd. Units arrived to find a
pick up truck that was in the apple orchard with moderate damage. A
quick investigation determined that there were no occupants. A male was
found walking from the accident and was referred to PSP.
August 5:Barn Fire: Just after backing in on the transfer Engine
Tanker 27 responded on the barn fire at 4777 Fort Loudoun Road (9-18A).
ET 27 arrived and shuttled 5 loads of water until being released at
(Top Four Photos By FF Curtis Bryan)
(Bottom Two Photos By BVFD)
August 5:Transfer: Engine Tanker 27 and the Chief transferred to
Franklin County Company 18 (St Thomas). With a large barn fire going on
in the County, there were no Tankers left available in Franklin County.
August 5:House Fire: Engine Tanker 27 and the Chief responded for the reported house fire on Hade Road (18-4). Enroute Franklin Chief 1 returned all units after finding a good intent.
August 1:Transfer: This evening E27 with a crew of six transferred to AC Co. 7 Bendersville
so there Members could work their annual Fireman's Carnival. No calls were handled and
BVFD would like to thank AC Co. 7 for their as always great hospitality.
July 28: MVA: Co 27 was alerted for a reported serious accident at Buchanan Valley Rd and Chambersburg Rd (27-1 Box). Engine Tanker, Chief and Deputy 27 responded. Deputy Chief 27 arrived to find two motorcycles and a pick up truck involved. The Deputy Chief started air medical to the 200 Block of Buchanan Valley Road and assigned Brush 27 as the LZ. ET 27 and Rescue 4 handled scene hazards and assisted with patient packaging.
July 9th-New Equipment-BVFD has recently placed into service some
life saving equipment. After an in service training at our Save Your
Own Class, we have placed into service a new Scott Viper Thermal Imagine
Camera (TIC) and also a Large Area Search Kit (RIT). The TIC
July 1st-AFA- Engine Tanker and Chief 27 responder for the AFA at 6361 Chambersburg Road. ET-27 arrived to find a light smoke condition and investigated finding food with no extension in apartment #9. Natural ventolation was used and the box was placed in service.
June 30th-Busy Day-Engine 27 and the Chief transferred to Co 7 (Bendersville) for the 2nd time of the day. After being at Co 7 for 5 minutes, Engine 27 was alerted to respond for the house fire on White Oak Tree Rd (9-8). Engine 27 staged and the manpower assisted with opening up walls and checking for further extension.
June 22nd- Transfer- This evening E27 with a staffing of six transferred to Walnut Bottom
CU Co.49 for their annual carnival. Thank You to CU Co.49 for your as always wonderful hospitality.
June 21st-Box Alarm- BVFD was alerted tonight to 203 Pebble Lane in Box 5-8 for the
vehicle fire in a garage. ET27, E27, and the Chief responded. Chief 5 arrived on location
and advised vehicle fire in a car port attached to the house, ET27 was first on location and put
the bumper line into service. Fire was knocked down and contained to the vehicle with
minimum damage to the house. E5-1 crew checked for extension and vented the residence.
The box was held to ET27 and E5-1 the remainder were placed in service.
June 21st-Today 25 Boy Scouts that are camping in the Valley attending a fire safety
presentation at BVFD.
The Boy Scout Troop is from Little Rock, Arkansas. After an hour
presentation and tour the young men continued on their week long camp.
So far this
June 15th & 16th-Training- BVFD would like to thank all who signed up and came out to the
Traditions Training- Surviving the Fire Ground Training. Subjects that were talked and practiced
were Obtaining Situational Awareness, Self Rescue/Escape Options, SCBA Emergencies,
Proactive Situational Awareness, Reduced Profiles/Breaching/Entanglement Hazards/Bailouts,
Embedding "Mayday Discipline", "Managing the Mayday" Practical Fire Ground Scenarios.
Thank You to the instructors who gave all a lot to think about and a lot of great skills to take
home. A Special thank you to Cumberland Air 53 for being there to fill air bottles on Sunday.
We would like to hold a RIT training through Traditions Training in the fall if you are interested
please contact Chief Spielman so we may get an idea of how many would be interested in the
June 15th-MVA- BVFD was alerted to the area of 710 Buchanan Valley Rd Box 27-1 for the
auto accident one auto off roadway into a tree. ET27,E27,SU27, and the Chief handled the call
upon arrival units took blocking position and found one vehicle off the roadway with no injuries.
PT was checked out by EMS and released to PSP. Units returned available.
June 15th-House Fire- BVFD was alerted to 317 Seven Stars in Box 4-1. ET27 and the Assistant
handled the call. Upon arrival crew assisted in fire attack and overhaul while ET27 supplied Tanker 4 and E5-1. Box was placed in service shortly after day break.
June 14th-House Fire- BVFD was alerted to 1534 Hearthside Drive in Franklin Box 7-4, ET27
handled the call. Upon arrival crew assisted with water supply and were placed in service shortly after.
June 12th-Investigation Outside- BVFD was alerted to the area of 5990 Chambersburg Rd
for unknown fire outside. ET27,B27, and the Chief handled the call.
June 7th-House Fire- BVFD was alerted for the Possible House Fire at 155 Norris Rd in
Box 5-8. ET27,E27, and the Chief handled the call, upon arrival units found it to be just a
Chimney Fire. Command 5 downgraded to Company 5 and 27 units, box was placed in service
June 2nd-House Fire- BVFD was alerted for the house fire in Franklin Box 17-7 at
1485 Park Terrace Drive, ET27 and the Chief handled the call ET27 was placed in service
June 1st-Big Drawing- Thank You to all who came out to the Big Drawing this year. It was a
great turn out and a lot of fun was had by all. Thank you to all the BVFD Members who helped
with set up and those who helped through the event.
2013 Big Drawing
May 4th-Seafood Feast- Thank You to all who attended the Seafood Feast. Another great
crowd to support the Local Fire Department. Our next Seafood Feast is July 13, 2013, See you
April 28th-Land Rescue- Co 27 was alerted for a Land Rescue at the intersection of
Shippensburg Rd and Ridge Rd (CU Box 252-105). Brush, Special Unit, and Chief 27 handled
the call. Units arrived on location and were directed to search the area and then returned to
staging before being released by Command 52.
April 25th-AFA-Co 27 was alerted for an Automatic Fire Alarm at 6361 Chambersburg Road
(27-12 Box). Engine Tanker and Chief 27 arrived to find a smoke condition in the building as a result of un-attended cooking in apartment 15. After confirming no extension in the room the building was vented with PPV.
April 24th-Drill Night- Tonight BVFD and Fairfield Fire Dept held a joint drill night. The evening
started of with some grilled hot dogs and hamburgers with a little rain added in. After a quick
talk Members loaded up and headed to Beechers Auto Salvage to get some tool time in.
A BIG THANK YOU to Holmatro for bringing out their trailer and to Beechers for use of their facility.
April 20th-House Fire-Co
27 was alerted for the house fire in the 8200 Block of Lincoln Way East
in Franklin County (7-6 Box). Engine Tanker, Engine and Assistant 27
responded. ET-27 arrived behind E7-1 and advanced an attack line to
assist Co 7 with fire attack. Co 7 had arrived to find a working house
fire with a report of people trapped. Engine 27 arrived and supplied
the ET and
April 9th- Engine Tanker 27, Brush 27, Special Unit 27 respond for the brush fire (5-8 Box) on
Boyds Hollow Rd. Brush and Special Unit27 arrived on location and assisted in fire attack
while ET27 supplied two loads of water to E5-1. Just after night fall the fire was placed under control and box was placed in service.
April 7th- Engine Tanker 27 and the Chief responded for the house fire on Mont Alto Road
(FL7-5 Box). Units
arrived with a working attic fire. ET-27 arrived and sent manpower to
staging. The fire was contained to the attic area and involved blown
insulation. After extensive opening up, ET 27 was released by Command
April 6th- Brush, Special Unit and Chief 27 responded to the Long Pine Dam
(27-3 Box) for the land rescue. Enroute Adams advised of a hiker that had fallen and was unable to get out of the trail. All units were staged until Chief 27 could determine which trail that the hiker was on. Once determined a recon Group of Franklin 7 and 27 was formed and found the patient along the water side. The recon group removed the patient and turned him over to EMS to be checked out.
April 6th- Brush 27 and the Chief responded to the 3000 Block of Old Route 30 for a Brush Fire
(4-4 Box). After
investigation the fire was found in the 2500 block, where the home owner
had a garden hose in service putting out the small 10x10 area. D/C 4
placed the box in service.