Oct 09

Franklin Township Elementary School Fire Prevention Program

Today Engine-Tanker 27, Special Unit 27 and Brush 27 along with 14 BVFD Volunteers attended a day long Fire Prevention Program at Franklin Township Elementary School.  BVFD along with Cashtown FD and others do this annual Fire Prevention program at the school.  Firefighter groups attend each classroom and complete a presentation followed by students getting to tour the apparatus. Firefighters attend lunch with the students.  New Students to the school are given a new smoke detector (10 year model) to take home and have installed in their homes.  BVFD would also like to thank Franklin Township Staff for their support of this Fire Prevention program.  BVFD would like to Thank our members who took a day off work today to help with the teaching of fire safety to the students and residents of our 1st due area.


Oct 04

Remembering Adam Cole

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This date marks 8 years since Adam Cole was killed in the Line of Duty while responding to a Mountain Fire with the Buchanan Valley Fire Department. We often think back remembering Adam and are grateful for having him apart of our BVFD family. We know he continues to look over our shoulders each time the siren goes off and the trucks go out the door. Honor Adam today by thinking of the 87 new names being added to the Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg this weekend, and pray that number quickly drops in size.


Oct 04

Fire Prevention Week


October 4th thru 10th is National Fire Prevention Week. This years key message is “Hear the BEEP where you SLEEP”.

Did you know that roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep?

Smoke alarms save lives. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. In fact, having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half – source NFPA.

Any Franklin Township resident needing a working smoke alarm, please feel free to contact the firehouse (717) 677-9234, and BVFD will ensure you receive a new working smoke alarm. As years past, Buchanan Valley FD will conduct this years “Fire Prevention Day” at Franklin Township Elementary School on Friday October 9th.


Oct 03

National Fallen Firefighters weekend

The officers and members of Buchanan Valley FD are thinking of the families of the 87 firefighter names being added to the National Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Emmitsburg this weekend as the nation holds a tribute to the Heros. Please take a moment to remember those who gave theirs lives trying to protect yours !

Oct 02

Gun (Pistols) Drawing


Tickets are available for the October 24, 2015 Gun Drawing. The prizes are Pistol Handguns listed above. The Tickets are $20 Pre-sold or $25 at the door. The ticket also includes a Meal (Menu TBD). Doors open at 4:00 pm, the Meals begins at 6:00 pm, and the Drawing begins immediately after the Meal. See a member to get a ticket or call (717) 677-0870.

Sep 27

Successful Gun & Cash Drawing

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Yesterday was our annual Fall Gun and Cash Drawing.  This is the 2nd Outdoor Drawing that was completed in 2015 along with our friends New Franklin Volunteer Fire Company #17.  We could not have asked for better weather for this event. Both Departments would like to Thank each person that was involved with the drawing, including those who continue to support the volunteer fire service by purchasing tickets.  There was excellent turn-out of volunteers from both departments to make the event possible. A few other mentioning’s go out to the Irvin Family for allowing us to use their large field for parking and the York Springs FD #9 for sending Engine 9-1 with an awesome crew to cover “The Valley”. There were many suggestions offered after the June Drawing, and many of those were implemented at this drawing.  We are pleased to announce that both departments will again do both drawings together in 2016.  The drawings will be the first Saturday in June and the last Saturday in September.  In-closing, the Buchanan Valley FD & New Franklin FD would again like to Thank you for your continued support.

Sep 27

Field Fire in Franklin


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Yesterday just as our Cash/Gun Drawing was getting started, Co 27 was alerted to assist Franklin Co 7 on a field fire on Anthony Highway (7-5).  Engine 9-1 (transfer crew) responded, shortly after Brush 27 was added to the response and also responded.  Units arrived to assist with containing the 20 acre corn field fire and E9-1 supplied Co 7’s Wagon.  Units remained on the scene for over 2 hours.  Thank You to Barlow FD for covering “The Valley” during this incident.


Sep 27

Woods Fire in Penn Township

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Friday Night while Members were getting ready for Saturdays Drawing, Co 27 was alerted to assist on the “Mountain Fire” in Penn Township Cumberland County.  Brush 27 w/3 was out the door on dispatch.  Brush 27 arrived and manpower assisted with working the fire.  The fire was less than 2 acres but deep seated due to the dry conditions.   After a few hours, Command 50 started to return units and Brush 27 was returned.  #BVFD27


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