Our Junior Firefighters are currently selling Raffle Tickets for a Stihl 271 Chain Saw. Tickets are $1 each, 6 for $5 or 15 for $10. The Raffle will go off at the May 2nd Seafood Feast. If you are interested in supporting the Junior Firefighters and would like Raffle Tickets for a chance at the chain saw, see a BVFD Junior Firefighter or stop past the Firehouse.
Emergency Medical Services have become a growing topic in Adams County this past year. Many questions have been brought forth from the residents & community members of BVFD’s 1st due response area about the upcoming EMS changes. Buchanan Valley Fire Department will continue to provide 1st Responder EMS responses to ALL incidents. Fayetteville FD EMS has provided its Ambulance service to Buchanan Valley FD’s 1st due area since 1998, and began providing Advanced Life Support services in 2000. Residents can expect the combination of Buchanan Valley FD & Fayetteville FD EMS through mutual aid agreements to continue to provide the same quality Pre-Hospital care with the same professionalism to the residents of Buchanan Valley as years past. Any additional questions, please feel free to contact Chief Mike Spielman or President Tim Baldwin.
On Saturday May 9th 2015, BVFD will be having a Pistol Drawing. The meal for the Pistol Drawing will be Roast Beef, Chicken, Green Beans, Fresh Cut French Fries, Soup, Roll, Gravy, Dessert and Drink Refreshments. Doors open at 4pm, The Meal is served at 6pm and the Drawing begins at 7pm. All BVFD fundraising Events are popular and result in a sell out. All proceeds from the Gun Drawing goes towards our Apparatus Replacement Project. Tickets are $20 pre-sold and $25 the day of the event. Please call now if you want to purchase a ticket or if you are interested in selling tickets (717-677-9234 or 717-677-0870). Tickets are going fast ! As always, BVFD would like to thank those who supports our local Fire Department. #BVFD27
Today around 2 PM, BVFD was alerted to assist units with a brush fire impinging a building on Dug Hill Road (7-3). Co 7 was sent for a brush fire and enroute upgraded the assignment because of how close to a building the fire was progressing. Engine-Tanker, Brush and Chief 27 responded. Brush 27 was used to wet down an area where the fire had originated and the Wagon staged, sending manpower to assist Co 5 units. After a short period, “27” units were placed in service. #BVFD27
Last Night (4/1/2015), Engine Tanker 27 w/ five responded for the reported barn fire on Tillie Town Road (4-1). Deputy 4 arrived to find a large pile burning behind the barn and held the box. Engine Tanker 27 arrived and prepared to supply E4-1, sending manpower to assist with opening up the pile and hitting wet spots. While clearing the scene the Engine Tanker was requested to assist with freeing a cow that had become stuck in a feeder. With the use of the Holmatro Cutters the cow was freed from the feeder. #BVFD27 #Cowpower
On Sunday (3/29) Brush and Engine Tanker 27 responded for the field fire on Orrtanna Road (4-3 Box). Brush 27 arrived and assisted Co 4 with containing the fire on the right flank. Engine Tanker 27 arrived and sent its manpower to assist with hot spots. After a quick wet down units returned to service.