May 01

Sunday Morning Drill


With having a weekend of no fundraisers, BVFD decided to have a Sunday morning water supply drill.  Even with a steady rain, 17 BVFD Volunteers attended the Drill.  Topics covered were drafting, pumping lines of different lengths at the same time, relay pumping, running of lines and a pump review (pump pressure calculations).  Several new Drivers also received pump time during this drill.



Apr 30

Hometown Heros

Hometown Heros

Buchanan Valley Fire Department was one of the many Public Safety agencies featured in the “Hometown Heroes” Friday edition of the Gettysburg Times. Buchanan Valley FD is very fortunate to have the numerous dedicated volunteers as well as the community support that continues to sellout all our fundraising events. We Thank you ! ~Neighbors Helping Neighbors~

Apr 25

Seafood Feast is May 7th

Our next Seafood Feast is May 7th.  This will be the last Seafood Feast till July.  This is the Event that you have heard about.  Please call now to get your tickets reserved, we will Sell Out.   717-677-9234 or 717-677-0870.


Apr 24

The Training Continues


Today was another day of Class for Members taking “Interior Firefighter” training.  Engine 27 along with 4 Members made the trip to the Franklin County Training Center to do car fires and roof operations.  These 4 will shortly be ready for their Firefighter 1 Exam.  Great Job!



Apr 24

Brush and Wood Pile Fire


Today around 1130, Co 27 was alerted for a brush fire in the 600 Block of Church Road (27-1 Box).  Engine Tanker, Brush and Chief 27 were out the door on dispatch and arrived to find a brush fire that had spread into large piles of cut timber.  Units deployed several lines to stop the fire from spreading more and to start cooling down the piles of wood on fire.  Tanker 4 as well as “Backhoe 27” were alerted to respond as additional resources. Units worked for over an hour with hot spots and used the backhoe to open up the piles of timber. Brush 4 and Tanker 4 assisted on the assignment. Thank you to Fayetteville E7-2 for covering “The Valley” while we were on the scene.


Apr 21

Transfer to Barlow FD

Engine 27 with 6 members covering the “Southside” while Barlow members attend a very important meeting.

Apr 19

Basket Bingo This Sunday

This Sunday (April 24th), is our Spring Basket Bingo.  Doors open at 11, Light Lunch is Served at Noon and Bingo starts at 1.  A basic Packet is only $20.  All Baskets are filled.  If you have any questions, please call Linda at 717-677-6408.


Apr 19

Brush Fire in Arendtsville

Monday afternoon Buchanan Valley FD units were alerted to assist Arendtsville FC with a stubborn woods fire on Nawakwa Road. Engine Tanker 27 and Brush 27 operated for a few hours extinguishing hot spots. Conditions throughout the region are extremely dry, and residents are urged to use extreme caution if you must do any outside burning.

Apr 11

Meat Raffle This Friday


This Friday (April 15th), is our next Meat Raffle.  Doors open at 5, FREE MEAL at 6 and the raffle starts at 7.  The meal for Friday is Homemade Chicken and Ham Salad Sandwiches, Fresh Cut French Fries, Homemade Macaroni and Cheese, Refreshments and Dessert.  This is the Meat Raffle that you hear about.  All meat prizes are from Steeley Meats of Fayetteville.   If you have any questions please call 717-677-0870 or 717-677-9234.  BVFD would like to again Thank Everyone for the Great On-Going Support!


Apr 05

Early Morning House Fire


This morning around 3AM, Engine Tanker 27 was alerted for the porch on fire on White Church Road (FL7-3).  The Wagon responded with 5 and arrived to be assigned as the RIT Company.  Co 7 found heavy fire in the rear.  After the incident was determined to be under control, the Crew was assigned to Division 2 to complete opening up.  ET-27 was on the scene for 3 hours and did supply 2000 gallons of water.  Photo credit to Brian Denham.


Apr 03

Chain Saw Winner

The Junior Firefighter’s Chain Saw Raffle was drawn at last nights Seafood Feast.  Bill Kuhn is now the proud owner of the saw.  The Junior Firefighters would like to Thank everyone who purchased tickets.  Another Raffle for the Juniors is in the works and will be announced very soon

Chainsaw 2016

Apr 02

Field Fire with Exposures

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Today around 1530, Company 27 was alerted for the brush fire threatening an exposure on Nawakwa Road (5-7 Box).  Engine Tanker 27 responded on dispatch and arrived to find a quickly spreading fire towards several exposures.   Engine Tanker 27 deployed two handlines and quickly stopped the fire at the exposures.   After a good wet down units were returned.



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