On Friday Night, BVFD was alerted for the 1st Due house fire on Chambersburg Road (27-7). Rescue Engine, Engine Tanker, Brush and Special Unit 27 responded with staffing of 16. 27 Units arrived together to find a brush fire that had spread into a house. ET27 quickly placed a line in service and other units opened up the walls to stop any additional fire spread. Thank You to Cashtown (E4-1) for covering “The Valley” while units operated on the scene.
Shortly after 8am this morning Rescue Engine 27 w/5 responded to the 6200 blk of Chambersburg Rd [Box 27-7] for an Auto Accident. Adams County 911 updated Rescue Engine 27 with now reports of one auto on it’s side with one person trapped. The “Entrapment Assignment” was filled out bringing Engine Tanker 27 w/5. The Rescue Engine arrived and found all occupants out of the vehicles. Fayetteville EMS handled the patient refusals, and 27 handled the hazards. Units cleared a short time later.
We are currently SOLD OUT for our November Seafood Feast. BVFD would again like to Thank Everyone for the continued support. We are taking names for our December Seafood Feast if you missed getting November tickets.
Today, 11 Buchanan Valley FD Volunteers spent s the day at the Franklin Twp School for our annual fire prevention program. Firefighters went to each classroom discussing Fire Safety Topics geared to each age level. We continued our Smoke Alarm Project by ensuring that each kid has taken home a 10 year smoke alarm. 100 Smoke Alarms were given out to students this year. Firefighters & Fire Apparatus from Buchanan Valley, Cashtown, Arendtsville & Fairfield were on hand to for the Fire Safety Day. A great time was had by all !
The Buchanan Valley FD Volunteers close out a week of remembrance of Firefighter Adam Cole. For those not familiar Adam was killed in the Line-of-Duty 10 years ago this past Wednesday (10/4/07) while responding to an alarm with our department. Wednesday Evening, over 50 Buchanan Valley members, the family of Adam, neighbors and invited guests gathered at the firehouse for a ceremony in which the department went to the grave site placing flowers, returned to hear kind words from our guest speaker Timothy Solobay-Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner. A moment of silence was held followed by bagpipe music from our good friend Bill Rose – DCFD Pipes and Drums. Those in attendance also enjoyed an ice cream social and the dedication of the 2017 Rescue Engine.
Friday Morning, Rescue Engine 27 headed south to attend the National Fallen Fighters Memorial Weekend at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD. The department was asked a few months back to take the prestigious honor of filling the backdrop during the 2017 Memorial Service. What an honor to have our department center stage during a national event in which firefighters from across the country remember the heros of America who paid the ultimate sacrifice. We at Buchanan Valley train hard, and pray that one day, this event is no longer needed ! We close this post out thanking the membership for their hard work, pride and dedication. Its very proud and humbling to hear Commissioner Solobay on Wednesday evening declare our department a role model for others to follow.