Last night around 11pm, 27’s units were alerted for the brush fire on Church Rd. Brush 27, Engine Tanker 27, and Rescue Engine 27 arrived to find a large wood pile on fire extending into the nearby woods. Crews quickly contained the fire, spending the remainder of the time overhauling. BVFD wants to remind homeowners to be careful when discarding ashes from heating sources. In this particular case, the wind stirred up old ashes from over 24 hrs ago.
Shortly before 7am, Engine Tanker 27 & Rescue Engine 27 was alerted for the House Fire with people trapped on South Mountain Rd in Quincy Twp, Franklin County (Box 16-2). ET27 & RE27 was placed in the Water Supply Group with Chief 27 being the Water Supply Officer. The crews from both assisted with Fire Attack and Overhaul. FL Engine 16-2 was able to make the grab shortly after arriving on scene. The victim was in critical condition and air lifted to an area burn unit. 27 units remained on scene for a fire hours assisting the PSP Fire Investigator. Photos courtesy of wagon driver B. Kimple & Social Media.
Buchanan Valley FD was featured in the Gettysburg Times yesterday on its 30 year history of our Traditional Pork & Sauerkraut Dinner each New Year’s Day. Ours crews delivered our usual top of the line meal to over 500 people. If you have never attended a fundraising event at Buchanan Valley FD, our events are posted on the Event Page. Come out and join us for excellent food at a reasonable price.
Shortly before lunchtime a Box Alarm was sounded for a House Fire Box 5-8 On Pebble Ln. Chief 5 arrived with smoke showing from a 2 story House. Engine 5-1 and Engine Tanker 27 were assigned to the Attack Group. The fire was brought under control quickly. Firefighters also dealt with Temperatures in the teens.
This Monday (Jan 1st) is our Annual New Years Day Dinner. This tradition has existed since BVFD went in service. Doors open at 10:30 and we serve till 1. Adult meals are $9, kids are $5 and we do offer carryout’s. The meal is served “Buffet Style” and of course has Pork and Sauerkraut as part of the buffet. Your meal includes the full buffet, refreshments and dessert. Come out and start 2018 with your friends and family at the Buchanan Valley Volunteer Fire Department.
**Celebration of Life Details for James Arter Jr**
A Celebration of Life service will-be-held on Saturday December 30, 2017 from 10am-12noon with a Funeral Service immediately following at
Monahan Funeral Home
125 Carlisle Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Street Parking at Monahan’s is limited, alternative parking will be at
Gettysburg Fire Department (one block away)
35 North Stratton Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(Use rear parking lot)
Fire Department members are requested to wear their department uniforms. With the anticipation of temperatures in mid-20s, dress warm in layers. Visiting departments should not bring fire apparatus to the funeral services, as there will not be a procession or graveside service.
A scholarship fund has been established for James Arter’s daughter, Payton. In lieu of flowers, please send donation checks to:
“Payton Arter 529 College Fund in memory of her father, James Arter, Jr. ”
Youngs Financial and Wealth Management
145 Pinecrest Drive
Annapolis, MD 21403
The Officers and Members of the Buchanan Valley Fire Department announce with great sadness and heavy hearts, the death of James Arter Jr (“J.R.”). J.R. leaves behind a wife and young daughter. We ask that you keep J.R.’s family & friends in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Details of his services will be announced when available. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund for his daughter is in the process of being established. Questions should be directed to Tim Baldwin- President –Email