Aug 20

Rural Water Supply Class Practical

Buchanan Valley FD hosted a Rural Water Supply class which is wrapping up today with the Practical evolutions. Volunteers from BVFD and neighboring departments attended the 16 hours training class. Today with the support of Arendtsville FC (Reserve Tower 5), Biglerville Hose Co (Tanker 6), Cashtown FC (Tanker 4), Heidlersburg FC (Engine 25-2) and Mont Alto FC (FL Tanker 5), Students setup a Water Supply station and Tanker Shuttle operation. One of the biggest challenges in rural fireground operations is Water Supply. We appreciate the support from our neighboring mutual aid partners helping us train to overcome those challenges !

Aug 16

Solar Panel Training Tonight

As a reminder, Tonight (Wednesday) is the Solar Panel Awareness for Firefighting Class at BVFD.  Class starts at 1800 hours.  This is a BUCK’s Certified Class.  There is no need to pre-register, just show up ready to learn.  Contact Chief Spielman with any questions

Aug 14

September Seafood Feast is SOLD OUT

And it has happened again!  Our September Seafood Feast is SOLD OUT.  We are taking names for the October 7th Seafood Feast now.

Aug 12

Junior Firefighter Danner completes Cadet Academy

This past week Adams County Fire Training Center hosted the 1st Junior Firefighter Cadet Academy. BVFD Junior Firefighter Tyler Danner attending the week long academy. The balance of the BVFD Juniors attended the Franklin County Academy previously this summer. The junior academies teach the junior firefighters basic firefighting skills, team building skills and leadership skills throughout the week. Congratulations Tyler on completing the academy. Thank you to the firefighters of Adams County who took time to lead or assist with running this program. 

Aug 11

Path Valley Annual Parade

Last Evening Buchanan Valley FD Volunteers participated in the Annual Path Valley Parade in Dry Run. After members spent the day detailing our apparatus, we headed over the mountains to one of the largest remaining firemen’s parades left. Buchanan Valley FD Proudly received the following Awards: 1st Place: Engine Tanker, 1st Place Brush Unit, 2nd Place: Rescue Engine, and 2nd Place: Overall Best Appearing Department. 

Aug 09

Vehicle Rescue Demo for Adams County Cadet Academy

This afternoon Rescue Engine 27 with a crew of 5 assisted with the Adams County Cadet Academy by Demonstrating Vehicle Extrication Techniques at the Adams County Training Center. RE27’s crew used our Holmatro Hydraulic Tools to show door pops, door removals, and other various auto extrication skills. “The Valley” is proud to take part in building our future Adams County Volunteer Firefighters.

Aug 08

Adams County Cadet Academy visits “The Valley”

This evening the Adams County Cadet Academy visited Buchanan Valley Fire Department for dinner and  forcible entry training. Our firehouse cooks proudly prepared our famous pulled pork, homemade macaroni and cheese and other various sides for the junior firefighters and academy staff. After dinner, the cadets received training on our forcible entry door simulator. Several BVFD27 members were on hand to assist with meal preparation, cleanup and training. We wish the inaugural Adams County Academy Class well as they approach the midway point of the academy. 

Aug 08

September 9th Seafood Feast

Our next Seafood Feast is September 9th.  Tickets are going very fast, call soon if you want to get one.  Please note that this is the SECOND Saturday in September.  Call the FD today for tickets 717-677-9234.

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