Last weekend our Fire Ground Support class began for local firefighters working toward achieving their Firefighter I certification. Buchanan Valley FD was happy to host this class which is part of our ongoing commitment to provide local training to our volunteers. This class will wrap up in the next few weeks and prior to the trainee’s entering the next phase of their firefighter training.
This Friday (Nov 17th), is our next Meat Raffle. Doors open at 5, FREE MEAL at 6 and the Raffle starts at 7. This month’s meal is: Hot Turkey Sandwiches, Corn, Fresh Cut French Fries, Gravy, Dessert and Refreshments. All Meat Prizes are from Steely Meats of Fayetteville. Come out and see what you have been hearing about. Call 717-677-9234 or 717-677-0870 with any questions.
Twenty BVFD firefighters spent the day training with ESI on Winch operations. The class was taught by Pat Grub from ESI and consisted of 4 classroom hours followed by several practical techniques. With the arrival of Rescue Engine 27, a portable winch was purchased for the apparatus. This class trained our firefighters safe, efficient & effective rescue operations of using this important piece of equipment. Fairfield Fire & EMS also sent RE2 with 6 firefighters for the class.
Rescue Engine 27 with a crew of 6 transferred to Hampton Fire Co #10 this past Sunday while their department worked a fundraiser event. The Rescue Engine was dispatched on the 1st Alarm assignment for a Working Barn Fire at 650 Rife Rd in Box 11-4. RE27 arrived and establish a draft at a nearby pond. The crew worked for a few hours before being released by command. Prior to the Barn Fire the crew assisted with a medical incident at the event.