Engine Tanker 27 was alerted to Franklin County (Box 17-7) to the 2800 blk of Newcomer Rd for a Garage Fire. As ET27 arrived the Box was scaled back to 17 units. ET27 was reassigned to transfer to the 17 house while they finished the overhaul of the garage.
For the 3rd night in a row, 27 was alerted for a house fire, this time on the Working Fire Dispatch just west of Gettysburg on Glenwood Drive (Box 1-4). Local PD went on scene shortly after dispatch reporting a working fire with upgraded the assignment. ET27 was placed in water supply. ET27 remained on the scene for over an hour assisting. No injuries were report, just more cold ears, hands and toes.
Last night at 11:30, A Box Alarm was sounded for a mixed occupancy House Fire on Bendersville Wenksville Rd (Box 7-2) with a report of people trapped. 27 doubled pulled with Engine Tanker 27 & Rescue Engine 27 w/ staffing of 11. ET27 & RE27 arrived back to back, as Command 7 placed RE27 in the attack group, and ET27 in Water Supply. Crews worked the fire for several hours before bringing it under control. Another fire in the county with near 0* temperatures.
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.