Jan 14

Another Slick Day in the Valley

Today 27 units were alerted for the Auto Accident in the 5900 Block of Chambersburg Road (27-1 Box). Engine Tanker 27 and Special Unit 27 responded to find 4 separate incidents on Chambersburg Road due to the slick road conditions. Crews investigated to find that all were property damage only and returned the assignment. BVFD would like to remind everyone to please use caution driving on the new section of Chambersburg Road during any snow/ice conditions. This area has been the host of several accidents this winter already.

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Jan 14

1st Due House Fire

On Sunday morning, Members woke up to Chief 27 calling in a house on fire at 1777 Buchanan Valley Road (27-5 Box) on Fire 1. As the Box was being dropped Engine Tanker 27 responded and arrived quickly to find a single story rancher with a working fire in the rear. ET-27 deployed 2 lines and quickly knocked down the fire in the rear. Engine 27 and Special Unit 27 arrived and was assigned to assist in opening up the walls and ceiling to stop the fire from further running the void spaces. Several Neighboring Departments assisted on the fireground in the freezing conditions. BVFD had a total staffing of 17 on the fireground. A special thanks to the BVFD Ladies for having breakfast prepared at the firehouse when the apparatus returned and to Engine Tanker 14 for covering “The Valley” while 27 units worked this house fire.

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Jan 07

Upcoming Training Classes

Buchanan Valley Fire Department will be hosting two training classes this Spring. The first class is the “Introduction to the Fire Service” (Module A). This is the first step in obtaining the Essentials of Firefighting Series. This class is produced by Bucks County Comm College.  The second class is “Minimal Staffing Truck Company Operations” produced by Traditions Training. Limited student space is available with preference given to BVFD members. If you are interested contact Chief Spielman as soon as possible. To view the flyers for more information on these classes visit: Buchanan Valley Fire Department Training

* Fire Ground Support (Module B) Class Added to BVFD Training Page * Contact Chief Spielman to enroll !

Jan 05

Franklin County House Fire

At 13:55 today Engine-Tanker 27 was dispatched on the 2nd Alarm box assignment to Weatherstone Drive in Washington Twp. ET 27 arrived sending manpower to assist on the fire ground, meanwhile ET 27 assisted with water supply operations. Photos by: Steve Biesecker, Wagon Driver/Waynesboro FD

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Jan 02

New Adams County Radio Tower Visit

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During morning rounds today the new 800 mhz Tower Site was paid a visit. This site is part of the new Adams County  Radio Project that has been in the works for years.  The site is located in the 27-6 Box almost 1 mile from the hard road.  Other Towers are also in the works in the first due area and should be completed hopefully by Spring.  More info to come…..

Dec 31

First Due Box on New Years Eve

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Box 27-1 was sounded for the Storage Building fire in the 500 Block of Buchanan Valley Rd.  Engine Tanker, Engine and the Fire Chief responded to find a fire running the exterior wall spreading into the roofing material.  ET-27 placed a pre-connected line in service and made a quick knock of the fire.  The Box was quickly down graded to “27”.  Crews opened up the area and wetted down the area.

Dec 31

Happy New Year

Wishing all our friends and family a Happy New Year ! Be careful celebrating tonight

Dec 30

MVA with fire and fly out

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Engine Tanker, Brush and the Fire Chief responded to 20 Oak Drive for the reported auto fire (27-6 Box).  Units arrived to find an auto well off in the 5500 Block of Chambersburg Rd as a result of an auto accident.  One patient was found and air medical was requested.  EMS Units, Air Medical and Engine 27 (LZ) were added to the response.    The Wagon crew made quick work of the auto fire and additional Members handled EMS care.