Monday afternoon Buchanan Valley FD units were alerted to assist Arendtsville FC with a stubborn woods fire on Nawakwa Road. Engine Tanker 27 and Brush 27 operated for a few hours extinguishing hot spots. Conditions throughout the region are extremely dry, and residents are urged to use extreme caution if you must do any outside burning.
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Early this afternoon Engine Tanker 27 and Brush 27 were alerted mutual aid to the 900 blk of Flohr’s Church Rd in Franklin Township (Box 4-6) for a brush fire impinging on a house. Units arrived and assisted with extinguishing the fire. This is one of several brush fires that Buchanan Valley FD responded on over the last few days.
Today Engine-Tanker 27, Special Unit 27 and Brush 27 along with 14 BVFD Volunteers attended a day long Fire Prevention Program at Franklin Township Elementary School. BVFD along with Cashtown FD and others do this annual Fire Prevention program at the school. Firefighter groups attend each classroom and complete a presentation followed by students getting to tour the apparatus. Firefighters attend lunch with the students. New Students to the school are given a new smoke detector (10 year model) to take home and have installed in their homes. BVFD would also like to thank Franklin Township Staff for their support of this Fire Prevention program. BVFD would like to Thank our members who took a day off work today to help with the teaching of fire safety to the students and residents of our 1st due area.
Yesterday just as our Cash/Gun Drawing was getting started, Co 27 was alerted to assist Franklin Co 7 on a field fire on Anthony Highway (7-5). Engine 9-1 (transfer crew) responded, shortly after Brush 27 was added to the response and also responded. Units arrived to assist with containing the 20 acre corn field fire and E9-1 supplied Co 7’s Wagon. Units remained on the scene for over 2 hours. Thank You to Barlow FD for covering “The Valley” during this incident.
Friday Night while Members were getting ready for Saturdays Drawing, Co 27 was alerted to assist on the “Mountain Fire” in Penn Township Cumberland County. Brush 27 w/3 was out the door on dispatch. Brush 27 arrived and manpower assisted with working the fire. The fire was less than 2 acres but deep seated due to the dry conditions. After a few hours, Command 50 started to return units and Brush 27 was returned. #BVFD27