This Wednesday Night (1/17) @ 1830 is our Pre-Incident Planning Class. This Class is thru Bucks. Many topics will be covered. If your attending and have iPads (Active 911), please bring them along. See you at class!
A scheduled training day of Module C for the Firefighting Series Class at Buchanan Valley FD aligned with the first snow storm for the Valley this year. Students enjoyed the snow flakes falling as well as achieving their practical skills stations at the same. The saying is “We fight fires in the snow, so we train in the snow”. A great day was had by all !
Buchanan Valley FD Volunteers finished up the Pump Operations 2 series this past weekend, with multiple scenarios of pumping, drafting, attach lines, big lines. Several firefighters from neighboring departments also attended this class. Last Night (Wednesday) for the monthly drill night, Adams County Hazmat Coordinator (Kim) brought the Mass Decon Tent to “The Valley” so our firefighter could become familiar with the setup and operations. We are not big on stealing quotes from others, but “Let no man’s ghost return to say his training let him down” !
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
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.
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.
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.