Tag: Training

Sep 21

Training Continues in Buchanan Valley

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” !  

Aug 16

Solar Panel Training Tonight

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

Aug 12

Junior Firefighter Danner completes Cadet Academy

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. 

Aug 09

Vehicle Rescue Demo for Adams County Cadet Academy

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.

Aug 08

Adams County Cadet Academy visits “The Valley”

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. 

Jul 27

Final Stages of placing RE27 in-service

Our Driver/Operators have been busy over the last several weeks completing the Pierce in-service training, Several hours behind the wheel learning to drive the new piece, and completed multiple pumping scenarios all in preparation for the upcoming day of placing Rescue Engine 27 in service.



Jun 06

Pierce In-Service Training

Reminder to all Members.  Tonight (Tuesday) is the Pierce In-Service Training conducted by Glick.  Training starts at 1830 and will last 2 hours.  ALL Drivers and Firefighters should try to attend.  If your unable to attend, contact Chief Spielman.

May 14

Members complete Firefighter I with Structural Burn Session

3 BVFD members who took the Firefighter 1 course while Juniors Firefighters completed their Live Fire Burn Session yesterday finishing their Firefighter 1 series.