Tag Archive: Engine Tanker 27

Aug 20

Rural Water Supply Class Practical

Buchanan Valley FD hosted a Rural Water Supply class which is wrapping up today with the Practical evolutions. Volunteers from BVFD and neighboring departments attended the 16 hours training class. Today with the support of Arendtsville FC (Reserve Tower 5), Biglerville Hose Co (Tanker 6), Cashtown FC (Tanker 4), Heidlersburg FC (Engine 25-2) and Mont Alto FC (FL Tanker 5), Students setup a Water Supply station and Tanker Shuttle operation. One of the biggest challenges in rural fireground operations is Water Supply. We appreciate the support from our neighboring mutual aid partners helping us train to overcome those challenges !

Aug 11

Path Valley Annual Parade

Last Evening Buchanan Valley FD Volunteers participated in the Annual Path Valley Parade in Dry Run. After members spent the day detailing our apparatus, we headed over the mountains to one of the largest remaining firemen’s parades left. Buchanan Valley FD Proudly received the following Awards: 1st Place: Engine Tanker, 1st Place Brush Unit, 2nd Place: Rescue Engine, and 2nd Place: Overall Best Appearing Department. 

Jul 30

House Fire in South Mountain

Yesterday Afternoon, Engine Tanker 27 was alerted on the Box Alarm mutual aid to Franklin County, 11388 South Mountain Road for a House Fire. First arriving units went of the scene with fire showing. From previous pre-planning it was known that it was a vacant house with “Collyer’s Mansion” conditions through the structure. Chief 16 ordered a defensive attack to knock down the bulk of the fire with exterior lines and ladder pipes. A tanker shuttle was set-up to haul water from near-by SMRC and a pond. Chief 27 was assigned as the Water Supply Officer. ET27 hauled 10 loads of water (25,000 gallons), as did several other tankers in the shuttle. The back step crew assisted with extinguishment and overhaul. Crews from Adams, Franklin and Frederick Counties were on the scene for several hours before clearing. Photos above are from Denny Clopper. To view all his photos of this incident check out his page: 


Jul 20

Biglerville Apartment fire goes 2nd Alarm with Specials

Engine Tanker 27 with a crew of 6 was dispatched to a Apartment Building Fire on Main Street in Biglerville Borough. ET 27 arrived and was assigned to Division 3 to assist with fire attack. 27’s crew went to work relieving crews who were hooking ceilings and opening the cockloft to extinguish the fire. On top of the fire, crews are working in 90* humidity. Multiple Departments from Adams and Cumberland Counties worked this stubborn fire for over 2 hours. 

Photos used from Gettysburg Times

Jul 01

Commercial Building Fire in Heidlersburg

Early this morning Engine Tanker 27 with a crew of 6 and majority of South Central PA responded to this multiple alarm building fire on Oxford Road in Box 25-2. ET27 shuttled several loads of water and the crew assisted with hand lines putting out hot spots. Firefighters battled this fire in hot and humid conditions for multiple hours before bringing it under control. Photo courtesy of 911Photography. To view additional photos click on the below link.


Jun 23

AFA turns into a Box

Tonight, Engine Tanker 27 responded for an automatic fire alarm at the Village of Laurel Run (27-12 Box). Prior to arriving the Box was filled for the report of smoke in the building. The smoke was determined to be coming from a HVAC unit.

Jun 01

Serious Accident near Tic-Toc

This afternoon Buchanan Valley FD along with Rescue 4 and several EMS units were dispatched to Chambersburg Road (Rt 30) and Buchanan Valley Road (Rt 234) for an auto accident involving a motorcycle. Engine Tanker 27, Brush 27, & Special Unit 27 with 12 responded shortly after dispatch. Additional information from Adams County 911 reported a Garbage Truck involved with 1 trapped. Company 27 units arrived to find a Garbage Truck vs Motorcycle. ET 27 quickly went to work freeing the victim entangled in the cab of the garbage truck. Special Unit 27 split crews and began providing medical aid to the other patients. Command requested 3 ALS transport units and 3 helicopters. Brush 27 established a Landing Zone in nearby field. The roadway remained closed for several hours as Penn Dot and EMA worked on cleaning the accident scene. Chief 27 would like to thank all the responders for their quick work stabilizing the incident as well as to all the Fire Police who kept the scene safe by diverting the traffic. Your assistance never goes unnoticed. 

May 05

AFG Grant Awarded to Buchanan Valley

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