Tag: Engine Tanker 27

Oct 19

Traffic Accident on Chambersburg Rd

Shortly after 8am this morning Rescue Engine 27 w/5 responded to the 6200 blk of Chambersburg Rd [Box 27-7] for an Auto Accident.  Adams County 911 updated Rescue Engine 27 with now reports of one auto on it’s side with one person trapped. The “Entrapment Assignment” was filled out bringing Engine Tanker 27 w/5. The Rescue Engine arrived and found all occupants out of the vehicles. Fayetteville EMS handled the patient refusals, and 27 handled the hazards. Units cleared a short time later.

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 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.

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