Tag: Engine Tanker 27

Oct 09

Franklin Township Elementary School Fire Prevention Program

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.


Oct 04

Fire Prevention Week


October 4th thru 10th is National Fire Prevention Week. This years key message is “Hear the BEEP where you SLEEP”.

Did you know that roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep?

Smoke alarms save lives. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. In fact, having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half – source NFPA.

Any Franklin Township resident needing a working smoke alarm, please feel free to contact the firehouse (717) 677-9234, and BVFD will ensure you receive a new working smoke alarm. As years past, Buchanan Valley FD will conduct this years “Fire Prevention Day” at Franklin Township Elementary School on Friday October 9th.


Sep 17

September Drill Night

Last Night was BVFD’s Rescue Review Training.  Engine Tanker, Engine and Special Unit 27 with 14 Volunteers loaded up and went to Beechers Auto Salvage for a hands on review.  After a short review period on the rescue struts and holmatro tools, Members were broken into crews and went to task.  The Drill involved a vehicle on its roof, one on its side and a van on its wheels.   Crews were mixed with newer and more experianced Members.  BVFD would like to Thank Beechers Auto Salvage for their on-going Support.  #BVFD27

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Aug 30

House Fire

This morning around 2, Company 27 was alerted for a house fire on Mountain Drive in Franklin County.  Engine 27 and Engine Tanker 27 responded.  Franklin Co 7 arrived with fire showing.  ET-27 was the second arriving Engine.  Crews assisted with several tasks on the scene and the ET went in service around 0700.


Aug 27

Drill Night – Drafting

Last night was another Drill Night for BVFD.  Members completed a basic review of drafting and fill site ops conducted by D/C Parr.  After the review the Wagon and Pumper went on the air to set up a draft and also start the fall Preventive Maintenance on the local dry hydrants.   BVFD would like to thank the local property owners who allowed us to install dry hydrants on their property.  These dry hydrants greatly assist rural water supply.  #BVFD27


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