Tag: Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Sep 10

Meat Raffle this Friday

This Friday (Sept 15th), is our first Meat Raffle after a Summer break.  Doors open at 5, Free Meal at 6 and the Raffle starts at 7.  There are no pre-purchased tickets required to attend this event.  All meat prizes come from Steely Meats of Fayetteville.  The meal for Friday is:  Broasted Chicken, Fresh Cut Fries, Homemade Macaroni and Cheese, Dessert and Refreshments.  Come out and enjoy a Family Oriented Night with your family and neighbors.  Call 717-677-9234 with any questions.

Aug 21

Buchanan Valley FD kicks off the 2017 Fund Drive

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 14

September Seafood Feast is SOLD OUT

And it has happened again!  Our September Seafood Feast is SOLD OUT.  We are taking names for the October 7th Seafood Feast now.

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 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: 

CLOPPER’S PHOTOS

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.

PHOTO GALLERY

Jun 26

Fall Outdoor Gun and Cash Drawing

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BVFD is now selling tickets for our Fall Outdoor Gun/Cash Drawing. This is the Drawing you have been hearing about. Interested in buying or selling tickets? See a Member or call 717-677-0870 or 717-677-9234. Tickets are only $10/ticket.  More information on this Drawing will be posted as it nears. Once again, BVFD and NFFC would like to thank you for your Support !