Tag: Rescue Engine 27

Oct 08

Pride, Brotherhood, Remembering, whats does it all mean ?

The Buchanan Valley FD Volunteers close out a week of remembrance of Firefighter Adam Cole. For those not familiar Adam was killed in the Line-of-Duty 10 years ago this past Wednesday (10/4/07) while responding to an alarm with our department. Wednesday Evening, over 50 Buchanan Valley members, the family of Adam, neighbors and invited guests gathered at the firehouse for a ceremony in which the department went to the grave site placing flowers, returned to hear kind words from our guest speaker Timothy Solobay-Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner. A moment of silence was held followed by bagpipe music from our good friend Bill Rose – DCFD Pipes and Drums. Those in attendance also enjoyed an ice cream social and the dedication of the 2017 Rescue Engine. 

Friday Morning, Rescue Engine 27 headed south to attend the National Fallen Fighters Memorial Weekend at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD. The department was asked a few months back to take the prestigious honor of filling the backdrop during the 2017 Memorial Service. What an honor to have our department center stage during a national event in which firefighters from across the country remember the heros of America who paid the ultimate sacrifice. We at Buchanan Valley train hard, and pray that one day, this event is no longer needed ! We close this post out thanking the membership for their hard work, pride and dedication. Its very proud and humbling to hear Commissioner Solobay on Wednesday evening declare our department a role model for others to follow. 

Oct 08

Guns 4 Hoses – October 28th

Our next Gun Drawing is October 28th.  This Drawing “Guns 4 Hoses”, directly benefits our Rescue Engine Project.  For the $20 pre-purchased ticket, you get a great home cooked meal, refreshments and a chance on the 20 guns on the ticket.  A Door Prize will also be given away.  Tickets are going fast.  Call 717-677-0870 or 717-677-9234 today to get your tickets or with any questions.

 

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” !  

Sep 16

Fill in for Biglerville Fall Fest

This evening Rescue Engine 27 with a crew of 6 is handling calls for the Biglerville Hose & Truck Company while their members work the Fall Fest. Looking for something to do ? Stop in an visit ! They have rides, games and food. 

Sep 12

Share our Invitation for our Neighbors, Friends & Community

 

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. 

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.