Firefighter Brett McDannell saw a problem at the 27 house and found a solution while adding a little pride to the firehouse. As many are aware, BVFD is very fortunate to have many volunteers, especially during our fundraisers. In the past, we assigned firefighters to the apparatus by pen and paper. FF McDannell found a vendor and created this sign board that will hang in the firehouse for years to come.
Tag: Rescue Engine 27
Engine Tanker 27 & Engine 27 with crew of 11 responded to this commercial building fire on Chambersburg Road (Box 4-1) in Franklin Township. Several Adams County departments assisted Cashtown FD with this working fire. Initial companies arrived to find fire showing from the front. Several Lines were stretched and worked this stubborn fire. Crews remain on the scene at this time extinguishing several hot spots.
Buchanan Valley FD Apparatus Committee members are busy in Appleton Wisconsin at Pierce going over the specifications and meeting with the vendor who will build the new Rescue Engine 27. As the process continues, we will continue to update our followers with the progress. Once again, this project would not be possible with out the tremendous support of the community, Franklin Township, and the hardworking Volunteers of BVFD27.
The Buchanan Valley Volunteer Fire Department membership is excited to announce the purchase of RESCUE-ENGINE 27. This purchase is the final stage of several years of planning. The Apparatus Committee was formed in January to review and build a piece of fire apparatus to replace the aging Engine 27. After several months of meetings, and trips to various vendors the committee proposed their recommendation to the department at the August meeting. The decision was unanimous ! Below are a few detailed items of the new RE27. The complete drawing is posting above.
2017 Pierce Arrow XT Rescue Pumper
525 HP Detroit Diesel Motor
Seating for 7 Firefighters
2000 GPM Pump
1500 Gallon Water Tank
20 KW Generator
Side Dump Chutes
“DCFD” Low Rear Hose Bed
9 Pre-Connected Hose Lines
4 Pre-Connected Holmatro 100’ Reels
Complete Holmatro Supplement of Rescue Tools (NEW)
The Buchanan Valley Volunteer Fire Department would like to end this post with thanking the residents and visitors for your continued support. Without your financial support, the added monthly Gun Drawings and the support of Franklin Township, this purchase would not have happened. We are looking forward to working with Cyle Sheafer of Glick Fire Equipment throughout the rest of this project. It is anticipated to arrive in early Summer of 2017. Mark your calendars, and come celebrate on October 4, 2017 as we host the dedication of Rescue Engine 27. As the project develops, we will continue to post updates.