This afternoon Buchanan Valley FD along with Rescue 4 and several EMS units were dispatched to Chambersburg Road (Rt 30) and Buchanan Valley Road (Rt 234) for an auto accident involving a motorcycle. Engine Tanker 27, Brush 27, & Special Unit 27 with 12 responded shortly after dispatch. Additional information from Adams County 911 reported a Garbage Truck involved with 1 trapped. Company 27 units arrived to find a Garbage Truck vs Motorcycle. ET 27 quickly went to work freeing the victim entangled in the cab of the garbage truck. Special Unit 27 split crews and began providing medical aid to the other patients. Command requested 3 ALS transport units and 3 helicopters. Brush 27 established a Landing Zone in nearby field. The roadway remained closed for several hours as Penn Dot and EMA worked on cleaning the accident scene. Chief 27 would like to thank all the responders for their quick work stabilizing the incident as well as to all the Fire Police who kept the scene safe by diverting the traffic. Your assistance never goes unnoticed.
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This past week, the Apparatus Floor changed its appearance. The original concrete which was poured in 1984 developed minor cracks and presented safety issues for members and visitors. Buchanan Valley FD researched Firehouse flooring companies and found a company that came highly recommended with multiple references. They arrived Monday morning ready to work. The entire floor was milled by a concrete grinding machine, and a leveling material was laid in preparation for the final coats of epoxy. After a few coats the floor is now a RED, slip resistant, level, and durable floor which will last us until the new firehouse is built.
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.