Tag: “The Valley”

Feb 02

Junior Firefighters Chain Saw Raffle

The Junior Firefighters are currently doing a chain saw raffle.  The winning ticket will be drawn at the April 2nd Seafood Feast.  The Saw is a Stihl 271 with a 20″ bar and a bar guard.  Tickets are $1 each / 6 tickets for $5 / 15 tickets for $10.  The Juniors will be selling these tickets at all fundraisers between now and April 2nd.  Tickets are also available at the firehouse.  The Juniors would like to Thank everyone for supporting their fundraiser.

Juniors Saw

Jan 31

Covering for New Franklin’s Banquet

Buchanan Valley FD sent 2 crews over to New Franklin #17 to cover their Engine & Truck while their members celebrated the Annual Awards Banquet. BVFD also left two dedicated crews behind at the firehouse to cover “The Valley” throughout the night.

Jan 24

Blizzard ’16 Reponses


With the Blizzard of 2016 starting to wrap up, BVFD is still staffed by Volunteers for any response.  The Duty Crews took in an MVA, Medical Response, Mutual Aid Box and a 1st Due Box during the Blizzard.  This is on top of the many un-dispatched investigations that the Crews handled.  Last night as the snow was starting to let up, Adams dropped the box for the report of a house on Oak Drive (27-6 Box).  Engine Tanker, Engine, Brush 27 all responded and with the assistance of the Franklin Township Road Crew arrived to find a furnace malfuntion (explosion) with a small fire.  The box was quickly held to “27”.  BVFD would once again like to recognize Franklin Township for the endless support and with out the roadcrew we would have never been able to access Oak Drive.  Above are some pictures from Oak Drive.


Jan 18

Barn Fire in Gettysburg


Engine 27 & Engine Tanker 27 was alerted early this morning on the Working Fire Dispatch to Knoxlyn-Orrtanna Road in Box 1-3 for the Barn Fire. Units arrived with fire conditions throughout the building. BVFD 27 Units shuttled water to the fire scene from the fill site while firefighters assisted with opening up and extinguishing the fire. Just a reminder to our followers, it is 13 degrees out while firefighters are battling this fire.

Jan 11

Auto hits fallen tree

This morning around 0700, Company 27 was alerted for an auto accident with entrapment in the 800 blk of Pine Grove Road (Box 27-3).  Engine Tanker 27 and Chief 27 responded arriving to find EMS on the scene with one patient self extricated from the vehicle.  A medivac was requested to fly the patient to the trauma center and the landing zone was set at Franklin Co 7′ helipad.   The roadway was closed until the arrival of the road crew to remove the tree.


Jan 04

First Due for the House


Yesterday, at around 1600 hours the Box was Dropped for a reported woodstove fire in a house on New Road (27-4 Box).  Engine Tanker 27 arrived on the scene shortly after dispatch with normal conditions from a double trailer residential.  A quick investigation found a fire in the walls and floor area around the woodstove.  Extensive opening up and overhaul was needed to handle this incident.  Company 27 had the Wagon, Pumper and Brush on scene.  Thank You to the mutual aide Departments for your assistance.



Jan 03

BVFD members begin 2016 with all our supporters


Buchanan Valley FD members rang in the New Year spending their weekend at the firehouse preparing to serve well over a 1000 guests and patrons. Friday January 1st, we served our annual Pork & Saurekraut Dinner to over 550 people. Saturday was our popular Seafood Feast that is held of the 1st Saturday of each month. Saturday brought 455 people to “The Valley” for the best Seafood around. Today (Sunday) we are serving our friends from Redding’s Hardware in Gettysburg with their Big Buck Contest and expecting 250 people. This would not be possible without the dedicated members of Buchanan Valley FD. Their tireless efforts do not go unnoticed. And lastly we thank each supporter who purchases tickets to all our fundraising events !

Dec 26

Pork & Sauerkraut Dinner New Years Day


Looking for a New Year’s Pork & Sauerkraut Dinner ? Buchanan Valley FD is the place you are looking for !! On Friday January 1st 2016 from 11am to 2 pm, Buchanan Valley will be serving a Buffet Style (All you can eat) Pork & Sauerkraut Dinner with all the sides and drinks. The cost is $9 for Adults, $4.50 for kids ages 6-11, and 5 & under eat free. Buchanan Valley FD is a family oriented facility, so bring everyone sit together and will cover the rest.

*There will also be “take out/to go meals” *

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