Tag: Woods Fire

Oct 22

Friday Night Box

On Friday Night, BVFD was alerted for the 1st Due house fire on Chambersburg Road (27-7).  Rescue Engine, Engine Tanker, Brush and Special Unit 27 responded with staffing of 16.  27 Units arrived together to find a brush fire that had spread into a house.    ET27 quickly placed a line in service and other units opened up the walls to stop any additional fire spread.   Thank You to Cashtown (E4-1) for covering “The Valley” while units operated on the scene.

Feb 20

4 Run Weekend

Over the Weekend, BVFD Volunteers kept busy with responses while also taking a much needed break for our Annual Membership Appreciation Banquet.  On Saturday the Engine Tanker w/ 5 responded on a woods fire on Rocky Mountain Road.  After staging for a period, ET-27 was returned.  During the Banquet a Medical Emergency was handled.  Sunday started off with a reported land rescue on Pine Grove Road (27-3).  Engine Tanker, Brush and Chief 27 responded w/ 12.  Brush 27 arrived to find 1 patient having a medical emergency 300 feet off the roadway on a hiking trail.  The response was quickly held to Brush 27 and EMS.  Around 1700, the  Engine Tanker  w/ 6 responded on the WFD to 2376 Loudon Road (18-13) for the working barn fire.  ET-27 was on the scene for several hours.  Thank You to Bendersville FD for covering the “Valley” during this period.


Oct 24

Brush 27 assisting on Mountain Fire

Brush 27 is currently assisting Franklin County units on a Mountain Fire on White Rock Road. Additional Photos will be posted later 

Sep 24

Brush Fire on Appalachian Trail


Friday Afternoon 9/23, Brush 27 was alert to Cumberland County Box 2-52 in the 200 blk of Ridge Road for a Mountain Fire. Brush 27 with 3 responded assisting the 52 units with locating the fire. The fire was a 30 ft area located 1.5 off the road near the Appalachian Trail. Firefighters carried rakes and bladder packs back to extinguish the fire. PA Dept of Forestry is investigating.

Jul 24

Open Burning Concerns

As with much of the South Central Region, We are currently experiencing extreme dry conditions in Buchanan Valley.  BVFD would like to urge all residents to refrain from any open burning until moderate rain is received.  Looking at the current weather reports, this could be several days.  At this time there is not an official burn ban in effect, yet.  Please remember that as a property owner, you are responsible for a fire that originates on your property.  This can include liability and costs for extinguishment.  If you have any questions in regards to open burning, please contact Chief Spielman

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA - JUNE 26:  A Smokey the Bear sign is seen as firefighters battle the Angora fire as it approaches homes June 26, 2007 in South Lake Tahoe, California. Firefighters continue to battle the 2,700 acre Angora wildfire near Lake Tahoe that has consumed over 200 structures. The fire is now 40 percent contained.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)


May 25

Santa Comes in May for Volunteers

Today, The Firestore dropped off an early (or late) Christmas Present for the Volunteers at BVFD.  Today we received our 40 complete sets of extrication / forestry PPE.  Each Member will be issued a set of Janesville Versa Pro pants and jacket, forest fire gloves, ESS safety glasses and small PPE bag to carry everything.  This PPE will allow for our Firefighters to not have to wear the heavy structural PPE when fighting wildfires.  This entire purchase was completed with grant funding.

PPE 2016 002

Sep 27

Woods Fire in Penn Township

Brush 27 Penn Twp

Friday Night while Members were getting ready for Saturdays Drawing, Co 27 was alerted to assist on the “Mountain Fire” in Penn Township Cumberland County.  Brush 27 w/3 was out the door on dispatch.  Brush 27 arrived and manpower assisted with working the fire.  The fire was less than 2 acres but deep seated due to the dry conditions.   After a few hours, Command 50 started to return units and Brush 27 was returned.  #BVFD27


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