It's been a busy 24 hours for KVFD firefighters. At least eight ambulance calls (some others were dispatched to surrounding services because our ambulance was committed on a call) two crashes, both involving motorcyclists, and an odor of gas outside.
Last night, at 11:35 PM, KVFD with a paramedic from Brandywine Hospital were dispatched to a serious accident involving a motorcyclist reported to ... (Full Story & Photos)
This morning our on-duty career staff, Supervisor Regina Solecki and FF/EMT Kevin Bambrick, responded for a residential rescue of a cat stuck since Sunday between a stone wall and a basement ceiling. The owners had tried various resources to attempt the rescue but no one would respond. KVFD was recommended as the "last resort."
At last night's Parkesburg Borough Council meeting, Mr. Jack Assetto, Chair-person of the Parkesburg Special Events Committee disbursed funds raised from this year's community day. Fund were disbursed to organizations that helped with the Parkesburg Community Day as well as other non-profit organizations within the Borough.
Last night, the Chief and Line Officers led training on fire attack and hose management at the Chester County Public Safety Training Center. Firefighters worked with 300' hose lines in the training tower in live fire conditions.
This is a critical task in fire suppression. Estimating the hose length needed for the fire attack and then deploying it efficiently, effectively and fast will often save ... (Full Story & Photos)
KVFD crew members staffed Ambulance 8-1 & Brush 8 for the Annual “Over The Hump” Race at The Piston Poppers Raceway in Sadsbury Township. With the threat of rain in the forecast, crew members took a chance to assist getting the race in. The race day featured displays of vintage race bikes and memorabilia from over the years.
At 8:25 PM, KVFD, Sadsburyville and Cochranville firefighter dispatched to a reported house fire at Parkesburg Antiques, 311 Main Street, Parkesburg. The caller reported that there were flames visible in a window at an apartment.
Upon arrival, Chief Brian Gathercole assumed "Main Street Command." He confirmed that the fire was out but there was a smoke condition present. The fire involved the ... (Full Story & Photos)
Tonight we welcomed Boy Scouts and their families to the Central Station, and the kids had an opportunity to tour the station, view the equipment and to see a demonstration of turn-out gear. They also ran v3 of our very popular Kids' Firefighter Challenge course consisting of several stations:
A Scout starting out the course with the hi-rise pack.
Photo by Career Staff FF/EMT Mike Sell
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The Keystone Valley Fire Department was formed in March 2013 with the consolidation of the Parkesburg, Pomeroy and Atglen Fire Companies. Station # 8 provides Fire/Rescue & EMS Services to Parkesburg Borough, West Sadsbury Township, Sadsbury Township and Highland Township.
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