This morning, guests from the CCIU class at the Octorara Area School District visited the Central Station for a field trip. Firefighters provided the students a tour of the apparatus and demonstrated the appearance and voice of a firefighter geared up fully in turn-out gear and SCBA. Students were at KVFD for one hour and then proceeded to the Parkesburg Police Department for the second part of their ... (Full Story & Photos)
On Friday, April 24, 2015, KVFD crews started a busy day by assisting the Sadsburyville Fire Company with a motor vehicle accident at 2:13 AM in the 100 block of Octorara Road, Sadsbury Township, Chester County. Initial reports were of a one-vehicle crash with fire but upon arrival SFC responders found there was no fire, and our fire response was cancelled. Ambulance 8-1 did respond and assist Sadsburyville ... (Full Story & Photos)
Last night's training consisted of assisting our training coordinator, and past chief, Ray Stackhouse, Capt. Schreiber, and Mr. Steve Miller of MES, with pump testing the apparatus discharge pressures to improve efficiency and service delivery time during pumping operations. They began the set-up and some testing earlier in the evening with EMS Lt. Emerson's assistance at the location to the rear ... (Full Story & Photos)
Mr. Miller of MES on the left viewing his equipment installed inside the crew compartment of Engine 8-2 with Capt. Schreiber giving directions.
06:57hrs - Ambulance 8 along with a paramedic from 93 were dispatched to assist Station 31, sadsburyville Fire Co with an accident on the RT 30 bypass East of RT 30. Asst. 31 arrived on location to find a single vehicle blocking the right Eastbound lane which had been involved in a rollover accident with the driver unconscious inside the vehicle. Entry to the vehicle was made and patient care initiated ... (Full Story & Photos)
On Christmas Eve, Good Works homeowner Eugene (Gene) Sabbi lost his home in a devastating fire due to a mishap with his wood burning stove. He received 2nd degree burns to hands and arms and lost his dog Elsa, a one-year old boxer pup in the inferno.
According to eye witnesses, the old timber home was engulfed in flames within 4 to 5 minutes. Gene lost everything ... (Full Story & Photos)
Last night, KVFD firefighters and Cochranville Fire Co., firefighters attended a three hour Office of the State Fire Commissioner course taught by Capt. Dennis Gallagher from Upper Darby at our Central station. The course covered some new content and updated some old information based on research by UL and NIST.
We learned that Capt. Gallagher was actually recently involved in a residential fire ... (Full Story & Photos)
The Keystone Valley Fire Department was formed in March 2013 after 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. Please click on the Volunteer Section to learn how to become a member of the KVFD family!
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