On Thursday afternoon, Chief Raymond Stackhouse, Ass't Chief Robbie Cazillo, our PIO, and our career staff on Ambulance 8-2 traveled to Westminster Place to meet with the residents and discuss fire safety.
This facility has 72 one or two-bedroom senior apartments, all with fully equipped kitchens, spacious living rooms and walk-in closets.
At 1:46 PM on Thursday, November 20, 2014, KVFD was dispatched to an accident with injuries, reported to be a car into a railroad bridge abutment on Greenbelt Drive at Old Wilmington Road, Sadsbury Township, Chester County. A medic unit from Brandywine Hospital with an Engine from Sadsburyville Fire Co. were also dispatched.
Congratulations to Firefighter Kevin Holmes on his completion of Chester County's "Firefighter 1" course. Kevin made the commitment to attend the course over the last few months balancing working full-time, and a busy family life while still running calls and working events. He and his wife, Jennifer, also a KVFD firefighter, have four children.
On Wednesday morning at 8:47 AM, KVFD was dispatched with the Cochranville Fire Co for a second rescue truck, and Westwood Fire Co., for a second ambulance, to an accident, reported to be serious, vehicle into a house in the 600 block of W. First Avenue, Borough of Parkesburg, PA. County 9-1-1 reported people screaming in the background when the call was received. A medic unit from Brandywine Hospital ... (Full Story & Photos)
On Sunday KVFD traveled to the West Chester Fire Training Center for a day of live burn drills, i.e., practicing skills learned over the last few weeks in live fire conditions. Ladder 8, Rescue 8 and Ambulance 8-1 under command of Capt. Schreiber attended while Rescue 40 from the Boothwyn Fire Company, Delaware County assisted in covering the District.
A mid-morning press fire at Quad Graphics shut down production and caused the evacuation of the building during a busy time of the year. Fortunately no one was hurt and production is expected to resume shortly.
At 10:12 AM, KVFD along with assisting companies from Christiana Fire Company, Gap Fire Company, and Cochranville Fire Company were dispatched to a building fire in the 4000 block of Lower ... (Full Story & Photos)
On Saturday afternoon, KVFD with surrounding fire companies, was invited to attend the housing and dedication of Sadsburyville's Engine 31-1.
Deputy Chief Brian Gathercole represented KVFD with BOD Chair-person Ray Campbell, EMT Penny Knotts, and Fire Police Lt. Bob Linsinbigler also attending. Most of our active crew were attending a two day long training class and weren't available.
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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