Several firefighters seeking certification continued their training on Ropes and Rigging at the Chester County Public Safety Center in South Coatesville tonight. Thanks to Thorndale firefighter Sean Barron for the photos.... (Full Story & Photos)
At 12:51 PM, KVFD was dispatched to assist the police with a "police incident" in the 100 block of E. Second Avenue, Borough of Parkesburg. Chief 8, Deputy 8, Ambulance 8-2, Utility 8, and the Westwood fire police responded to a staging area set up at the church on East First Avenue, or shut down nearby roads, while a stand-by crew of firefighters staffed the apparatus at the Central Station and ... (Full Story & Photos)
Command 8 with Chief Gathercole and Deputy Chief Cazillo.
Frank on the left with Board of Directors member Jared Dalmas, December 2014 at Victory Brewing for the KVFD Chrsitmas party.
It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of West Sadsbury Township Supervisor Frank Haas.
Frank was a driving force behind Keystone Valley Fire Department and the regional fire district. Frank spent many hours behind the scenes and in the public forum helping us become who and what we are today…KVFD.
The details as of now indicate that Frank's health had rapidly declined; however, his ... (Full Story & Photos)
During the fighting of the barn fire on the night March 19th, Chief Gathercole sent FF/EMT Wallace and FF/EMT McCully to the Dunkin Doughnuts in West Sadsbury to secure some refreshments for the crews battling the blaze. While speaking with the worker of the Dunkin Doughnuts, a local resident who happened to hear the conversation insisted on paying for the refreshments while thanking all the responders ... (Full Story & Photos)
FF/EMT McCully presents some gifts on behalf of KVFD
At 6:06 PM KVFD was dispatched to the Quad Graphics, 4581 Lower Valley Road, Atglen,West Sadsbury Township, for an industrial rescue, male stuck in a baler. Ambulance 8-2, Chief 8, Deputy 8, Rescue 8, Tac 8, Traffic 8 and Utility 8 responded with two paramedic units from Brandywine Hospital to provide advanced life support services.
At 7:31 PM, KVFD with multiple units from surrounding fire companies, was dispatched to a working barn fire at 4311 Strasburg Road, West Sadsbury Township, Chester County. Multiple callers to Chester County 9-1-1 reported seeing a barn on fire with heavy smoke, some from miles away.
West Sadsbury police reported that upon arrival that the barn was fully involved. Upon arrival firefighters confirmed ... (Full Story & Photos)
KVFD firefighters continued to refine their hose management skills last night in a class instructed by Training Coordinator Ray Stackhouse in the parking lot behind the post office. Hose management is a critical skill in the first few minutes of a fire. The faster we get water on the fire the best it is for occupant survival, firefighter safety and property preservation.
On Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 10:16 AM, KVFD along with Gap Truck 42, was dispatched to Chilis Bar & Grill for an automatic fire alarm.
Supplemental information from fire radio advised Chief 8 (Gathercole) that the alarm company spoke to the manager on-scene requesting the fire department to cancel. Chief 8 recalled the Truck 42 and held the assignment to Station #8 only.
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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