KVFD is selling a Defender 48" X 96", 300 gallon poly skid unit manufactured in 4/2002 with 2 pre-piped hose reels with electric rewind that hold 200' of 1" hose on each reel. Hose not included. The skid unit has an 18 H.P. Briggs and Stratton Vanguard motor that needs a tune up. It has one 2 1/2" intake, one 1" discharge and one 1 1/2" discharge on the pump manifold and is piped for an additional ... (Full Story & Photos)
Last night we again welcomed Mr. Tony Riccardi to KVFD to present a four hour program on Highway Safety developed by VFIS and the Bucks County Community College. Tony is a well known police and fire instructor and has served as both a municipal police chief and fire chief. He has been teaching for over 50 years. There were 33 members from the KVFD with eleven guests from outside fire companies attending.
This weekend several leaders from the KVFD came together with other Chester County and PA firefighters to attend a weekend of courses at the USFA National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
Chief Raymond Stackhouse, Deputy Chief Brian Gathercole, Lt. Ford Smith and FF/EMT Jason Legieko, attended.Our chiefs were teamed with Chief Neil Vaughn of Malvern, and Chief Barry Messner of the Honeybrook ... (Full Story & Photos)
At 3:36 PM, KVFD was dispatched to assist the Christiana Fire Company, Lancaster County, on a crash reported with entrapment on Rt. #41 in Atglen Borough.
Rescue 8 initially responded, with Ambulance 8-2 and Traffic 8 being soon requested by Command 52, and responding. Upon arrival our Rescue 8 assisted with scene clean-up and traffic control until the Traffic unit arrived. Ambulance 8-2 was not ... (Full Story)
KVFD was dispatched at 10:26 AM to the report of an odor investigation in the 500 block of Strasburg Avenue, Parkesburg Borough. Tac 8, Rescue 8, Ambulance 8-1, and Engine 8-2 responded. Upon arrival crews used meters to check the house and found no hazards, and the odor was found to be degreaser being used. The homeowner was advised to use natural ventilation to clear the odor.... (Full Story & Photos)
At 1:40 PM, KVFD was dispatched to assist the Sadsburyville Fire Company with a fork lift that was reported to be on fire inside a large commercial structure. Ambulance 8-1 responded immediately with Ladder 8 and Engine 8-2 soon following. Upon arrival crews were placed on standby and the fire was found to have been extinguished.
This week, KVFD Members conducted a few "Rainy" day drills as a back up. Crews set up both the Forcible Entry and RIT prop's in our West Station. Originally crews were supposed to complete Vehicle Rescue training, however due to strong storms moving through our area, instead we completed a great night of forcible entry and self rescue training.
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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