KVFD along with other emergency responders had an opportunity to visit Brandywine Hospital and spend some time with the hospital's administrative team, Brandywine Hospital's Medic 93, and JeffStat 3. They enjoyed lunch cooked by the renowned Leo Scaccia, Medic 93's Director of Operations and were briefed about the capabilities of JeffStat 3 along with a tour of the aircraft.
Last night we were honored to receive an award from the Chester County EMS Council Inc. naming us as the Distinguished Service of the Year for our outstanding contributions to EMS in Chester County.
Fire Chief Brian Gathercole said,"We graciously accept this award on the behalf of the Fire District, KVFD and all the active crew members, both career and volunteer who work so hard every day to deliver ... (Full Story & Photos)
FF/EMT Wallace attempting to wrangle the loose pony along Rt. 10
08:15hrs - While returning from picking up breakfast from Wawa FF/EMT McCully & FF/EMT Wallace noticed a loose miniature pony running in traffic on Rt. 10 in front of the Upper Octorara Presbyterian Church, the pony kept darting across both lanes of traffic almost being stuck or causing an accident multiple times. FF/EMT McCully used ambulance 8-2 to block traffic while FF/EMT Wallace attempted to ... (Full Story & Photos)
KVFD worked with Mr. Scot Kreger, Parkesburg's Emergency Management Coordinator, and Ms. Amy Amer, Chester County 9-1-1, to do a public education event today at Westminster Place on disaster preparedness. Past events were about fire safety.
About 71 residents attended and asked some great questions.
Several residents and the staff expressed their appreciation for KVFD's fire and EMS services on ... (Full Story & Photos)
This evening crews from the Sadsburyville Fire Company met us at the Central station and we conducted a review of the incident lead by Capt. Bob Guiney, Training Coordinator Ray Stackhouse, and Sadsburyville's Battalion Chief Erik Brecht. Several suggestions were made as to developing a specific Incident Action Plan and pre-planning future calls that may occur there.
Tonight we had an opportunity to meet with a group of local Girl Scouts from Troop 4215, and provide a tour of the station. We also received multiple cards, posters, and candy as a token of their appreciation.
Thanks to Firefighter/EMT Thomas Yervelli, Capt. Bob Guiney, FF/EMT Don Billett, FF/EMT Jose Santiago, Jr. FF Nate Gathercole and Jr. Capt. Peter Mango for their assistance.
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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