At 12:12 PM, KVFD was dispatched to assist the Cochranville Fire Company with a barn fire soon changed to a silo fire at a farm in the 400 block of Gum Tree Road, Highland Township, Chester County. Multiple departments from Western Chester County and Eastern Lancaster County were also requested to assist.
Cochranville Fire Chief Dean Hoopes assumed "Gum Tree Road Command" and began to develop an ... (Full Story & Photos)
On Friday evening at 7:12 PM, KVFD was dispatched along with a paramedic from Brandywine Hospital to an accident involving an overturned vehicle on Boro Line Road at Old Stottsville Road in Highland Township. The caller, a passerby, reported the vehicle was blocking the road and three occupants were out.
Ambulance 8-1, Rescue 8, Engine 8-1 and Fire Marshal 45, Gerald McKee, responded. Ass't Chief ... (Full Story & Photos)
At 6:22 AM, KVFD and units from the Christiana Fire Company, (Lancaster County) were dispatched to a reported brush fire on Strasburg Road, west of Mt. Vernon Road in West Sadsbury Township, Chester County. The call was soon upgraded to an out-building fire resulting in additional resources being dispatched.
Ambulance 8-1, arrived and found a debris pile and brush on fire. Assistant 8, Ass't Chief ... (Full Story & Photos)
KVFD took a partial break from "business" by having a picnic at the Parkesburg VFW on Saturday.
The picnic was a chance for members to relax and enjoy the day together, working as a team and communicating while doing something other than responding to emergencies - like playing bean bag and horse shoes.
The chance to relax would not have been possible had it not been for our Community partners, ... (Full Story & Photos)
The future of Pa's Volunteer fire service is our kids! Many of our Junior firefighters and active firefighters/EMTs were first exposed to the fire service as younger children. This weekend many local fire departments and companies came together spearheaded by the Christiana Fire Co, and sponsored by them and other community groups, to offer a fire experience day titled,"Step into the Boots of a Firefighter."
Scott joined the Parkesburg Fire Company at age 21 after meeting some members at the fair. His father is a Borough employee who knew most of firefighters. So Scott was familiar with the fire company and said that he joined because he wanted to help others in the community.
After graduating from Octorara High School, he attended a construction technical school in Delaware and then decided to attend ... (Full Story & Photos)
While Engine 8-2 with a crew of five stood-by and assisted the Cochranville Fire Co., during a pre-planned water supply training, the remainder of the active crew completed duties at the stations and then worked together to set-up the KVFD Challenge/Fitness course inside the West station. Members are encouraged to use this course to improve fitness, and practice survival skills.
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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