The Members of the Keystone Valley Fire Department would like to wish everyone a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving Holiday
Holiday travel can be especially challenging because of congested roadways, added distractions and fatigued or drunk driving – all of which can lead to tragedy."Many Agencies will be working hard to keep our roads safe during the Thanksgiving holiday, and we're also counting ... (Full Story & Photos)
The Parkesburg Word of Life Church announced today that they are going to be serving the community breakfast, starting Saturday, December 19th, now at THE POINT (Parkesburg Point at 700 West Main Street) from 7 am - 10 am.
This is going to be ongoing on the third Saturday of each month as before, and all proceeds are donated to KVFD.
On Monday evening, November 23, 2015, while KVFD members were preparing for training night at the East Station, KVFD along with Christiana Fire Company for an Engine and Tanker, were alerted for the chimney fire in the area of the 1200 block of Swan Road in West Sadsbury Township at 7:25 PM.
Ladder 8, Engine 8-1 and Ambulance 8-1 made the responses along with Chief 8 at 7:27 PM. Lancaster County ... (Full Story & Photos)
Crews from Ladder 8 checking the roof while other firefighters enter the home.
Early this morning, at 12:19 AM, KVFD units cleared a crash in the 5000 block of Strasburg Road in West Sadsbury Township where a vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. The driver refused EMS treatment and all units left the scene upon the arrival of troopers.
KVFD was then dispatched at 12:35 AM, along with Westwood EMS and Brandywine Hospital's Medic 93 to the area of the Golden Green Quarry ... (Full Story & Photos)
Last night was the graduation ceremony for Chester County's new Firefighter - I students. KVFD had two students attending this course, Matt Crockett and Josh Jones.
Chief Gathercole said,"Taking the time away from your personal lives and most importantly your family to dedicate 172 hours to your professional career as firefighters means something not just to yourself, your department but to your ... (Full Story & Photos)
Firefighter Josh Jones (L) and Firefighter Matt Crockett (R) at Firefighter I.
Photo by J. Schreiber
Crews from KVFD, Gap and Christiana standing by for assignment at today's call on Lenover Hill Road.
On Thursday morning at 7:58 AM, KVFD with Christiana and Gap firefighters along with Christiana Community Ambulance responded to a house fire this morning in the 200 block of Lenover Hill Road, West Sadsbury Township, Chester County. The caller reported that a baseboard heater in her kitchen was on fire and it was sparking.
At 7:19 PM on Tuesday night, KVFD and with the Sadsburyville Fire were dispatched to a report of a gas leak outside the Parkesburg School House Apartments. Ladder 8, Chief 8, Deputy 8, Assistant 8, Ambulance 8-2, Engine 8-2, Engine 31-1, Deputy 8 responded.
Chief Gathercole assumed "Strasburg Road Command" upon his arrival and assigned firefighters to investigate. KVFD on-scene observed that the ... (Full Story)
Lt. Mike Emerson installing a smoke detector in Pomeroy.
UPDATE: The team visited 17 homes, installed 13 smoke detectors and replaced nine batteries. Many bags of preparedness information were also left at the front doors where no was at home.
Today, KVFD partnered with the American Red Cross, Emergency Management Coordinators from Parkesburg Borough, West Sadsbury Township and Highland Township, County and local fire marshals ... (Full Story & Photos)
"Working Regionally to Survive Locally"
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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