This morning at 6:51 AM, KVFD was dispatched to assist the Cochranville Fire Company with a hay bale fire on Rosenvick Road, south of Gum Tree Road in Highland Township, Chester County. FM-45, Fire Marshal McKee was the first to arrive and confirmed the report. Brush 8, Tanker 8 and Ambulance 8-1 responded along with Engine 27-1, Engine 27-2, and Tanker 27.
The Chester County Department of Emergency Services is pleased to announce that John Weer has been named Chester County Chief Fire Marshal.
Since 2008, John has served as the Assistant Chief Fire Marshal for the Chester County Department of Emergency Services (DES). His responsibilities have included assisting Chester County fire and police departments, along ... (Full Story & Photos)
At 3:31 PM, as KVFD and Cochranville firefighters were clearing a field fire in Highland Township on Limestone Road at Friendship Church Road, they were dispatched to a house fire in the 700 block of W. Eighth Avenue in the Borough of Parkesburg. The caller advised Chester County 9-1-1 that there was smoke in the basement. This was confirmed by first arriving Parkesburg police units and resulted in ... (Full Story & Photos)
On Saturday, KVFD had the opportunity to partner with Home Depot in a kid's "Build a Fire Truck" workshop. Normally we do an outside demonstration or static display but with today's weather that wasn't the best choice for the little ones. So instead they were able to get hands-on for Fire Safety week by building and painting a free fire truck inside.
Fire prevention week is coming and in addition to events at the Home Depot and in Octorara schools, KVFD will be partnering with the American Red Cross and local Emergency Management Coordinators, on Saturday, November 14, 2015, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, to deliver and install smoke detectors in our community: Parkesburg Borough, Highland Township, Sadsbury Township and West Sadsbury Township.
Early this morning, at approximately 1:15 AM, KVFD, with an assist from the Cochranville Fire Company, Sadsburyville Fire Company and Westwood Fire Company, was dispatched to a dwelling fire on W. First Avenue in the Borough of Parkesburg. Ambulance 8-2 immediately responded and arrived on location with the Parkesburg PD. Firefighters and police officers found that it was actually food on the stove ... (Full Story & Photos)
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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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