As summer draws to a close, back-to-school season is in full effect. Remember to safely share the roads with school buses, pedestrians and bicyclists, and provide children with the necessary knowledge to stay safe at school.
Whether children walk, ride their bicycle or take the bus to school, it is extremely important that they - and the motorists around them - take proper safety precautions
Today, a very large crowd had an opportunity to meet the world famous Budweiser Clydesdales. The team made a trip from unloading in Minch Park, south on Gay Street and then west on Fourth Avenue to the rear of the VFW.
After a ceremony and a photo op with the crowd, the team returned to the park and headed back gradually into air-conditioned trailers.
On Saturday, KVFD crews participated in the annual kid's fire experience held by the Christiana Fire Company, Lancaster County, by setting up a station for Stop, Drop and Roll. Safety Officer Kevin Holmes with Junior Firefighter Mike Lavender and Junior Firefighter Rian Holmes ran the event and both Junior Firefighters participated in a challenge.
IMMEDIATE – “Race into Scouting!” For the next few months, Cub Scouts throughout the area will team up to encourage boys in first through fifth grade to sign up for Scouts. Classrooms throughout Chester County will receive a special invitation through in-school broadcasts, flyers and special stickers to join Scouting.
The campaign is part of the Chester County Council’s annual “Race into Scouting” ... (Full Story & Photos)
Prospective Scouts at last year's event shown with FF Doug Delestienne.
This week KVFD completed annual hose testing. Over 10,000 feet of hose, every in-service section, was removed from the apparatus, tested and serviced IAW NFPA requirements. The hose was then re-packed. As you can imagine this is a very labor intensive process that took several contractors from Maintenance Unlimited Fire Services of Harrisburg two full days with our career and volunteer staff helping ... (Full Story & Photos)
Tonight, KVFD firefighters conducted a brief review in the use of the new mobile data terminals and then proceeded to the rear of the Home Depot for training in master stream operations after carefully checking that all trucks fit under the recently renovated Culvert Street Amtrak bridge. (They did !)
Firefighters used various master streams including portable and aerial devices while Chief Engineer ... (Full Story & Photos)
Master stream from Ladder 8
Photo by FF/EMT Carley Stutzman
Two major events occurred this weekend with Sadsbury Township’s Community Day and park dedication occurring at Bert Reel Park, and the 5th Annual Fiddler’s Picnic at the Landis Woodland Preserve in Atglen. KVFD staffed an ambulance and fire apparatus at each event, and firefighters ran v2 of our Kids’ Firefighter Challenge at Bert Reel Park.
The Keystone Valley Fire Department was formed in March 2013 with 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.
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