Today, after months of planning, area firefighters, EMTs, fire police and paramedics with a Chief Wilmont from West Fallowfield Township PD, a deputy Coroner from Chester County, JeffSTAT and Southern Chester County EMS paramedics staged a DUI mock crash scenario at the Octorara High School in Atglen.
This is an educational effort in preparation for the prom and graduation season - an opportunity ... (Full Story & Photos)
Mock DUI crash today at Octorara. Photo by EMS Lt. Earl Taylor.
Firefighter Hunter Stiebritz graduated Firefighter I this evening after completing 172 hours of classroom and practical exercises to earn his National Firefighter certification.
Stiebritz joined KVFD upon the completion of our department's consolidation in 2013 as a junior firefighter and worked his way through all the junior firefighting classes and participated in courses which brought him to ... (Full Story & Photos)
Despite the dreary weather, members of Keystone Valley Fire Department continued their training series last evening by focusing on search and rescue, a critical part of truck company operations. Tonight’s training was led by Lieutenant Legieko who is career firefighter full-time and also continues to serve his hometown as a volunteer. Lt. Legieko brings vast knowledge and real world experience to ... (Full Story & Photos)
KVFD group photo at the end of training. Our volunteers were thanked for continuing to serve the community and taking time away from their families to better themselves.
Last night at 7:27 PM, KVFD was dispatched to a crash with unknown injuries on Swan Road at Strasburg Road in West Sadsbury Township. The caller reported that a vehicle hit the bridge and came to rest down an embankment. Firefighters responded and found that none of the occupants required medical attention by EMS. They assisted with traffic control and hazard clean-up, and then cleared the call. ... (Full Story & Photos)
As part of annual EMS week activities, the Chester County EMS Council, Inc. recognized EMS providers from the County last night at the Red Clay Room. We are proud of all who were recognized. Great work!
The following KVFD firefighters received awards:
1. Clinical Save: Crew Members: Jason McCully, David Wallace Synopsis: On March 6, 2015, at 12pm, Keystone Valley Fire Department ... (Full Story & Photos)
Medal of Valor:
Crew: Rodney Discher, Rick Moran (Parkesburg PD), Brian Gathercole (Chief 8)
Synopsis: On November 20, 2015 at 12:35am, Keystone Valley Fire Department and Medic 93 was dispatched to Rt 10 in front of 151 N. Church St for a 2 vehicle accident with entrapment. Chief 8 arrived onscene and confirmed entrapment. Upon arrival of the rescue truck and ambulance the pick-up truck with entrapment caught fire. Officer Discher, Sgt. Moran, and Fire Chief Gathercole rapidly extricated the patient. Without the quick action of the police officers and fire chief the patient's outcome most likely would have been worse than the injuries that were ultimately sustained.
The Parkesburg police officers were not able to attend.
Last night we were invited by the Sadsburyville Fire Company to join them and the Westwood Fire Co in training at an acquired structure, the old Turkey Hill, on the NE corner of Rt.#30 and Rt.#10 in Sadsbury Township. Firefighters had an opportunity to practice roof work,i.e. ventilation using Ladder 8, forced entry,breaching walls and other skills on a real structure a few hours before the structure ... (Full Story & Photos)
Ladder 8 and firefighters at training last night.
Photo by FF/EMT Mike Lam
Firefighters work to extricate a victim at today's crash.
This morning at 8:27 AM, KVFD was dispatched to a serious accident reported to be two vehicles with entrapment on PA. Rt.#10, north of Compass Road in West Sadsbury Township. KVFD, Brandywine Hospital paramedics and several mutual aid rescue, EMS and fire police units responded. One person was extricated and transported by Ambulance 8-1 under care of BH paramedics to the Lancaster General Hospital. ... (Full Story & Photos)
"Working Regionally to Survive Locally"
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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