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.
At 5:01 PM, KVFD was dispatched to an advanced life support call for an injured person from a tractor rollover accident in the 400 block of Old Stottsville Road, Highland Township, Chester County. Ambulance 8-1 responded with a paramedic from Brandywine Hospital. EMS Lt. Earl Taylor also responded.
Upon arrival, Lt. Taylor found a tractor over the embankment with the operator injured and the tractor ... (Full Story & Photos)
Thanks to West Sadsbury Township police chief Jim Peters for his donation of a $50 gift card from Rocco and Anna's Ristorante, Parkesburg. FF/EMT and Board of Director member Jared Dalmas accepted the gift card on behalf of KVFD. It will be used for post detail or post training meals as approved by the Board.
KVFD had the opportunity to staff the fun-filled Lanchester Fiddlers' Picnic with Ambulance 8-2 on stand-by in the rustic park setting of the Landis Woodland Preserve, West Sadsbury Township. FF Vazquez and FF/EMT Shultz were on the detail.
There were stage performances, jam sessions, food vendors, and hay rides.
At: Landis Woodland Reserve
610 Zion Hill Road
Atglen, PA 19310 USA
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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