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.
Tonight, the building committee met with our architect to finalize building design and the command staff met to discuss construction on Culvert Street and Main Street, and it's impact on our responses.
Lt. Jason Legieko, conducted tonight's training focusing on the use of a stokes basket to securely package patients in various rescue situations. Lt. Legieko is also a career firefighter in Maryland.... (Full Story & Photos)
This morning at 12:45 AM, Tanker 8 was dispatched as part of a multi-county task force to assist Lancaster County fire companies with a multiple alarm fire at a business at 3456 Lincoln Highway, Paradise Township, Lancaster County.
The firefighters, Deputy Chief Cazillo and FF Kevin Holmes were out until almost 5:00 AM, assisting in the water supply operation.... (Full Story & Photos)
Tanker 8 on location.
Photos by Deputy Chief Cazillo.
One of our amazing KVFD Kids. Brayden, age 3.
Photo courtesy of his grandmother Kathi.
See Brayden in action in the photo album on our Facebook page.
Thanks to all who braved the sweltering conditions to attend or volunteer at the event yesterday. In addition to the heat, we faced some other obstacles, but overall it seemed to go well. Our fire and EMS crews were very busy with call volumes all-day but we still got it done.
At the community day event, our KVFD firefighters had an opportunity to run our first ever Kids' FF Challenge. Go to our ... (Full Story & Photos)
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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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