Tonight we were fortunate to have Mr. Steve Miller and Mr. John Sileski from Municipal Emergency Services, Inc., (MES) attend the final night of our Vehicle Rescue Training series. Over 33 active crew members were in attendance tonight, and most had a hands on opportunity to use the new Hurst equipment on any of the three vehicles donated for training.
On Sunday evening July 27, 2014, Station # 8 was dispatched for an Engine to assist Station 49 Salisbury Twp. Fire Department on a barn fire in the 5900 block of Old Philadelphia Pike in White Horse section of Lancaster County. Also dispatched were engines from Honeybrook and Wagontown.
Engine 8-2 with (5) five firefighters made the response. Engine 8-1 also staffed with (5) five remained on-station ... (Full Story & Photos)
KVFD volunteers and career staff logged a busy day on Wednesday responding to what could have been serious calls in the District. Fortunately many turned out to be minor fire type investigations, and the normal run of EMS calls.
At 1:03 AM, Ambulance 8-2 responded to a residence on Church Street in the Borough of Parkesburg for an injured person.
KVFD is selling a Defender 48" X 96", 300 gallon poly skid unit manufactured in 4/2002 with 2 pre-piped hose reels with electric rewind that hold 200' of 1" hose on each reel. Hose not included. The skid unit has an 18 H.P. Briggs and Stratton Vanguard motor that needs a tune up. It has one 2 1/2" intake, one 1" discharge and one 1 1/2" discharge on the pump manifold and is piped for an additional ... (Full Story & Photos)
Last night we again welcomed Mr. Tony Riccardi to KVFD to present a four hour program on Highway Safety developed by VFIS and the Bucks County Community College. Tony is a well known police and fire instructor and has served as both a municipal police chief and fire chief. He has been teaching for over 50 years. There were 33 members from the KVFD with eleven guests from outside fire companies attending.
This weekend several leaders from the KVFD came together with other Chester County and PA firefighters to attend a weekend of courses at the USFA National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
Chief Raymond Stackhouse, Deputy Chief Brian Gathercole, Lt. Ford Smith and FF/EMT Jason Legieko, attended.Our chiefs were teamed with Chief Neil Vaughn of Malvern, and Chief Barry Messner of the Honeybrook ... (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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