Today, firefighters had the opportunity to do some VRT training at Atglen Recycling and use state of the art Hurst Rescue equipment as a demo of possible equipment for a new rescue truck. The training was set up by Lt. Tim "Hacksaw" Reynolds and it was well attended.
Thanks to John Sileski and Steve Miller for coming out, teaching us new rescue techniques and demonstrating the latest technology in ... (Full Story & Photos)
On Friday morning at 9:46 AM, during a snowstorm, KVFD, and many other fire companies from Chester, Lancaster, and Cecil counties were dispatched to a building fire at a farm on Racetrack Road in Highland Township, Chester County. The first arriving unit was Eng 8-2 with FF/EMT Barrett, FF/EMT Bambrick, and Firefighter Jones riding as the Officer.
Today, Mr. Jim Kelly from Pennsylvania American Water met Deputy Chief Schreiber at the Central Station and presented a $725.00 check to KVFD. The funds will be used to purchase new structural firefighter gloves. A new pair of gloves costs between $70 and $120 depending on manufacturer and the specifications.
At 3:45 PM, KVFD was dispatched as per a "Fire Chief Notification" to assist with an animal rescue in a field at the 200 block of S. Church Street, Borough of Parkesburg. The career staff on Ambulance 8-2 initially responded, assessed the situation and then requested a fire response. Rescue 8, Assistant 8, and Tac 8 responded.
This Monday night KVFD personnel met at the East Station (Pomeroy) to conduct ventilation and saw practices training led by Fire Lieutenant Tim (Hacksaw) Reynolds.
Personnel first were able to identify what saws were carried on KVFD equipment and what the makes and types were. KVFD carries a saw on everyone unit except the Ambulances. Each saw was identified and explained along with the KVFD Standard ... (Full Story & Photos)
Director Jared Dalmas received notification last week that the 2016 - 2017 Pennsylvania State Volunteer Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant program awards were awarded.
This year the Keystone Valley Fire Department was awarded $51,233.13 for use in fire operations and $15,494.21 for use in EMS operations. Mr Dalmas said, "These funds will go a long way to improving our capability to ... (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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