It is fun to decorate for the winter holidays, but holiday decorations can increase your risk of a home fire. As you deck the halls this season, be fire smart.
When you’re decorating with live trees, make sure you keep the tree watered. If a dry tree comes in contact with a flame, it can catch on fire in fewer than 10 seconds and spread quickly throughout your home. Take ... (Full Story & Photos)
Be safe this Season!
Firefighters practicing vehicle rescue last night.
Photo by Capt. Schreiber
Tonight KVFD began their annual in-house training on Vehicle Rescue at the Central Station. Firefighters reviewed the procedures and using the extrication tools practiced those procedures on a donated vehicle.
At 5:32 PM, Sunday evening, a neighbor reported that a home was on fire. He could see flames in the window and was unsure if everyone was out. Capt. Schreiber was in the area and found a heavy smoke condition. He assumed Cemetery Road Command and requested a working fire dispatch.
He soon updated the status and advised that it was a mobile home and everyone was out. Assistant Chief Klingler arrived ... (Full Story & Photos)
Firefighters on-scene at the Cemetary Road mobile home fire.
FF/EMT Delestienne making the ascent.
Photo by S. Klingler
Today, a resident from N. Limestone Road requested assistance in getting their cat down from a tree. It was estimated that the cat was about 30' feet up in a large tree. We had firefighters on-station and available after Chief Winter's funeral, so Ladder 8 responded and made the rescue.
Thanks to Ass't Chief Rich Klingler, FF/EMT Nate Delestienne, and FF/EMT Peter Mango for assisting this family. ... (Full Story & Photos)
Thank you to everyone that came out and attended Chief Bill Winters (Chief 26) service today. It was a great honor to see many of Chester Counties past and present providers of the service send off Chief 26.
Chief Winters has in one way or another had some impact on many service providers of Chester County.
More importantly, on behalf of the Winters family and KVFD thank you for the continued support!
On Monday, November 28, 2016, the Chester County Emergency Services community lost another one of its long time leaders. William R. L. Winters, Sr. passed away in the early morning hours yesterday at Harrison Senior Living in Christiana PA.
Chief Winters had been involved with the Chester County Firefighting community for over 50 years, 47 of those years as Fire Chief of the Atglen Fire Company. ... (Full Story & Photos)
The Keystone Valley Fire Department regrets to announce the passing of William "Bill" Winters also known as "Chief 26" of Atglen Fire Company. Chief Winters served the Atglen Fire Company and residents of Atglen Borough for over 50 years. Chief 26 Winters was Fire Chief for 46 years at the Atglen Fire Company.
Many members indicated that once again the fire service has lost another icon in the ... (Full Story & Photos)
On Monday night at 8:23 PM, KVFD was dispatched to a chimney fire at house in the 200 block of Lenover Road in Highland Township.
The resident reported that their chimney was on fire and they were evacuating the house.
Firefighters responded and arrived to find a working fire in the chimney. The resident advised that she went to add a log to the fire box and noticed a noise coming from the fire ... (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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Notice is hereby given that the Keystone Valley Regional Fire District will meet on Monday November 28 at 7:00 pm at the Keystone Valley Fire Department, 329 West First Avenue, Parkesburg, Pennsylvania to discuss the results of an emergency services study. Planned to attend are the following District member Municipal Officials; Parkesburg Borough, West Sadsbury Township, Highland Township, and Sadsbury Township.