KVFD conducted joint vehicle rescue training with the Christiana Fire Company (Lancaster County) at Atglen Recycling on Monday evening April 17th.
Christiana FC asked KVFD if they would like to conduct joint scenario based training since the Companies work on the western boarder of Chester County together on incidents. KVFD and Christiana FC share a joint working agreement on incidents and this ... (Full Story & Photos)
West Sadsbury Township police and Rescue 8 at the crash.
At 4:45 PM, KVFD was dispatched to a reported crash, one vehicle into a telephone pole with an unconscious occupant. Deputy 8, Amb 8-1, Rescue 8, and fire police units responded along with a paramedic from Brandywine Hospital. Another Brandywine Hospital paramedic, Mr. Leo Scaccia who had been traveling in the area, also assisted.
Tonight's training was conducted at the CCPSTC and it focused on hose line management with "live conditions".
KVFD personnel traveled to the Chester County Public Safety Training Center and utilized their tactical village drill tower for training evolution's which make it as real as it can get with supervised training.
Engine 8-1 & 8-2, along with Ladder 8 were utilized.
Firefighter/EMT Tyler Devoe's family and friends attending today's event.
Both family and friends play a huge part in a volunteer's career of service. Without their support and sacrifice, it won't happen.
Firefighter/EMT Tyler Devoe and Firefighter/EMT Shane Desiderio are in their final weeks of training for certification as a Firefighter-1 at the Chester County Public Safety Training Center in South Coatesville.
Chief Cazillo said,"Both firefighters exemplify what it means to serve our District. They have dedicated many hours in training and responses to our region over the years."
On Friday night at 7:27 PM, KVFD, with a paramedic from Brandywine Hospital, were dispatched for a motor vehicle crash reported to be serious on Rt.#10, Limestone Road, at Old Racetrack Road in Highland Township. Amb 8-2, Assistant 8, Rescue 8, FP 8-30,FP 8-32, and Tac 8 responded.
Assistant 8 assumed command and firefighters began a full extrication on the one vehicle. Extrication was completed ... (Full Story & Photos)
Firefighters cleaning up the debris after a full extrication.
Photo by Capt. Gathercole
KVFD Personnel on the hand-line of Engine 8-1
FF/EMT Desiderio and FF/EMT DeMarco
Dinniman Joins Kickoff of Keystone Valley Fire Dept. Capital Campaign
PARKESBURG – March 28, 2017 – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently visited the Keystone Valley Fire Department (KVFD) to mark the kickoff of the department’s Capital Fundraising Campaign to renovate and rebuild its station in downtown Parkesburg.
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)
"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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