This week KVFD completed annual hose testing. Over 10,000 feet of hose, every in-service section, was removed from the apparatus, tested and serviced IAW NFPA requirements. The hose was then re-packed. As you can imagine this is a very labor intensive process that took several contractors from Maintenance Unlimited Fire Services of Harrisburg two full days with our career and volunteer staff helping ... (Full Story & Photos)
IMMEDIATE – “Race into Scouting!” For the next few months, Cub Scouts throughout the area will team up to encourage boys in first through fifth grade to sign up for Scouts. Classrooms throughout Chester County will receive a special invitation through in-school broadcasts, flyers and special stickers to join Scouting.
The campaign is part of the Chester County Council’s annual “Race into Scouting” ... (Full Story & Photos)
Prospective Scouts at last year's event shown with FF Doug Delestienne.
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)
Just hanging around at training!
FF/EMT David Green (L) with Jr. FF Ryan Holmes (C), and FF/EMT Brian Vickers (R).
"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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