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)
Crews training on a "roof" with the structure eventually being town down by the end of the night.
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)
Thanks to Mr. John Stout at Belfor, recently we had three temporary storage units donated by Belfor and placed at our East Station (Pomeroy). As KVFD prepares the Central Station for a future construction project, work crews over the next month or so will be moving equipment and supplies to our East Station.
Three storage units being delivered to the East Station.
"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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