Weekly Feature



2014-07-10 / Local News

Bowmansville Fire Association nears 400 emergency calls this year


Lacy the dog beats the heat and enjoys the view from the driver’s seat of BVFA Truck 1. Lacy the dog beats the heat and enjoys the view from the driver’s seat of BVFA Truck 1. Despite many hot days in June, members of the Bowmansville Volunteer Fire Association answered 68 emergency calls for assistance, raising the total calls for 2014 to 372.

The BVFA has participated in more than 11,426 man-hours of answering alarms, training, and participating in community events in and around Lancaster since the start of the year.

BVFA has openings for full members as well as openings in the Explorer Post, which is available for those age 14 to 18. The Explorer Post provides a means for youth to participate in community service while gaining knowledge and learning skills in many career fields. Explorer Post membership also provides opportunities for higher education scholarships and tuition assistance.

Additionally, on June 30, hundreds of Lancaster families and their pets attended the BVFA annual Fire Prevention Open House at BVFA Station 2.

Those in attendance were able to participate in fire extinguisher training, use a fire hose, and view equipment and apparatus. Demonstrations were given on auto extrication, and the BVFA’s newly restored and fully functioning 1928 fire engine made its debut.

For more information on becoming a member of BVFA, call 683-9811 or check out its website at www.bvfa.com.

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