Police Service

POLICE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED TO FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP BY:

THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE
3033 Old Harrisburg Rd
Gettysburg, PA 17325
DIAL 911 OR 717-334-8111 FOR ASSISTANCE

http://www.psp.state.pa.us

Fire Departments

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FIRE DEPARTMENT, INC.

1180 Buchanan Valley Road
Orrtanna, Pennsylvania 17353
Phone: 717-677-9234 • Fax: 717-677-9132
www.buchananvalleyfd.org

Fire Chief Michael Spielman and Department President Tim Baldwin

  • Rescue Engine 27: 2017 Pierce Arrow XT. This unit carries 1500 gallons of water and a 2000 gallon per minute pump.  This piece of apparatus is a combination of a fire engine and a heavy rescue.  RE27 carries a complete holmatro rescue system ; 9 tools, 4 pre-connected, 4 struts, 15k winch, cordless power tools and several other rescue related items.  RE27 has 11 pre-connected hoselines and is used as the “Wagon” on all 1st due responses.  RE27 carries 7 firefighters and has all Engine Company related tools.   RE27 has a multi-gas meter to detect hazardous gases.  RE27 has the capability to dump water from both sides for tanker operations.
  • Engine Tanker 27: 2008 Pierce Arrow XT. This unit carries 2000 gallons of water and a 2000 gallon per minute pump.  This piece of apparatus is a combination of a fire engine and a tanker.  RE27 carries a  holmatro rescue system ; 4 tools, 4 struts,  cordless power tools and several other rescue related items.  ET27 has 10 pre-connected hoselines and is used as the “Pumper” on all 1st due responses.  ET27 carries 6 firefighters and has all Engine Company related tools.   ET27 has a multi-gas meter to detect hazardous gases.  ET27 has the capability to dump water from both sides and the rear for tanker operations.

BVFD takes great pride in being a “Community Fire Department”.  Our family based membership is one of the hardest working Volunteer Organizations in the region.   With a “live in” program, BVFD is almost always staffed by trained Volunteers ready to help.  Please feel free to stop and see your Community FD anytime you are driving past.

BVFD averages 350 emergency responses each year.  With currently almost 100 active Members, BVFD stays very busy.  Over 200 hours of certified training via Bucks County Community College is completed in house every year.  BVFD has the leading Junior Firefighter program in the area.  Currently there are 16 young men and women ages 13-17 involved at BVFD.  Please reach out to BVFD with any questions in regards to the Junior Program.

Membership packets are available at the Station.  BVFD Meetings are the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  Please feel free to contact either Chief Michael Spielman or President Tim Baldwin with any questions.

Station:  717-677-9234

Chief Spielman:  717-677-0870

President Baldwin:  717-677-9234

CASHTOWN COMMUNITY FIRE DEPARTMENT
1069 Old Route 30
Cashtown, PA 17310
Phone: 717-334-3838
Fax: 717-334-2872
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 172 Cashtown, PA 17310
www.cashtownfire.org

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Fire Chief Jeff Bowling and Department President Bruce Strasbaugh
The Cashtown Community Fire Department has been providing emergency services to the Cashtown area since 1923. We currently operate four pieces of apparatus including a 2012 International / 4 Guys tanker carrying 2,200 gallons of water; a 2001 Pierce pumper; a 1991 International / Swab rescue squad; and a 1985 Chevrolet 4×4 brush unit. Our members stay very active throughout the year answering approximately 300 calls for service, attending training, and conducting a variety of fundraisers. The department is always looking for new volunteers. If you would like to get involved, please see our contact information listed above.

ARENDTSVILLE COMMUNITY FIRE DEPARTMENT
Fire Chief Matt Johnson and Department President Mark Fulton

A small section of Franklin Township is provided fire protection by the Arendtsville Community Fire Department. For any fire-related emergency Dial 911.