News and Recent Incidents

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – DECEMBER 12TH  |  November 29, 2015

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Breakfast with Santa will be held December 12, 2015. Breakfast will be served 0700 -1030am

$5.00 per person. children 10 and under eat free. Santa arrives at 0800am

FATAL ACCIDENT ON I-81  |  November 28, 2015

On 11/25/15 at 1525 communications alerted units for an auto accident with entrapment on I-81 at mile marker 20 North bound a 7-81-15 box. Chief 7 was one of the first units to arrive on scene and found the accident to be in the South bound lane just South of mile marker 20 making it a 7-81-44 box. One tractor trailer and one passenger vehicle was involved. There were two fatalities, one patient was air lifted to Hershey Medical Center and one patient taken to Chambersburg Hospital. Units remained on scene for several hours assisting the coroners office and PSP. Roads in the area were very congested due to the traffic being diverted off the interstate for the entire time. Our prayers are with the Family and Friends of those involved.

HOTEL FIRE IN THE BORO  |  November 28, 2015

Squad 7, engine 7-2 and utility 7 responded to 199 Walker Road for a building fire. Units from Chambersburg responded to this address for an AFA, arrived on scene and found smoke and fire showing from side Charlie. Command quickly had the box upgraded. Within minutes, command requested the second alarm be sounded for additional units and personnel. The fire started at ground level and went to the attic. The sprinkler system held the fire in check until firefighters could locate and extinguish the remainder of the fire. Personnel worked on scene for a few hours doing overhaul work before being placed in service.











FIREFIGHTERS MAKE A RESCUE  |  November 28, 2015

Firefighters were dispatched to 2312 Bodie Island Drive in Greene Township for a house fire with people trapped. Engine 7-2 arrived on scene within five minutes of dispatch. Two firefighters stretched a line into the second division and found a man lying on the floor at the top of the stairs. The two quickly removed the victim down the stairs and out into the front yard. EMS personnel performed an assessment and gave the patient high flow O2 and transported him to the Chambersburg Hospital. It was reported that he was released from the hospital later that day and was doing well.



















Just because fire prevention week came and went in October doesn’t mean you should stop practicing fire safety. The holiday season is one of the most dangerous times of the year for household fires. Here are some tips to help keep you safe this holiday season.

– Cooking is the top cause of holiday fires, according to the USFA. The most common culprit is food that’s left unattended. It’s easy to get distracted; take a pot holder with you when you leave the kitchen as a reminder that you have something on the stove. Make sure to keep a kitchen fire extinguisher that’s rated for all types of fires, and check that smoke detectors are working.

If you’re planning to deep-fry your holiday turkey, do it outside, on a flat, level surface at least 10 feet from the house.

– Keep your Christmas trees away from heat sources. It takes less than 30 seconds for a dry tree to engulf a room in flames. Water the tree daily.
– Inspect light strings and throw out any with frayed or cracked wires or broken sockets. When hanging lights, avoid using nails or staples, which can damage the wiring and increase the risk of a fire.

– Candle fires are four times higher during December than during other months. Reduce the danger, maintain about a foot of space between the candle and anything that can burn. Set candles on sturdy bases or cover with hurricane globes. Never leave flames unattended. Before bed, walk through each room to make sure candles are blown out.

– Keep matches and lighters out of kids’ reach. The number of deaths—caused by children playing with fire goes up significantly during the holidays.

– Soot can harden on chimney walls as flammable creosote, so before the fireplace season begins, have your chimney inspected to see if it needs cleaning. Screen the fireplace to prevent embers from popping out onto the floor or carpet, and never use flammable liquids to start a fire in the fireplace. Only burn seasoned wood—no wrapping paper.

When cleaning out the fireplace, put embers in a metal container and set them outside to cool for 24 hours before disposal.


COACH BINGO JANUARY 10, 2016  |  November 16, 2015

The Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a Coach Bingo on January 10, 2016. Doors open at 10:30am and Bingo begins at 1:00pm. Meal served from 11:00 to 12:30. Tickets are $30.00 in advance or $35.00 at the door on the day of the event. Includes 31 games and 5 special games included. Door prizes and raffles. Additional cards may be purchased. No Children under age 10 permitted. Tickets are available. Call 352-3131 Only 350 tickets to be sold.

PAST FIRE CHIEF LAID TO REST  |  November 16, 2015

In this photo published in 1979. Jeff Cutchall was the Deputy Fire Chief. The members of the FVFD would like to extend our condolences to family and friends who knew Jeff.

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WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY  |  November 3, 2015

The members of the Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Department lost a great friend and volunteer this past week. Don Lindley passed on Thursday October 29th after battling leukemia. He came to our department about five years ago after he was asked to do some surveying around the property. He worked on our property almost every day surveying and preparing for our new building expansion for our EMS units. The building will be dedicated to him once it is built in 2016. He became friends with many of our members over this time. He will be greatly missed.

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK 2015  |  September 24, 2015


This year it’s all about hearing the BEEP!

Have you checked the batteries in your smoke detectors? Now is the time. Batteries should be changed in your smoke detectors at least once a year. Your life may depend on it.