Today’s news is coming out of the fire house.
Earlier this week members of Keystone Valley Fire Department took a walking tour of Victory’s new West Sadsbury brewhouse west of town.
According to the Fire Department’s web site, the tour gave the all-volunteer group an opportunity to “learn the building’s layout, fire suppression and safety equipment and areas at risk.”
Fire Chief Ray Stackhouse, seen above speaking with Victory’s Director of Operations Scott Dietrich, summed up the Department’s Victory visit by saying:
“We look forward to serving Victory Brewing as well as developing a community partnership, not only now but as they continue to develop the site here in West Sadsbury. This is a huge benefit to the community, and helps to put the Keystone Valley Regional Fire District, West Sadsbury Township and the surrounding community on the map. Victory will also bring another solid business into the area with the hope of jobs and increased tax revenues for the Octorara area.”
More about the fire department’s tour and more pictures here.
According to the FD website, the fair, scheduled to run for 6 nights beginning on June 30th, “the Parkesburg Fire Company Fair will be renamed as the Parkesburg Fair sponsored by KVFD, and will be managed and produced by Houghton Enterprises of Cochranville.”
Pending final approval by the Borough of Parkesburg, the Parkesburg Fair will be held June 30, 2014, to July 5, 2014, at Minch Park.
Mr. Ray Campbell, Chairperson of the KVFD Board of Directors, said, “We are excited to still bring the fair to the community but be able to address our staffing concerns with this new relationship. The new relationship turns over more of the fair staffing to Houghton and limits the need of our volunteers to staff the event as it did in years past, all while still guaranteeing the KVFD a profitable venture.”
The new approach is in response to the Fire Department’s recognition of demands placed on their members to find time to plan and run major fund raising events like the annual carnival wile providing essential “EMS and fire services with a corresponding need to increase training time.”
More on the Fire Department plans here.