2015 Annual Breathing Apparatus Refresher

This year, firefighters had to, while in full turnout gear and BA, climb a ladder to the second floor of the training tower that was filled with smoke.  Enter the window checking the safety of the floor, begin a room search for victims.  During the search, netting was dropped on you to simulate ceiling collapsing on you and trapping you.  The firefighter then has to properly call for a MAYDAY providing all the correct information for personnel to rescue them.

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State Police Medivac assists on a recent rescue

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Following a recent rescue, MSP Trooper assisted with patient transport to Shock Trauma

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2015 Big Money $10,000 Raffle

We appreciate the support from the community as each dollar goes a long way towards equipment purchases to continue our Mission.

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Just a few images from our 2015 raffle.

 

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2015 Carroll County FD Carnival Season

Carnival season just around the corner.   Lets get out there and help our neighboring stations with one of their major fundraising events.

Gamber & Community Fire Company

May 23 – May 30

Union Bridge Volunteer Fire Company

May 25 – May 30

New Windsor Fire & Hose Company #1

June 1 – 6

Taneytown Volunteer Fire Company

June 8 – 13

Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department

June 13 – 20

Manchester Volunteer Fire Department

June 29 – July 4

Harney Fire Department

June 29 – July 4

Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department

July 6 – 11

Reese & Community Volunteer Fire Company

July 20 – 25

Mt. Airy Volunteer Fire Company

July 20 – 25

Hampstead Volunteer Fire Engine & Hose Company #1

August 10 – 15

Congratulations 911 Dispatcher Mike Munshaur

After 40 years of service, Mike is retiring and beginning a new phase in his life.

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Congratulations to Elmer Wolfe Teacher Carlie Flanders

Hollywood came to Union Bridge today to honor a 1st year teacher who is MAKING A DIFFERENCE in our County.

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A great night of training with fellow departments

Training session with Union Bridge FD.  Training is how we keep our skills sharp and working with other departments is essential since we rarely handle a fire incident without at least a second department responding.    Photos by FF Marques Price.

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Have you taken the NO TEXT Pledge?

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Take the Pledge now and help reduce our crash responses!

Robin Chenoweth

Robin Chenoweth - Westminster Volunteer Fire DepartmentThe Officers and members of The Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. 1 are saddened by the loss of our friend and comrade, Robin Chenoweth. Robin fought a long battle and can now rest peacefully. Our thoughts are with Robin’s family.

The family will receive friends on Monday, March 23rd, from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 7 pm with a prayer service to follow at 7 pm at the Sykesville Freedom District Fire Hall, 6680 Sykesville Rd, Sykesville, MD.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 24, at 10 am at the Fire Hall with Deacon Charlie Barnhart officiating. Interment will be in Providence Cemetery, Gamber.

Tractor Trailer Rollover

Rescue alarm 3-35 was dispatched for a tractor trailer rollover with entrapment in the area of Rt. 27 and Bond Street. Chief 3-1 (Starry) arrived on scene to find the same and established command. Medic 37 and Engine 31 arrived on location shortly after. After finding no entrapment, command placed the rescue squad in service and then requested hazmat units to assist in off loading fuel.

Westminster Volunteer Fire Department

Westminster Volunteer Fire Department