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11, 2014 - On Friday, the PF Volunteers attended the Calvert
County Firemen's Association Awards Ceremony. At the ceremony,
Firefighter Blake Gadway won Cadet of the Year, President Pat
Hassler was inducted into the Hall of Fame, and Technician Joe
Reamy won Firefighter of the Year. Congratulations!
11, 2014 - On Friday, the PF Volunteers went to CHS to attend
the annual Mock Crash scenario. Squad 2 and Engine 22
demonstrated the effects of drinking and driving to students.
Island and Stoakley
8, 2014 - At 1348 hours, Company 2 was alerted to Rescue Box
2-16 for a personal injury accident. Squad 2 responded to North
Solomons island Road and Stoakley Road. Squad 2 arrived to find
a two vehicle accident involving a transportation bus, and one
trapped. The Squad crew went to work performing a side-wall
removal to free the trapped subject. One patient was flown to a
local trauma center for further evaluation, while a second
patient was transported to CMH for a check-up. Squad 2 operated
for 30 minutes. Pictures 1, 3, and 4 are courtesy of
5, 2014 - Over the weekend, two PF members won awards.
Technician Joe Reamy won Calvert County Firefighter of the Year
at the American Legion Public Safety Event. Firefighter Blake
Gadway won 2nd Place in the Firefighter Challenge at the Skills
USA State Competition. Congratulations to you both.
2, 2014 - At 0911 hours, Company 2 was alerted to HazMat Box
2-11 for a gas line struck. Engine 21 and Squad 2 responded to
the 200 block of West Dares Beach Road, and arrived to find a
2" gas main that was struck by constructions crews. Nearby
businesses were evacuated due to elevated meter readings.
Company 2 units operated for over two hours protecting exposures
and assisting Washington Gas.
26, 2014 - The Prince Frederick Volunteers would like to express
our deepest condolences to the Boston Fire Department on the two
line of duty deaths that occurred today on Beacon Street.
Lieutenant Edward Walsh of Engine 33 and Firefighter Michael
Kennedy of Ladder 15 made the supreme sacrifice on Beacon
Street. May you Rest in Peace brothers.
Island and Sixes
20, 2014 - At 1807 hours, Company 2 was alerted to Rescue Box
2-08 for a personal injury accident. With Squad 2 out of service
at the shop, Engine 21 and Chief 2A responded to South Solomons
Island Road and Sixes Road. Units arrived to find a two car
accident with one trapped. Engine 21 used the combi-tool to
perform a sidewall removal on the car to free the trapped
subject. Three patients were transported to CMH for a check-up.
Company 2 cleared in 30 minutes. Pictures 2-4 are courtesy of
Maryland Blvd Collapse
14, 2014 - At 1225 hours, Company 2 was alerted to Rescue Box
5-07 for a car into a building. Squad 2 responded to the 10600
block of Southern Maryland Boulevard. Squad 2 arrived and
assisted with shoring a building. Units operated for one hour,
and turned the building over to contractors. Picture #3 courtesy
12, 2014 - At 1232 hours, Company 2 was alerted to Box 2-02 for
a garage fire. Engine 21 and Tower 2 responded to the 2000 block
of Henry Hutchins Road and arrived to find a detached shed with
fire throughout, and extension to the woods. The Engine crew
quickly brought the fire under control with no further
extension. Company 2 operated for 30 minutes.
10, 2014 - At 1504 hours, Company 2 was alerted to HazMat Box
2-11 for a chemical spill. Engine 21, Tower 2, and Chief 2A
responded to the 100 block of Main Street. Units found 5 gallons
of formaldehyde on the third floor. The spill was contained, and
the building vented. Company 2 units operated for one hour.
3, 2014 - The Prince Frederick Volunteers would like to announce
the birth of Sophia Elizabeth Boswell. Firefighter Ryan Boswell
and his wife Crystal are proud parents of a 7lb 4oz baby girl,
18" in length, that was born at 0833. Mom and baby are
doing well and resting. PFVFD would like to congratulate the
Boswell's on the birth of their daughter.
1, 2014 - At 0515 hours, Company 2 were alerted to Mutual Aid to
Charles County for a barn. Tower 2 and Tanker 2 responded to the
17100 block of Teagues Point Road in Benedict. Charles Engine 22
arrived with a barn fully involved. Tower 2 arrived and set up
for ladder pipe operations. Tower 2 knocked down the bulk of the
fire, while Tanker 2 shuttled several loads of water. Company 2
units operated for two hours. Picture #4 courtesy of www.mvfd.com.
courtesy of scanmd.org.
25, 2014 - At 2238 hours, Company 2 was alerted to Box 2-01 for
a chimney. Engine 22, Tower 2, Squad 2, Tanker 2, Chief 2B, and
Chief 2 responded to the 5300 block of Macs Hallow Road. Chief
2B arrived on side alpha of a two story single family with fire
showing. Company 2 units held the fire to the chimney, and
operated for 30 minutes.
Annual Awards Banquet
15, 2014 - On Saturday, the Prince Frederick Volunteers held our
73rd Annual Awards Banquet. At 1700, members gathered at the
Calvert County Fairground for hors d'oevres provided by Rita B's
Catering, with dinner at 1800. The banquet MC, George Owings,
kicked the ceremony off at 1900. After the introductions and
awards ceremony, the members relaxed, and danced to music
provided by K&S Productions.
15, 2014 - At 1339 hours, Company 2 was alerted to Box 2-08 for
a chimney. Engine 22, Tower 2, Squad 2, Tanker 2, and Chief 2
responded to the 1800 block of South Solomons Island Road.
Engine 22 arrived on side Alpha of a two story, balloon frame
construction farm house with light smoke showing. The Engine
crew entered the house and found a chimney fire with extension
to the walls. The walls were opened up and the fire was quickly
knocked down. Crews operated for one hour with overhaul. AUDIO
courtesy of scanmd.org.
1, 2014 - The Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department
regretfully announce the untimely passing of former member Frank
Kissinger. On Saturday, members of Company 2 went to Trinity
United Methodist Church on Main Street to say farewell to Frank.
Frank was a member of PFVFD from 1999-2006 and held a few
positions such as Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Board of Director.
Frank was only 40 years old when he passed. May you Rest in