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Firefighters Quarter Auction
Calvert County Fallen Firefighters Association will be hosting a
Quarter Auction with the "Fun Bunch" on November 15,
2014 at the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department. Come out
and see all of your Calvert County Volunteers while you bid on
your favorite items from Damsel in Defense, Oragami Owl, Scentsy,
Dove Chocolate, Thirty-One, Tupperware, Tastefully Simple,
Perfectly Posh, and more. There will also be Food, Pull Tabs,
and 50/50 raffle. More information click on the flyer, visit our
Page, or call
31, 2014 -
is a wonderful holiday, but because of increased foot traffic
and Trick-or-Treaters out at night, the potential for automobile
related accidents with young pedestrians increases four times on
this night according to a CDC (Center for Disease Control)
study. Streets are literally crawling with all sorts of witches,
ghosts, goblins, vampires and all other sorts of costumed
people. This makes for added responsibility for drivers to make
sure that they drive safer than normal.
and adults tend to be preoccupied and may not pay as much
attention to safety as they should. They may not see your
vehicle or just assume that you see them automatically. Stay on
the defensive and use these helpful safety tips and you
shouldn't have a problem while driving on Halloween night. Here
are a few reminders and suggestions to ensure your night is as
safe as possible:
use a cell phone or other electronic device while
driving on Halloween night. You shouldn't be doing
this anyway, the rate of cell phone related auto
accidents has jumped dramatically since the use of
cell phones and texting has risen so high. Some
states have already made laws concerning this and
others are working on it.
extra attention, particularly to crosswalks,
intersections and the side of the road. Kids tend to
walk along the curbs, cutting across the street to
get to other homes. Keep scanning all around you as
you drive, whether as thru traffic or along with
your kids as they trick-or-treat.
below the posted speed limit in residential areas
during trick-or-treating hours. This will allow you
time to break if you see a child dart in front of
not pass other vehicles that have stopped in the
roadway, they could be dropping off children. This
is more common in rural areas but can happen
your child to never get into the car of a stranger.
It might be easy for your child to mistake someone
else's car your car with the excitement of
Halloween. Put a lighted plastic Jack-O-Lantern on
your dashboard to make your car more recognizable to
your child know that they should never get into the
car of a stranger at any time. If someone stops them
and asks for help or offers them candy, tell them to
scream as loud as they can and run.
sure your child carries a flashlight, glow stick or
has reflective tape on their costume to make them
more visible to cars. Let them know if they carry a
flash light to never shine it in the eyes of a
driver. This can cause blindness on the driverís
part temporarily and they may not see your child.
you are dropping off or picking up your kids in an
area, pull off the road into a safe spot and turn on
your hazard lights to alert other motorists. If you
go with your kids from door to door, leave the
hazard lights on so other drivers can see your car
28, 2014 - At 1619 hours, Company 2 was alerted to Box 1-10 for
a house. Engine 21 and Tower 2 responded to the 9100 block of
Sam Owings Place in Owings. Units arrived on side Alpha of a two
story single family with smoke showing from the second floor on
side Charlie. Crews found a fire on the second floor with
extension to the attic, and quickly extinguished the same.
Company 2 units cleared in 30 minutes. Pictures 1-3 courtesy of
26, 2014 - The Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department would
like to congratulate Firefighter Charles Wells and Girlfriend
Katie Van Slyke on the birth of their son, Wyatt Elliott. Mom
and Baby are doing fire. Dad barely made it through the birth.
20, 2014 - The Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department would
like to send our deepest condolences to Prince Frederick
Volunteer Rescue Squad and Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad
for the loss of their member Ashley Brumm.
Island Rd and Duke St
17, 2014 - At 1516 hours, Company
2 was alerted to Rescue Box 2-11 for a personal injury accident.
Squad 2, Engine 21, and Chief 2A responded to S Solomons
Island Road and Duke Street. Units arrived to find a two car
accident with one trapped. The Squad crew went to work removing
the driver's door to gain access to the patient. One patient was
flown to a nearby trauma center. A second patient was
transported to CMH for a check-up. Company 2 operated for 45
Island Rd and Harrow Ln
16, 2014 - At 1640 hours, Company 2 was alerted to Rescue Box
2-16 for a personal injury accident. Squad 2, and Engine 21
responded to N Solomons Island Road and Harrow Lane. Units
arrived to find a four car accident with one trapped. The Squad
crew went to work removing the driver's door to gain access to
the patient. One patient was flown to a nearby trauma center,
while two others were taken to CMH for a check-up. Company 2
operated for 45 minutes.
10, 2014 - At 0444 hours, Company 2 was alerted to Box 3-10 for
a working house fire. Engine 22, Squad 2, Tanker 2, and Chief 2
responded to the 1100 block of Muskogee Lane in the Chesapeake
Ranch Estates. First arriving units found a two story single
family with fire showing throughout, and possible entrapment.
Engine 22 arrived 3rd due, laid a second supply line, pulled the
400', and assisted with knocking down the fire. Squad 2 arrived,
and was assigned to complete a secondary search of the basement,
and assisted with overhaul. Tanker 2 supplied the fire ground
with Chief 2 as water supply. Unfortunately, one of the
occupant's succumbed to their injuries on the scene. Our
thoughts and prayers to the family. Company 2 units operated for
just under three hours. Thanks to Bel Alton VFD for filling in. AUDIO
courtesy of scanmd.org.
3, 2014 - The Prince Frederick Volunteers regret to announce the
passing of Everard Lee Rawlings. Mr Rawlings was a member of
PFVFD in the late 50's and early 60's. Everard Lee was born in
Prince Frederick, Maryland on May 8, 1934 to the late Frank
Rawlings and Evelyn M. Dove. He grew up in Bowensville and was
raised by his mother and step father, Herman S. Bowen. He was an
avid Ravens and Orioles fan. He is survived by his daughters
Terry and her husband Bill Miller, Vicky and her husband Jeff
Horsmon, and son Brad Rawlings who is a Life Member of PFVFD. He
is also survived by three grandchildren, Dale Elliott, Megan
Horsmon, and Cody Horsmon. The family will receive friends at
the Rausch Funeral Home, 4405 Broomes Island Road, Port
Republic, Maryland on Sunday October 5, 2014 from 1-5 PM. A
celebration of life will be held on Monday October 6, 2014 at
the Broomes Island Wesleyan Church with Reverend Linwood Benton
officiating. He will be laid to rest in Broomes Island Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Prince Frederick Fire
17, 2014 - At 2359 hours, Company 2 was alerted Mutual Aide to
Charles County for a house. Squad 2 responded to the 15100 block
of Oaks Road in Hughesville. First arriving units found a one
story single family with fire showing on side Alpha. Squad 2
arrived, lit the scene up, and split the 8 man crew into two
crews. One four man crew established RIT, while the other four
assisted inside with a fire in the living room and extension to
the attic and garage. The Squad operated for just under two
hours. Picture #2 courtesy of www.mvfd.com.
Parran Rd Garage
17, 2014 - At 1228 hours, Company 2 was alerted to Box 1-02 for
a vehicle fire next to a house. Engine 22 and Tanker 2 responded
to the 4200 block of Christiana Parran Road in Chesapeake Beach.
First arriving units found a detached garage with fire
throughout. Engine 22 arrived and assisted with extinguishment
and securing the propane tank in the rear. Tanker 2
arrived and supplied the fire ground. Company 2 units operated
for one hour.
11, 2014 - Thirteen years ago, on September 11, 2001, 19
men affiliated with al-Qaeda, hijacked four commercial passenger
airliners. Two of the planes crashed into the World Trade Center
in New York. Both towers collapsed within two hours. The pilot
of the third team crashed a plane into the Pentagon in Arlington
County, Virginia. Passengers and members on the fourth plane
attempted to retake control of their plane from the hijackers;
that plane crashed into a field near the town of Shanksville in
Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Excluding the 19 hijackers, a
confirmed 2,973 people died, 343 were FDNY firefighters, and
another 24 remain missing as a result of these attacks. Please
remember this day as people from all over mourn the loss of our
fellow brothers and sisters.
Condolences to Company 4
3, 2014 - The Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department would
like to send our deepest condolences to Company 4 for the
passing of Past Assistant EMS Chief and Lifetime Member Shirley
Menendez. May you rest in peace Momma Shirley. Pictures courtesy
click for more information.
Bridge Pl Townhouse
26, 2014 - At 0009 hours, Company 2 was alerted to Box 1-06 for
a townhouse. Tower 2, Squad 2, and Chief 2 responded to the 8600
block of Addison Bridge Place in Chesapeake Beach. Units arrived on
side Alpha of a two and a half story end of the row townhouse
with fire showing on side Charlie. The Working Fire Dispatch
brought Engine 21 and Tanker 2. Units found fire on the first,
second, and third floors with extension to the same levels of
the Delta exposure. Crews went to work opening up and
extinguishing the fire. Company 2 units operated for just over two
courtesy of scanmd.org.
22, 2014 At 1709 hours, Company 2 was alerted to Local Box 2-13
for a smoke investigation in Dares Beach. Brush 2, Engine 22,
Tanker 2, and Chief 2 responded to the area and were able to see
a column of smoke a few miles north. After a 20 minute search,
units located a vacant house with fire throughout in the 4500
block of Camp Kaufmann Road. The house was found to be inaccessible
to big apparatus. Command requested several Brush Units to
assist with bringing the fire under control. Company 2 units
operated for over 2 hours.
Pictures courtesy of dennishook.smugmug.com.
Point and Tate PIA
17, 2014 - At 0922 hours, Company 2 was alerted to Rescue Box
2-10 for a vehicle into a house with entrapment. Squad 2, Chief
2B, and Chief 2A responded to Hallowing Point Road and Tate
Road. Units arrived to find a vehicle into the house with
confirmed entrapment and severe structural damage. Squad crews
shored the house up, pulled the car out of the house, and
extricated one subject. The patient was turned over to awaiting
EMS, and was flown to a trauma center for further evaluation.
Company 2 operated for just over and hour. AUDIO
courtesy of scanmd.org.
16, 2016 - At 1224 hours, Company 2 was alerted Mutual Aide to
Anne Arundel County Box 42-37 for a building fire. Tower 2,
Safety 2, and
Chief 2B responded to the 7100 block of Lake Shore Drive in
Rosehaven. Units arrived on side Alpha of a one story hotel with
smoke showing. The Tower crew laddered the building, vented, and
assisted with opening up to get to a fire that was running the
length of the attic. Company 2 operated for just under 2 hours.
5, 2014 - On Tuesday, Company 2 split crews up and visited
several different communities in our Local Alarm area for
National Night Out.
3, 2014 - At 0555 hours, Company 2 was alerted to Box 6-18 for a
house. Engine 22, Tanker 2, and Captain 2 responded to the 4300
block of Hardesty Court. Units arrived on side Alpha of a one
story single family with smoke showing from side Charlie. Engine
crews found an a/c unit on fire with extension to the house.
Crews opened up and brought the fire under control. Company 2
units operated for 20 minutes.
Pictures courtesy of dennishook.smugmug.com.