Archives 2005

 

Last call

12-30-05 On Friday, Cmd 2, Car 2, U-2, BX-2, Brush 2, Engine 21, Engine 22, Squad 2, Tanker 2, Tower 2, and old Truck 2 went to the First Baptist Church to lay our brother to rest. Firefighter William "Binky" Dulaney ran his last call on the back step of Engine 21 as it was dispatched at 1200 hours. Binky, may you Rest in Peace. The Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank everyone for their support in our  time of need.

Baden house

12-29-05 At 1300 hours, Engines 36, 81, 83, 40, 69, Tower 98(2), Truck 82, Squad 20, Tanker 36, Tanker 81, Tanker 83, Tanker 69, Water Supply 25 with E-255 and BFC 7  were alerted to Box 36-07. Tower 2(Lt Kissinger) responded to the 17000 block of Eagle Harbor Road for a house. First arriving units went on the scene with heavy fire showing. Tower 2 arrived and started opening up until crews were pulled out due to a partial collapse. Units remained on the scene performing extensive overhaul until released at 1607 hours.  Photo  Photo  Photo  Photo

A fallen brother

12-27-05 Around 0400 this morning, the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department lost one of our own. Firefighter William "Binky" Dulaney passed away this morning after a tough fight with cancer. Binky was a member of Prince Frederick for eight years and a life member of the Seat Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department. Binky was born 9-27-40 and originally joined PF in 1986. He resigned after three years of service and returned again in 2000. Binky was an active member to date. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Dulaney family.   Photo  Photo  Photo  Photo

First due building

12-26-05 At 1645 hours, Engines 2, 6, 7, 83, Tower 2, Truck 3, and Squad 6 were alerted to Box 2-16. Engine 21, 22, Tower 2(Capt. Della-Camera), Squad 2(AFC D'agostino) and Chief 2 responded to 655 Solomons Island Rd at the Giant for smoke. Chief 2 established command as Company 2 units arrived with nothing showing on side Alpha. After an extensive search, a small electrical fire was found in the salad bar. The power was cut off to the bar and the fire was quickly extinguished. Command held Company 2 and 6 units for ventilation. Units cleared in 90 minutes. Company 2 was alerted again eight minutes later for an overturned vehicle on Wilson Rd.  Photo  Photo

Dares Beach and Armory

12-25-05 At 1740 hours, the Prince Frederick and Huntingtown Volunteers were alerted to Rescue Box 2-11. Squad 2(Sgt Dalrymple) and Chief 2A responded to Dares Beach Road and Armory Road for a personal injury accident. Company 2 units arrived on the scene to find two vehicles involved. Chief 2A established command while the Squad crew extricated one patient. Additional ambulances were requested due to several patients in each car. Four patients were transported to CMH and two signed refusals. Units cleared in 30 minutes.  Photo  Photo  Photo  Photo

Solomons Island and W Dares Beach

12-23-05 At 1712 hours, the Prince Frederick and Huntingtown Volunteers were alerted to Rescue Box 2-11. Squad 2(2A D'agostino), Engine 22(2B Howes), and Chief 2 responded to Solomons Island Rd and W Dares Beach Rd for a personal injury accident. Company 2 units arrived to find a two car accident and one trapped as Chief 2 established command. The Squad crew quickly stabilized and started extrication. The patient was extricated in 5 minutes and turned over to awaiting EMS. The patient was transported to CMH for further evaluation. Units cleared in 20 minutes. Photo  Photo

Clay Hammond Rescue

12-22-05 At 2040 hours, the Prince Frederick and Huntingtown Volunteers were alerted to Rescue Box 2-12. Squad 2, Engine 22, Chief 2C, and Chief 2 responded to 55 Clay Hammond Road for a car into a pool. Company 2 units arrived to find the same with one trapped as Chief 2C established command. Squad 2 secured the vehicle with the winch and removed the patient from the vehicle. The patient was turned over to awaiting EMS and transported to CMH for further evaluation. Units cleared in 30 minutes.  Photo  Photo  Photo  Photo

Chesapeake Beach house

12-21-05 At 1356 hours, Engines 1, 15, 5, 6, Tower 2, and Squad 6 were alerted to Box 1-07. Tower 2(Lt Deale) responded to the 8200 block of Pushaw Station Road for a house. Chief 1 arrived on the scene with heavy fire as he established command. Units quickly knocked the first floor and started to advance up the stairs only to find the them burned out. Ground ladders were thrown to second floor to attack the upstairs fire. The fire was brought under control in 15 minutes as command released Tower 2.

Christmas in PF

12-18-05 Santa Claus came to visit the Prince Frederick area tonight bringing lots of holiday cheer with him. Santa decided to visit the community while riding in the Tower bucket instead of the usual reindeer and sled. The Prince Frederick Volunteers would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Photo  Photo

Lusby house

12-18-05 At 1917 hours, Engines 3, 7, 29, Truck 3, and Squad 2 were alerted to Box 3-10. Squad 2(Sgt Dalrymple) and Tanker 2 responded to the 900 block Guadeloupe Trail for smoke. Engine 34 arrived on side Alpha with nothing showing. Smoke was found after firefighters entered the residence. A small fire was found at the HVAC motor. Command held units from Company 3 and 2 for ventilation. Units cleared in one hour.

Member hired by AFD

. 12-15-05 Another member of the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department has received a call for employment. Firefighter Jack Beckwith received a call from the Annapolis City Fire Department to confirm his spot in the next academy on January 26, 2006. The Prince Frederick Volunteers would like to congratulate Jack for getting his new position. That makes the sixth Prince Frederick Volunteer to get hired in 05'.

Huntingtown gas leak

12-11-05 At 2115 hours, Engines 6, 5, 2, Tower 2, and Squad 6 were alerted to Box 6-08. Engine 22(2A D'agostino), Tower 2(Lt Deale), and Tanker 2 responded to the 5200 block of Cherry Hill Road for a gas leak. Company 6 units arrived and assisted two handicapped residents outside. Company 2 units arrived and Tower 2 took their position on side Delta. The Tower crew checked the second floor with negative results. The Tower crew then proceeded outside to check the gas tank finding loose fittings. Units cleared in one hour.

First due building

12-11-05 At 1517 hours, Engines 2, 6, 7, 83, Tower 2, Truck 3, and Squad 6 were alerted to Box 2-16. Engine 22(2A D'agostino), Tower 2, and Squad 2 responded to 655 Solomons Island Rd N at the Giant for a building fire. Engine 22 arrived on side Charlie with fire showing from a trailer against the building as 2A established command. Extension was found to the building bringing the working fire dispatch. The fire was brought under control after entry was forced to the building and the trailer. Units operated for two and half hours with overhaul.  Photo  Photo  Photo

Solomons Island and Hunting Farms

12-9-05 At 2047 hours, the Prince Frederick Volunteers were alerted to Rescue Box 6-02. Squad 2(Sgt Dalrymple) responded to Solomons Island Road and Hunting Farms Lane for a personal injury accident. Squad 2 arrived on the scene to find a vehicle that had overturned several times and landed upright on an embankment in the 2-18 box. The Squad crew assisted Ambulance 6 with patient packaging. The subject was flown to Baltimore Shock Trauma due to head trauma. Units cleared in 25 minutes.  Photo  Photo  Photo  Photo  

Solomons Island and W Dares Beach

12-8-05 At 0811 hours, Engine 2, Squad 6, Ambulance 4 and 6 were alerted to Rescue Box 2-11. Rescue Engine 22(2A D'agostino) and Chief 2(Ficke) responded to Solomons Island Rd and West Dares Beach Rd for a personal injury accident. Company 2 units arrived to find a tractor trailer vs. a car as Chief 2 established command. The patient in the car was transported to CMH by Ambulance 4 with non-life threatening injuries. RE 22 stood by while the truck was removed due to a fuel tank rupture.  Photo   Photo   Photo

Christmas Parade

 
12-4-05 At 1000 hours, the Prince Frederick Volunteers got together and cleaned the apparatus for the Fox Run Christmas Parade. Engine 22, Squad 2, Tanker 2, and Tower 2 went to Fox Run at 1330 hours to line up for the parade. The parade started at 1400 and the units returned to the firehouse at 1530. Thanks goes to the members that participated in the clean up and the parade.  Photo   Photo   Photo   Photo   Photo

First due building

12-1-05 At 1433 hours, Engines 2, 6, 7, 83, Tower 2, Truck 3, and Squad 6 were alerted to Hazmat Box 2-16. Engine 22(Lt. Deale) and Tower 2(Hassler) responded to 100 Harrow Lane for an odor of gas. Engine 22 arrived on side Alpha with nothing evident as Lieutenant 2 established command. Companies 2 and 6 investigated the Long and Foster office while all other unitsí level 1 staged. Units found nothing with the gas sniffer or the c.o. monitor. Units cleared in 30 minutes.

First due building

11-26-05 At 1313 hours, Engines 2, 6, 7, 83, Tower 2, Truck 3, and Squad 6 were alerted to Box 2-16. Engine 22(2A Ficke) and Tower 2(Capt Della-Camera) responded to 125 Allnut Court for a kitchen fire. Company 2 units arrived on side Alpha of a four story apartment building with nothing showing as Chief 2A established command. Engine 2 found a small oven fire in apartment 205 and quickly knocked it. Command held Companies 2 and 6 to overhaul and ventilate. Units cleared in 40 minutes.   Photo  Photo  Photo

Happy Thanksgiving

11-24-05 The Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department would like to wish

everybody a Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.

First due Hazmat

11-21-05 At 1104 hours, Engines 2, 6, 7, 83, Tower 2, Truck 3, and Squad 6 were alerted to Hazmat Box 2-16. Engine 22(2A Ficke) and Tower 2(Lt Deale) responded to 430 Solomons Island Road for a Gas Leak. Company 2 units arrived on side Charlie to find a gas line ruptured to the King Building. Command(2A) held Companies 2, 6, and 7 while waiting for the Washington Gas Company. Units cleared in one hour.  Photo

First due building

11-19-05 At 0953 hours, Engines 2, 6, 7, 83, Tower 2, Truck 3, and Squad   6 were alerted to Box 2-16. Engine 22(Lt Deale), Tower 2, and Chief 2C responded to 205 Steeple Chase Drive for smoke. Engine 22 arrived on side Charlie with nothing showing. Chief 2C established command as Company 2 units investigated the building and found a malfunctioning dryer. Company 2 units cleared in 20 minutes after securing the power and ventilating.

Dunkirk house

11-15-05 At 1055 hours, Engine 5, 1, 6, Tower 2, Squad 5, Tankers 6 and 9 were alerted to Box 5-07. Tower 2(Capt Della-Camera) responded to 81 Cross Point Drive for smoke. Units arrived on side Alpha with nothing showing. Firefighters found light smoke conditions as they entered the residence. Tower 2 arrived on the scene as units found a small fire in the garage. Command held Company 5 units and returned everyone else at 1120 hours.

Dunkirk house

11-14-05 At 2045 hours, Engine 5, 6, 1, Tower 2, Squad 5, Tankers 2 and 6 were alerted to Box 5-01. Tower 2(Capt Della-Camera) and Tanker 2 responded to the 2600 block of Redbud Lane in Owings. Units arrived on side Alpha with light smoke showing. Engine 5 made quick work of the fire as Company 2 units arrived on the scene. Tower 2 assisted with checking for extension and overhaul while the Tanker level 2 staged. The Tower operated on the scene for one hour. 

First due house

11-11-05 At 2137 hours, Engines 2, 6, 83, Tower 2, and Squad 7 were alerted to Box 2-11. Engine 22(2A Ficke), Tower 2(Capt. Della Camera), Squad 2(Capt. Howes) responded to 407 Rachael's Way for smoke. Company 2 units arrived on side Alpha with nothing showing as Chief 2A established command. Company 2 units investigated while everyone else Level 2 staged on Calvert Towne Road. A faulty furnace was found to be the cause and Command held Company 2 units for 20 minutes.   

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Hallowing Point and Sixes

   11-11-05 At 1827 hours, the Prince Frederick and Benedict Volunteers were alerted to Rescue Box 2-05. Squad 2(Capt Della-Camera), Engine 22(Lt Deale), and AFC Ficke responded to Hallowing Point Road and Sixes Road for a personal injury accident. Units arrived to find a two-car accident with one injured as Captain 2 established Command. The patient was removed from the car and turned over to Ambulance 83. Ambulance 4 obtained a signed refusal from the driver of the truck. Command was terminated and units cleared in 10 minutes.                       Photo    Photo    Photo    Photo 

Solomons Island and Main

11-10-05 At 0109 hours, the Prince Frederick Volunteers were alerted to Rescue Box 2-08. Squad 2(Lt Kissinger), Engine 22(Lt Deale), Captain 2(Díagostino) responded to Solomons Island Road and Main Street for a personal injury accident. Company 2 units arrived to find Medic 103 vs a deer. Medic 103 had been responding to a Medical Local in Company 7ís area when a deer ran out in front of them. One of the Medics was injured by the airbag and was being evaluated by the other Medic. The Medic requested a helicopter, which was handled by Engine 22. Units cleared in 30 minutes.    Photo   Photo 

   St Leonard building

11-7-05 At 0821 hours, Engines 7, 2, 6, 3 Tower 2, Truck 3, and Squad 7 were alerted to Box 7-03. Engine 22(DFC Bowen), Tower 2(Lt Deale), and AFC Ficke responded to 150 Ball Road for the building fire. 2A arrived on side Alpha of Crossroads Church with smoke showing as he established command. Company 2 units arrived and took position only to find the construction workers had extinguished a fire in the elevator shaft. No  extension was found and the building was ventilated. Units cleared in 40 minutes.          

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                                                       Last call

 

 

11-5-05 On Saturday, Cmd 2, Car 2, U-2, BX-2, Brush 2, Jeep 2, Engine 21, Engine 22, Squad 2, Tanker 2, Tower 2, and old Truck 2 went to Mount Harmony United Methodist Church to lay our brother to rest. The last call for Life Member and Past President Edwin King was dispatched at 1200 hours. Mr. King, may you Rest in Peace. The Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank everyone for their support in our  time of need.     Photo    Photo    Photo    Photo

                                              Sixes and Sandy Point

11-3-05 At 2147 hours, the Prince Frederick Volunteers were alerted to Rescue Box 2-02. Squad 2(DFC Bowen), Engine 22(Lt Kissinger), AFC Ficke, and Chief Billings responded to Sixes Road and Sandy Point Road for a personal injury accident. AFC Ficke established command as Company 2 units arrived to find a single vehicle into a tree. One patient was removed from the truck and turned over to awaiting EMS to be flown to PG Shock Trauma. Company 2 units cleared in 40 minutes.      Photo    Photo   

                                                     Solomons Island and Traskers

11-3-05 At 1832 hours, the Prince Frederick Volunteers were alerted to Rescue Box 2-16. Squad 2(Capt Della-Camera), Engine 22(Lt Kissinger), Car 2(Sgt Dalrymple), and Chief 2 responded to Solomons Island Road and Traskers Boulevard for a personal injury accident. Chief 2 established command as Company 2 units arrived to find two vehicles involved and two subjects trapped. The patients were extricated and flown to PG Shock Trauma.  Company 2 units cleared in 40 minutes.    Photo     Photo   

Loss of a brother

11-2-05 The Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department regrets to announce the passing of lifetime member Edwin King. Mr. King was born on December 10, 1920 and joined Prince Frederick in 1956. He held many rolls throughout his career in the Fire Department on the suppression and administration sides and was an active administrative member to date. We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the King family. More information will be posted as it comes available.    Photo    Photo    Photo

First due house

11-1-05 At 1538 hours, Engines 2, 6, and Tower 2 were alerted to Box 2-12 for an AFA. Engine     21(2A Ficke) and Tower 2 responded to 255 Dorsey Road and arrived on side Alpha with nothing showing. Crews found smoke in the house upon entering the residence. Chief 2A called for the assignment to be filled bringing Engine 22(Capt D'agostino) and established command. Food on the stove was found to be the cause and command held one and one to ventilate the residence. Units cleared in 30 minutes.  

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First due house

10-30-05 At 0614, Engine 2, 7, 6, Tower 2, Squad 2, Tanker 6 and 7 were alerted to Box 2-03. Engine 22(Sgt Dalrymple) and Tower 2(Lt Deale) responded to the 1900 block of Sixes Road for smoke. Engine 22 arrived on side Alpha with nothing showing as Tower 2 arrived. The Engine crew found smoke in the basement while the Tower crew opened up. The box was down graded to two and one as an overheated furnace motor was found. Units ventilated and cleared in 30 minutes.  Photo  Photo  Photo

PF drill

10-29-05 On Saturday, Prince Frederick and Huntingtown got together for a house burning drill on Duke Street. Company 2 and Company 6 units got into position while firefighters prepared to burn. Several scenarios were set up to practice fireground operations. Crews took turns participating in different positions on the fireground such as the attack crew, the back-up crew, and the search and rescue crew. We would like to thank Huntingtown for coming to burn with us.  Photo  Photo  Photo  Photo

Lusby house

10-24-05 At 1811 hours, Engines 3, 7, 29, Truck 3, Squad 7, Tankers 2 and 27 were alerted to Box 3-10. Tanker 2(S. Pickerall) responded to the 300 block of Steer Horn Lane in the Ranch Club. Company 3 units arrived on side Alpha with heavy fire showing just before Tanker 2 arrived and picked up Engine 7's line. Engine 21(Lt. Deale) responded on the task force and set up the staging area. The Engine was eventually called to the scene to set up the RIT Group. Company 2 units cleared in 2 hours. Photo  Photo  Photo  Photo

Engine 21 and Tower 2

10-21-05 On Friday, C/E Holzberger, Lt Kissinger, and Tech Reamy made the trip to Delmarva to bring home Engine 21 and Tower 2 from having work done to them. Both pieces were thoroughly cleaned before being placed back in service. We would like to thank Delmarva for getting Prince Frederick's fleet back to 100% and a special thanks to everyone that has been making trips back and forth to the Eastern Shore with the apparatus. Photo

First due building

10-20-06 At 0432 hours, Engines 2, 6, 7, 83, Tower 1, Truck 3, and Squad 6 were alerted to Box 2-16. Engine 22, Squad 2, and Chief 2A responded to 110 Hospital Road for smoke in the basement of CMH. Chief 2A arrived on side Charlie with light smoke showing as he established command. Engine 22 entered the basement with smoke conditions as Squad 2 opened up. An overheated fan motor was found to be the cause and units cleared in 40 minutes.  Photo   Photo
 
   

 

 

Solomon Island and Whispering

10-19-05 At 1901 hours, the Prince Frederick and Saint Leonard Volunteers were alerted to Rescue Box 2-04. Squad 2(F/F Bingham), Engine 22(F/F Braswell), and Chief 2A responded to Solomons Island Road just south of Whispering Woods for a personal injury accident. Chief 2A arrived on the scene with a car vs a motorcycle as he established command. Squad 2 assisted with patient care as Engine 22 set up a landing zone. One patient was flown to PG's Trauma Center for further evaluation. Units cleared in 30 minutes.  Photo 

Port Republic fire

10-18-05 At 0854 hours, Engines 7, 2, 6, Truck 3, Squad 7, Tanker 6 and 83 were alerted to Box 7-10. Engine 22(2A Ficke), Chief 2B, and Captain  2(D'agostino) responded to the 2900 block of Saint Leonard Road for a house fire. Chief 2B arrived on the scene and established command as he found a fire in the basement. Engine 22 arrived and pulled a 200'crosslay to side Charlie, entered the basement, and extinguished a small fire. No extension was found and Company 2 units cleared in one hour.     Photo   Photo  

Huntingtown fire

10-16-05 At 1741 hours, Engines 6, 15, 2, 1, Tower 1, Squad 6, Tankers 6 and 2 were alerted to Box 6-23. Engine 22(F/F Boswell) and Tanker 2(Lt Deale) responded to the rear of 3155 Queensberry Drive for a barn fire. Engine 22 layed out at the driveway and arrived to find a barn fully involved. The Engine Companies protected exposures as the barn collapsed. Command (Chief 6) held Companies 6, 2, and 15 for overhaul. Company 2 units cleared at 1920 hours.

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Hallowing Point MVA

 

10-14-05 At 1330 hours, the Prince Frederick, Huntingtown, and Solomons Volunteers were alerted to Rescue Box 2-06. Squad 2(2A Ficke), Engine 22(Lt Deale), and Chief 2 responded to Hallowing Point Road  across from the park for a personal injury accident. Chief 2 established command as the Squad crew assisted with removing one patient and The Engine set up a Landing Zone in the park. One patient was flown to PG's Trauma Center and two others transported to CMH. Company 2 units cleared in 30 minutes.

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Residential Hazmat

10-13-05 At 1906 hours, Engines 2, 6, 83, Tower 1, Squads 2 and 6 were alerted to Hazmat Box 2-10. Engine 22(F/F Boswell), Squad 2(2A Ficke), and Chief 2 responded to the 1100 block of Connor Court. Chief 2 arrived on side Alpha of a two story townhouse and established command. The Engine crew ran a line while  the Squad crew checked for a gas leak. Command held Company 2 units as the gas was shut off. The scene was turned over to Washington Gas Company. Units cleared in 20 minutes. 

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Squad 2 and Engine 22

10-11-05 Lt. Deale and F/F Beckwith picked up Squad 2 last night from Johnson and Towers after having some work done. All of the compartments were scrubbed, vaccuumed, and wiped down before the tools were put back on. This morning Capt. Della-Camera took E-21 to Delmarva to have work done and brought home E-22 from having work done. The Rescue Engine was returned to  Solomons tonight which leaves us with three fire trucks. E-21 will return Friday and the Tower is scheduled to be back at the end of the month.

First due fire

10-8-05 At 1505 hours, a local alarm alerted Engine 2 for a vehicle fire. Engine 21 responded to 3000 Whispering Drive and found a RV heavily involved next to a house. Engine 21 called for the Box, alerting Engines 7, 6, 83, Truck 3, Squad 7, Tankers 6 and 7. Rescue Engine 2(Capt. Howes) and Tanker 2 responded. The Rescue Engine picked up E-21's line as they got a knock on the fire and Engine 7 protected the exposure. Command (Captain 2) held Companies 2 and 7 for an hour doing overhaul.         Photo     Photo

Rescue-2-Engine

10-7-05 The Prince Frederick Volunteers have had a string of bad luck with apparatus lately. With Company 2 being down three fire trucks, this left us with Engine 21 and the Tanker. We would like to thank Company 3 for agreeing to let us borrow Engine 31. Engine 31 has been equipped with extrication equipment to be run as Rescue-2-Engine. We would also like to thank Lt. Deale for coordinating the effort to get the Rescue Engine with Chief 3A(Nava) and Sgt. 3(Thomas). 

Solomons Island and Main St

10-4-05 At 1836 hours, the Prince Frederick and Saint Leonard Volunteers were alerted to Rescue Box 2-08. Squad 2(Capt D'agostino) and Engine 21(Tech Reamy) responded to Solomons Island Road and Main Street for a personal injury accident. Company 2 units arrived on the scene and found two vehicles involved as Captain 2 established command. The Squad crew assisted EMS while the Engine crew pulled an attack line. One patient was tranported to CMH. Company 2 units cleared in 30 minutes.     Photo   Photo   Photo

PF attends county fair

10-2-05 The Prince Frederick Volunteers stood by at the annual Calvert County Fair this passed week. The Fair was held from September 28th thru October 2nd. The Safety House was on display for "Kids Day" so all of the area children could learn about fire safety. Engine 21 stood by all weekend long to make sure  everyone was safe at the fair. Thanks to all of the members that participated in the fair activities.

Hughesville building

10-1-05 At 1449 hours, Squad 2 was alerted mutual aid to Charles County for an outside fire. Squad 2(Captain Della-Camera) and Engine 22(Lieutenant Kissinger) had just cleared two other calls and responded to the 13500 block of Meadow Court in Hughesville. Company 2 units arrived and assisted Charles County and Saint Mary's County units with extensive overhaul on a small building. Company 2 units cleared in two  hours.                                                                            Photo     Photo 

St Leonard house

9-30-05 At 1935 hours, Engines 7, 2, 6, Truck 3, and Squad 7 were alerted to Box 7-07. Engine 21 responded to the 5100 block of Kings Road for a shed fire next the house. Engine 21 arrived on side Alpha with a 25x12 shed on fire and extension to a three story house. A task force was called for bringing Engines 3, 83, 81, and Tower 1. The wagon crew advanced an attack  line into the house and put a stop on the fire while Engine 7's crew put a knock on the shed. Crews remained on the scene performing extensive overhaul.         Photo    Photo    Photo

Solomons Island Rd and Hallowing Point Rd

9-30-05 At 0707 hours, the Prince Frederick and Huntingtown Volunteers were alerted to Rescue Box 2-11. Squad 2, Engine 22, Chief 2A, and Chief 2 responded to Solomons Island Road and Hallowing Point Road for a personal accident involving a school bus vs. a car. Company 2 arrived on the scene to find the same as Chief 2A established command. One patient was extricated from the car and a total of three patients transported to CMH. Units cleared in 30 minutes.                                                                           Photo

Speedy recovery

9-25-05 On Sunday, two members of Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department were injured while operating at an auto accident scene. Squad 2 and Engine 22 responded to the scene to assist Huntingtown units. The Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department would like to wish the Huntingtown members a speed recovery. If you guys need anything, don't hesitate to call your brothers down in the seat.

83rd annual PG Convention

9-24-05 On Saturday, the Prince Frederick Volunteers attended the 83rd annual Prince George's County Convention parade in Brandywine. Brush 2, Engine 21, and Tanker 2 made the trip to Brandywine at 0800 hours to register for the parade. PF Volunteers teamed up with members from Dunkirk and Clinton for the hook-up contests after the parade. The day ended with Company 2 receiving best appearing brush truck and second best appearing company out of county. Photo    Photo    Photo    Photo    Photo

Update on ENG-21-INE

Engine 21 received new light bars during the week of Labor Day. Delmarva Fire Apparatus installed a Whelen Freedom series light bar on the front and Whelen mini light bars on the sides. The Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank Delmarva Fire Apparatus for installing the lights and for the volunteers that took the time to make the trip back and forth.    Photo     Photo     Photo

Hallowing Point and Thunderhill

9-16-05 At 1607 hours, the Prince Frederick and Benedict Volunteers were alerted to Rescue Box 2-06. Squad 2, Engine 22, and Chief 2A responded to Hallowing Point Road and Thunderhill Road for a personal injury accident. Company 2 units arrived to find a two vehicle accident. The vehicles were  stabilized and the power was secured. Two patients were transported to CMH with non-life threatening injures. Company 2 units cleared in 20 minutes.

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Congratulations graduate!

9-16-05 On Friday, Prince Frederick Volunteer Lieutenant Jason Deale graduated the DCFD Training Academy. DCFD Recruit Class 341 graduated at 1100 hours after completing a twenty week academy that start on May 2nd. Lieutenant Deale is assigned to the southeast section of the city at Truck 8 on the #2 Platoon. The Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department would like to congratulate Lieutenant Deale and wish you good luck in your new career.    Photo  Photo Photo  Photo

Remembering 9-11

9-11-05 Four 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 Trader 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 their fellow brothers and sisters.

First due building

9-10-05 At 2316 hours Engines 2, 6, 7, and 83, Tower 1, Truck 3, and Squad 2 were alerted to Box 2-11. Engine 22, Squad 2, and Chief 2B responded to 60Commerce Lane at Bob Evans for a kitchen fire. Company 2 units arrived on side Alpha with nothing showing. After further investigation, a small fire was found confined to the oven. Chief 2B held Company 2 units for ventilation and to control utilities. Units cleared in 20 minutes.    Photo  

Hallowing Point and North PF

9-10-05 At 1317 hours, the Prince Frederick and Solomons Volunteers were alerted to Rescue Box 2-11 by Captain 2. Squad 2 and Engine 22 responded to Hallowing Point Road and North Prince Frederick Boulevard for a motorcycle versus a car. The motorcycle driver was packaged and transported to the Landing Zone for traumatic injuries while the car driver was taken to CMH. Trooper 2 airlifted the patient to the Trauma Center for further evaluation. Captain Howes had command. Units cleared in 30 minutes.

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Member hired by AAFD

9-8-05 On Thursday, Prince Frederick Volunteer Thomas Scott IV will begin his career with the Anne Arundel  County Fire Department. Tommy will endure Anne Arundel's 16 week training academy in Millersville, MD. The Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department would like to extend our congratulations and wish Tommy the best of luck in his new career.

Relief fund for Katrina

9-3-05 On Saturday September 10th, the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a fundraiser for all those who were affected by Hurricane Katrina. The fundraiser will be held from 10am to 5pm and is sponsored by the Red Cross. There will be a silent auction, face painting, and many more activities for everyone to enjoy. Come out and help support those in need.  Photo  Photo  Photo  Photo

Rt 4 and Co 4

8-29-05 At 1738 hours, the Prince Frederick and St Leonard Volunteers were alerted for Rescue Box 2-08. Squad 2(Capt D'agostino), Engine 22(Sgt Dalrymple), and Chief 2A(Ficke) responded to Solomons Island Road in front of Company 4 to find a vehicle over the guardrail with one trapped. Chief 2A established command while Captain 2 had the extrication sector. Squad 2 stabilized, then removed the door to gain access to the patient. Crews worked together to package and carry the patient out of the woods to awaiting EMS. Units cleared in 30 minutes.    Photo    Photo    Photo

Member nominated

Prince Frederick Volunteer Michelle Sigona was nominated for the "Young Marylander of the Year" award this month. Michelle is currently trying to raise money for a new firehouse, is a guest speaker with all the DARE programs/graduations throughout Calvert County, and is helping to raise money for various fundraising projects with the American Cancer Society. Michelle is also working to create a non-profit agency for the TV show "America's Most Wanted" soley to help aide victims of crime. We're proud of you Michelle, keep up the good work.

Route 4 and Parkers Creek

8-19-05 At 1652 hours, the Prince Frederick Volunteers responded to a personal injury accident at Solomon's Island Rd and Parkers Creek Rd. Squad 2 and Chief 2A arrived on the scene to assist St Leonard units with a patient trapped and two other patients injured. Chief 2A established command and requested the helicopter to transport the trapped victim to the trauma center where she succumbed to her injuries. Two other patients were transported to CMH with non-life threatening injuries. Squad 2 cleared in 25 minutes.

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Trauma fly-out

8-15-05 Just after 1700 hours, the PFVRS Volunteers were alerted for a child having seizures. After the arrival of Ambulance 4, the crew requested the helicopter due to a head injury from a bicycle accident. Engine 22(Sgt Dalrymple) responded to Whispering Drive and set up the Landing Zone for Trooper 7. The child was flown to Children's Hospital in Washington DC with non-life threatening injuries. PF units cleared in 20 minutes.

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Congratulations graduate

8-12-05 On Friday, Prince Frederick Volunteer Jimmy Billings completed the Prince Georges Fire Department Academy. Firefighter Billings is assigned to Station 40 in Brandywine. On behalf of the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department, we would like to congratulate Firefighter Billings for completing the PGFD training academy and wish you and the rest of Recruit Class 35 the best of luck in your new career.

National KIDS day

8-7-05 On Sunday, the Prince Frederick Volunteers participated in National KIDS day at the Calvert Middle School ball field. Engine 22, Brush 2, Utility 2 with the fire prevention trailer, and Chief 2 were in attendance. The event was hosted by the Boys and Girls Club of Calvert County. Vendors such as Papa Johns, Fantasy World, and 97.1FM were also in attendance. The program ran from 10am until 4pm with kids from all over the county participating.  Photo

Storm brings busy night

8-5-05 A storm came through the area just after 2000 hours bringing many calls with it. The Engine responded on five runs, the Squad responded to three runs, and the Tanker responded on three runs, all in a two hour period. Some of the calls were a pedestrian struck, an auto accident, wires down, and few box alarms. The Prince Frederick Volunteers maintained multiple crews having five fire trucks on different calls at the same time.

 

Confined space rescue

7-28-05 At 0730 hours, Company 7 was alerted to Mackall Road and Parran Road for trouble breathing. Ambulance 7 arrived to find a male that had fallen down a well. Squad 7 and Chief 7 responded on the call to assist the Ambulance. Chief 7 arrived and advised he had a confined space rescue. Chief 2C responded to the scene with confined space gear. Chief 2C was lowered down a 50 foot well where he secured the patient and was raised out of the well. Units cleared in two hours.

 

A fallen brother

7-25-05 The Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department would like to express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Douglas Beamer. He was past president of the St Leonard Volunteer Fire Department and known as "Pop" to most people. The viewing will be held on Thursday and the funeral on Friday at Rausch's Funeral Home on Broomes Island Rd. For more information, go to our links and click on St Leonard Volunteer Fire Department. Pop, may you rest in peace.

Solomons Island MVA

7-24-05 At 1905 hours, Prince Frederick and CALS were alerted to Rescue Box 2-11. Squad 2 and Chief 2 responded to Solomon's Island Road in front of Wal-Mart for a motorcycle accident. Prince Frederick units arrived on the scene to find a van versus a motorcycle. The motorcycle driver was found in the northbound lane with traumatic injuries. Trooper 7 was called for to fly the patient to Prince Georges Trauma Center. Prince Frederick units cleared in 30 minutes and were alerted for another minor motorcycle accident on Main Street.

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Graduate of MPD

7-22-05 At 1400 hours, Prince Frederick Volunteer Shawn Tucker graduated from the Metropolitan Police Department Academy. Recruit Class 2004-9 graduated at the Boys and Girls Club on Mississippi Avenue in Southeast, D.C. Shawn was not only awarded a certificate for completing the eight month academy, he was also given the Firearms Training Award. The Prince Frederick Volunteers wish Shawn the best of luck at the 6th District Police Station and in his new career.   Photo   Photo    Photo    Photo 

First due home

7-17-05 At 0110 hours, Prince Frederick, Huntingtown, Benedict, North Beach, and St Leonard were alerted to Box 2-18. Engine 21, Squad 2, Tanker 2, Chief 2B, and Chief 2A responded to the 1300 block of Carmel Road for the trailer fire. Chief 6B arrived with fire showing. Engine 21 arrived and pulled a line along with Engine 6 to attack the fire. Squad 2 arrived, performed a primary search and started opening up. Chief 2A called for a task force bringing Engine 5 and Engine 1 to assist. Units operated for just over two hours with extensive overhaul.

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Smoke in a building

7-13-05 At 1109 hours, Prince Frederick, Huntingtown, St Leonard, Benedict, Solomons, and North Beach were alerted to Box 2-11. Engine 21, Squad 2, and Captain 2 responded to the 100 block of Solomons Island Rd for  smoke. Engine 21 arrived on side Alpha at the McDonald's Express with nothing showing and started investigating. Squad 2 arrived and laddered the roof on side Charlie. Engine 7's crew investigated the roof area. Crews found contractors working on the roof and units cleared in 20 minutes.

Clay Hammond MVA

7-10-05 At 2322 hours, Prince Frederick units were alerted to Rescue Box 2-12. Squad 2, Engine 21, and Chief 2 responded to Clay Hammond Road and found a vehicle overturned with one trapped. The Squad crew quickly stabilized and extricated the patient with the assistance of the Engine crew. Huntingtown units were added and arrived to set up a landing zone for Trooper 7 to transport the subject to the Trauma Center. Squad 2 remained on the scene assisting CCSD.

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First due house

7-6-05 At 0113 hours, Prince Frederick, Huntingtown, North Beach, Benedict, and St Leonard were alerted to Box 2-13. Engine 21, 22, Tower 2, Chief 2B, and Chief 2 responded to the 200 block of Macrae Avenue for a house fire. Engine 21 arrived on side Alpha with smoke showing. A small electrical fire was found in the cockloft. The Tower crew shut the power off and hooked the ceiling for the Engine crew to knock the fire. Chief 2 held Prince Frederick and Huntingtown units to overhaul for an hour                                                                   Photo    Photo   

House burning in Huntingtown

7-3-05 On Sunday morning Squad 2 was invited to Huntingtown to participate in a house burning drill. Members drilled in scene size up, advancing attack lines, locating the fire, and fire extinguishment. The Squad also assisted with filling SCBA cylinders at the end of the drill. The Prince Frederick Volunteers and the Squad returned in the early afternoon in enough time to enjoy the rest of the Fourth of July weekend.  A special thanks to Huntingtown for their hospitality.   Photo    Photo

PFVFD in June

6-30-05 The Prince Frederick Volunteers were very busy in the month of June with high school graduations, the annual carnival, the MSFA 113th anuual convention, the Potomac River Festival, getting ready for the basket bingo on July 10th, etc. We would like to thank all of the members who put in their time to do all of these activities and still get the apparatus on the street. William "Binky" Dulaney was the top runner for the month.

PG Officer LODD

6-24-05 The Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers of Cpl. Steven Gaughan. Cpl. Gaughan was killed in the line of duty on June 21 after a traffic stop in South Laurel. The 15 year veteran leaves behind a wife and two children. The viewing will take place today at the Borgwardt Funeral Home in Beltsville from 2 to 4 p.m. and again from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be at noon Saturday at the Riverdale Baptist Church in Upper Marlboro.

113th annual MSFA convention

6-19-05 Many of Maryland's Fire Departments took a trip to Ocean City this weekend to get ready for the 113th annual Maryland State Firemen's Convention. Several members of the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department will be in Ocean City to represent the department all week. New apparatus from several different manufacturers lined up on Sunday to be on display at the Convention Center. For more information about Firemen's Convention, click on http://www.msfa.org/index.html.                              Photo  Photo

A fallen brother

6-15-05 The Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department would like to express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Lt. Pete Lund on your tragic loss. Lt. Lund was a 30 year veteran of the FDNY. Lt. Lund also volunteered at Kentland Volunteer Fire Department and Woodmere Volunteer Fire Department until his untimely death. For more information, click on http://www.kentland33.com/.

 

Prince Frederick carnival

6-14-05 Our annual carnival opened up at 1800 hours on Tuesday night. Engine 21, Squad 2, Brush 2, Command 2, and several members of the Department were in attendance to kick off the week long event. If you're in the area, come by and enjoy over 40 attractions including Jolly Shows rides, great food by PFVFD and other vendors, and various games. For more information, click on the "Events" page on the website or call (410)535-9875. See you there.

54th annual Potomac River Festival

6-10-06 Friday was the start of the 54th annual Potomac River Festival in Colonial Beach, Virginia. Engine 22 made the trip to Colonial Beach to participate in the parade. This is the loudest parade in the DC Metro area because you are aloud to use your Federal, Siren, and Air Horns. The night started with the annual parade before the carnival started, followed by a beauty pageant, and finished up with awards. Solomon's also participated to represent Calvert County.

Clay Hammond and Jessica

6-7-05 At 1825 hours, the Prince Frederick Volunteers were alerted to Rescue Box 212. Squad 2, Engine 22, and Chief 2B responded to Clay Hammond Road and Jessica Lane. Units arrived to find a vehicle into a tree. The Squad crew stabilized and secured the vehicle while the Engine crew assisted with removing a tree from the car and road. Three patients were treated for non-life threatening injuries by EMS. Units cleared in 20 minutes.      Photo    Photo

Lusby house

6-6-05 At 1328 hours, St Leonard, Solomons, Prince Frederick, and Bay District were alerted to Box 702. Engine 21, Tower 2, Tanker 2, and Chief 2 responded to the 500 block of Maple Way. Engine 7 arrived with smoke showing and found a dryer fire on the first floor. Engine 21 arrived and pulled a line to the second floor to check for extension as Tower 2 arrived and performed overhaul. Chief 7B established  command and held Company 7 and Company 2 units for just under an hour.

Armory and Fairground

6-3-05 At 1751 hours, the Prince Frederick and Huntingtown Volunteers were alerted to Rescue Box 211. Squad 2 responded to Armory Road, just North of Fairground Road for a personal injury accident. Squad 2 arrived to find two vehicles involved with one person trapped. The passenger door was popped to free the trapped patient. A total of 6 patients were transported to CMH with non-life threatening injuries. Units cleared in 20 minutes.

Class of 2005

6-1-05 The Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department would like to congratulate our four graduates. On Wednesday afternoon Tommy Braswell, PJ Hassler, Holly Hardesty, and Amanda Mister graduated from Calvert High School. Afterwards, the graduates were off to Baltimore for project graduation. Friday, the graduates will be making the trip to Senior Week in Ocean City. Good luck in your future endeavors whatever path you take in life.     Photo    Photo   

Port Republic trailer

5-26-05 At 1527 hours, St Leonard, Prince Frederick, Huntingtown, and Solomons were alerted to Box 710. Engine 22(Lt Kissinger) and Tower 2(Sgt Dalrymple) responded to the 1700 block of Parkers Creek Road for a trailer fire. Engine 7 arrived with smoke showing on side Bravo. A quick knock was made on a small fire in the back bedroom. Prince Frederick units assisted with opening up and performing salvage and overhaul operations. The Engine and Tower cleared in 30 minutes.

Hallowing Point and Seagull Beach

5-20-05 At 1917 hours, the Prince Frederick and Benedict Volunteers were alerted to Rescue Box 2-05. Squad 2, Engine 22, and Chief 2B responded to Hallowing Point Road and Seagull Beach Road. Units arrived to find two vehicles involved and two trapped. Squad 2 and Engine 832 went to work extricating the patients from the car. The roof and door were removed to free the two subjects in 10 minutes. The patients were turned over to awaiting EMS and transported to CMH with non-life threatening injuries.    Photo    Photo

May drill

5-17-05 Our monthly drill was held on Tuesday night. Engine 21, 22, Tower 2, Squad 2, Tanker 2, and Brush 2 went back to Dares Beach Road and Clay Hammond Road to do more drilling. This time evolutions were done in a 24'x 30' cinder block building adjacent to the house that was burnt down last week. Crews took turns performing different Engine Company, Truck Company, and Squad Company fire ground operations before letting the building go to the ground.                         Photo   Photo  Photo  Photo  Photo 

Congratulations to members

5-14-05 In the last month the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department has had several members complete various classes. DJ Reeves completed Confined Space Rescue, Jimmy Billings and DJ Reeves completed Fire Officer I, Sergeant Jon Dalrymple and DJ Reeves completed Truck Company Operations, Holly Hardesty completed EMT-B, and Tommy Scott IV completed EMT-I. Congratulations to those members for enhancing their training to better serve Prince Frederick and surrounding areas.

A fallen brother

5-10-06 The Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department would like to send our condolences to the Solomon's Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department. The SVRSFD lost life time member Art Pfeifer last week. Art was a 45 year member of Solomon's. A fireman's funeral was held on Solomon's Island today in remembrance of our fallen brother. The last call was sounded for Art as he was laid to rest at Our Lady Star of the Sea. Art, may you rest in peace.

Dunkirk building

5-8-05 At 1334 hours, Dunkirk, Huntingtown, North Beach, Prince Frederick, and Lothian were alerted to box 5-07. Engine 21 responded as the third due Engine from Company 1 and Tower 2 responded as the second due truck. First arriving units went on the scene at Arby's with heavy smoke showing. The Engine crew advanced an attack line into the side "Charlie" door to assist interior crews. The Tower crew laddered the side "Alpha" roof and assisted the roof division. Units operated for just over two hours hitting hot spots and performing overhaul.

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Chesapeake Beach house

5-8-05 At 1237 hours, North Beach, Huntingtown, Navy Base, Prince Frederick, and Dunkirk were alerted to Box 1-06. Engine 21(Lieutenant Kissinger) responded to the 7700 block of C Street for a townhouse fire. Units arrived with smoke showing as they took their positions. Chief 1 established command while Company 1, 5, and 15 had level 1 operations and everyone elselevel 2 staged. The fire was quickly knocked and command held units operating on the scene. Engine 21 took the fill-in at station 1.                                     Photo    Photo  Photo   

House burning drill

5-8-05 On Sunday, Prince Frederick invited Huntingtown, St Leonard, and Benedict to drill at a house that was donated to the department. The house was on Dares Beach Road just passed Clay Hammond Road. The Companies took turns running several different scenarios in three different rooms. The Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank the other stations for their assistance and the chance to drill together.    Photo  Photo  Photo  Photo

Congratulations Ben and Leanne

5-7-05 On Saturday, Prince Frederick Volunteer Ben Ridgely tied the knot. Ben and Leanne exchanged vows at Herrington on the Bay in front of family and friends. The reception continued next door where best man Captain Della Camera kicked the night off with a toast to the bride and groom. The night went on with food and dancing for everyone. The Ridgely's will reside in the Prince Frederick area. The Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department would like to wish Ben and Leanne a great future together.                                                             Photo

58th annual parade

5-1-05 On Sunday, the Prince Frederick Volunteers attended the 58th Annual Southern Maryland Fireman's Parade in Solomons. The units attending the parade  were Command 2, Jeep 2, Engine 21, and Tower 2. Tower 2 won Best Appearing Aerial Platform and Jeep 2 won Second Best Appearing Brush Unit. The Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department for a great convention and congratulate the other departments for their hard work.     Photo  Photo  Photo  Photo

Armory and Dares Beach

4-30-05 At 1005 hours, the Prince Frederick and Huntingtown Volunteers were alerted to Rescue Box 2-11. Squad 2, Engine 22, and Chief 2B responded to Armory Road and Dares Beach Road and arrived to find a truck overturned. Chief 2B established command while the Squad crew stabilized and began extrication. Command held Prince Frederick units only as the patient was removed and turned over to awaiting EMS for a check up. Units cleared in 15 minutes.  Photo  Photo

Congratulations graduate

4-29-05 On Friday, Prince Frederick Volunteer Billy Bingham graduated from the Annapolis City Fire Department Academy. Billy has two additional weeks of Pump Operator and Aerial/Truck Operations training before he receives his station assignment. Mrs. Bingham held a surprise party for Billy on Saturday to celebrate his graduation. Billy's family and friends had a good time helping him celebrate. Good luck with your additional training and your new career.

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A fallen brother

4-27-05 The Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department would like to send our condolences to the Mechanicsville Volunteers and the family of Neale Slater. Slater lost his life in a tragic accident on Monday when his vehicle skidded into oncoming traffic and his car was struck by an SUV. The accident occurred on Leonardtown Road in Hughesville. For information on the viewing and funeral services, check http://www.mvfd.com Firefighter Neale Slater, may you rest in peace.

2 alarm building

4-27-05 At 0351 hours, North Beach, Navy Base, Dunkirk, Deale, Huntingtown, and Prince Frederick were alerted to Box 1-06. Tower 2 responded to Stinnett's Restaurant on Bayside Road for a building fire. First arriving units found fire showing. The Tower crew went to the roof and started opening up and setting up lights on the second floor. Engine 21 responded on the second alarm and laid dual lines from Station 1 to the scene. A quick knock was made by the Engine crews. Company 2 units cleared 0526 hours.

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Breezy Point house

4-25-05 At 1411 hours, the Navy Base, North Beach, Huntingtown, Prince Frederick, and Dunkirk were alerted to Box 1-01. Engine 21, Squad 2, and Chief 2A responded to the 3300 block of Meadow Lane for a house fire. First arriving units found fire on the first and second floors. The Engine crew assisted with extinguishment while the Squad crew performed a search and opened up. Tower 2 was special called and assisted with opening up and salvage-overhaul operations. Company 2 units cleared at 1648. Photo  Photo  Photo  Photo

Landing Zone

4-22-05 On Friday, the Prince Frederick Volunteers took Engine 22 to establish a landing zone for a Patuxent River Naval helicopter. The helicopter landed at Calvert Elementary School for career day. The students at Calvert Elementary School learned about different jobs to get them ready for the future. The crew from Engine 22 was able to check out the helicopter after the pilot gave his presentation to the students. The Engine crew also had a chance to show the apparatus to a representative of Hooters Restaurant. Photo  Photo  Photo

Members hired by FD's

4-20-05 Lieutenant Jason Deale, Firefighter Ben Ridgely, and Firefighter Jimmy Billings have received very good news. Lieutenant Deale received his call from DC and will be starting the District of Columbia Fire Department Training Academy on May 2nd. Firefighters Ridgely and Billings received phone calls from PG and will be starting the Prince George's Fire Department Training Academy on May 2nd as well. Congratulations to our members and good luck in your new careers.

 

North Beach house

4-19-05 At 0153 hours, Huntingtown Engine 6, Lothian Engine 9, Shady Side Engine 41, and Prince Frederick Tower 2 were alerted for a second alarm in North Beach. Tower 2 responded to 1st Street and D Street where units from North Beach, Navy Base, Dunkirk, and Deale had a house off with extension to the exposures on side 2 and 4. Tower 2 assisted opening up the side 2 and 4 exposures. Engine 21 filled in at Station 1 while units operated on the scene. Company 2 units cleared just after 0400 hours.

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Squad 2 at MFRI

4-17-05 On Sunday, Squad 2 along with Charles County Squad 7 made the trip to LaPlata where a Firefighter II class is being held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The class learned how to operate on different scenarios in auto extrication. The first scenario was a door pop and roof removal. The second scenario was a car on it's side with a roof removal. The third scenario was a door pop using hand tools only. The class gained valuable knowledge and hands on experience to prepare them for future auto accidents.

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Brady returns to the field

4-9-05 On Saturday, the Prince Frederick Volunteers and Chief 10 went to Hallowing Point Park to watch Steven Dale Brady play his first ball game since his accident. On May 14, 2004 Prince Frederick units were dispatched to Calvert High School for a child struck by a vehicle. Squad 2 and Paramedic Sharon Eskins of CALS were the first to arrive. The child sustained multiple injuries and was flown to Children's Hospital. Steven Dale was in the hospital for approximately two months, on a ventilator for 20 plus days, and had to have multiple surgeries.   Photo   Photo

Brush fires starting

4-7-05 At 1754 hours, the Prince Frederick Volunteers were alerted for our third of four brush fires in the last two days. Brush 2, Jeep 2, Engine 22, and Sergeant 2 responded to the 300 block of Stafford Road. Units arrived with a half acre off on top of a hill. Sergeant Dalrymple established command while the Brush Units went to work on the fire. The fire was quickly stopped from advancing any further. Brush 2 stood by for Forestry while the rest of the units cleared. Brush 2 cleared within an hour.                                                                                                               Photo   Photo   Photo   Photo

Benedict building

4-3-05 At 0918 hours, Benedict, Hughesville, Baden, Prince Frederick, Waldorf, and Huntingtown were alerted for smoke in a commercial building. Tower 2 and Tanker 2 responded to the 6700 block of Animal Shelter Road as Charles County units arrived with light smoke showing. Chief 81A established command while crews entered the building. A malfunctioning furnace was found to be the cause. Command held Company 81, Engine 83, and Tower 2. Tower 2 cleared in an hour after ventilating the building.

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TV room rehab

3-27-05 The second floor TV room had some updates done to it over the last week. Two broken chairs were removed and a donated couch was put in their place. A theatre style platform was built and covered in carpet for the new room layout. Some paint and other minor work are soon to come. Special thanks to the Reamy family for donating the couch, and Lieutenant Kissinger for building and carpeting the platform. Thanks to everyone else that helped update our TV room.                    Photo

Rt 231 & Mason Rd

3-23-05 At 1221 hours, the Prince Frederick, Huntingtown, and Benedict Volunteers were alerted to Box 2-10. Squad 2, Engine 22, and Chief 2A responded to Hallowing Point Road and Mason Road. Units arrived to find a two car accident with one in the ditch and one on it's side. All patients were pulled out of their cars by bystanders prior to FD arrival. Chief 2A established command and held Prince Frederick units. Two patients were transported to CMH with non-life threatening injuries. Units cleared in 20 minutes.

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Route 4 & Main St

3-22-05 At 1220 hours, the Prince Frederick and St Leonard Volunteers were alerted to Box 2-08. Squad 2and Chief 2A responded to Solomon's Island Road and Main Street for a personal injury accident. Chief 2Aarrived to find two vehicles involved and one trapped as he established command. The Squad crew popped the driver's door to free the trapped patient. Two patients were transported to CMH with non-life threatening injuries. Units cleared at 1251 hours.      Photo   Photo  

Route 4 & Mountain Trail

3-17-05 At 1920 hours, the Prince Frederick, St Leonard, and CALS Volunteers were alerted to Box 2-04. Squad 2, Engine 22, 21, and Chief 2A responded to Solomons Island Rd and Mountain Trail for a personal injury accident, head on, with one overturned. Chief 2A established command while Squad 2 began extrication on vehicle #1 and Squad 7 arrived to start extrication on vehicle #2. Three victims were extricated and flown for various injuries. Squad 2 remained on the scene to assist police for two hours.              Photo  Photo  Photo  Photo

First due townhouse

3-13-05 At 1849 hours, Prince Frederick, Huntingtown, Benedict, St Leonard, and Solomons were alerted to Box 2-16. Engine 21, 22, Tower 2, and Chief 2B responded to the 400 block of Cambridge Place for a Townhouse fire. Company 2 units arrived to find a three story, middle of the row townhouse with nothing showing. After an investigation, a fire in the third floor bedroom had been put out by the homeowner prior to FD arrival. Company 2 was held for overhaul and ventilation for 20 minutes.                                                                              Photo   Photo  

Huntingtown building

3-11-05 At 0741 hours, Huntingtown, Prince Frederick, Dunkirk, North Beach, St. Leonard, and Solomons were alerted to Box 6-03. Engine 21, Tower 2, Tanker 2, and Chief 2 responded to the 3500 block of Solomons Island Road for smoke coming from a church. Engine 6 arrived with smoke showing. A heating unit was found on fire in the rear of the church and quickly extinguished. The Engine crew checked for extension which turned up negative. Command held Company 6 and Engine 21 on the scene until 0808 hours. 

A fallen brother

3-9-05 The officers and members of the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department send our condolences to the family and friends of Warren Mackall. Warren passed away at his residence on Sunday after suffering from several medical problems for the past few years. Warren was a past member of Huntingtown, a life member of North Beach, and an active member of the Calvert Advanced Life Support.  The viewing is scheduled for Friday and the funeral on Saturday.

MVA on Solomons Island Rd

3-7-05 At 1950 hours, the Prince Frederick Volunteers were alerted to a local alarm for a pole fire. Engine 22 responded to Route 4 just north of Radio Road and arrived to find a vehicle into a pole and on fire. The Engine crew quickly knocked down the fire. The injured driver was found sitting in a parking lot adjacent to the scene. Communications never upgraded the assignment to a personal injury accident,  therefore an ambulance had to be requested for the driver. Units cleared in 20 minutes.   Photo

Chimney fire in Huntingtown

2-28-05 At 1105 hours, Huntingtown, Prince Frederick, Dunkirk, and St Leonard were alerted to Box 6-04. Engine 21, Tower 2, and Chief 2C responded to the 1100 block of Carson Drive where Engine 6 arrived with a working chimney fire. Engine 21 arrived and picked up Engine 6's line. Captain D'agostino took interior operations while the Engine crew assisted with  extinguishing the fire. Company 6 and 2 were held for a small cleanup. Units cleared in 40 minutes.    Photo    Photo    Photo   

PF invited to dinner

2-26-05 On Saturday night, the Prince Frederick Volunteers received a phone call from the Calvert Elementary School PTA, inviting us to dinner. We gladly excepted the offer and a crew took Engine 21 to attend the dinner. The dinner and hospitality were very good and very much appreciated. Several trays of leftover food were given to the Engine crew to take back to the firehouse. We would like to say thanks to the CES PTA for their generosity.   Photo  Photo  Photo  Photo

Hazmat at CMH offices

2-24-05 At 1051 hours, PF, Huntingtown, St Leonard, Benedict, and Solomons were alerted to Box 2-16. Engine 22, 21, Tower 2, Squad 2, Chief 2B, and Chief 2 responded to 100 Hospital Dr for a chemical spill. Chief 2B established command while Company 2 units took their positions and all other units level 2 staged. Company 2 investigated and found a malfunctioning machine in the x-ray department spilling a skin irritant. The spill was cleaned up and the office ventilated. Units cleared in 30 minutes.  Photo    Photo    Photo    Photo

64th annual awards banquet

2-19-05 On Saturday, the Prince Frederick Volunteers held our 64th annual awards banquet at the Fairground. Thanks to the banquet committee and many others who helped setup all morning. The evening started off at 1800 with appetizers and drinks, followed by dinner at 1900, the awards at 2000, and a party at 2200. Congratulations to everyone for their hard work in 2004 and the awards they received. Special thanks to Huntingtown for covering the Engine, North Beach for covering the Tower, and St. Leonard for covering the Squad. Top runner-William Dulaney Firefighter of the year-Joseph Reamy Officer of the year-Frank Kissinger W. David Gott Memorial Training Award-Gene Thomas Rookie of the year-Gene Thomas Chief's award-Joseph Della-Camera     Photo Photo  Photo  Photo

PF receives grant

2-18-05 The Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department is pleased to announce that we received a FEMA Grant in the 35th round for $215,802. The grant is for purchasing new PPE, SCBA packs, spare bottles, a mask for each member, and RIT packs for Engine 21 and Tower 2. All of the new equipment is to help keep the department updated and compliant with NFPA standards. We would like to thank Congressman Steny Hoyer for his support in getting this grant and all the members for their hard work.

House burning drill

2-12-05 On Saturday, Prince Frederick, Benedict, and Huntingtown got together for a house burning drill on Hallowing Point Road. Company 2, Engine 62, Engine 833 and Tanker 83 set up in their positions while firefighters got ready to burn. Crews took turns participating in different positions on the fireground such as the attack crew, the back-up crew, and the search and rescue crew. Thanks to firefighter Milstead for donating the house to the department for training.

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Gas leak in a building

2-8-05 At 2105 hours, Prince Frederick, Benedict, Hughesville, Huntingtown, and St Leonard were alerted to Box 2-05 for a gas leak in a building. Engine 21, 22, Tower 2, Squad 2, and Chief 2C responded to Ketch Road. Chief 2C established command while Company 2 units investigated. A leaking 30lb gas tank was found to be the cause. Command held Company 2 and 83 to secure the gas tank and ventilate the building. Units  cleared in 40 minutes. 

Route 4 and Chapline Pl

2-4-05 At 0037 hours, the Prince Frederick and Huntingtown Volunteers were alerted to Box 2-16 for the personal injury accident. Squad 2 responded to Solomons Island Rd and Chapline Place Blvd. Units arrived to find two cars involved. Lt Kissinger established command while the Squad crew stabilized the vehicles. One patient was transported to CMH with non-life threatening injuries. Units cleared in 20 minutes.     Photo  Photo 

Fire in St Leonard

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2-2-05 At 0828 hours, St Leonard, Prince Frederick, Solomons, and Huntingtown were alerted to Box 7-04 fora house fire. Engine 21, Tower 2, and Chief 2 responded to St Leonard Road as Engine 7 arrived with fire showing. The Engine crew pulled a back up line to assist with the fire while the Tower crew opened up. Company 7 and 2 units remained on the scene overhauling for an hour.

First due building

2-1-05 At 0617 hours, Prince Frederick, Huntingtown, Benedict, St. Leonard, and Solomons were alerted to Box 2-11. Engine 21, 22, Tower 2, and Squad 2 responded to Main Street for a building fire. Engine 21 arrived to find smoke showing. Captain D'agostino established command while the Engine crew advanced an attack line into the front door and the Tower crew opened up. Fire was found on the main floor and in the basement. Company 2 and 6 units were held for a couple hours overhauling.

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House burning drill

1-29-05 On Saturday, the Prince Frederick, Saint Leonard, and Huntingtown Volunteers trained together at a burn house in Broomes Island. Crews conducted several live burns, ventilation, search and rescue, and ladder scenarios through out the day before letting the house go. The three departments run mutual aid with each other alot, therefore these drills help us work together better. Special thanks to Saint Leonard for inviting us to play.  Photo  Photo

 

Dares Beach and Fairground

1-28-05 At 0051 hours, the Prince Frederick and Huntingtown Volunteers were alerted to Box 2-12. Squad 2 and Engine 22 responded to Dares Beach Road and Fairground Road for a personal injury accident. Company 2 units arrived to find a vehicle overturned after a police chase. Sergeant Dalrymple established command while the Squad crew stabilized the vehicle. One patient was assessed by EMS. Units returned to service in 20 minutes.

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Smoke in a house

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1-27-05 At 1315 hours, Prince Frederick, Huntingtown, North Beach, and Benedict were alerted to Box 2-13. Engine 21, Tower 2, Chief 2, and Chief 2A responded to Dresser Avenue for smoke in a house. Chief 2A established command while the Engine crew ran a line and the Tower crew laddered the roof. A malfunctioning furnace was found to be the cause. Units returned to service in 30 minutes.

Fallen brothers of the FDNY

1-24-04 On Sunday the 23rd, three brothers of the FDNY lost their lives in the line of duty. Lt. Curtis Meyran, 46, of Battalion 26, and Firefighter John Bellew, 37, of Ladder 27, died after battling a blaze in the Bronx. Richard Sclafani, 37, of Ladder 103, died after battling a blaze in Brooklyn. The three deaths were the most recent tragedy for the fire department, since losing 343 members in the trade center attack. Our condolences go out the FDNY brothers and their families.

Smoke in a trailer

1-23-05 At 1024 hours, the Prince Frederick, Benedict, Hughesville, Huntingtown, and St. Leonard Volunteers were alerted to Box 2-05. Engine 22, 21, Tower 2, Squad 2, Tanker 2, and Chief 2A responded to Hollowing Lane for smoke in a trailer. Chief 2A established command while the Engine crew ran a line and the Tower crew searched. Command held Prince Frederick and Benedict for 30 minutes due to a faulty furnace.   Photo

Electrical fire

1-22-04 At 0625 hours, the Prince Frederick, Huntingtown, Benedict, and St. Leonard Volunteers were alerted to Box 2-11. Engine 21, 22, Tower 2, and Chief 2A responded to Fairground Road for an electrical fire. Chief 2A established command while the Engine crew ran a line to the front door. A small fire was found in a bedroom wall due to faulty wiring. Command held Company 2 units for 45 minutes.    Photo

Route 4 and German Chapel Rd

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1-21-05 At 1726 hours, the Prince Frederick and St. Leonard Volunteers were alerted to Box 2-08. Squad 2 and Chief 2A responded to Solomons Island Road and German Chapel Road for an auto accident. Chief 2A established command and found a two car accident resulting from a police chase. Ambulance 48 transported one patient to the hospital and Ambulance 79 obtained a signed refusal.  Company 2 units cleared in 20 minutes.

Charlotte Hall house

1-20-05 At 0551 hours, the Prince Frederick, LaPlata, Hollywood, Benedict, and Leonardtown Volunteers were alerted for the second alarm in Charlotte Hall. Engine 21 under the command of Sergeant Dalrymple responded to Three Notch Road for the building fire in an antique shop. Second alarm units staged for about an hour with Sergeant 2 handling the staging area. Engine 21 returned just after 0700 hours.

Route 4 & Sixes Rd

1-19-05 At 1413 hours, the Prince Frederick and St. Leonard Volunteers were alerted to Box 2-04. Squad 2, Engine 22, and Chief 2 responded to Route 4 and Sixes Road. Captain D'agostino established command with two vehicles involved and one patient trapped. The Squad crew popped the driver's door and turned the patient over to Ambulance 7 for care and transport. Units cleared in 30 minutes.    Photo  Photo  

Chimney fire

1-18-05 At 2039 hours, Prince Frederick, Benedict Huntingtown, and St. Leonard were alerted to Box 2-06. Engine 21, 22, Tower 2, Squad 2, Tanker 2, and Chief 2 responded to Spring Hill Court for a chimney fire. Chief 2 established command while the Engine crews went to work on the fire and the Tower crew went to the roof. Command held Company 2 units and Engine 83-2 for 40 minutes.  Photo   Photo   Photo   Photo

Small electrical fire

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1-14-05 At 1500 hours, the Prince Frederick, Huntingtown, North Beach, Benedict, and St. Leonard Volunteers were alerted to Box 2-13. Engine 21, 22, Tower 2, Squad 2, and Chief 2 responded to North Cassell Blvd for smoke in the house. Chief 2 established command while Engine 21 ran a line to the front door. A small electrical fire was found in the hallway wall. Command held Company 2 units and returned to service in 30 minutes.

Pedestrian struck

1-8-05 At 1843 hours, the Prince Frederick and Huntingtown Volunteers were alerted to Box 2-11. Squad 2 and Chief 2B responded to Route 4 and Dares Beach Road for a pedestrian struck. Chief 2B established command while Squad 2 set up a landing zone at Calvert Middle School. The patient was flown for a compound fracture to the left lower leg. Units cleared in 30 minutes. . 

Member hired by AFD

1-3-04 On Monday, Prince Frederick Volunteer Sergeant Billy Bingham will begin his career with the Annapolis City Fire Department. Sergeant Bingham will endure a seventeen week academy in Millersville, Maryland before being stationed at one of the three firehouses in Annapolis City. The Prince Frederick family wishes you good luck with your new career.
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