On August 7, 2019 the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department (PFVFD) participated in a ground breaking ceremony for the new fire station building project.
“The current building has undergone renovations and additions since it was built, but a complete reconstruction is required in order to provide our volunteer personnel with the perfect space to train and work comfortably,” the Calvert County Government adds.
Fire Chief Joseph Della-Camera who attended the ceremony continues, “Today was a momentous occasion for the members of the Prince Frederick VFD and citizens we serve. The groundbreaking ceremony signifies a certain chapter closing since the current building was erected in 1960. On behalf of the department I would like to thank the past and present members of the Board of County Commissioners, Calvert County Government and local citizens for their continued support for our volunteer organization.”
The new building will span 29,929 square feet and will be placed in the same area as the previous structure. Board President Thomas E. “Tim” Hutchins adds,”We are thrilled to be breaking ground for the new Company 2 building and to provide this space for the roughly 100 volunteers who man the station.”
PFVFD President Pat Hassler was also on hand at the event. He concludes, “To our department: Congratulations! You allowed a vision to be brought forth and back to life. In the beginning, it seemed to be a crazy idea, but in gathering the right people to achieve our goal, led to a great accomplishment.”
During the time of demolition and construction, Company 2 will operate out of the Prince Frederick Armory. The project is set to be complete by the spring of 2021.