On June 15, 2021, the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) hosted a ribbon cutting at the brand new Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department firehouse.
The nearly 30,000 square feet facility features brand new state-of-the-art amenities designed to enhance first responder health and safety.
BOCC President Earl F. “Buddy” Hance said, “I cannot overstate the vital importance of providing our volunteers with the latest technologies and a comfortable place to call home away from home. We are honored and proud to mark this historic milestone for Company 2 and thank our volunteers for the life-saving work you do every day.”
Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department President Patrick Hassler added, “The dream started in 2004 out of a need for more space and an upgraded facility that would bring us more in line with industry best practices for health, safety, training and gender differences.” Hassler adds, “Over the years we faced many hurdles, but we overcame each and every one of them with the help of many supporters along the way. This is a fire department home for everyone in our community and we are proud of this final structure.”
Fire Chief Joseph Della-Camera wants the public to know, “The new building and our commitment to our community is steadfast. This structure is a symbol of inspiration to many and June 15, 2021 will forever be the start of this new and incredibly exciting chapter.”
All photographs featured were taken by photographer, Ron Bailey.