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PRINCE FREDERICK NEWS

Fallen Firefighters Quarter Auction

The 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 Events Page, or call 410-535-9875.

Halloween Safety

October 31, 2014 - 

Halloween 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.

Children 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:

  • Don't 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.
  • Pay 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.
  • Drive 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 you.
  • Do 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 anywhere.
  • Instruct 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,
  • Let 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.
  • Make 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.
  • If 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 parked there.
 

 

Sam Owings Pl House

October 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 dennishook.smugmug.com. AUDIO courtesy of scanmd.org.

Addition to the Family

October 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.
 

 

Our Condolences

October 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.
 

 

Solomons Island Rd and Duke St

October 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 minutes.

Solomons Island Rd and Harrow Ln

October 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.

Muskogee Lane House

October 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.

Everard Lee Rawlings

October 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 Department.
 

 

Oaks Rd House

September 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.

Christiana Parran Rd Garage

September 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.

Remembering 9/11

September 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.

Our Condolences to Company 4

September 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 of www.pfvrs.org, click for more information. 

Addison Bridge Pl Townhouse

August 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 hours. AUDIO courtesy of scanmd.org.

Camp Kaufmann Rd House

August 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.

Hallowing Point and Tate PIA 

August 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.

Lake Shore Dr Building

August 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.

National Night Out

August 5, 2014 - On Tuesday, Company 2 split crews up and visited several different communities in our Local Alarm area for National Night Out.

Hardesty Ct House

August 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.

Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department

450 Solomons Island Rd South / P.O. Box 976 

 Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678

Phone : 410-535-9875 - Fax : 410-414-3655 - E-mail : princefrederickvolunteers@yahoo.com