Church Hill Volunteer Fire Company
 
 
 
 

WELCOME TO THE HOME OF THE CHURCH HILL VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY, INC.

The Church Hill Volunteer Fire Company is one of nine volunteer fire departments located in Queen Anne's County, Maryland. Station 5 located at 316 Main Street houses eight pieces of apparatus that are staffed by a 100 percent volunteer force, providing Fire, Rescue & Emergency Medical Service. Our members have prided themselves with aggressive firefighting tactics, enhanced rescue operations, quality emergency medical services and a dedication to service.

FIELD FIRE ON JOHN POWELL ROAD

Friday, October 31, 2014   Companies 5 & 6 were alerted on Brush Box 05-06 for a field fire on John Powell Road. Brush 5, Engine 55, Tanker 5 and Special Unit 59 responded, along with units from Company 6. Brush 5 arrived on scene confirming a working field fire and requested the Brush Task Force be started, bringing Company 4, 7, Kent 2 and Caroline 700. Units worked for two hours to contain and extinguish the fire. Firefighter Whitby had command.

     



 

CREWS STAY BUSY AT RT301/PRICE STATION ROAD - 4 CRASHES IN 5 DAYS

Friday, October 31, 2014  Over the past 5 days, the 05-81 box has kept Church Hill crews fairly busy. Our volunteers have responded to 4 motor vehicle crashes at Route 301 SB & Price Station Road in the past 5 days. Most of which have been minor in nature. This morning at 08:03 the assignment was alerted and crews arrived to find one trapped. Engine 52 & Rescue 4 completed the extrication. While operating at this intersection yesterday morning, a second crash was alerted in our first due at Route 213 and Roundtop Road. Paramedic 600 came upon the crash in heavy fog conditions while transporting a patient to Chestertown. Kent Engine 6, Kent Rescue 6 and Kent Ambulance 8 handled the two car crash. Engine 52 cleared the first assignment and responded but was canceled prior to arrival.

     



 

ENTRAPMENT ON BARCLAY ROAD

Tuesday, October 21, 2014  Engine 52, Paramedic 5 & Chief 5 responded on Rescue Box 05-05 for an MVC with entrapment on Barclay Road at Hollingsworth Road. Initial reports had the incident in Company 6's area but was later updated to the Hollingsworth Road intersection. Chief 5 arrived, reporting a two vehicle head on incident with one patient trapped. Engine 52 arrived next and began work to extricate the victim, completing the same in ten minutes. The victim and a second patient in the vehicle were then turned over to Paramedic 600 and ultimately flown to a trauma center.  Paramedic 5 and Ambulance 60 transported two additional patients to Shore Medical Center Chestertown. Units were on scene for 2 hours assisting MSP with lighting and traffic control. Chief Williams had Barclay Road Command.


     



 

ENGINE AND SQUAD RESPOND TO CHESTERTOWN STRUCTURE FIRE

Tuesday, October 21, 2014  Engine 55 was dispatched to the Colonial Manor Apartments at 200 Haddaway Drive in Chestertown for a commercial building fire with injuries. Chestertown units arrived with a well involved 1 story laundromat / maintenance building with one patient suffering burns. Due to an inoperable hydrant in front of the structure, Engine 55 was directed to reverse lay from E68 to the next hydrant, putting 800" of supply line on the street. Engine 52, which was dispatched on the 2nd alarm, arrived and assisted crews with mop-up. Preliminary investigations by the FM reveal an explosion caused by a propane leak. Units operated on scene for 2 hours. Several pictures courtesy of Nevin Steffy and Chestertown VFC.


     



 

BEEF BBQ AND SAFETY DAY AT CHURCH HILL PARK

Saturday, October 18, 2014  This morning, the members of Church Hill held a Pit Beef BBQ & Safety Day at the Church Hill Park. The event, originally scheduled for the week prior but postponed due to rain, was a success. Our always delicious pit beef was sold out by 12:30 and fire prevention and safety materials were handed out to many children. Children also got to spend time in the Sparky moon bounce. As always, we thank the community for their continued support of your local Fire and EMS department.


     



 

EARLY MORNING MVC ON CHURCH HILL ROAD

Friday, October 17, 2014  Company 5 and QAC EMS were dispatched to Church Hill Road at Island Creek Road for an MVC. Chief 5 arrived on scene and reported a two vehicle head-on type incident and requested a second ALS unit. Engine 52 & Special Unit 59 arrived and treated both patients until the arrival of Paramedic 600 & Medic 4. Both patients were transported to a local facility. Units operated for under 1 hour.


     



 

VEHICLE INTO A HOUSE PINS RESIDENT ON CHURCH HILL ROAD

Wednesday, October 15, 2014  A rescue assignment was alerted at 12:37 for a vehicle into a structure at Route 213 & Brick School House Road in the 04-09 box. Engine 52 staffed with 4 responded on the run. While en route, information was received from the QAC Sheriff's Office that an occupant from the house was pinned under debris. Units from Company 4 arrived confirming the condition as reported. A structural collapse team from Anne Arundel County was also requested. Engine 52 & Rescue 4 worked to free the trapped occupant who was turned over to EMS for evaluation. As a result, the patient was flown to a trauma center by MSP Aviation. The two occupants in the vehicle had fled the scene in an attempt to elude police. Engine 52 operated for about 1 hour.


     



 

ENGINE COMPANY ARRIVES TO SMOKE IN A DWELLING ON AN AFA

Saturday, October 11, 2014  Engine 55 was dispatched to 129 Island Creek Road in the 05-13 box for an automatic fire alarm. Upon arrival, the engine company found smoke inside of a 2 story log cabin. The assignment was upgraded while crews entered the residence to investigate. Food on the stove was located and removed. PPV was set up and the residence was cleared of the smoke. Engine 52, Tower Ladder 5, Tanker 5 & Chief 5 also responded on the upgrade. Assistant Chief Hurlock had Island Creek Command.

   


 

ANNUAL FIRE PREVENTION AT CHURCH HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Friday, October 10, 2014  Church Hill volunteers spent the day with the students at Church Hill Elementary School teaching fire safety. With the help from Kent Island VFD's life safety trailer, students learned about preventing fires at home, dialing 9-1-1 and having an escape plan incase of a fire. They also met Sparky the Fire Dog and toured the Engine and Ladder companies.

While fire prevention week is only once a year, practicing fire safety is a year-round task. Be sure to check your smoke and CO detectors monthly, and formulate and PRACTICE escape drills from your home with your children.

We thank the staff at CHES and the KIVFD for assisting us in teaching this valuable information.

If any resident needs smoke detectors, we urge you to contact us immediately. We have FREE smoke detectors.

     



 

MULTI-PATIENT MVC AT PRICE STATION

Saturday, October 4, 2014  Company 5 & QAC EMS were alerted for an MVC at Route 301 & Price Station Road shortly before 0900. Units arrived to find a t-bone style collision in the intersection with negative entrapment. A total of five patients were evaluated and additional EMS resources were started. Aviation was requested for two patients with Engine 55 establishing the LZ in the southbound lanes. Two patients were flown to a trauma center and the remaining three refused transport. Chief Russum from Company 3 (POV) established command which was transferred to Captain Finck upon Engine 52's arrival. Five personnel from Company 5 operated for about an hour.

     



 
 
 

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