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.

ANOTHER ENTRAPMENT AT PRICE STATION

Friday, July 25, 2014  The 05-81 rescue assignment was alerted at 15:27, for an MVC with entrapment at Route 301 Southbound and Price Station Road. Chief 5 arrived on scene reporting a two vehicle MVC with two occupants still in one vehicle. Engine 55 and Special Unit 59 (in place of Engine 52, which was out for repairs) arrived on scene and began work on extricating the driver. Rescue 4 arrived and assisted with extrication. Crews completed a sidewall removal to allow for better access. Rescue 6 and Kent County Rescue 6 assisted with cleanup of debris. Two patients were flown to Shock Trauma by MSP aviation. Chief Williams had Price Station Command.

     



 

CONGRATULATIONS CHIEF WILLIAMS

Wednesday, July 16, 2014  The Church Hill Volunteer Fire Department would like to congratulate Chief Tyler Williams and girlfriend Taylor on the birth of their son, Aiden Wade Williams. Aiden entered this world at 8:20pm tonight measuring in at 8lbs 11oz. Mother and baby are doing well. The members look forward to the day that Aiden proudly follows in his father's and grandfather's footsteps and joins the ranks of the department. Next company level drill: diaper changing.

   


 

BOAT FIRE AT CAMP PECOMETH

Wednesday, July 16, 2014  Church Hill volunteers were up early this morning for Marine Box 05-13 for a boat fire at Camp Pecometh, located at 136 Bookers Wharf Road. Engine 55 arrived on scene at 05:31 with a docked 20' boat, 100 percent involved with extension to the pier. A 3" leader line was stretched and the crew operated a 1.75" line to knock the fire, which was extinguished within several minutes. Fire Boat 1 arrived on scene but was not utilized. Sorbent boom was used around the pier to control runoff from the boat, which was then brought on shore for investigation purposes. Engines 55 & 32, Brush 5, Tanker 5 and Special Unit 59/Support Trailer 5 responded on the run. Assistant Chief Hurlock had Pecometh command with seven volunteers operating for 90 minutes.

     



 

FF/EMT TRENGO DEPLOYS TO MIDDLE EAST

FF/ EMT Trengo

FF/ EMT Trengo

Thursday, July 10, 2014  The Church Hill Volunteer Fire Department would like to extend our well wishes to Firefighter / EMT Kyle Trengo as he embarks for the Middle East today as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. This will be the second tour to the Middle East for FF Trengo, a member of the 175th Maryland Air National Guard. This deployment is expected to last at least 6 months. Be safe brother and we will see you when you return!

   


 

FIRST DUE BUILDING FIRE IN PRICE

Sunday, June 29, 2014  Commercial Box 05-02 was alerted for a structure fire at 121 Rabbit Hill Road at the Price Community Center. Chief 5 arrived on scene with a one and a half story building with a working fire in the attic area. The crew of Engine 55 deployed a 1 3/4 line through side alpha and attempted to access the attic area. Tower Ladder 5 positioned on the Alpha/Delta corner for vertical ventilation. The only access to the attic from the interior was found in the ceiling and entered via a ground ladder. Once access was gained to the attic, both crews conducted a coordinated attack on the fire. Additional units from Goodwill, Sudlersville and Goldsboro assisted with overhaul and other fireground tasks. Company 5 units operated for just over 3 hours assisting the State FM with investigations. Twelve volunteers from Church Hill responded on the run. Chief Williams had Rabbit Hill Road command.

     



 

STATION UPGRADES

Thursday, June 19, 2014  Recently, the Board of Directors approved several projects and enhancements to the station aimed at preserving the functionality of our sixty-four year old facility. Improvements include cleaning and repainting of walls and ceilings in the engine room, updated restroom facilities, new engine room flooring and an upgraded IT network. Preparations are also being made for the housing of a daytime Advanced Life Support crew which will staff Ambulance 5 - a partnership between the Church Hill Volunteer Fire Department and QAC Department of Emergency Services. All work is being performed by locally owned companies.

Our vision for the future still remains centered on expanding and further upgrading our current station and apparatus to meet the rapidly expanding needs of our citizens and visitors. This, however, can not be accomplished without the continued support of our residents and business owners. THANK YOU to all of you that have supported us.

     



 

ONE OVERTURNED AND TRAPPED ON BARCLAY ROAD

Thursday, June 19, 2014  Rescue Box 05-05 was dispatched for a vehicle overturned and one trapped in front of 501 Barclay Road. The assignment brought Company 5, 6 and QAC EMS. As units began arriving in the reported area, nothing could be located. After additional information was received, the incident was determined to be in front of 3501 Barclay Road - approximately 8 miles away. Engine 52 completed a sidewall removal on the vehicle and extricated one patient who was turned over to EMS. The patient was later transported BLS to Kent General in Dover, DE. Firefighter Nicholson from Company 6 had Barclay Road Command. Five volunteers staffing Engine 52 and Special Unit 59 responded, along with the Chief.

     



 

KITCHEN FIRE: 212 FREDERICK DRIVE, CENTREVILLE

Wednesday, June 18, 2014  Box 04-01 was sounded at 18:28 for a kitchen fire at 212 Frederick Drive, located in Centreville. Paramedic 4 arrived and reported smoke showing from the Alpha side. Engine 55 arrived behind Company 4 units and stretched a secondary 1.75" handline from Engine 44 to side Charlie and assisted with overhaul of the kitchen area. Five volunteers responded on the run. Engine 55 was released after about an hour.

   


 

ENGINE COMPANY ASSISTS CHESTERTOWN WITH CANNON STREET DWELLING FIRE

Sunday, June 15, 2014  Engine 55 was alerted on the intial assignment for a dwelling fire at 514 Cannon Street in downtown Chestertown, Kent County. Kent Engine 6-7 went on the scene reporting a 2 story dwelling with heavy fire showing. The Engine Company arrived and was put to work on the #2 floor assisting with overhaul, relieving Chestertown's crews who had made a good knock on the fire. The crew returned to quarters after 90 minutes. Assistant Chief 6-1 had Cannon Street Command.

     



 

MOTORCYCLE MVC - GRANNY BRANCH ROAD

Saturday, June 7, 2014  Engines 52 & 55 along with QAC EMS responded on Rescue Local 05-15 for a motorcycle MVC on Granny Branch Road near the Bay Country Welcome Center. Companies arrived to find one motorcyclist down with apparent multi-system trauma. Aviation was requested for the Category A patient. Trooper 6 landed nearby and the patient was taken to a local trauma center. Firefighter Rideout had Granny Branch Command.

   


 
 
 

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