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.

BOTH ENGINES AND TOWER TO CHESTERTOWN

Saturday, August 15, 2015  Engine 55 and Tower Ladder 5 responded on the first alarm assignment to 515 Washington Avenue in Chestertown for a commercial building fire at the Washington College IT Offices. The Tower Ladder was directed to set up on Washington Avenue and begin ventilating the roof. Engine 55's crew assisted the Tower and fire attack crews. A second alarm was pulled, bringing Engine 52 to the scene shortly after. As conditions deteriorated, the building was evacuated and master streams were placed into service.

The incident eventually rose to four alarms for additional staffing. Goodwill Engine 44 covered the Hilltop, until they were brought in to the job. Greensboro Engine 604 then completed the cover. Company 5 operated for four hours with ten personnel.

     
Photo By Daniel Divilio

Photo By Daniel Divilio

Photo By Patti Carter

Photo By Patti Carter



 

ROUTE 301 SOUTHBOUND AT PRICE STATION ROAD

Wednesday, August 12, 2015  Engine 55, Special Unit 59 and Paramedic 500 responded to this two car MVC at Route 301 and Price Station Road this morning. Units arrived to find no injuries. 


Engine 55 and Paramedic 500 then cleared to respond on a rollover in the 6-1, but were canceled prior to arriving.


   


 

VESSEL OVERTURNED AND ONE RESCUED FROM SOUTHEAST CREEK

Sunday, August 9, 2015  Just after 8am this morning, Water Rescue Box 0560 was alerted for an overturned boat with one occupant in the water in the Southeast Creek. Company 5, Rescue 4, EMS and three rescue boats were alerted. Paramedic 500 and Engine 55 arrived at the Southeast Creek Landing and had visual contact with the boater, who was on top of the overturned 16' carolina skiff. Kent Rescue Boat 8 was the first to arrive to the boater, who was now in the water. The occupant was brought on board and transported to the units staging at Southeast Creek Landing for evaluation. Once on land, the remaining units responding were placed in service and the scene was turned over to DNR. The occupant refused transport. Assistant Chief Hurlock had Southeast Creek Command.

   


 

ENTRAPMENT AT PRICE STATION

Thursday, August 6, 2015  Rescue Local 05-81 was alerted for an MVC at Route 301 and Price Station Road. Engine 55 and Paramedic 500 arrived and found a two vehicle incident with four patients and confirmed one still trapped. A door pop was completed on the passenger side and the patient was turned over to EMS. Special Unit 59 and Brush 5 arrived and assisted with extrication and packaging. Aviation was requested for two patients, one category A and one category B, and both were ultimately flown to a trauma center. FF Carson had Price Station Command with six volunteers operating or just under one hour.

     



 

BICYCLIST STRUCK AND ROLLOVER ON CHURCH HILL ROAD

Saturday, August 1, 2015  On Friday, July 31st, Company 5, Ambulance 4 and Paramedic 400 responded to Church Hill Road and Clabber Hill Road for a bicyclist struck by a car. Aviation was requested and the patient was flown to a trauma center. The driver of the vehicle was not injured. Chief Williams had command.

On Saturday, Company 5, Kent Company 6, Paramedics 500 & 600 and EMS3 responded to Church Hill Road and Pond Lane for a vehicle rolled over. Engine 55 & Paramedic 500 arrived to confirm one rolled over in the ditch with negative entrapment. Again, aviation was requested and the patient flown to a trauma center. Kent Engine 6 was redirected to handle a grass fire in Kingstown.



     



 

FIRE IN A CRAWLSPACE IN BRIDGETOWN ESTATES

Thursday, July 9, 2015  Just after returning from a house struck by lightning in Company 4's area, Engine 55 was alerted for a house fire reported to be extinguished at 102 Marshall Drive in Bridgetown Estates. Chief 5 (A/C Hurlock) responded and was advised the homeowner was reporting a lightning strike with smoke in the residence. The assignment was upgraded. Chief 5 and Engine 55 arrived on scene with nothing showing from the exterior. Units were staged on Ruthsburg Road and called forward as needed. Companies found an active fire in the crawlspace and extinguished the same. The residence was checked for extension and units were clear within 2 hours.

   


 

MSFA PARADE IN OCEAN CITY

Wednesday, June 24, 2015  Today, Engine 51, our 1988 Pierce Arrow joined the rest of the state in Ocean City for the Maryland State Firemen's Association convention parade. The Engine took home two trophies.

While returning to the Hilltop, the crew from "Strictly Business" witnessed a 3 vehicle MVC on Dupont Blvd in Georgetown, DE. The Engine Company assumed a blocking position and began evaluating patients until the arrival of Delaware units.

Photos of the MVC from Georgetown Fire Company.





     



 

TOWER LADDER RESPONDS ON FATAL SUDLERSVILLE FIRE

Friday, June 12, 2015  Box 06-05 was dispatched at 01:52 for a dwelling fire in the area of Duhamel Corner Road and Busic Church Road. Tower Ladder 5 was on the initial assignment, and responded with a staffing of 5. Chief 6 arrived on scene and reported a single story dwelling well involved, with one burn patient and one occupant still in the residence. TL5 was initially assigned as the RIT team and later functioned on the interior, performing a secondary search. The victim was located deceased. The Tower crew operated for over 3 hours.

   


 

TRACTOR TRAILER ROLLOVER IN CO. 4'S AREA

Thursday, June 11, 2015  Early this morning, Engine 52 responded with 5 volunteers to Rescue Box 04-84 for a tractor trailer overturned on Route 301. Engine 52 handled the landing zone for Trooper 6.

     



 

FATAL MVC AT PRICE STATION

Sunday, June 7, 2015  Rescue Box 05-81 was dispatched for an MVC with entrapment at Route 301 southbound at Price Station Road. Engine 52 & Paramedic 500 arrived to find a tractor trailer vs a SUV with one still in the vehicle. The tractor trailer was carrying H-size CO2 cylinders and flamable paint, however no hazardous conditions were present. The crew set up for extrication, however due to the patients deteriorating condition, a rapid extrication was performed and the patient was quickly turned over to Paramedic 500. Trooper 6 landed at the scene, however the patient was ultimately transported to Queen Anne's ER as a trauma arrest, where she succumbed to her injuries. The driver of the tractor trailer refused treatment. Lieutenant VanZant had Price Station Command.

     



 
 
 

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