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.

ANNUAL CHVFD AUCTION DATE IS SET!

The Church Hill Volunteer Fire Department's Annual Auction is a go! Mark your calendars for May 10, 2014. Doors will open at 5pm for previews and the auction will begin at 6pm. Fundraisers such as this are vital to the mission of our department. Donations of any kind are now being accepted. Please contact Greg at 410-708-6950 to arrange for a pick up, or you may drop items off directly at the fire station. We hope to see you there, and as always, thank you for your support of your Church Hill Volunteers!

     



 

TOWER LADDER 5 ASSISTS WITH FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LIFE MEMBER WILLIAM E. DULEY, SR.

Thursday, April 17, 2014  Today members of the department traveled to Prince George's County to pay our respects to William E. Duley, Sr. who passed away on Thursday, April 10th. Mr. Duley was a very well respected Past Fire Chief of Glenn Dale VFD and a Life Member of our department. Tower Ladder 5 and Kent County Tower 6 (Chestertown) provided the arch for his final passage into the fire station on Glenn Dale Blvd. Family, Friends and fellow members of the fire service joined in the celebration of life. The Duley family is in our thoughts and prayers. We were proud to have been asked to be a part of this special day.

   


 

PASSING OF LIFE MEMBER EDWARD DULEY

Friday, April 11, 2014  The Officers and Members of the Church Hill Volunteer Fire Company sadly announce the passing of Life Member William Edward Duley Sr. Mr. Duley passed away the morning of Thursday, April 10th at the age of 77. He joined the Church Hill VFC in 1988 and remained active for many years. In addition, Mr. Duley was an associate member of the Sudlersville Volunteer Fire Company, and a former Chief of the Glenn Dale Volunteer Fire Company in PG County.

Services are as follows:

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 7 pm, Monday, April 14, 2014 at the Robert E. Evans Funeral Home - 16000 Annapolis Rd Bowie MD.

The Funeral Service will start at 10 am, Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fire Department Procession will then proceed to the Glenn Dale Volunteer Fire Department, at 11900 Glenn Dale Blvd where Fire Department Honors will be held, and a celebration will follow at the reception hall.

   


 

ENGINE AND TANKER RESPOND TO KENT COUNTY HOUSE FIRE

Saturday, March 29, 2014  Engine 55 & Tanker 5 staffed with seven members responded on Kent County Box 60-03 for a dwelling fire. Chestertown units arrived on scene at 5826 Johnsontown Road with a two story dwelling, 100 percent involved. The Engine Company was assigned to assist at the fireground with extinguishment while the Tanker shuttled water to the scene. Members from Church Hill operated for just over three hours. One photo courtesy of Chestertown VFC. Three medical incidents and a CO alarm were also handled in the first due.

     



 

EARLY MORNING MVC WITH ENTRAPMENT AND STRUCTURE FIRE

Tuesday, March 4, 2014  Volunteers from the Hilltop were awoken at 03:24 hours for a 05-82 MVC with reported entrapment and rollover on Route 301 Southbound, south of the Hall Road intersection. Chief 5 arrived and reported a tractor trailer off the roadway, overturned with the driver still inside. Engine 52 arrived on scene and made verbal contact with the driver who indicated he was not injured and would be able to self extricate with some assistance. A small fuel leak was discovered from the saddle tank, but could not be reached until the truck was uprighted. Engine 55 responded on the run but was redirected to a structure assignment in the 04-11. A/Chief Hurlock had Hall Road command.

Once clearing the 05-82, Engine 52, Engine 55, Brush 5 and Chief 5 responded to 140 Shady Lane Farm outside of Centreville for a structure fire. Response times for all companies were delayed due to icy road conditions. Engine-Tanker 4 arrived on scene reporting heavy fire from a single story building, and began a knock. Brush 5, responding from quarters, arrived next and assisted crews with fire attack. Additional companies arriving were staged on Coon Box Road, and crews were sent up the driveway to assist with extinguishment. Chief 5 was utilized at the scene as the IC post. Crews worked in frigid temperatures for approximately two hours. Nine Church Hill members responded on the run.

     



 

UNITS RESPOND TO CHIMNEY FIRE ON WINDY ACRES FARM LANE

Monday, March 3, 2014  Box 05-14 was alerted at 09:23 for a chimney fire at 330 Windy Acres Farm Lane. Engine 55 arrived on scene, after navigating an unplowed snow covered driveway, reporting normal conditions from the chimney. Other responding units were staged on Route 213. Investigation found a clogged chimney with no extension in the walls. The assignment was held to Company 5 and Engine 41. Tower Ladder 5 & Engine 41 proceeded up and laddered the chimney to assist with cleanout. Once complete, the residence was ventilated and units returned. Chief Williams had the command. Seven volunteers operated for under an hour.

   


 

BRUSH FIRE ON PINDER HILL ROAD

Sunday, March 2, 2014  Local Box 05-06 was alerted at 13:12 hours for a brush fire at 320 Pinder Hill Road. Engine 55 & Brush 5 arrived on scene finding a 2-acre brush fire extending towards a wooded area. Additional units were requested for support. Brush 5 contained the fire, and Brush 6 & 7 were utilized for extinguishment. The origin was determined to be a debris pile the homeowner was burning. Tanker 5, Engine 65, Tanker 6 & Gator 6 also responded on the run. Chief Williams had Pinder Hill command. Company 5 units were in quarters in just under two hours.

     



 

VEHICLE FIRE ON ELL DOWNES ROAD

Tuesday, February 25, 2014  Engine 55 responded on Local Box 05-03 for a well involved vehicle fire, located on Ell Downes Road. The Engine Company arrived, found conditions as reported and extinguished the same. The crew took up within the hour.

     



 

MVC AT PRICE STATION

Tuesday, February 25, 2014  Engine 52, Engine 55 & County EMS units responded on Rescue Local 05-81 for an MVC with injuries at Route 301 Southbound and Price Station Road. Units arrived to find a two vehicle incident with one on its side. All occupants had self extricated and one patient was located. The Engine crews secured the vehicles and cleared debris. One patient was transported BLS to a local facility. Captain Yiannakis had Price Station Command with six volunteers operating for 30 minutes.

     



 

DWELLING FIRE: 2621 CHURCH HILL ROAD

Wednesday, February 12, 2014  Box 0409 was sounded at 11:14 hours for a report of a dwelling fire at 2621 Church Hill Road. The engine company arrived on scene as the first due engine, dropping a supply line up the driveway, and was met with moderate smoke conditions issuing from both gable ends of an attached garage. The crew stretched an 1 ¾ attack line up to the fire while ground ladders were also put into place. Engine-Tanker 4 picked up the supply line at the driveway and their crew proceeded up to assist with fire attack, deploying a second line from E55. Vertical ventilation was challenged by the installation of a high temperature geo-thermal heating system on the roof of the garage. The fire was quickly knocked down and both gable end windows were taken out to allow for ventilation, in conjunction with a PPV fan.  The assignment was scaled back to Engines 55, 32, Engine-Tanker 4 & Quint 6. The SFM office is investigating the cause of the fire. Chief Williams had Church Hill Road Command, with six volunteers operating for just over an hour.

     



 
 
 

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