Church Hill Volunteer Fire Company


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.


Thursday, September 11, 2014  The Tower Ladder was invited back to participate in a Toast to Hero's service at The Jetty in Grasonville in remembrance of the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Thanks to event organizer Justin Davis for the invite. "Never Forget"




Sunday, September 7, 2014  The Church Hill Volunteer Fire Company would like to recognize Firefighter/EMR Darren Rhodes for successful completion of 14 weeks of Infantry OSUT training in Fort Benning, GA. PVT Rhodes has been in the Hilltop on a 10 day leave before shipping out today to his permanent assignment at Fort Carson in Colorado. We wish PVT Rhodes the best of luck in this new chapter in his life. In addition, Firefighter/EMT Kyle Trengo continues to serve a 6 month deployment in the Middle East. The Church Hill Volunteer Fire Company has a long history of active service members and we salute these two men for their service to a grateful nation.




Wednesday, September 3, 2014  The 05-02 box alarm was sounded at 03:15 for a barn fire in the area of 1130 Price Station Road. Chief 5 (Williams) arrived on scene at an updated address of 1124 Price Station Road and reported a large outbuilding and horse stable 75% involved and requested the tanker task force. Engine 55 & Tower Ladder 5 arrived on scene and went to work extinguishing the fire. As additional companies arrived, they were put to work assisting with extinguishment. A draft site was established nearby and tankers operated in the water shuttle. Nine volunteers operated for 4 hours.




Thursday, August 7, 2014  The Church Hill Volunteer Fire Company just received word that we were awarded a Fire Act Grant to purchase new NFPA 2013 Compliant Scott Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus. This grant in the amount of $263,654 will replace our current 32 SCBA along with 64 new cylinders and NFPA 2013 compliant facepieces. We are thankful for receiving this much needed grant to continue to provide our membership with the safest and most current protective equipment. The membership would like to thank Past Chief Fran Jester for his hard work and diligence on preparing submitting and following up with the grant process. Below is the press release from Senator Mikulski's Office; Mikulski, Cardin Announce Federal Funding to Purchase Life-Saving Firefighting Equipment in Queen Anne's County August 6, 2014 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) today announced the Church Hill Volunteer Fire Company has been awarded $263,654 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program to purchase life-saving firefighting equipment. As the Chairwoman of the Appropriations Committee, Senator Mikulski fights each year to increase federal funding for the fire grants program. Senator Cardin is a member of the Finance Committee. "I know how important this funding is to Maryland communities – often it's the difference between life and death. First responders protect our homes and communities, and the federal government has a responsibility to protect them by providing them with the tools they need to do their jobs safer and smarter," Senator Mikulski said. "Every day when our first responders report for duty, they don't know what they will face. That's why I fight every year for the equipment, training, and staffing our protectors and communities deserve." "When we are running away from danger, our first responders are running toward it," said Senator Cardin. "Every time the Church Hill Volunteer Fire Company responds to a call, they should have the right equipment to do the job and get home safely. The ability to get in and out of smoke-filled structures is important to the safety of first responders and the community. This federal grant from the Department of Homeland Security is going to save lives and property in Queen Anne's County. " The Church Hill Volunteer Fire Company will use the competitive award to purchase 32 new sets of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) to replace old SBCA that are non-compliant with National Fire Protection Association standards. SCBA enable first responders to breathe in smoke-filled environments to keep them safe in the line of duty. Church Hill Volunteer Fire Company will also purchase spare face masks and spare oxygen tanks. For more information, please contact Francis Jester at 410-758-6552. AFGP grants fund firefighting equipment, personal protection equipment, training, firefighting vehicles, firefighter/first responder safety projects, and staffing recruitment and retention, as well as public fire safety education. Since 2001, Maryland fire departments and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) units have received over $141.5 million in fire grant funding, just over $2 million of which has gone to fire departments and EMS units in Queen Anne's County.




Tuesday, August 5, 2014  Over the past several weeks our station has received some much needed upgrades. We've purchased and received new lockers, the building has received a new paint job on the interior, the men's bathroom is being renovated currently and the new floors will be completed by the end of the week.

These upgrades have so far given the station a whole new look and we will continue to build on that with the new floor and completion of the bathroom. On Monday, the floor resurfacing process began. The pictures attached are of the work completed so far. We will continue to update the website until the finished product is completed.

These projects would not be possible without the support from our community and that of the County Commissioners. The generous donations and the capital funding we have received has been put to good use and we appreciate that support greatly.




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.




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.




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

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!




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.



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