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.

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.

     



 

THREE CAR MVC ON ROUTE 301

Sunday, September 28, 2014  Rescue Box 05-80 was alerted at 20:52 for a crash with rollover and entrapment on Route 301 Southbound near Hayden Road bringing Company 5, 4 and QAC EMS. Chief 5 arrived with the situation as reported and one vehicle overturned in the woods. Further investigation revealed no entrapment. Engines 52 & 51 assisted with patient evaluation and securing the vehicles. Ambulance 5 and Paramedic 400 transported one patient each to local facilities. Chief Williams had Hayden Road Command with twelve personnel operating.

     



 

PEDESTRIAN STRUCK ON ROUTE 213

Friday, September 19, 2014  Company 5 & QAC EMS responded on Rescue Local 05-09 for a pedestrian struck at Route 213 & Rolphs Wharf Road. Engine 52 arrived on scene reporting a patient lying in the roadway. Upon evaluation by EMS perosnnel from Engine 52, the patient was determined to be deceased. Units remained on scene assisting MSP for over an hour. Cpatian Yiannakis had Chruch Hill Road command.

   


 

ENGINE & TOWER LADDER RESPOND ON KENT COUNTY COMMERCIAL BUILDING FIRE

Wednesday, September 17, 2014  Tower Ladder 5 was dispatched on the first alarm assignment to assist Kent County Company 6 with a commercial building fire at 10200 Worton Road. Engine 55 was later dispatched on the 2nd alarm. Tower Ladder 5 set up and assisted with extinguishment and roof operations of a fire in a dust collector and associated roof and duct work. Six Company 5 personnel operated for 4 hours along side units from Kent and Cecil counties.

     



 

DWELLING FIRE IN COMPANY 7'S AREA

Monday, September 15, 2014  Engine 55, Tower Ladder 5 and Tanker 5 responded on Box 07-08 for a dwelling fire at 1522 Dudleys Corner Road. Company 7 units arrived finding a working fire in a single family residence. Engine 55s crew assisted with overhaul while TL5 & TA5 staged. Company 5 operated for two hours.

   


 

TOWER LADDER PARTICIPATES IN 9/11 REMEMBRANCE 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"

     



 

FF RHODES COMPLETES INFANTRY TRAINING

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.

   


 

BARN FIRE IN THE TOWN OF PRICE

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.

     



 
 
 

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