Engine-Tanker 11 with Ambulance 7
Saturday, November 19, 2016
On Saturday afternoon while setting and cooking were underway for the Potomac Valley Fire Company Fall Gun Bonanza, Jefferson County units were alerted for an outside fire in the 5 Box (Blue Ridge Mountain Fire Company) area of the county. Chief 5 arrived in the area to find a wind driven mountain fire. Having units from all Jefferson County stations alerted to assist with manpower, Company 11 was requested by Chief 7 (J. Smith - Bakerton FC) to fill station 7. Engine-Tanker 11 with 3 personnel responded on the Transfer. Thankfully the cold front that was coming through made its way through causing a shift in the winds and bringing some moister helping crews make a quick knock of the fire. Having Engine 7, Engine - Tanker 7 and Brush 7 back in quarters, Engine-Tanker 11 was placed in-service after a 2 hour stay at station 7.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
On Saturday November 12 and Sunday November 13, members from Potomac Valley took part in a Rural Water Supply Class taught by the guys from Got Big Water. The crew from Potomac Valley participated in classroom and hands on training to improve water supply on incidents where water can be an issue. Being in the area that we are located in, this class will come in handy to assist in establishing large amount of water flow for fires not only in south county but all of Washington County. On Sunday, ET-11 participated in a 2 hour large water shuttle relay to see if water could be maintained at 500gpm. The guys from Potomac Valley Fire Company would like to Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association, Williamsport Volunteer Fire and EMS, and the instructors from Got Big Water for the chance to gain this useful knowledge.
Crew from Potomac Valley: Assistant Chief Martin, FAO Hunter, Firefighters Cain and Burns
Crews understanding the difference in
ET-11 and Tanker 4-1 dumping water to
supply Loundoun Engine 602
Thank you for your service
Friday, November 11, 2016
The Potomac Valley Fire Company, Inc. would like all of our Veterans for their service and for the sacrifices that you made to ensure we all get to enjoy the freedom in which we have. We would like to salute all of you, including Potomac Valley Fire Companies Ronnie Gray, Ron Burgess, Kyle Boedecker, Will Campbell for your service to the community as a Firefighter but as serving our country in the military, today we salute you and Thank you.
November, 9, 2016
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Come out and support the Potomac Valley Fire Company during our " Paint Night".
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
On Wednesday morning Support 11-7 & Engine 11-2 attended the Annual Fire Prevention Day at the Pleasant Valley Elementary School. Throughout the morning & early afternoon personnel from company 11 meet with kinder-garden & First grade classes to teach them how to be safe at home, the proper use of 9-11, Stop Drop & Roll and to top off the safety lessons the students had an opportunity to look over and sit inside Engine 11-2 and spray water from a fire hose. Thank you to the following company 11 personnel:Captain Arnold Martin, Firefighter Nathan Sauser, Firefighter Bobby Hunter, Probationary member Joey Bowers for representing the Potomac Valley Fire Company at this years Fire Prevention Day. The Potomac Valley Fire Company would also like to send out a special Thank You to the staff & students of the Pleasant Valley E.S for allowing us again this year to come out and provide this learning experience to the students.
October, 15, 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Luxury Purse BingoOctober 15, 2016Tickets on Sale NowThe Potomac Valley Fire Company is having a Purse
Bingo on Saturday October 15th. Doors open at 11:30 and bingo will
begin at 1pm. Tickets are $25.00. Tickets will be sold in advance
only. To get a ticket contact a member or leave a message on the Facebook event page. Thank You.www.facebook.com/events/849787691815869/
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
THIS SATURDAY(Saturday October 1, 2016)
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Today the Potomac Valley Fire Company celebrated 50 years of service to the citizens of Washington County. We would like to THANK the State of Maryland, Washington County & the Maryland State Fireman's Association for the recognition of 50 years of service to the citizens of Washington County and surrounding areas. We would also like to send out a special THANK YOU to the First Hose Company of Boonsboro for providing a standby crew for the day, The Washington County Fire/Rescue Association REV Program for working the recruitment tent, The Brunswick Fire Company for attending with Truck 5, Sharpsburg EMS for attending with Support 19-10 & Medic 19-1, the crew of Rehab 255 for attending with Rehab Unit 255, the Washington County Sheriffs Department, Maryland Forestry Service and to one of our career Firefighters Richard Grant and his Wife Sharon for bringing out their Search & Rescue Dogs and to all of our career staff who assisted in clean up and preparation for our 50th Anniversary.
Monday, September 12, 2016
As we remember that tragic day 15 years ago, the members of company 11 carry on the tradition and service of those 343 Firefighters who tragically died on that September day. The day started off with the Combat Challenge at station 10 (Funkstown) where two of our very own (Firefighter Harry Burns & EMT and MD State Fire Prevention Queen Sierra Smallwood) participated in the first every challenge here in Washington County. Congratulations to both for completing the course and thank you for representing the Potomac Valley Fire Company.While these two participated in the Challenge, members back at the station were preparing Brush 11 & Engine 11-2 for the Town of Boonsboro 9-11 Remembrance Parade. At 17:00 Hrs (5:00) Brush 11 & Engine 11-2 with 8 personnel headed to Boonsboro for the 9-11 parade. We would like to Thank the members of Company 6 & 8 (Boonsboro Fire Company) for allowing us each year to attend and participate in the 9-11 parade and thank them for all of their hard work in putting on such a great event. Even with the day being about remembering those who served and were lost on that tragic September day, we still have the duty to serve and continue carrying on for those who are no longer here (our 343 Brothers who were lost on 9-11-01). As Brush 11 & Engine 11-2 finished the parade and were working their way back towards station 6 for the 9-11 Fire & Rescue Remembrance Dinner, the mood of reflection and somber mood was replaced when Engine 10-1 (Funkstown) called in reporting an injured person with traumatic injuries on South Main St in the area of end of the parade route.Having Engine 11-2 Brush 11 just a few blocks south of the incident location and with the heavy traffic additional units would encounter along the parade route, Both Engine 11-2 & Brush 11 responded to assist. Upon arrival crews encountered a Pri 1 patient with sever head injuries. As Medic 69-2, Engine 8-1 & Chief 6 arrived, the Engine & Brush truck from company 11 operating on the south end of the incident re-routed to 2 blocks south of the incident and set up the Helicopter Landing Zone. Once Medic 69-2 & MSP Trooper 3 were on-scene at the landing zone, the crew from company 11 assisted in transferring the patient from Medic 69-2's unit over to Trooper 3. Having the patent on-board Trooper 3 en route to Shock Trauma in Baltimore, crews began to clear the scene and continue back to station 6. This was yet another Outstanding Job by the personnel from company 11 and shows what kind of members we have here at the company 11, Always willing to step in and help, no matter where or what the need. This incident also shows the team work that fire companies in Washington County have with each other. Once all of the Fire & Rescue Companies had arrived at station 6, personnel held a moment of silence for those lost on 9-11, held a prayer for those lost and those still suffering from the events of that day and then enjoyed a great meal as once huge Fire & Rescue Family that we are. Thank you:Sgt Chip Warfield, Engineer Bobby Hunter, FF Andy Coblentz, FF Harry Burns, EMT Sierra Smallwood, FF Tyler Bare, FF Joe Cain , FF Ron Burgess for representing company 11 at the 9-11 Remembrance Parade and for showing the Pride, Dedication and continued Service to the community with responding to the incident along the parade route.
Company 11 at the Parade Line-up
Maryland State Police Trooper 3 arriving
at the Landing Zone
Never Forget 9-11-01
Sunday, September 11, 2016
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