March 12, 2014 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 2, 2014
CALLING ALL RESIDENCE FIRE PLAN PRESENTATION The Potomac Valley Fire Company is asking for all citizens served by the Potomac Valley Fire Company (Please see below)to PLEASE ATTEND a special FIRE PLAN PRESENTATION :When: Wednesday, March 12, 2014Time: 7:00 PmLocation: Potomac Valley Fire Station - Social Hall 2202 Dargan School RdWe are asking all of our citizens to please attend this very important meeting as we work with local government officials to better ensure Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical coverage to our citizens and help our citizens understand what the PVFC is facing in the coming years and where we are heading. We would appreciate the support from our citizens that we serve and to hear your questions,comments and input on issues facing us. This important meeting directly effects you, our citizens and the communities in which we live and work. This meeting is not only for the citizens within our coverage area, but also those who live just outside of this area. If your within the bounders of the following, We ask that you please attend...- Rt 340 @ the Washington / Frederick County Line - Rt 340 & the Potomac River - Rt 67 (including Weverton Rd) from Rt 340 to the Pleasant Valley Elem. School- Harper's Ferry Rd at Limekiln Rd- Keep Tryst Rd at Rt 340Any questions, Please contactChief Eric Gray301-462-9893
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
Shortly after 2pm, Box 11-2 was sounded for the 900 block of
Hoffmaster Rd, for a barn on fire. Company 11 units arrived to find an
approximately 30x30 barn well involved with a wind driven brush fire.
Hoffmaster Rd Command was established and a Tanker Task force and a
Brush Task Force was requested. Crews from Companies 11, 1, 8, 616
worked to extinguish the barn fire, while crews from Brush 1 & 205
worked to to contain and extinguish the brush fire. After
approximately 10 minutes the bulk of the barn and field fire was
extinguished. Command canceled the remaining Brush units responding on
the Brush Task Force that were not already on scene and held units from
companies 11 and 1, Engine 81, Loudoun County 616 units, Frederick
Tanker 5 and Jefferson Tanker 1.Crews worked for another hour to conduct salvage and overhaul and hit remaining hot spots.Company
11 would like to thank, Jefferson County Company 7 - Bakerton for
filling in at station 11 and to all the crews who assisted us on the
Friday, February 21, 2014
Come on out on Sat. for our Pot Pie DinnerWhen: Sat.Feb. 22 Time -4:00- 6:00 Cost: Donation of $ 8.00 Where: Dargan School RoadThank You
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Washington County and surrounding areas. Snow will be moving in Late Wednesday night and lasting through Thursday Night. Snow amounts could reach 9-12 inches.Please use this time to begin storm preparations. Once the snow begins to fall, Road conditions will become dangerous very quickly, Please stay off the roads and let the County and State Roads crews do there job.As always the members of the Potomac Valley Fire Company will be ready to respond to any emergencies.Stay turned to www.PotomacValleyFire.Com for further information.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Shortly before midnight on January 29, engine company 11 was alerted along with company 8 to respond to Jefferson County for a house fire in Harpers Ferry. Engine 11-2 responded with 3 to assist. Upon arrival on scene, the crew from the engine reported to command. The engine crew was assigned to the second division and assist with the overhaul process. After reporting to rehab, the crew assisted with loading hose. Engine 11-2 operated for close to 2 hours.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Shortly after 1300 hours, Box 11-1 struck for a Commercial Building Fire at the Mad Dog Saloon. Initial 9-1-1 reports stated that there was a possible furnace fire with extension. Company 11 along with units from Washington and Frederick County MD, Loudoun County Va and Jefferson County Wv responded. Support 11-0 arrived on scene to find heavy smoke condition from the structure. With this report, the safety and tanker assignment were started. E-11-2 arrived on scene with heavy fire through the roof. Upon arrival of Captain 11 (A. Martin), he established Harpers Ferry Road Command with Lieutenant 11 (J. Martin) having initial operations. After E-11-2 experienced mechanical problems, ET-1 arrived shortly after and took place as the initial attack pumper. ET-1 Crew advanced a 1.75" line to the front door and started an initial attack. As additional personnel arrived on scene, crews attacked the fire from side charlie and delta. With additional personnel arriving, Lt. Martin took alpha division and Battalion Chief 602 (Loudoun County) took side charlie. Due to the icy conditions, county roads were started to spread salt. E-11-2 established a fill site at the John Brown from pond. After a bulk of the fire was knocked down, crews went into the overhaul phase until the arrival of the power company, due to the reminder of the fire area being where the main power feed to the building was. After FM 26 conducted his investigation and power was secured, crews completed the overhaul process and extinguished any remaining hot spots.
*Due to the weather conditions, multiple manpower companies and a county commuter bus was utilized to keep the responders refreshed after rehab and warm*
Potomac Valley- E-11-2, E-11-4, ET-11, S-11-0, S-11-7
Other units: ET-1, E-1-1 (Sharpsburg Fire) E-8-1 (Boonsboro/Rohrersville) E-616, T-616 (Neersville) E-3, T-3, Tk-3 ( Shepherdstown) T-905, E-905 (Brunswick) ET-920, RS-920 ( Jefferson) T-1 (Friendship) ET-6 (Boonsboro Fire) T-612, E-612B (Lovettsville) Support 16-7 (Mt Aetna) Support 7-7 (Smithsburg Fire) Utility 3 (Hagerstown) RS-201 (Washington County Special Operations) 25-5 (Rehab) 25-1 (Air Unit) P-19-2 (Sharpsburg EMS) P-69-2 (Boonsboro EMS) P-1820(Washington Coutny DES)
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
The Potomac Valley Fire Company spent most of New Years Eve battling a first due house fire.6:22 Pm - Units were alerted for a house on fire in the area of the 19500 Block of Keep Tryst Rd in the southern portion of company 11's first due. Shortly after dispatch, Washington County EMS 1820, advised Washington County ECC of a large glow seen in that area from miles out. Based on EMS 1820's information, Engine 11-2 requested the Working Fire and Tanker Task Force to be started. EMS 1820 arrived on scene with a 2 1/2 story home with heavy fire throughout. Loudoun County Engine 616 arrived and took the first due engine position and proceeded up the driveway. Engine 11-2 arrived behind Engine 616 and began supplying E616 and setting up for dump site operations. Due to the heavy fire load, numerous exposures, strong winds and limited initial water supply, orders for defensive operations and to protect the exposures was given. Deputy Chief 11 arrived and established Keep Tryst Rd Command, Sgt 11 (OIC on Engine 11-2) took Operations and Chief 6 (Griffith - Boonsboro Fire) assumed Water Supply. Upon arrival, Engine 81 proceeded up the neighboring driveway and began protecting the neighboring house. A Tanker Shuttle was established and shuttled water from a fire hydrant on Sandy Hook Rd and returning to unload into multiple folding tanks deployed at the bottom of the driveway. Frederick County Engine 201 arrived and set up a secondary water supply and draft site at a pond located just up the street from the fire ground and a supply line was laid down to Engine 11-2's location.Having adequate water supply from the draft site and the Tanker shuttle, crews had enough water to protect all the exposures and begin fire attack operations with multiple hose lines. Crews operated on scene for a few hours working on hard to reach areas of fire in inaccessible areas of the house that had collapsed. At 23:24 Command advised the fire was out, Units will be going in service as they are ready and that there were still hot spots and smoldering areas that will continue to burn through the night. The Potomac Valley Fire Company would like to thank all of our neighboring companies for their assistance last night and a special THANK YOU to the crew from Sharpsburg Fire for filling in at station 11 and to the Brunswick Ambulance Company for setting up a donation center at their station for the family. Please Contact the Brunswick Ambulance Company at 301-834-8102or stop by their station, Located at: 200 West Potomac Street
Brunswick, MD 21716if you can provide any assistance.Units:Engine 11-2, Engine - Tanker 11, Brush 11, Utility 11, Support 11-0, Ch 11 and D/C 11Chief 6, Utility 8, Engine 81, 8FP82 (Boonsboro Fire)Engine 51, Truck 5, Tanker 5, Brush 55 (Brunswick VFC)Medic 20, Engine 201, Engine-Tanker 204, Rescue Squad 20 (Jefferson VFC)Engine 616, Tanker 616 (Loudoun County Neersville station), Battalion 602 LCFREngine 1-2, Tanker 1 (Friendship Fire Company, Harper's Ferry WV)Tanker 7 (Bakerton Fire Company, WV)Tanker 4 (Independent Fire Company, Ranson WV)Ambulance 199 (Brunswick Ambulance Company)Medic 69-1 (Boonsboro EMS)Air Unit 25-1, Rehab Unit 255 (Washington County Emergency Services)Safety 100 & 200 (Washington County Emergency Services)FM 26
Photo by: Chief 6, Oley Griffith
New Years Eve Fire
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
The members of the Potomac Valley Fire Company would like to send their thoughts and prayers out to the family who lost everything they own during a late evening house fire on New Years Eve. Our neighbors to the south, the
Brunswick Ambulance Company in Frederick County MD will be accepting donations for the family. Below is a list of items that are in need: Here are the sizes needed. Kids are ages (2) 6 year olds and a 2 year old Boy’s Shoes - size 12/13 and Toddler size 6 Boy’s Pants - 2T & 6/7 Boy’s shirts size - 3T & 6/7 Men's size shirts - Large and XL Men's pants – size 34x34 and 36x34 Men's shoes sizes- 11 wide and 10 1/2 Men's sock size- 10 Men's boxer size - Large Woman's shirts – medium/large Woman's pants - Size 10/12 Women’s shoes size – 6 wide Women’s size 36b underwire bras Household items Pots/pans Towels Blankets Toiletries Gift cards to help the family replace everything that they lost and gift cards for groceries are also being collected. Please contact the Brunswick Ambulance Company with any questions re guarding donations. Thank you
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
The officers and members of the Potomac Valley Fire Company would like to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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