West Friendship Volunteer Fire Department

West Friendship Volunteer Fire Department

2014 Incidents
Fire EMS Total
Jan 103 102 205
Feb 93 101 194
Mar 103 122 225
Apr 77 108 185
May 93 111 204
Jun 86 97 183
Total 555 641 1196

Past Incidents
Fire EMS Total
2013 995 1189 2184
2012 1146 1347 2493
2011 1202 1378 2580
2010 1161 1304 2465
2009 1075 1218 2293
2008 1031 1093 2124
2007 1138 1161 2299

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We will not forget.

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 Welcome to the Official Website for the
West Friendship Volunteer Fire Department

  Celebrating 70 Years of Dedicated Service to the Community

1944 - 2014

We are currently doing a Portrait door to door fund raiser,

one of these individuals may be coming to your house.

click here for more information.

Members of the WFVFD thank everyone for their help and support over the last few days. We will never forget Erik, our friend and brother.


Vehicle Fire in Sykesville

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, January 23

Units responded today for the mutual aid call to Sykesville for a vehicle fire. At 20:04, the station was alerted to assist the Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department for a car on fire next to a house at 7400 Buttercup Road. Units from station 12 arrived to find a truck on fire next to a garage and requested the fire box assignment, bringing units from West Friendship, Winfield, Gamber, and Randallstown. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Diesel Spill on Route 32

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, January 19

Engine 31 responded this morning for a fuel spill on Route 32 in West Friendship. At 06:20, the station was alerted to respond to the scene of a property damage tractor trailer collision on Route 32 at Pfefferkorn Road to assist with diesel fuel containment. Engine 31 arrived to find a single vehicle collision involving a tractor trailer loaded with 41,000 pounds of Wisconsin cheese that had crashed ... (Full Story & Photos)

Services for Paramedic/Captain Erik Steciak

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, January 18

Funeral services for Erik were today, after viewings on Friday evening at the firehouse and Saturday afternoon in Bel Air. Again, we thank all who played a part in the services this past weekend - our brothers and sisters at the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company, Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue, and fire departments nationwide (and one from Ontario) who came to pay their respects. Whether ... (Full Story & Photos)

Working House Fire in Eldersburg

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, January 16

As members were preparing today for Erik's viewing, the station was alerted to respond to Eldersburg for a fire. At 11:03, the tones sounded for a working house fire at 2111 Harvest Farm Road, bringing Engine 31, Tower 3, and Paramedic 35 to the scene. Sykesville Engine 123 arrived to find a one story house with fire showing from the rear and stretched an attack line through the front door. Upon arrival, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Wednesday Update: Viewing and Funeral Information

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, January 14

*See the attached photos for parking and transportation information for the viewings and funeral this weekend.
**PLEASE NOTE: General attendee parking for the Friday viewing and the funeral on Sunday is at the James N. Robey Public Safety Training Center at 2200 Scott Wheeler Drive Marriottsville, MD 21104. There will be continuous shuttle buses going back and forth. There is NO general parking available ... (Full Story & Photos)

Paramedic/Captain Erik Steciak

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, January 06

*This post has been updated with the new funeral arrangements*

It is with much sadness that we announce the line of duty passing of Captain Erik Steciak. Erik, 29, joined the West Friendship Volunteer Fire Department in November 2005 after three years at the Ellicott City Volunteer Fire Department. After earning his paramedic license, he worked as a paramedic at the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company ... (Full Story & Photos)

Outside Fire

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, January 04

Late this evening units responded for a fire in the 3-24 box. At 23:37 Engine 31 and Brush 38 were alerted for a brush fire in the 13300 block of Hunt Ridge. Soon after, the call was upgraded after the caller stated that a shed was now on fire about 100 feet from the home. Upon arrival, Chief 3A located a small fire to the rear of a shed, caused by improper disposal of ashes from the fireplace. There ... (Full Story & Photos)

Single Vehicle Collision

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, December 26

15:02 this afternoon, units responded for the rescue with unknown injuries on Route 32. Callers advised that a vehicle was off the road and into the trees, and that power lines were down and creating sparks. Upon arrival on Route 32 at Fox Chase Road, Paramedic 45 located a single vehicle that was indeed off the roadway and into the trees after striking a Baltimore Gas and Electric pole. Downed live ... (Full Story & Photos)

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