West Friendship Volunteer Fire Department
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West Friendship Volunteer Fire Department

2015 Incidents
Month Fire EMS Total
Jan 98 115 213
Feb 102 108 210
Mar 91 122 213
Apr 76 80 156
May 96 116 212
Jun 111 119 230
Jul 100 120 220
Aug 122 133 255
Sep 103 99 202
Oct 84 100 184
Nov 89 92 181
Dec 104 146 250
Total 1176 1350 2526

2014 Incidents
Month 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
Jul 84 101 185
Aug 83 124 207
Sep 77 108 185
Oct 88 95 183
Nov 85 95 180
Dec 98 127 225
Total 1070 1291 2361

Past Incidents
Year Fire EMS Total
2013 1123 1087 2210
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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West Friendship Volunteer Fire Department

  Celebrating 72 Years of Dedicated Service to the Community

1944 - 2016

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Mock Extrication at MRHS

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, April 18

Engine 32, Ambulance 35, and Utility 3 participated in a mock motor vehicle collision at Marriotts Ridge High School today to help raise awareness in the student body about the dangers of driving while distracted and driving under the influence. Eight student volunteers from MRHS acted as victims and were given emergency medical and extrication services. We hope everyone has a safe and healthy spring ... (Full Story & Photos)

New Tanker Arrives

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, April 13

WFVFD members are proud to have recently taken delivery of our new tanker. Tanker 34 is a 2016 International 7600/US Tanker Patriot, carrying 3400 gallons of water in a poly elliptical tank. It is equipped with a 1250 GPM Hale PTO pump with an air primer, three 12" air dumps, and two 3000 gallon folding tanks. Tanker 34 will be placed in service soon after members mount equipment and familiarize themselves ... (Full Story & Photos)

Statewide Recruitment Day

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, April 10

Have you ever thought what you could do to help others in your community? Have you ever heard a siren or seen a fire engine, and wonder what was happening? Have you ever witnessed or come upon a motor vehicle accident and wished you could help? Are you looking for new friendships, challenges, and rewards? The fire service is one of the most diverse and challenging vocations today.
If this sounds interesting, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fire in Cooksville

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, March 26

Early this morning Howard County Communications began receiving calls advising of a house on fire in Cooksville. At 00:05, units responded to the 2100 block of Route 97 in the 13-1 box for a reported fire on the second floor of a possibly vacant house. Upon arrival Engine 131 found a farm house with heavy fire showing from the second floor and requested the task force be started. Engine 131, Engine ... (Full Story & Photos)

Multiple Brush Fires in Eastern Ho Co

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, March 23

Strong winds and low humidity led to multiple brush fires along the Route 1 corridor in Howard County today. Brush 38 and ATV 3 were special requested for fires in the Elkridge area along the Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC)/CSX railroad. They joined crews from Howard, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, and Prince George's Counties in fighting numerous fires that were approaching homes and businesses. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Smoke in the House

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, March 22

Engine 32 responded to the 8-11 box this afternoon for a residential fire alarm. At 15:58, the engine was dispatched to the 10100 block of Maplewood Drive in Ellicott City for a fire alarm on the first floor. Engine 32 arrived to find the homeowner attempting to clear the residence of smoke. Upon investigation it was determined that the smoke was due to a malfunction in the fireplace. Engine 32 ventilated ... (Full Story & Photos)

House Fire in Glenelg

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, March 11

West Friendship dumped house tonight on a first due fire in Glenelg. At 23:20, units were alerted for a house fire on Bold Ruler Court. A caller who lives in the area advised that a house "blew up" and was on fire. Additional callers pinpointed the location to the 13700 block of Bold Venture Drive in the 3-48 box. While units were en route the homeowners were able to confirm that all eight occupants ... (Full Story & Photos)

Car Into Tree on I-70

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, February 23

At 12:36 WFVFD and surrounding companies were alerted for the rescue with entrapment on I-70. Tower 3 and Chief 3A responded for a reported red car into a tree. Upon arrival at eastbound I-70 east of Rt. 97 units located the vehicle off the slow shoulder and began assessing the single patient who was trapped. Tower 3 handled the extrication working with Rescue Engine 4 and Tower 2 to remove the occupant. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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