West Friendship Volunteer Fire Department

West Friendship Volunteer Fire Department

2016 Incidents
Month Fire EMS Total
Jan 105 110 215
Feb 88 104 192
Mar 78 97 175
Apr 91 102 193
May 80 111 191
Jun 123 114 237
Jul 98 106 204
Aug 109 121 230
Total 772 865 1637

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
2015 1176 1350 2526
2014 1070 1291 2361
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



The West Friendship Volunteer Fire Department will be holding the annual Fire Safety Open House on Sunday, October 16, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the fire station, 12535 Old Frederick Road. This event is in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week which was established by Presidential Proclamation in the years following the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

This year's focus for Fire Prevention Week is once again on smoke alarms. We want everyone to “Don't Wait Check the Date, Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years”. Maryland has a smoke alarm law that took effect in 2013 that now requires a smoke alarm on each level of the home and in each sleeping area. Battery powered smoke alarms over 10 years old must be replaced with new units that have 10 year permanent batteries. All electrically powered smoke alarms over 10 years old must be replaced with new electrically powered units with a battery backup. Batteries in these types of alarms still need to be replaced annually. Be sure to vacuum the dust from smoke alarms monthly to insure proper operation.

Come and meet your local firefighters, see the fire, EMS and rescue equipment that is used in your community and learn how to make your home fire safe. Learn what to do in case of an emergency at your home.

Stop by and learn more at the Fire Safety Open House October 16th.      

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Annual Luke T. Hoffman Fundraiser This Weekend

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, September 14

Join us Saturday at the Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department's carnival grounds for the 6th annual Luke T. Hoffman Fundraiser and Festival benefiting a Maryland family of a fallen police officer. Our friend Luke was a member here at the WFVFD when he was killed in the line of duty as a Montgomery County Police officer in 2007. Come see us at Station 12 and enjoy food, live music, raffles, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Annual Yard Sale

September 10

The Auxiliary hosts successful Annual Yard Sale at Firehouse!! Thank you for your support!... (Full Story & Photos)

Collision with Fire

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, August 18

Units responded this afternoon for a reported rescue with entrapment and fire in Ellicott City. At 14:01, Tower 3 and Paramedic 35 were alerted to Baltimore National Pike at Marriottsville Road for a two vehicle collision, box 40-062. Callers stated that one vehicle was overturned and one was on fire. Upon arrival units confirmed a two vehicle collision between a work van and a sedan with fire but ... (Full Story & Photos)

It's Almost Fair Time!

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, July 22

Join us at the Howard County Fairgrounds from August 6th through August 13th for the 71st Annual Howard County Fair! In addition to providing fire and EMS protection to the fairgrounds, this is one of our most important fundraisers each year. Grab one of Howard County's best snowballs, play a few games of Bingo in the air conditioned bingo hall, try your luck at the Nevada stand, buy a few raffle ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fourth of July in Columbia

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, July 04

Members traveled to Columbia today to assist with the 4th of July fireworks display at Lake Kittamaqundi. Volunteers staffed Ambulance 36, Brush 38, and ATV 3 in the Town Center area. The rain kept the large crowds away, but for those who stayed the fireworks went off without at hitch at about 21:00. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fire on I-70

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, June 19

Tanker 3 responded this evening for a fire on I-70. At 20:42 the station was alerted for the reported RV on fire on Westbound I-70 near Marriottsville Road. While units were enroute the driver of the RV called to say the rear brakes and tires were on fire and brush near the road was starting to catch fire as well. Engine 82 arrived at westbound I-70 between Bethany Lane and Marriottsville Road to ... (Full Story & Photos)

Collision on Route 32

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, May 13

At 14:31 this afternoon units were alerted for a reported single vehicle accident on Route 32 near the park and ride at I-70. Engine 31 arrived to find a pick up truck off the road with one occupant who was not trapped. After evaluation by Paramedic 35, the driver was transported to Shock Trauma in Baltimore priority 2. Initial reports indicate that the driver fell asleep and drifted off the road, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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)

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