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No Caption Recruitment Day Is Sunday, April 15th

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, April 13

Are you interested in becoming a firefighter and/or EMT? Here is your chance to learn how! In partnership with the Maryland State Firemen's Association, we will open the doors of the station on Sunday, April 15th, 2018 from 12:00 PM until 4:00 PM for the Statewide Recruitment Day. We have plenty of volunteer opportunities for individuals interested in both Operational and Administrative memberships.
Prospective ... (Full Story & Photos)

First Due Brush Fire

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, April 12

The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning early this morning due to predicted dangerous fire weather conditions including gusty winds, low humidity, and low fuel moisture increasing the likelihood of wildfires in the area.
At 14:41, units responded for a large brush fire in the Marriottsville area in the 3-4 box. Engine 31 and Brush 38 were dispatched to the 1000 block of Henryton Road ... (Full Story & Photos)

Photo Credit: Doug Walton, HCDFRS Office of Public Information
Photo Credit: Doug Walton, HCDFRS Office of Public Information

No Caption House Fire in Sykesville

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, April 08

Units responded this afternoon to the Sykesville area of Carroll County for a working house fire. At 16:15, the station was alerted for a fire in the 6500 block of White Rock Road, bringing Engine 31, Tower 3, Tanker 3, Water Supply 3, and Paramedic 35 to the scene. Upon arrival units from the Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department reported heavy fire showing from a single family home's attached ... (Full Story & Photos)

Rescue on Frederick Road

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, April 08

This evening units responded for a vehicle collision on Frederick Road in Ellicott City. At 19:55 Stations 3 and 8 were alerted for a report of a collision involving fire with an overturned vehicle on Frederick Road near Terra Maria Way. A caller reported to Howard County Communications that she heard a loud collision from her home and that the power in the area was out.
Upon arrival Tower 3 located ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, March 22

Thursday Night Duty Crew conducted mayday training this evening and practiced forcible entry using the TruForce freestanding portable training prop on loan from the HCDFRS Training division. Thank you to the Eldersburg Home Depot for their generous donation of wood so we could conduct a realistic training! ... (Full Story & Photos)

House Fire in Ellicott City

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, March 13

This afternoon units responded for a fire in Ellicott City in Company 8's area. At 15:10 the station was alerted for a report of a house fully involved in fire in the 10000 block of Emily Fox Court. While enroute reports indicated that smoke from the fire could be seen drifting across I-70. First arriving units found a two story single family home with fire in the garage, laid out from the hydrant ... (Full Story & Photos)

Photo Courtesy of HCDFRS
Photo Courtesy of HCDFRS

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Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, March 12

Members, along with Chief Butler and Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman, gathered before the company meeting this evening to officially place in service a new ambulance. After a few words by the gathered dignitaries members ceremoniously pushed the unit into its bay at the station.
Known as Paramedic 35, the new unit is a 2018 International 4300/Horton 623 and comes with many new features including ... (Full Story & Photos)


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