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

  Celebrating 77 Years of Dedicated Service to the Community


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No Caption Come See us at the Howard County Fair!

Firefighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, August 02

We are getting ready for the 75th Annual Howard County Fair which is right around the corner. This year it's being held August 7-14 and it is shaping up to be a great week. This has been one of our biggest fundraisers for many years and we hope you can continue to support us! Come play some bingo, grab a snowball and funnel cake, and try to dunk one of our firefighters in the dunk tank. See you at ... (Full Story & Photos)

FF/P Jeff Rizzo

Firefighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, July 13

We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of member Jeff Rizzo. He was a dedicated Firefighter and community servant, joining the WFVFD in July, 2010 in addition to serving as a career Firefighter/Paramedic in Loudoun County, Virginia since 2017.

We send our condolences to his family, friends, and fellow Firefighters, and we ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers. We will miss you ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Firefighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, March 14

Station 3 responded tonight for a collision on Folly Quarter Road. At 22:58 units were alerted for the single vehicle flipped over with one possibly trapped.
Upon arrival units found an SUV on its side on Folly Quarter Road near Ridgewood Drive. The single occupant had self-extricated prior to arrival with the assistance of a bystander and was evaluated by Ambulance 36. The patient refused treatment ... (Full Story & Photos)

Horse Rescue

Firefighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, February 22

At 18:50 units were dispatched to the 11800 block of Old Frederick Road in Marriottsville for the report of a horse stuck in the mud. Upon arrival units located Hershey, who was unable to free himself from a mud pit. Engine 32 requested the HCDFRS Special Operations unit and their specialized equipment was utilized to extract Hershey, who was not injured. Thanks to Doug Walton, HCDFRS Office of Public ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Firefighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, January 30

While we were physically apart, members were able to meet virtually for our annual awards banquet tonight. The food wasn't great, but we were glad to be able to revisit and reflect on the past year.
After an invocation by Chaplain Ryan Eglseder we took a moment to remember members we lost last year, Shirley Mills and Will Spicer. Both were longtime members who contributed greatly to the department, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Captain Erik Steciak

Firefighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, January 06

Today marks the sixth anniversary of the passing of Paramedic/Captain Erik Steciak, a paid paramedic with the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company and a valuable dedicated member of the West Friendship Volunteer Fire Department. He died in the line of duty while responding to a call when he was struck by a utility vehicle that slid on icy pavement.

Erik was 29 years old at the time of his death. He joined ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Courtesy of Doug Walton, HCDFRS
Courtesy of Doug Walton, HCDFRS

House Fire in Glenelg

Firefighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, January 02

At 21:57 tonight our crews responded to a house fire in Glenelg. Howard County Communications received multiple calls of a home on fire in the 14200 block of Day Farm Road in the 13-18 box, alerting the station to respond.
Upon arrival units found a two story single-family home with fire showing from the delta side and initiated fire attack.
Engine 31 attacked the bulk of the fire in the garage while ... (Full Story & Photos)


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