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Sykesville, MD 21784
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West Friendship Volunteer Fire Department

  Celebrating 76 Years of Dedicated Service to the Community


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COVID-19 Update:

The Howard County Health Department is getting ready to move to Vaccination Phase 1B and start providing vaccine to Howard County residents who are 75 years and older.

ALL HOWARD COUNTY RESIDENTS AGE 75+ that want to be vaccinated should complete the Health Department questionnaire and provide their contact information to the Health Department. Everyone who completes this survey will be added to a contact list. You will get a separate email with appointment and registration information.

Visit the Howard County Health Department Coronavirus site for more information.

No Caption 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)

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)

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

No Caption West Friendship Barn Fire

Firefighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, December 05

At 19:14 this evening Howard County 911 began receiving calls of a fire in the 13400 block of Frederick Road in West Friendship. WFVFD and surrounding companies were quickly alerted to respond.
Upon arrival Engine 31 found a large L-shaped barn that contained animals and equipment fully involved in fire and began an exterior attack.
Water Supply 3 and Engine 32 set up water supply from a pond on the ... (Full Story & Photos)

WFVFD Mourns Shirley Mills

Firefighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, October 13

It is with the deepest regret that the members of the West Friendship Volunteer Fire Department must announce the passing of Shirley J. Mills, 67. Shirley joined the WFVFD in 1968 and has served ever since as an Auxiliary and Administrative Member. She served on countless committees and worked at many fundraising events including suppers served at the old fire station, the Howard County Fair, and ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Firefighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, September 15

After 44 years in the Howard County Fire Department, Firefighter Paramedic Erby Perdue, Jr. has retired. Erby started as a volunteer with the Fifth District VFD before becoming a member of the Ellicott City VFD for many years, rising to the rank of Deputy Chief. For the last 31 years he has been a contingent Firefighter Paramedic assigned to the West Friendship VFD.
Members and career staff met at ... (Full Story & Photos)

We’re Here For You During COVID-19

Firefighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, June 25

The COVID-19 outbreak in the United States has changed many, many things in everyone’s lives. One thing that hasn’t changed is that your West Friendship VFD First Responders (Volunteer and Career) are still here for you whenever you need us, day or night. The West Friendship VFD is a combination fire department, relying on a mix of career and volunteer staffing. Our volunteer members are continuing ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption House Fire in Dayton

Firefighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, June 24

WFVFD responded to the 5-45 box in Dayton this morning for a report of smoke in a home. At 09:56 units were alerted for the 14300 block of Howard Road, where the caller reported a haze of smoke in the residence with the fire alarm sounding. Units arrived to find heavy smoke and began an offensive attack on a working basement fire. Water Supply 3, Tanker 3, and Tanker 34 utilized cisterns in the area ... (Full Story & Photos)


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