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No Caption The 73rd Annual Howard County Fair - August 4-11, 2018

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, July 16

It's almost Fair Time! The Howard County Fair this year is August 4-11, 2018 and we hope you can come! This is one of our largest fundraisers each year and we are excited to once again operate the Snowball Stand, Funnel Cake Stand, Bingo, Dunk Tank, Nevada, and Raffle Stand as well as provide fire and EMS protection for the Fairgrounds.
Please stop by our booths, and don't miss the Grand Opening ... (Full Story & Photos)

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UMD Barn Fire

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, June 26

Firefighters responded early this morning for a barn fire in the 5-13 box. At 04:19, a passerby reported to Howard County Communications that there was a large fire in a field at 4240 Folly Quarter Road, the University of Maryland's Central Maryland Research and Education Center. Upon arrival Engine 52 found an 80' x 40' pole barn used for storing hay and straw collapsed and fully engulfed in fire.
A ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Photo courtesy of Doug Walton, HCDFRS Office of Community Outreach and Media Affairs
Photo courtesy of Doug Walton, HCDFRS Office of Community Outreach and Media Affairs

Fire Dynamics Training

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, June 12

Members went over to the Public Safety Training Center this evening to take part in a Fire Dynamics Training utilizing dollhouses as props. This exercise allowed firefighters to visualize fire and smoke flow patterns, as well as see the effects of different ventilation techniques and door control. According to the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute, simply closing your bedroom door at night ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Main Street Ellicott City Flooding

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, May 31

On Sunday, May 27th flash flooding in the late afternoon caused one death and extensive property damage to the Main Street area of Ellicott City once again. Members of WFVFD maintained multiple crews overnight and responded to calls for service in the Ellicott City area throughout the storm. Engine 31, Water Supply 3, and ATV 3 responded to Main Street during the initial stages of the incident and ... (Full Story & Photos)

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

Mutual Aid to Carroll County

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, May 07

Units from West Friendship responded to Carroll County tonight to assist on a building fire. At 18:59 the station was alerted for a fire in the area of Henryton Road and Marriottsville Road bringing units from West Friendship VFD and the Sykesville Freedom District FD to the area. First arriving units found a vacant structure, the old Thomas O’Farrell Youth Center, with fire showing.
Units from SFDFD ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Rescue with Fire

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, April 22

Tonight units responded for a report of a vehicle collision involving fire in the 3-09 box. At 23:57 callers advised Howard County Communications that a vehicle crashed on Marriottsville Road near Warwick Way, the driver was not alert, and that the vehicle was on fire. Upon arrival units found an SUV that left the roadway and struck a tree, which was on fire. The sole occupant of the vehicle had been ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, April 20

Station 3 responded this morning for a rescue in Marriottsville. At 03:03 the tones sounded for a reported collision on eastbound I-70 east of Marriottsville Road. Callers reported that a van struck the back of a tractor trailer and that the occupant of the van was trapped. Upon arrival Tower 3 located the incident as dispatched and began extrication of the van driver, after which the patient was ... (Full Story & Photos)

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