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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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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)

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

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)

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