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Sykesville, MD 21784
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West Friendship Volunteer Fire Department

  Celebrating 74 Years of Dedicated Service to the Community


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SATURDAY 12/15/2018: Santa has reindeer, not raindeer. He has to reschedule.  UPDATED SCHEDULE: 12/14 streets move to 12/21. 12/15 streets move to 12/22. Check back here for updates. 


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Last Chance for Holiday Decorations

Firefighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, December 15

Thank you to all who have supported us by purchasing your Christmas trees, wreaths, and other decorations from the stand across from the station on Butterfly Court. The stand will be closing for the season tomorrow Sunday, December 16, 2018 so get them while you still can!... (Full Story & Photos)

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Firefighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, December 09

At 22:43 tonight Station 3 was alerted for the rescue with unknown injuries on I-70 eastbound at the Route 40 split, bringing Engine 31, Paramedic 35, and Ambulance 36 to the scene. Upon arrival in the area units were not able to find a collision and continued to check I-70 until locating it on the westbound side just prior to Route 29. Three vehicles including a passenger vehicle, an SUV, and a truck ... (Full Story & Photos)

Live Wire Training

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, October 09

WFVFD firefighters and EMTs were invited to the New Market District VFC this evening to participate in a live wire training offered by the Potomac Edison power company. A classroom session was followed by a practical demonstration utilizing a training trailer simulating an electrical distribution system with live electrical wires, utility poles, and transformers. The training was geared towards hazards ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, September 07

At 22:49 Tower 3 was dispatched along with stations 13 and 4 to the 15100 block of Bushy Park Road in Woodbine for a possible gas leak inside a residence. The caller advised that when she arrived home she smelled gas in the kitchen. Shortly after Engine 131 arrived, there was a large explosion and the rear of the home became fully involved in fire. Command requested the box be filled and the task ... (Full Story & Photos)

House Fire in Marriottsville

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, September 06

At 20:56 units were dispatched to the 12000 block of Patapsco Ridge Road in the 3-04 box for the reported house fire. The caller advised that they could see flames and smoke in the home and were attempting to evacuate. Upon arrival units found a log cabin type structure with fire in the sill plate area of the front porch. Engine 31 put a quick knock on the fire and began extensive overhaul operations ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, August 25

Members were invited by Lisbon VFC today to participate in a training involving heavy vehicles. Thanks to the Maryland Department of Transportation's donation of old buses, firefighters were able to take part in several rescue evolutions and learn more about the unique challenges that large vehicles pose. A commuter bus can weigh as much as 55,000 pounds, requiring the use of specialized rigging and ... (Full Story & Photos)

The 73rd Annual Howard County Fair - August 4-11, 2018

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, July 30

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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