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West Friendship Volunteer Fire Department

  Celebrating 74 Years of Dedicated Service to the Community

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No Caption 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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Rescue with Entrapment

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, July 27

Members responded this morning for a vehicle collision on I-70. At 07:23 the station was alerted for a reported tractor trailer flipped over on Eastbound I-70 near Route 32. Units arrived to find a three vehicle collision with one patient needing extrication. Two patients were ultimately transported to Howard County General Hospital by Paramedics 135 and 35. The tractor trailer was hauling paper goods ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Line of Duty Death in Clarksville

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, July 23

Firefighters responded early this morning for the report of smoke inside a home due to a lightning strike. At 01:51 units from the Fifth District VFD and Rivers Park (Station 10) were alerted to 7005 Woodscape Drive in Clarksville. Upon arrival units found a single family home with smoke showing and requested the full box assignment, bringing Tower 3 to the scene.
During the early stages of the incident, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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UMD Barn Fire

Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas, June 26

Early this morning firefighters were alerted 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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