Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The Edwin L. Emkey, Sr. Cadet Award was established by
President Roger N. Powell and underwritten by American Claims Service and
accepted by the Maryland State Firemen’s Association (MSFA) Executive Committee
at the November 2011 meeting. The award was established to recognize
Edwin L. Emkey, Sr. for his outstanding service in promoting Cadet
Programs. This award is presented each year at the annual convention and
conference of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association. The Award is based
on the teaching of safety and basic skills required for firefighting or
Emergency Medical Service the companies Junior Firefighter Program.
the second year the master trophy will be proudly displayed in our firehouse
for all to see. In addition to the pride
of holding the Master Trophy for one year the Junior Firefighter Program will
also receive a Five Hundred Dollar ($500) prize, which will be utilized to
assist with providing funding for the cadet program.
The Junior Program is managed by senior members that are
appointed by the Fire Chief annually. In
addition to these members mentoring and educating the Junior Firefighters
weekly, parents are asked to assist in many administrative duties, to provide
additional supervision and assist during fund raisers.
We are grateful to our Junior Advisers Hayden Lovell and Andy
Kulpinkski for their weekly direction. We
are ever so grateful to Laura and Jeff Bogar for their unconditional assistance
in submitting all the required documentation for this award. A special Thanks to Atlantic Coast Charters (www.atlanticcoastcharters.com) for supporting our program again this year. Atlantic provided a 55 passenger Charter Bus that allowed the junior firefighters and there family to attend the award presentation on June 23, 2015. Without their support getting all the juniors and families to the convention would be a logistical nightmare. To the driver of the Bus Big Thanks to Vernon Wilson you make sure everyone gets there and back safe. We are just so grateful.The Junior Firefighter meet each Wednesday evening at the Fire Hall, 2 Brandy Drive, William sport Maryland. Junior Firefighters are between
the ages of 10 and 16, at the age of 16 these young men and women moved to
being a cadet member until age 18.
Annually our Junior Firefighter record hundreds of hours of training,
public education details, fund raising and community service.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Urgent - immediate broadcast requestedFlood WatchNational Weather Service Baltimore md/washington DC1146 AM EDT Sat Jun 20 2015Washington-extreme Western Allegany-Central and Eastern Allegany- Frederick-Clarke-Hampshire-Morgan-Berkeley-Jefferson- Western Mineral-Eastern Mineral- including the cities of...Hagerstown...Frostburg...Cumberland... Winchester...Berryville...Romney...Paw Paw...Martinsburg... Charles Town...Shepherdstown...Elk Garden...Keyser...Fort Ashby 1146 AM EDT Sat Jun 20 2015...Flash Flood Watch now in effect through Sunday morning...The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for* Portions of Maryland...NorthWest Virginia and Northeast West Virginia...Including the following areas...In Maryland... Central and Eastern Allegany...Extreme Western Allegany and Washington. In NorthWest Virginia...Clarke and Frederick. In Northeast West Virginia...Berkeley...Eastern Mineral... Hampshire...Jefferson...Morgan and Western Mineral. * Through Sunday morning.* Showers and thunderstorms will Increase in coverage from West to East this afternoon and continue into Early Sunday morning. Some of the Storms will contain torrential downpours which could Lead to flash flooding. Widespread rainfall amounts of one to three inches can be expected with locally higher amounts possible. Rainfall rates of one to two inches per hour could occur with the strongest thunderstorms.* Heavy rainfall in Short periods of Time May cause rapid rises on creeks and streams as well as flash flooding in Urban areas. Precautionary/preparedness actions...A Flash Flood Watch Means that conditions May develop that Lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.You should Monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash Flood warnings be issued.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Units responded this evening to a reported fire in a structure on Neck Road. Upon arrival units found light smoke showing, with the owner advising of a possible attic fire. Personnel found a small fire in a bath room ceiling. The fire was quickly extinguished and place the situation under control. We were assisted by the Volunteer Fire Co of Halfway, Maugansville Goodwill Vol. Fire Co.13, Clear Spring Vol Fire Co, Funkstown Volunteer Fire Company, Sharpsburg Vol Fire Co, Washington County Dept. of Fire and Emergency Services EMS 1810 and Special Operations, Wash Co Air Unit and Rehab. Bedington Vol Fire Dept transferred an Engine to our station while we were on the call.Williamsport Units on the call:Truck 2Rescue Engine 2Ambulance 2-8Utility 2Chief 2Deputy Chief 2
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Check out these links in how you can change your safety culture. Here are some basic ACTIONS that a leader should take.http://www.nvfc.org/news-and-events/news/3966-a-dream-is-just-a-dream-until-you-take-action
Monday, June 15, 2015
ALL EMS PROVIDERS need to complete your 2015 protocol update no
later than 7/1/15http://www.emsonlinetraining.org/
Monday, June 15, 2015
Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week is a joint initiative of the National Volunteer
Fire Council (NVFC) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC).
The event is coordinated by the NVFC Heart, Safety, and Training Committee and the IAFC Safety, Health and Survival
Section, and is supported by national and international fire and
emergency service organizations as well as health and safety-related
organizations and agencies.
The 2015 event will take place from June 14-20.
Fire departments are encouraged to suspend all non-emergency activity during
Safety and Health Week in order to focus on safety and health training and
education. An entire week is provided to ensure all shifts and duty crew can
participate. Throughout the course of the week, the Safety and Training
Division will be conducting presentations to departmental personnel on various
health and safety related topics as well as providing a daily safety message
each morning to all personnel. It is important to remember that while we
mark this week as the annual event of looking at our health and safety culture
within our fire department and in the fire service as whole, health and safety
is something that must always be conscious of and constantly ensuring that we
lead by example in promoting a health and safety culture.International
Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week is the unification of the IAFC’s Fire/EMS
Safety, Health and Survival Week with the NVFC’s National Firefighter Health
Week. The goal of both organizations is to reduce the number of preventable
injury and death in the fire and emergency services. Safety and Health Week
focuses on the critical importance of responders taking care of themselves both
on and off the emergency incident scene. The week is designed to increase
awareness and action so that safety and health become a priority in all fire
message discusses the topic of Culture Change and is #1 of the 16 Firefighter
Life Safety Initiatives and can be found at the following link: http://www.everyonegoeshome.com/16-initiatives/1-cultural-change/.
Additional materials and information can be found at the following links:
Site is still under construction in some areas but does provide some
the attachment in this email is a report from the United States Fire
Administration and the National Fire Academy titled “National
Safety Culture Change Initiative”. The executive summary reads “Controlling and
extinguishing hostile fire comes at a great cost to human life and secondarily
at great financial expense. Despite improvements in personal protective
equipment (PPE), apparatus safety devices, more availability of training, greater
emphasis on firefighter health and wellness, and decreases in the number of
fires and dollar loss due to fires, the rate of on-duty firefighter death and
injury has remained relatively unchanged in the past four decades. The
National Safety Culture Change Initiative (NSCCI) project is a joint
partnership of the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and the International
Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) aimed at identifying both positive and negative
culture and climate found in the American fire and emergency service community.
NSCCI, through this study and its website, www.ffsafetyculture.org, and other project
efforts, will identify adverse behaviors and recommend changes to both culture
and climate for occupational safety and health within the fire and emergency
service”. I would encourage all personnel to take some time and
read this very important document.
you for all you do and fostering a culture of health and safety!
Sunday, June 14, 2015 1:00 PM
LUXURY BINGO **OVER $12,500.00 RETAIL VALUE!!**Sunday, June 14, 2015 starting at 1:00PMDoors open at 10:30 AM / Meal at 12:00 noonLocation: Williamsport Volunteer Fire - EMS, Inc. 2 Brandy Dr. Williamsport, MD 21795Includes: 30 games on six cards; Extra cards available for purchaseCall or text 301-988-5513 for ticketsLimited tickets: $30.00 per person in advance - $35 at the doorHere's some of the bingo prizes: Laptop, IPAD, Mini IPAD, Jewelry, Keurig Coffeemaker, Kate Spade purses, Coach purses, Michael Kors purses and much, much more!!!Money tip jars, raffles and door prizes!!!Non-smoking event - Meal included with ticket purchase**We reserve the right to cancel if tickets don't sell.
Thursday, June 4, 2015 6pm
FREE HEARTSAVER AED CPR CLASSFREE HEARTSAVER AED CPR CLASS – WILLIAMSPORT VOLUNTEER FIRE AND EMS Celebrate National CPR/AED Awareness Week with a Free CPR Class! JUNE 4, 2015 Attend one or both sessions!Pre-Registration is required to ensure there is enough equipment and supplies on hand.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Sunday, May 17, 2015 1:00 PM
PURSE and CASH BINGOSunday, May 17, 2015 at 1:00 PMDoors open at 11:00 AM / Meal at 12:00 noonLocation: Williamsport Volunteer Fire - EMS, Inc. 2 Brandy Dr. Williamsport, MD 21795Includes: 30 games on six cards; Extra cards available for purchaseFor tickets call 301-331-0781 or 240-291-4358$30.00 per personChildren can play with ticket purchase / Must be 18 years old to play tipsSpecial raffles of Kate Spade and Coach itemsNon-smoking event - Meal included with ticket purchaseWe reserve the right to cancel if tickets don't sell.
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