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Positions Available

Friday, March 21, 2014  Seeking Part-time ALS providers:

Williamsport Volunteer Fire – Emergency Medical Services Inc.; is currently accepting applications to establish a hiring qualification list for Part-Time ALS Providers.  We are currently looking to fill up to 4 positions. 

Williamsport Volunteer Fire – Emergency Medical Services Inc. (WVFEMS) is a Volunteer community service (9-1-1) organization of approximately 100 members who utilizes Full and Part Time career staff to provide ALS and BLS level EMS response to the citizens of the Town of Williamsport and surrounding areas of Washington County, MD and Berkeley County, WV.


WVFEMS responds to some 1500+ emergency calls a year and transport patients to all local hospitals. When hired, candidates will work closely with volunteer fire and EMS providers under the direction of volunteer officers of the company as well as with career personnel from Washington County Department of Emergency Services who provide ALS support in the community as well.

Prior to being approved as a cleared provider, the candidate will be required to participate in Washington County’s ALS Provider clearing process, which entails riding with an approved ALS Preceptor to be evaluated and suggested skill check offs.  The exception to this is ALS providers currently affiliated with the Washington County EMS Operations Program.

Position: Part-Time ALS Provider/Firefighter (No benefits), hours will vary based off demand and availability.

Eligibility: To be eligible for consideration for this position, the applicant must complete an employment application and provide documentation of the following licenses/certifications. State of Maryland licensed Paramedic (EMT-P) or State of Maryland licensed Cardiac Rescue Technician (CRT), Current Driver license with less than 3 points, completion of Emergency Vehicle Operator’s course or equivalent, completed NIMS 100, 200, 700 and 800, and Hazardous Materials Operations.  Additional desired training is Firefighter 1, and Rescue Technician. 


Selected applicants will be given an interview with the Personnel Committee; a background investigation will be conducted prior to the interview.  The Board of Directors will have final approval of all recommended applicants prior to final position offering. A successful applicant will complete a fire and EMS medical physical; including drug test. The WVFEMS will cover costs for these requirements (Does not include travel expenses).

Salary Information: Provided at time of interview


About the position: This is for a part-time position requiring manual and technical work in Emergency Medical Service and may if qualified, under emergent conditions involve firefighting duties and responsibilities of an emergency and hazardous nature, which may require the highest level of sustained exertion and agility.

 In addition to emergency response activities, employees are required to maintain the cleanliness of the station and apparatus, and may be assigned other related duties and responsibilities.

 The schedule includes shifts 7 days a week, including holidays. Shift times are Monday-Friday from 0800-1800hrs and Sunday - Saturday 24 Hour Shift beginning at 0700 – 0700.


Employees are required to maintain required licenses at the employee’s own expense.

 Employees are provided uniforms by the WVFEMS at no expense to the employee.

 Applications can be received on the WVFEMS website, by sending an email to or stopping at the station located at 2 Brandy Drive, Williamsport, MD. 



President Ammons Receives Donation from Town of Williamsport

Monday, March 10, 2014   This evening the Williamsport Town Council presented President Ammons a donation from the annual Polar Bear Plunge.  We are very thanks for this donation as every dollar received make helps for us meet our mission to serve. 



Support Needed For Washington County's Proposed Fire Plan

Monday, March 10, 2014 
INFORMATIONAL MEETING MARCH 15, 2014 BEGINNING AT 9:00 AM.We are asking all of our citizens to please attend this very important meeting to be held at the Williamsport Vol Fire - EMS, 2  Brandy Drive, Williamsport, MD.

As we forge forward we will be asking Washington County Board of County Commissioners to better ensure Fire Protection services are provided to the community we serve.

This community meeting will provide allow for the citizens we protect to have a greater understanding of our current funding struggles and with out this additional support what the cause and effect may be on how the fire service is provided.

We would appreciate the support from our citizens that we serve and to hear your questions,comments and input on issues facing us. This important meeting directly effects you, our citizens and the communities in which we live and work.

We are in hopes that this funding can help bridge the gap of some companies financial needs.  

We have attached documentation reference our presentation and a letter of support to the Board of County Commissioners.



Sportsman Bash

Saturday, March 1, 2014   Tickets available, stop by the fire station.. 



Box Alarm Box Alarm 5-2 House Fire

Friday, February 28, 2014   Truck 2 and Engine 2-4 responded (Manpower Unit) to assist Hancock Fire on Box Alarm 5-2 for a house fire.  Engine 2-4 was placed in-service, Truck 2 arrived to assist crews with overhaul.



EMEDS Training

Monday, February 24, 2014  ATTENTION ALL FIRST RESPONDER'S, EMT's and ALS PROVIDERS - Please complete this online training.

This course will provide the learner with information related to the changes to the eMEDS call disposition section.  

This course has been approved for 0.5 hours of Local Option Continuing Education Credit by MIEMSS.  Click the link below.



Power Outage Information


Washington County continues to have wide spread power outages, about 3,500 citizens currently. The 911 center has been receiving numerous calls from fire companies inquiring about estimated restoration times and asking First Energy to prioritize certain outages. We have been in contact with First Energy throughout the event and they ensure us that crews are working hard and around the clock to restore power. Priority is given to critical infrastructure, medical facilities, and the largest outages. Citizens who need to seek a warm place can use public facilities during the day, such as a library or the mall. As we did last night, a shelter may be opened tonight if there is a need.

Again, please do not call the 911 center asking about restoration times or priority. The center reports pole numbers and issues to First Energy, the center is not First Energy’s customer service center. Thank you!





Wednesday, January 8, 2014   Here are some helpful tips to avoid frozen pipes:
Winterize your home! Be prepared!

Did you know? You can reduce heating costs by insulating walls and attics. Plus, this simple addition can help protect your pipes from freezing thus preventing them from bursting. Also, keep your house heated to a minimum of 65 degrees while keeping cabinet doors open to allow heat to enter into spaces that contain pipes. This will help to protect vulnerable pipes, especially those that are along outside walls. Water that is moving is less likely to freeze. Allowing faucets to drip during periods of extreme cold can help to keep water moving and decrease the possibility of freezing and bursting.



Coach/Kate Spade/Origami Owl Bingo

Friday, January 3, 2014  Sunday, February 9, 2014 – Coach/Kate Spade/Origami Owl Bingo

Tickets are $30 each and include admission 30 games of Bingo, Lunch & Snacks. Doors open at 11 am Lunch is served at Noon and Bingo starts at 1pm. For tickets contact Carrie 301-524-4247



Weather Advisory

Friday, January 3, 2014  The National Weather Service has just issued the following statement for the Washington County Area.


“An arctic cold front is expected to plunge through the Middle Atlantic Region on Monday. Following this frontal passage will be bitterly cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills. Record cold temperatures are expected area wide and this air mass may turn out to be the coldest in two decades. Conditions will be most extreme Monday afternoon through Monday night.  


Tuesday will remain bitterly cold but with less wind than Monday. This is a potentially life threatening situation.”


Looking at the forecasts for next week, these cold temperatures should be with us on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.


Monday – Highs around 31 Degrees, Lows around 0 Degrees.  Winds around 21 mph. giving Wind Chills of 18 to -22 Degrees.


Tuesday - Highs around 13 Degrees, Lows around 7 Degrees.  Winds around 16 mph, giving Wind Chills of -3 to -11 Degrees.


Wednesday - Highs around 26 Degrees, Lows around 19 Degrees.  Winds around 6 mph, giving Wind Chills of 9 to 11 Degrees.


Washington County Emergency Services will continue to monitor this adverse weather as it moves into and affects our area. Washington County Emergency Services will keep in close contact with the Washington County Health Department and the Washington County Department of Social Service as this event activates the County’s Severe Weather Plan.


Emergency Service Providers and Citizens are cautioned to take appropriate preparatory measures in anticipation of this forecasted extreme weather (


They should be ever mindful of the signs and symptoms Hypothermia ( and Frostbite (


If you need to contact Washington County Emergency Management, please call 240-313-2910 to be put in contact with on duty Emergency Management personnel.



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