Tuesday, June 21, 2016
For the third year in a row we are so proud to share our JuniorFirefighters have won the Edwin L. Emkey, Sr. Cadet Award. Junior members traveled to Ocean City today to receive this state award. We are so proud of these accomplishments by this group.
Friday, June 3, 2016
Final inspection of our new Ambulance 2-9. 2016 Road Rescue Ford F450 liquid filled suspension with the standard Williamsport graphics package. We are forecasting this unit will be inservice around July 1st.
Sunday, April 17, 2016
We are excited to announce that Cadet Firefighter Levi Taylor is a two time gold medalist in the SkillUSA challenge. The SkillsUSA Championships are competitive events showcasing the best career and technical education students in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels.Cadet Firefighter Taylor will represent Maryland at the SkillsUSA Championships in Louisville, Ky. June 20-24, 2016.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
ROADWAY CLOSURE ADVISORY FOR NEXT WEEK. Please be advised that the Highway Dept will be closing Bottom Rd on April 4,2016 from 9am to 2pm . The road will be closed from Rt.68 at the Tannery to the railroad tracks at the stone quarry.Railroad maintenance will be performed at the MD63 and MD 68 the (Fairplay and St. James) crossing. The work will occur either during the latter part of next week (April 6-8) or the first part of the following week (April 11-13). Two to three days before the work starts, Signage will be posted in each direction of travel on MD 63 and MD 68 to notify drivers of the pending 2-3 hour closure.· Detour signs will be placed during the closure.· Bakersville Road will be used for the detour.
Friday, March 18, 2016
Around 1330 hrs today Brush 2 along with other Washington County units responded to a large mountain fire in Morgan County just north of Hedgesville in the 2000blk of Householder road. Brush 2 arrived and its manpower teamed up with Clear Spring units and headed up the mountain to assist units already working. Unit assisted for about 3 hrs before being released in all 7 acres were involved.
Monday, February 29, 2016
The Maryland State Police Western Region from Frederick to Garrett County will be conducting “Move Over March” safety initiative. The goal is to save lives by educating drivers; the law requires drivers approaching from the rear of an emergency vehicle using visual signals while stopped on the highway to, if possible, ‘make a lane change into an available lane immediately adjacent to the emergency vehicle. The movement should only be done if there is an available lane and it can be done safely. If it is not possible to move over, the law requires drivers to ‘slow to a reasonable and prudent speed that is safe for existing weather, road and vehicular or pedestrian traffic conditions.We need your help to keep our roadways safe. Drivers must make reasonable accommodations for those emergency workers, fire and EMS, state highway, tow truck operators, and law enforcement officers, who are out there risking their lives to take care of motorists and open roads. It should be an automatic response for drivers who see emergency lights to slow down and move over.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Williamsport Volunteer Fire – EMS, Inc., an emergency services
organization which provides Basic and Advanced Life Support 911 transports as
well as rescue and fire ground operations and event stand-by(s) to Williamsport
and surrounding areas of Washington County, is accepting applications for part time ALS Provider/Firefighter.
position is a part time position working various shifts as needed on the
schedule. The schedule includes shifts 7
days a week, including holidays. Shift
times vary and are Sunday – Saturday 24 hour shifts 0700-0700 and some Monday –
Friday 0800-1800 shifts.
salary for this position is an hourly rate and will be provided at the time of
include uniforms and Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
The ALS Provider will be responsible for all aspects of company
operations to include but not limited to EMS, rescue and fire ground responses,
station duties and other duties as assigned.
A complete job description is available upon request.
High School Graduate or G.E.D.
Current Maryland CRT-I or Paramedic license
Ability to obtain Washington County ALS
Current CPR certification
Current ACLS and PALS or PEPP certifications
NIMS 100, 200, 700 and 800
Approved EVOC drivers program
Current Driver’s license with less than 3 points
Additional preferred training:
Pre-employment drug screening
Pre-employment physical exam
Applications can be obtained on the WVFEMS website @ www.wvfems.org, in person at 2 Brandy Dr.
Williamsport, MD 21795 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please forward questions to EMS Coordinator,
Gary L. Hoffman, Jr. via email at email@example.com
or via phone at 301-223-9112 ext. 112. This
process will be opened until needed positions are filled.**TO DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW**
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
The members of the “Williamsport Volunteer Fire & Emergency Medical Service” are placing into service a 2016 Pierce Saber Custom Pumper. The unit will be designated as ENGINE 2-1 (Two One)The new ENGINE 2-1 features a 2000 GPM Pump, a Pierce HUSKY 3 Foam System, 750 Gallons of Water, 30 Gallon Foam Cell, 2000 Feet of 4 in. Supply Line, 5KW Generator, Seating for 6, and multiple pre-connected attack line. With Equipment the cost of this unit was $525,000.00
Sunday, January 24, 2016
I just want to take a moment to thank all the personnel that have been staffing the station, running countless calls and serving our community selflessly. Many of our members haven't even begun to clear a path to there homes. Proud of the dedicated personnel of the "PORT". More work tomorrow. One proud Chief.
Sunday, January 17, 2016 04:57
Rescue Engine 2 was first arriving on a fully involved structure fire this morning on Conewago Ct in Marlow WV. RE 2 responded with a crew of 6 shortly after dispatch with Duty 2 (Captain Fuller ) marking up right after. Duty 2 first to arrive with fire showing on multiple floors, He established the command and provided layout instructions to the Rescue Engine and requested additional units to assist. RE 2 deployed the blitz fire to the fire building and 2" line to the delta exposure. Truck 2 was requested to provide a master steam for fire containment. A total 10 members were were on scene under the command of Captain Ryan Fuller. Units cleared around 0800 hrs. No injuries to occupants or fire personnel were reported.
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