Date & Time: Call Type:
03-04 09:57 BREATHING PROBLEMS
03-04 08:49 APARTMENT FIRE
03-04 08:48 TRAUMATIC INJURIES, SPECIFIC
03-04 08:45 APARTMENT FIRE
03-04 08:39 HOUSE FIRE
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CPR REFRESHERS

Tuesday, March 3, 2015   CPR REFRESHER @ STATION  2 MARCH 9, 2015

CLASS WILL START AT 1800 HRS.

LIMITED TO 20 MEMBERS FOR THIS CLASS

SIGN UP SHEET IS LOCATED IN THE WATCH OFFICE



   


 

Morning House Fire Quickly Extinguished

Friday, February 27, 2015 02:03 Box Alarm 2-1 was sounded at 0203 hrs for a reported House Fire on East Sunset Ave, Williamsport. Chief 2 was first to arrive with a single story dwelling with smoke showing. He was greeted by 2 Wash Co Sheriff Deputies on patrol reporting they think the fire is out. Their quick actions allowed the fire to be contained to a small portion of the kitchen.  

Truck 2 was next to arrive and was assigned the investigation group. Captain Nokes confirmed the fire was contained and needed ventilation and had some checking for extension. The balance of automatic aid units were staged in case they were needed.  

With the situation under control the automatic aid units were placed inservice. Truck 2 and Rescue Engine 2 remained on the scene for a proximately one hour. The occupant wasn't able to stay in the residence and was able to stay the night with family. 

Please please please make sure that you have a working smoke alarm. This occupant was alerted to the fire by her dog and had removed here smoke alarm because of a chirping battery. We will be providing smoke alarms to the occupant when she is able to reoccupy the home. 

Good work by the WCSO deputies and our members limiting the damage to this home.

Automatic aid companies: Halfway Fire Co, Funkstown Volunteer Fire Company, Clear Spring Vol Fire Co.

   


 

Weekend Weather Possibilities

Friday, February 20, 2015  WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SATURDAY TO 6 AM EST SUNDAY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW, SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN

TYPE A MIX OF SNOW, SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN SATURDAY THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.* ACCUMULATIONS 5 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 2000 FT UP 10 INCHES. ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF A TRACE TO ONE-TENTH OF AN INCH. 


* TIMING 
SNOW STARTING SATURDAY MORNING MIXING WITH AND THEN CHANGING TO MIX OF SNOW AND SLEET LATE IN THE EVENING AND THEN CHANGING TO FREEZING RAIN LATE SATURDAY INTO EARLY SUNDAY 



* TEMPERATURES UPPER TEENS TO LOWER 20S EARLY SATURDAY INCREASING TO MIDDLE AND UPPER 20S DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS. TEMPERATURES STEADY OR SLOWLY RISING SATURDAY NIGHT.



* WINDS
WINDS SOUTH 10 TO 20 MPH SATURDAY INTO SATURDAY NIGHT. WEST 5 TO 10 MPH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.


 * IMPACTS
SNOW AND ICE WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS TRAVELLING CONDITIONS SATURDAY THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW, SLEET AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL



   


 

Cash Bingo March 15,2015

Monday, February 9, 2015   Every Game pays $500.00

$50.00 per person
Meal included 

Doors Open at 10:30
Meal served at noon
Call 301-573-3093 for tickets



   


 

Weather Announcement for 2/9/2015

Monday, February 9, 2015   URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC 1254 PM EST MON FEB 9 2015 MDZ003-004-503-VAZ505-WVZ051>053-100200- /O.EXB.KLWX.WW.Y.0011.150209T1800Z-150210T0800Z/ WASHINGTON-FREDERICK MD-NORTHWEST MONTGOMERY-WESTERN LOUDOUN- MORGAN-BERKELEY-JEFFERSON- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HAGERSTOWN...FREDERICK...GERMANTOWN... DAMASCUS...PURCELLVILLE...MARTINSBURG...CHARLES TOWN 1254 PM EST MON FEB 9 2015 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM EST TUESDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREEZING RAIN...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM EST TUESDAY. * PRECIPITATION TYPE...FREEZING RAIN...PERHAPS MIXED WITH SLEET. * ACCUMULATIONS...A TRACE OF ICE. * TIMING...BEGINNING BETWEEN 6 AND 9 PM...AND CONTINUING PAST MIDNIGHT. * TEMPERATURES...UPPER 20S AND LOWER 30S. * WINDS...NORTH AROUND 10 MPH. * IMPACTS...UNTREATED SURFACES MAY BE SLIPPERY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

   


 

Weather Announcement

Friday, January 2, 2015 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 5 PM EST SATURDAY. SLEET WILL BEGIN EARLY SATURDAY MORNING AND TRANSITION TO FREEZING RAIN AROUND DAYBREAK. FREEZING RAIN WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MID-DAY.





   


 

2015 COMPANY FUNDRAISING EVENTS

Thursday, January 1, 2015  Sunday

February 8, 2015

Luxury Bingo

Saturday

March 28, 2015

Gun Bonanza

Saturday

April 4, 2015

Community Easter Egg Hunt

Friday

May 8, 2015

Hagerstown Firefighter Bonanza Extravaganza @ HAGERSTOWN SPEEDWAY  - NATIONAL PIKE

Saturday

May 9, 2015

Hagerstown Firefighter Bonanza Extravaganza @ HAGERSTOWN SPEEDWAY  - NATIONAL PIKE

Sunday

May 17, 2015

Coach / Kate Spade / Cash Bingo

Sunday

June 14, 2015

Luxury Bingo

 Saturday

July 4, 2015

Independence Day Celebration in Byron Memorial Park

Saturday

August 15, 2015

Sportsman’s Bash @ Springfield Barn

Saturday

September 12, 2015

Cash Bonanza

Sunday

October 11, 2015

Coach / Kate Spade / Cash Bingo

Saturday

October 24, 2015

Sportsman Bonanza

Sunday

November 15, 2015

Luxury Bingo

Saturday

December 5, 2015

Breakfast with Santa, Community Building @ Byron Memorial Park

     


 

2015 Spring MFRI Training Schedule for Washington County

Monday, December 29, 2014  2015 SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE IS POSTED TO THE MFRI WEBSITE.  ATTACHED A SUMMARY FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY COURSE.   SIGN UP SHEETS ARE ON THE BOARD IN THE WATCH OFFICE.


www.mfri.org/cgi-bin/schedule.cgi




     


 

FULL TIME ALS POSITION AVAILABLE

Sunday, December 28, 2014  Williamsport Volunteer Fire – Emergency Medical Services Inc.; is currently accepting applications for a Full-Time ALS Provider.  APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN JANUARY 9, 2015 BY 1800 HRS.
Williamsport Volunteer Fire – Emergency Medical Services Inc. (WVFEMS) is a Volunteer community service organization of approximately 100 members who utilizes Full Time and Part Time paid 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 firefighters and under the direction of volunteer officers of the company as well as with career personnel from Washington County 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 the 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: Full Time ALS Provider/Firefighter


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), and Current Driver license with less than 3 points, and completion of Emergency Vehicle Operator or equivalent and Completed NIMS 100, 200, 700 and 800, and Hazardous Materials Operations, ACLS, BTLS, PALS, CPR/AED.  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, Expected Shift Assignment, Position Expectation will be discussed at the interview along with salary and benefits.  


About the position: This is for a full-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.


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 personnelcomm2@wvfems.org or stopping at the station located at 2 Brandy Drive, Williamsport, MD. 




     


 

Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 24, 2014   

   


 
 
 

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