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New Engine Production Update

Saturday, August 29, 2015   This week production begun on the new engine. The pump is coming together and fabrication has started on the pump house and body. The cab should start production next week. 

     



 

Auto Body Shop on Fire

Friday, August 28, 2015   Just before lunch time units from Halfway and HFD were alerted for the Auto Body shop on fire just outside the Hagerstown City limits. First arriving units reported a working fire with heavy smoke and fire showing. This brought Engine Co 2 on the Safety Assignment. Rescue Engine 2 arrived on scene and assisted with establishing a water supply to the rear of the building. Crews were then assigned the Charlie Division and tasked with forcing doors and removing bars from the windows. Once fire was under control units assisted with overhaul operations before returning to service. Truck 2 was also on the call but placed in service just after arriving on scene. 

Photos by Shane Shifflett 

     



 

Full Time ALS Position Announcement

Scope:
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 1 full time ALS Provider/Firefighter. 
·         The position is a full time position working a 24 hours on / 48 hours off with a Kelly shift work schedule.
·         Benefits include health insurance, dental and vision insurance, Health Savings Account (HSA), paid time off (PTO), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), paid training, retirement and uniforms.
·          The base salary for this position is:
o    CRT/I:  $15.25 per hour ($41,238.08 per year) and non-exempt
o    Paramedic:  $16.25 per hour (43,942.08 per year) and non-exempt


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.

Qualifications:
·         High School Graduate or G.E.D.
·         Current Maryland CRT-I or Paramedic license
·         Ability to obtain Washington County ALS affiliation
·         Current CPR certification
·         Current ACLS and PALS or PEPP certifications
·         NIMS 100, 200, 700 and 800
·         Hazmat Ops
·         Approved EVOC drivers program
·         Current Driver’s license with less than 3 points


Additional preferred training:
·         Firefighter I
·         Rescue Technician


Additional requirements:
·         Pre-employment drug screening
·         Pre-employment physical exam
       
Applications:
Applications can be obtained on the WVFEMS website @ www.wvfems.org, in person at 2 Brandy Dr. Williamsport, MD  21795 or by emailing g.hoffman@wvfems.org.  Please forward questions to EMS Coordinator, Gary L. Hoffman, Jr. via email at g.hoffman@wvfems.org or via phone at 301-223-9112 ext. 112.  To be considered for this hiring process, applications are to be turned in to EMS Coordinator no later than September 4, 2015 @ 1600.

Wiliamsport Volunteer Fire - EMS, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.







     


 

Tractor Fire Spreads to the Field

Tuesday, August 18, 2015   Engine Co 4 and Engine 2-4 were dispatched for the tractor on fire in a field. Units arrived on scene to find the same and the fire rapidly spreading through the field. Additional resources were requested bringing Brush 2 and Utility 2 to the scene. 

     



 

Tractor Trailer Rollover with One Pinned

Tuesday, August 18, 2015   Units from Williamsport and Clear Spring responded to I70 at the 22mm for a tractor trailer rollover. Units arrived on scene, confirmed dispatch and advised the driver was pinned in the truck. Due to the position of the truck, it was determined that the extrication would be labor intensive and time consuming. Several additional resources were called to scene and assisted with the operation. After approximately 1 hr the pt was extricated and transported by ground to the hospital. 

Companies on the call: 2, 4, 49, 26, 10, 13, 18, 20, 255 and D & D Towing

     



 

Berkeley County House Fire

Friday, August 14, 2015   Around midnight units from Berkeley County responded for a possible structure fire. Bedington E42 arrived on scene with heavy fire through the roof and requested additional resources. Rescue Engine 2 responded with a crew of 3. Personnel assisted with extinguishment and overhaul operations on scene. Rescue Engine 2 operated for approximately 3 hours before returning. 

Photos from Berkeley County Ambulance Authority  

     



 

2015 CASH BASH CANCELLED

 Due to lack of ticket sells, the 2015 Cash Bash has been CANCELLED. We apologize for any inconveniences. For additional information or questions Call the Fire Station @ 301-223-9112 and be sure to carefully listen to the menu and select the Fundraising option.

   


 

Engine and Truck Run Commerical Building Fire

Wednesday, July 29, 2015   Just before Midnight, Medic 26 while returning from the hospital noticed heavy smoke from the roof of the Old Orchard Shopping Center in Halfway and requested the box. With the station staffed, Rescue Engine 2 with 6 & Chief 2 responded immediately after dispatch on the initial alarm. Rescue Engine 2 arrived as the second due engine company, initiated and secured a water supply for Engine 26-1. The crew stretched the back up line and assisted with fire attack. Truck 2 was then specialed on call and responded with a crew of 6. Once on scene Truck 2 positioned on side C, forced several doors and went to the roof. Once fire was knocked down, all crews assisted with overhaul operations. Units operated for approximately 2 hours before returning to service. 

Berkeley County Company 40 transferred to Station 2 during the incident

     



 

Personal Injury Collision with One Trapped

Wednesday, July 22, 2015   Units from Company 2 were alerted to the 9900blk of Downsville Pike for the vehicle accident with reported people trapped. Chief 75 arrived on scene confirming dispatch and requested additional resources. Chief 75 established command and reported a SUV vs RV with heavy entrapment. Crews from Rescue Engine 2 along with Rescue Squad 10 & 20 worked to free the trapped victim. Several additional medic units were requested and assessed/transported multiple patients. Once the extrication was completed, patient was transferred to MSP Trooper 5 and taken to the Trauma Center.  

     



 

PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

Tuesday, July 21, 2015   EMPLOYMENT ANNOUNCEMENT  

Williamsport Volunteer Fire – Emergency Medical Services Inc., is currently accepting applications to establish a hiring qualification list for Part-Time ALS & BLS Providers.  We are currently looking to fill up to 2 to 3 part time positions each. 


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 1600+ 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 ALS or BLS Provider clearing process, which entails riding with an approved ALS or BLS Preceptor to be evaluated and suggested skill check offs.  The exception to this is providers currently affiliated with the Washington County EMS Operations Program.


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


ALS 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 or equivalent, completed NIMS 100, 200, 700 and 800, Hazardous Materials Operations, ACLS, PALS or PEPP and CPR/AED.  Additional desired training is Firefighter 1, and Rescue Technician.

BLS 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 Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B), current driver’s license with less than 3 points, completion of Emergency Vehicle Operator or equivalent, completed NIMS 100, 200, 700 and 800, Hazardous Materials Operations and 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: 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 Sunday - Saturday 24 Hour Shift beginning at 0700 – 0700 and some Monday – Friday 0800-1800 shifts.


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 g.hoffman@wvfems.org or by stopping at the station located at 2 Brandy Drive, Williamsport, MD 21795.  Please forward questions to EMS Coordinator, Gary L. Hoffman, Jr. via email at g.hoffman@wvfems.org.  

 To be considered for this hiring process, applications are to be turned in to the EMS Coordinator no later than August 7, 2015 at 1600.






     


 
 
 

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