SEEKING FULL TIME EMS COORDINATOR
Friday, November 7, 2014
FULL TIME EMS COORDINATOR- click on story heading for complete informationThe Williamsport Volunteer Fire – Emergency Medical Services Inc. (WVFEMS), is in search of a Full Time EMS Coordinator. The primary function of this position will provide supervisory and coordination of the activities of the EMS Career Personnel employed by the corporation The ideal candidate will have a strong background in Emergency Medical Service system delivery with supervisory experience. Click on the Job Announcement below for additional information. Williamsport Volunteer Fire – Emergency Medical Services Inc. (WVFEMS) is a Combination community service (9-1-1) NON profit organization providing emergency services to the citizens of the Town of Williamsport and surrounding areas of Washington County, MD and Berkeley County, WV. WVFEMS responds to some 2500 incidents per year. Volunteers primarily provide our fire service delivery model with Emergency Medical Services being provided by through a combination system. Annually the company has an annual operating budget of between $ 1,100,000.00 to $1,300,000.00ABOUT THE POSITION: The EMS Coordinators range of duties is broad and is an integral position of the Williamsport Volunteer Fire – Emergency Medical Services leadership team. This position will provide daily frontline supervision to the on duty EMS Career Staff. The EMS Coordinator will perform a crucial role in maintaining and developing our current EMS Delivery System. Fundamentally the EMS Coordinator will mentor and be a strong role model for the Career EMS Staff. Applications will be received until 12/5/2014 at COB.Interested candidates Applications can be received on the WVFEMS website, please email application and resume to email@example.com or contact Vice President Brandy Osborne for information at 301-988-5518.An equal opportunity employer: The Williamsport Volunteer Fire – Emergency Medical Services Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not condone or tolerate discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.
Monday, November 3, 2014
Box Alarm 2-15 was sounded at 14:44 hrs for a field fire with multiple exposures On Dorsey Road off the Dam No.4 Road. As units began to respond ECC advised that possibly one building was on fire with multiple vehicles inside the building. ECC had added brush units to the box assignment which greatly enhanced the operation.Chief 2 arrived on scene with a large brush fire with exposures and NO buildings involved at this point. Command was established and units were deployed to protect the exposures and contain the fire. The incident was divided out into three divisions with units assigned accordingly.The incident was under control at 15:39 hrs. Units on scene: Chief 2, Rescue Engine 2, Eng Tanker 2, Truck 2, Engine 2-4, Brush 2, Medic 2-8, Support 2-1, Engine 26-4, Engine 10-5, Eng. Tanker 1, Tanker 13, Tanker 4, Brush 4, Brush 1, Brush 10, Brush 13 and Special Ops 20.Overhaul was completed, with Command advising units could pick up and return to service. All Units Clear at 16:44 hrs. Approximately 3 acres were consumed as a result of a unattended trash barrel.
Sunday, November 2, 2014
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Sunday, November 2, 2014
Just as the clocks were about to be adjusted, Engine and Truck Company 2 were alerted to assist Clear Spring Fire with a possible chimney fire. Units from Company 4 arrived on scene to find a fire contained to the chimney and held the truck to assist on scene and transferred the engine to their quarters. Truck 2 arrived on scene and laddered the roof. Crews from the truck operated as the roof division while assisting on scene. Units operated for approximately 1 hour before returning to service.
Friday, October 31, 2014
Around 0200hrs units from Williamsport and Clear Spring were dispatched to I-70 in the area of the 20mm for a vehicle accident. Washington County ECC took multiple calls reporting a box truck off the roadway with heavy damage. EMS1810 arrived on scene and reported a box truck in the woods with 2 patients heavily pinned in the truck. Rescue Engine 2 arrived on scene and went to work stabilizing the box truck. Once stabilized, crews started the lengthy extrication. Rescue Engine 2 utilized its full compliment of rescue tools to simultaneously work on extricating the driver and passenger. After approximately 25 minutes both patients were freed and taken to the awaiting EMS units.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Multiple Units from Station 2 along with EMS1810 responded to Bottom Rd for the vehicle accident, reported with rollover. Engine Tanker 2 was in the area and arrived just after dispatch to find a single vehicle on its roof with the driver trapped. Rescue Engine 2 arrived on scene and quickly went to work stabilizing the vehicle. Once stabilized, crews worked to extricate the driver, with a total extrication time of less than 10 minutes. Once removed the patient was assessed by the EMS crew and taken to the awaiting helicopter for transport to the trauma center.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
On Sunday morning around (0500) crews from Sharpsburg Fire, Rescue Engine 2 and Sharpsburg EMS were dispatched for the PI assignment at the intersection of Spielman Rd and Sharpsburg Pike. Crews were dispatched for a report of a vehicle into a building with entrapment and Special Ops 20 and Boonsboro EMS were added to the assignment. Sharpsburg EMS 19-1 was first to arrive on scene and confirmed dispatch. Deputy Chief 2 arrived on scene and assumed the Command, further advising 1 patient (Driver - Priority 2) confined to the vehicle and several walking wounded that had either self extracted from the vehicle or were in the residence when the collision took place. Command was advised by the homeowner of his wife still being in the bedroom area of the structure. The GMC SUV breached the wall on Delta side of the structure and was teetering on the foundation of the residence, with a 4-5 foot drop off into the basement.Rescue Engine 2 arrived on scene with a crew of 5 and went to work on stabilizing the vehicle, followed by Rescue Engine 1-1. Crews utilized the portable winch off the officer's side of the Rescue Engine to secure the vehicle, as patient access was made and care provided. Under the lead of Firefighter/EMT Rodney Guessford and while working in a tricky & difficult position, members were able to remove the roof of the vehicle to free the patient from the driver compartment, package her and delivered her to the waiting crew from Sharpsburg EMS. A total of 2 patients were transported and 3 refusals. The Washington County building inspector was requested and arrived on scene, assessing the structural stability with Special Operations members. Crews further assisted in getting some personal belonging from the residence and the 5 adults and 1 child were assisted by the American Red Cross. Once the wrecker arrived on scene, the building inspector gave the go ahead to remove the vehicle and the structure was further evaluated. The structure was deemed unsafe by the County , secured and turned over to the homeowner.Units on scene: Sharpsburg Fire Co., Williamsport Fire & EMS, Sharpsburg EMS, Boonsboro EMS, Special Operations 20, DES 1801, Funkstown Fire Co., Safety 100 & MSP.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Just after Engine Tanker 2 responded on the truck fire, Washington County ECC dropped the box for a reported house fire on Broadfording Rd. Units arrived to find a well advanced fire, with fire from the roof shortly after arrival. Truck 2 arrived on scene and set up for ladder pipe operations. Rescue Engine 2 was also on the call and assisted with water supply. A 2nd alarm was requested for additional staffing and units. Multiple units that were operating on the fatal truck fire, would have been due on the 1st alarm. Once fire was knocked down crews reentered the structure and began extensive overhaul operations. Units operated for several hours before returning to service.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Units from companies 26 &13 along with medic 75 were alerted to I81 in the area of the 6mm for the MVC with fire. Multiple calls were received confirming a large truck on fire with the driver possibly trapped. 2 additional tankers were added to the run bringing Engine Tanker 2 to the call. The Engine Tanker responded with 6 personnel assisting on scene with fire attack and water supply operations for approximately 1 hr before being placed in service.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Just after 2200hrs Washington County ECC began receiving 911 calls for a fire in the building at Maryland Paper on Elliott Pkwy, directly across the street from ECC. Maryland Paper is a large warehouse building that recycles paper. First arriving units received reports from employees that they believed the fire was out. Chief 2 arrived on scene, established command, reporting heavy smoke still coming from the building and requested the safety assignment. Truck 2 initiated a water supply and stretched an attack line. Crews found a large loader on fire in the building with fire extending to multiple 1 ton stacks of paper. A 2nd alarm was requested. Fire was contained within about 10 minutes but there was extensive overhaul operations removing approximately 25 1 ton stacks of paper. Units operated for about 3 hrs before returning to service.
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