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Rescue Engine 2 & DC 2 run Vehicle into a Building

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.



Company 2 Operates on 2 Alarm fire in Clear Spring

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. 



Engine Tanker 2 Requested on I81 Truck Fire

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. 



1st Due 2 Alarm Commercial Building Fire

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.   



Engine 29 Back In Service

Sunday, September 28, 2014  Engine 29 back in service for the Homecoming Parade this past weekend. A "BIG THANKS" Dave Kline and D&D Truck Repair & Towing for getting the necessary repairs made to this unit.

President Tim Ammons chauffeuring Past Chief and President Jay Grimes thru the parade. This unit was our first motorized fire engine to serve our citizens




Sunday, September 28, 2014   Fund Raising  is a key financial resource that helps us meet our budgetary requirements.  Each year we have critical fund raisers that offer great fun and entertainment that at each event.

We have several Fund Raisers remaining in 2014:

Sunday October 12th, 2014- Coach / Kate Spade / Cash Bingo - Doors Open at 11am.  Tickets available by calling Trina @ 3017300052

Sunday November 16, 2014- Luxury  Bingo, TV's / Furniture - 

Thursday November 27, 2014- Thanksgiving Evening Bingo

Saturday, December 6, 2014- Breakfast with Santa - Doors Open at 7am.   



Schools are back in Session

Wednesday, August 20, 2014   Today is back to school day for Washington County Public Schools]. Use caution in the mornings and afternoons for kids walking from the middle school and high schools.  Buses will be making frequent stops in our community.



Winning Numbers at Sportsmans

Saturday, August 16, 2014  Click on the attached file for the winning numbers

CALL TIM AMMONS AT 240-818-1753

or  ED PALMER AT 240-291-1880



Brush 2 Finally In Service

Wednesday, June 4, 2014   After several weeks of hard work and dedication by the members of Company 2, Brush 2 has finally been placed in service. Brush 2 was obtained and constructed by the members at almost no cost to the department and generous donations by several local businesses. Over 1000 man hours were placed into this unit by multiple members.

Special thanks to follow businesses/groups for their help:

  • Washington County BOCC
  • The First Hose Company of Boonsboro
  • Resley Tire Company, Inc.
  • Biltwood Powder Coating
  • Potomac Fish & Game Club
  • Emergency Vehicle Specialist  



Engine Company Runs the Dump Truck on Fire

Sunday, May 11, 2014  Just before 1800hrs the Engine Company was alerted along with surrounding units for the dump truck on fire threatening the structure. Engine Tanker 2 responded with 4 personnel and could see the column of smoke en route. Engine Tanker 2 arrived on scene and found a dump truck well involved threatening other vehicles. Crews deployed the attack line and went to work. Once fire was knocked down, the incident was scaled backed while units mopped up. Units operated on scene just under an hour before returning to service. 



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