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Port Deposit, MD 21904
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Shed Fire in Conowingo
Sunday, February 15, 2015 
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Just before 1300 the box assignment was dispatched for a structure on fire in the 300 block of Mt Zoar Rd. Lieutenant 73 (Kelly) arrived to find a 10x20 shed with fire showing. The fire was quickly extinguished and command held the assignment to E73, E28 and E813.

 
   
   
Truck Runs House Fire in PA
   
Thursday, February 12, 2015 
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Just after 0400 the company was alerted for the Truck to respond on the working fire dispatch for a house fire in Chester County Pennsylvania Station 21 Oxford's first due. Truck 72 made the response with 4 personnel and arrived on scene to assist with opening up and overhaul. A second alarm was also called to the scene. Truck 72 returned home around 0600.

Photo from Quarryville Fire Company Facebook.

 
Engine, Truck & Tanker Run Rising Sun House Fire
Friday, February 6, 2015 
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At 0901 Engine 7 and Tanker 72 responded as part of the first alarm assignment for a report of a house on fire in the 100 block of Colora Road. Chief 8 (Blakeley) arrived to find smoke showing from all sides and requested the second alarm assignment, brining Truck 72 also to the scene. Engine 7 arrived behind Engine 812 & Truck 8, command advised the crew to pull a line from Engine 812 and take it to division 1. Once inside crews found fire in the basement division as well as divisions 1 and 2. The bulk of the fire was knocked within 10 minutes with extensive overhaul following. Truck 72 assisted with opening up on division 2. Tanker 72 provided water to the scene. Ambulance 791 transfered to Rising Sun Station 8 to cover their area.

During the incident a member of Engine 812 feel through the floor causing a Mayday to be declared. The member was quickly removed from the house and transported to a local hospital for check up. We wish him a speedy recovery.

 
   
   
New Ambulance 792
   
Thursday, February 5, 2015 
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Here is a picture of the new Ambulance 792 that is currently in production. We should be taking delivery in a month or so. The old 792 was sold and is now in Canada.

 
Rescue Box 708
Friday, January 30, 2015 
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At 1602 Rescue Box 708 was alerted for a motor vehicle accident in the 100 block of Water Wheel Drive. As units were responding, dispatch advised one vehicle reported on fire with a person trapped. EMS Chief 7 and Deputy Chief 73 arrived to find a single vehicle MVA into a patch of brush with the single occupant trapped. A small fire had been extinguished by a bystander. Command requested next due Rescue Company (Rescue 72 was transfered to Harford County Company 6 at the time) and aviation. Engine 7 arrived and deployed their HURST rescue tool system and started the rescue process. Truck 72's HURST combi tool was deployed as a back up. Engine 73 manned the hoseline and assisted with patient removal. The driver was extricated within 10 minutes of arrival. Rescue 8 was sent to Station 72 to set up the landing zone for MSP Trooper 1. Once the patient was removed, they were placed in Paramedic 791 and transported to the LZ. All units were clear by 1700.

 
   
   
2 Alarm Building Fire in North East
   
Friday, January 16, 2015 
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Just before 1700 the company was alerted to respond one engine as part of the 2nd alarm assignment to the 1500 block of Pulaski Highway in North East for a building fire at B&H Auto. First arriving units had fire in a large building on the property with exposure problems. Engine 7's crew assisted with removing metal siding and extinguishing hot spots. Tanker 72 was also alerted and assisted with water supply. Both units returned home by 1945.

 
Engine 73 runs a fire in PA
Monday, January 12, 2015 
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Just as the company meeting was getting started at Station 72 the company was alerted to transfer an engine to Robert Fulton, Lancaster County PA Station 89. Engine 73 called enroute shortly after with a crew of 6. While E73 was on the way they were requested to respond to the scene. Upon arrival the crew assisted with overhaul and hitting hot spots. E73 returned home around 2130.

 
2014 Totals
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 
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Below are some of the statistics gathered for the year. Thank You to all members who contributed in any way!

Fire - 364
Busiest Day - Friday
Busiest Time of Day - 0801-1600
Busiest Unit - Rescue/Engine 72

EMS - 915
Busiest Unit - A792
Busiest Day - Saturday
Busiest Time of Day - 1201-1800
Cecil County EMS
Cancelled - 209
On Scene - 391
Upgrades - 178

 
Live Dispatch
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 
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Live Dispatch for Cecil County MD has been added to our site! Just click on the link above to listen.

 
Congratulations!
Friday, December 12, 2014 
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Congratulations to Lieutenant 72 ~ Matt Dill for graduating from the Maryland State Police Academy today!

 
   
   
Fire Boat 7
Thursday, December 11, 2014 
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Photos of the Fire Boat being lifted out of the water for the winter. She was winterized and shrink wrapped by Tomes Landing Marnia and is being stored at Station 72 until the spring.

 
   
   
Chief Rodney L. Sentman.
   
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 
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It is with the deepest regrets that the Water Witch Fire Company announces the death of life member Chief Rodney L. Sentman. Rodney was in his 70th year as a member. Rodney held many administrative and fire line officer positions within the company he was active in the Cecil, Harford/Cecil, and State Fireman's Associations. Rodney also served on the county's VLOSAP implementation committee. Rodney's career spanned through the U.S.N.T.C. Bainbridge Fire Station,APG Fire Department where in held the rant of Assistant Chief and retiring in 1984 from Sunny Point Military Ocean Terminal in North Carolina as Fire Chief. Rodney was also a Fire Service Instructor with MFRI. Rodney took great pleasure in sharing his knowledge and experience through his teaching of fire suppression skills, scene safety and fire prevention. Graveside Services will be held on December 12, 2014 at 11:00 at Brookview Cemetery in Rising Sun with a Celebration of Life honoring Rodney at the Jerry Skirvanek VFW Post 8185 in Port Deposit following internment.

 
MVA with Rescue
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 
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At 2345 the stations were alerted for an MVA with people trapped. EMS Deputy 7 and Engine 7 arrived to find a van into a tree with one person trapped and one person out of the vehicle. Engine 7 deployed their HURST tools to open the drivers door. Crews from Rescue 72 and Engine 73 assisted with removing the patient. A792 and A793 transported both patients to a local trauma center. Chief 7 had the Command.

 
   
   
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