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PO Box 324
Port Deposit, MD 21904
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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.

 
   
   
Congratulations!
   
Monday, December 1, 2014 
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Congratulations to Ashley Hennemuth for becoming a Paramedic!

 
Rescue 72 Runs North East House Fire
Thursday, November 20, 2014 
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Just before 2300, Rescue 72 responded as part of the 2nd Alarm for the house on fire on Forge Ct. The crew ran a line from E412 and entered the garage to extinguish the auto and contents. Rescue 72 cleared the scene around midnight.

Engine 73 transferred to Station 4 to cover their area.

 
   
   
MVA involving motorcycle
Sunday, October 12, 2014 
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At 0130 the company along with CCDES P1 were alerted for an MVA in the 600 block of Bainbridge Road. Units arrived to find a motorcycle off the road with one patient. EMS requested aviation and Rescue 72 set up the landing zone at the scene. MSP Trooper 1 was unable to continue to the scene due to weather. P792 transported to a local trauma center.

 
MVA with Rescue
Friday, October 10, 2014 
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Just prior to 1430 the company along with CCDES P1 were alerted for an MVA at the intersection of Perrylawn Drive and Craigtown Road. Units arrived to find three vehicles involved with one trapped. Rescue 72 removed the passenger door to access the patient for EMS. Engine 7 set up the landing zone at Station 72 for MSP Trooper 1 and Delaware Trooper 4. P791 and P792 transported their patients to the LZ while P793 (with a a Paramedic from Station 8 on board) transported to a local hospital.

 
   
   
MVA with Rescue
   
Saturday, October 4, 2014 
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In the early afternoon the company along with CCDES P1 were alerted to Tome Highway and Maple Hill Drive for an MVA. Units arrived to find two vehicles with two trapped in one of the vehicles. Crews from Rescue 72 and Engine 7 removed the roof and doors to access the patient for EMS. Engine 73 set up the landing zone for MSP Trooper 1 at Station 72.

 
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