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Welcome to Whiteford Volunteer Fire Company
 

The Whiteford Volunteer Fire Company is an organization dedicated to providing quality Fire & Emergency Medical Services to our communities. Our personnel is comprised of approximately 70 active volunteer firefighter/EMT's. Our primary area protects a population of 6500 that covers 33 square miles of vast rural and historic district.

The Whiteford VFC is dedicated to serving the citizens of Whiteford, Cardiff, Pylesville and Street areas. We also provide mutual aid to the surrounding Mason-Dixon line communities that include Airville, Bel Air, Darlington, Delta, Fawn Grove, Jarrttesville, Norrisville, Rawlinsville, and Stewartstown.

 

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BOX 57-3 - MUTUAL AID - TURBINE FIRE
Saturday, October 4, 2014 
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Peach Bottom Township, PA - At 1332hrs. Whiteford Volunteers were dispatched for a full company response mutual-aid to York Co. Sta. 57 (Delta-Cardiff) first due for a building fire at the Calpine Corp. combine cycle generator plant, located in the 1000blk. of Pike Peak Rd. At 1336hrs. E611,T631,E612,R651,A692 called en-route and all units arrived at 1356hrs. The fire was discovered to involved one of the plant's large turbine. Crews were delayed entry because of the activation of the plant's carbon dioxide fire suppression system which made the atmosphere hazardous. Once the area was considered safe, crews entered and began extinguishing the fire. Crews used their self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) during a majority of the operations. Due to the immense amount of strain used for overhaul operations, additional manpower was requested from surrounding York, Harford, & Lancaster fire companies. Both York & Harford Haz. Mat. teams were placed on stand-by, however, were not needed. Units cleared at 1708hrs. Units: E611,E612,T631,R651,A692

 
   
   
PASSING OF PAST HARFORD COUNTY EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION & DARLINGTON VFC CHIEF JAMES TERRELL
Chief Terrell
   Chief Terrell
Thursday, September 18, 2014 
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Harford County, MD - It is with great sadness that the Harford County Department of Emergency Services & the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company announce the passing of Past Chief James Terrell.

Chief Terrell worked at the Harford County Emergency Communications Division for 26 years, where he was promoted to Chief in 1985. He was instrumental in modernizing the communications system and was the first chief of the county Hazardous Material Response Team.

Chief Terrell was a volunteer with the Darlington VFC for 51 years and served as the Fire Chief for a number of years. In 2008, Chief Terrell was inducted into the Harford/Cecil Firemen's Hall of Fame.

 Chief Terrell was well-known and highly respected by the county fire companies. His absence will be truly missed.

All services will be held at the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company (House #1), located at 2600 Castleton Rd. Darlington, MD 21034.

Viewing - Monday 9/22/14 - 2pm to 8pm with Fire Memorial Service @ 7pm.

Celebration of Life - Tuesday 9/23/14 @ 11am

Interment at the Slate Ridge cemetery.

The entire WVFC membership sends our thoughts & prayers to Jim's wife Leslie, their family and to our brothers & sisters of the Darlington VFC.


 
BOX 607 - MVA w/RESCUE & FLY-OUT
   
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 
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Whiteford,MD - At 2200hrs. Whiteford Volunteers were dispatched to the intersection of Whiteford (Rt. 136) & Prospect roads for an motor vehicle accident with rescue. At 2201hrs. PM,A691,R651 called en-route, followed by T631 at 2209hrs. At 2204hrs. crews arrived and found a single vehicle had collided with the embankment and the lone driver pinned inside. Command then requested Medi-vac and designated the landing zone at the near-by Mt. Vernon church parking lot, which E611 handled. Both the rescue/truck crews deployed the Jaws-of-Life equipment and extricated the patient in about 25mins. The patient was transported to Shock Trauma by MSP Trooper 3. Units cleared at 2256hrs. Units: PM6,A691,R651,T651,E611,MSP Trooper 3


 
BOX 57-6 - MUTUAL AID - MVA w/RESCUE
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 
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Peach Bottom Township, PA - At 0505hrs. Whiteford Volunteers were dispatch for R651 mutual-aid to York Co. Sta. 57 first due for a motor vehicle accident with rescue at the intersection of Rt.74 & Line Rd. Sta. 57 units were on-scene with an MVA involving passenger car & tractor trailer. Sta. 57 crews found the driver of the passenger car entrapped and an active liquid nitrogen leak from the trailer. At 0513hrs. R651 called en-route and arrived at 0516hrs. The crew assisted with extrication operations which took about 30mins. R651 cleared at 0620hrs. Units: R651


 
   
   
BOX 613 - AUTO FIRE
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 
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Pylesville,MD - At 1923hrs. Whiteford Volunteers were dispatched to the 3900blk. of Grier Nursery Rd for an auto fire. At 1926hrs. E612 called en-route and was advised by Dispatch that the fire was threatening a structure and was dispatching a full box assignment. At 1930hrs. Chief 6 & E612 arrived and found a fully involved pick-up truck located about 15ft. from the dwelling. The fire was quickly knocked within 4 mins. and crews found no extension to the dwelling. Crews assisted with only minor smoke removal from the structure. Units cleared at 2017hrs. Units: C-6,E612,T631,E611,A691,PM6,Bel Air,Darlington,Jarrettsville,Delta-Cardiff,Fawn Grove VFC's


 
photos by Tammy Hutchins
   photos by Tammy Hutchins
   
BOX 57-3 - MUTUAL AID - MASS CASUALTY INCIDENT w/RESCUE
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 
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Peach Bottom Township, PA - At 2034hrs. Whiteford Volunteers were dispatch for R651 & M692 mutual-aid to York Co. Sta. 57 first due for an motor vehicle crash with rescue involving multiple patients at the intersection of Broad St. Extended & Watson Rd. Sta. 57 units were on-scene of a two vehicle collision with entrappment involving five patients. Command 57 requested both a rescue & Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) assignments to the scene. At 2038hrs. R651 & M692 called enroute and arrived at 2042hrs. The rescue crew assisted with extrication operations, as the medic crew began triage of the patients. Command intitally requested two medi-vacs, however, canceled the second one. At 2055hrs. A691 was dispatched to the scene as aprt of the MCI assignment.  At 2100hrs. Command reported extrication was completed. One patient was transported by medi-vac to local trauma center, with all others being transported by EMS units to local hosptials. Units cleared at 2126hrs.


 
NEW MEDIC 692 PLACED INTO SERVICE
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 
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The Whiteford VFC Officers & membership recently placed into service a new 2014 Dodge 5500 4x4 Lifeline medic unit in April 2014. This unit features four wheel drive capability, larger patient compartment, and air ride system. This unit replaces the 1999 Ford F-450 medic unit which had served the department well.

The public is encourage to stop by to view this new advance piece of apparatus.

Special thanks to Paul Monarski, salesperson for Lifeline Emergency Vehicles

A BIG thank to those that assisted the EMS Division in acquiring this unit.


 
   
   
2013 ANNUAL BANQUET
Saturday, May 10, 2014 
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Over 100 people attended the Whiteford VFC annual banquet held at the Whiteford American Legion. The event emcee was past Deputy Chief Rusty Leftwich. Several member were recognized for the past year efforts and dedication. This year's highlights was the 4th. Chief's Life Saving Award. After the ceremony, the membership enjoyed the music & dance portion.

A special thank you to Rawlinsville VFC for standing by to allow the members enjoy the evening.

Chief's Life Saving Award: This award was a direct result of a acute heart attack. On March 17th, 2013 at about 1700hrs. Fire Company President Larry Holbrook suffered a severe heart attack while driving. He was able to drive to the station and summons help. Paramedics Marianna Adams, EMT Laura Lynn Solle, & FF Shayne Jackson found Larry inside his vehicle barely conscious. Additional personnel, Paramedics Cort Adams & Marcia Barben arrived to assist as needed. They aggressively treated and transported him to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, while hospital staff continued additional emergency treatment. It was later learned that Larry had suffered a heart attack that was term as a "Widow Maker" which many people do not survive. Larry was released after a short stay from the hospital and has made a full recovery. As a direct result of these personnel incredible ability to remain calm and focus while treating "One of our own" saved Larry's life. 

Chief's Life Saving Award: Paramedics Marianna Adams, Cort Adams, Marcia Barben, EMT's Laura Lynn Solle, Mike Huneke, Firefighter Shayne Jackson.

American Legion Firefighter of the Year: Kyle Harrington

Fire Rookie of the Year: Brad Griffin

EMS Rookie of the Year: Jason Mills

Harford/Cecil Hall of Fame Inductee: Charles Barben, Jr. for 52 years of service.

Service Awards: (5 yrs): Zack Adams, Kyle Harrington, (10yrs): Jason Porrovicchio, (20yrs): Tina Barben, R.E. Williams

Top Fire Responders: Larry Holbrook, Janet Holbrook, Drew Pritt, Chris Niner, Ronnie Barben, Dan Lemmon, Matt Barben, Jason Mills, Lance Cooper, Joe Davis, Marcia Barben, Jason Porrovicchio

Top EMS Responders: Drew Pritt, Justin Roberts, Cort Adams, Jason Mills, Marianna Adams, Zack Adams, Joe Davis, Marcia Barben, Kyle Sizemore, Wes Roberts, Jason Porrovicchio, Mike Huneke


 
BOX 604 - DWELLING FIRE
Friday, May 9, 2014 
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Whiteford, MD - At 0720hrs. Whiteford Volunteers were dispatched in the 2600blk. of Whiteford Rd. for a dwelling fire. At 0726hrs. A691 called en-route and was advised that the caller reported smoke from the eaves. At 0728hrs. E612 called en-route, with A691 arriving and reporting smoke showing from a one-story wood frame dwelling. The engine crew arrived and stretched a 1 3/4 attack line and was able to quickly knock the fire. At 0734hrs. Command reported the fire knocked and units on-scene would handle. Crews then conducted extensive overhaul operations. Units cleared at 0837hrs.

Units: E612,T631,A691, Bel Air, Darlington, Jarrettsville, Norrisville,  York Co: Delta-Cardiff, Fawn Grove Vfc's.


 
BOX 604 - MVA w/RESCUE
Thursday, April 24, 2014 
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Whiteford, MD - At 1953hrs. Whiteford Volunteers were dispatched for an MVA w/Rescue on Rt. 165 (Pylesville Rd)  just 100yds. south of the fire station. At 1954hrs. PM6, A692, R651,T631 responded and arrived. Crews found a single vehicle that had struck the southbound guardrail, had overturn, and resting on its driver side down at 30' embankment. Crews were able to remove the front windshield and the lone driver self-extricated themselves. The driver was refused any medical attention from EMs personnel. Units cleared at 2037hrs.

Units: PM6,C-6,A692,R651,T631,U671


 
   
   
BOX 601 - MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 
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Whiteford, MD - At 1110hrs. Whiteford Volunteers were dispatched for an MVA at the intersection of Whiteford & Old Pylesville roads. At. 1114hrs. PM6, A692 called en-route, followed by R651 at 1117hrs. At. 1115hrs. units arrived and found a two (2) MVA at location with two patients. Command then requested a second EMS unit, which brought York Co. A57-2 to the scene. The fire crew assisted with patient care and control of all hazards. Both patients were transported to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. Units cleared at 1134hrs.

Units: PM6. A692, YC A57-2,R651


 
BOX 1324 - WOODS FIRE - MUTUAL-AID
Monday, April 21, 2014 
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Fallston, MD - At 1446hrs. Whiteford Volunteers were dispatched for SU688 (Gator) mutual-aid to Co. 13 (Fallston) first-due for a woods fire in the 1900blk. of Fallston Valley Rd. Co. 13 and surrounding mutual-aid companies were on-scene of a large woods/field fire at location. At 1446hrs. U671 & SU688 called en-route and arrived at 1510hrs. The crew assistance with containment of the fire and mop-up operations. Units cleared at 1706hrs.

Units: U671, SU688


 
BOX 57-2 - MUTUAL-AID-FIELD FIRE
Friday, April 11, 2014 
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Delta, PA - At 1606hrs. Whiteford Volunteers were dispatched for Engine, Brush unit, & Gator mutual-aid to York Co. Sta. 57 (Delta-Cardiff) first-due for a field fire at the intersection of Guppy Valley & Quarry roads. At 1610hrs. B641,U671,SU688 called en-route and arrived at 1614hrs. Crews found that Sta. 57 personnel had contained a working field fire at location and assisted with mop-up operations. Units cleared at 1720hrs.


 
Box 924/607 - WOODS FIRE
Thursday, April 10, 2014 
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Street, MD - At 1215hrs. Whiteford Volunteers were dispatched for B641 mutual-aid to Co. 9 ( Darlington) first-due for a woods fire in the 1200blk of Macton Rd. Co. 9 units arrived and found a large working woods fire that was spreading rapidly due to high winds. At 1253hrs. Command 9 then requested a 2nd. alarm which brought E611, U671, SU688, A692 to the scene. Co. 6 units were directed to the 3800blk. of Prospect Rd. in effort to contained the fire that had spread towards Prospect Rd (Box 607). Crews had to cut through fencing for access and then deployed several forestry lines into service. Crews had difficulty containing the fire due to constant changes in wind direction and the steep terrain. During the incident, multiple Harford, Cecil, & York county companies responded to the scene to assist. The fire consumed 3-4 acres and was placed under control at 1500hrs. Units cleared at 1656hrs.

At 2139hrs. B641,U671,SU688 responded back to the scene to extinguish additional hotspots.

Units: E611,B641,U671,U672,SY688,Harford, Cecil, York County units.


 
   
   
BOX 702 - 2A DWELLING FIRE -- MUTUAL-AID
Monday, March 24, 2014 
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Jarrettsville, MD - At 0741hrs. Whiteford Volunteers were dispatched for engine & truck as the 1st. alarm assignment mutual-aid to Co. 7 first due for a dwelling fire in the 3800blk. of Federal Hill Rd. This incident was located directly across from the Jarrettsville main fire station. At 0746hrs. Co.7 units arrived and found heavy fire & smoke to a 1-1/2 story dwelling and immediately requested a second alarm. At 0748hrs. T631 & E611 called en-route and arrived at 0759hrs.Crews were assigned to fire and overhaul operations. Command placed fire under control at 0858hrs. Units cleared at 1152hrs.  


 
Photo credit - York Fire Wire
   Photo credit - York Fire Wire
Photo credit - Tammy Hutchins
   Photo credit - Tammy Hutchins
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