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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.

 

Whiteford Volunteer Fire Company
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BOX 55-4 - MUTUAL-AID- MVA w/RESCUE
Friday, February 13, 2015 
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Lower Chanceford Township, PA - At 1407hrs. Whiteford Volunteers were alerted special request for R651 mutual-aid to York Co. Sta. 55 (Airville) for a motor vehicle accident with rescue at the intersection of Bridgeton & Pine HIll roads. At 1409hrs. R651 & U671 called en-route and arrived at 1453hrs. Units arrived and found an overturned tractor & trailer resting in a ditch and the driver heavily entrapped. Crews patiently began extrication operations to the cab utilizing all cribbing & stabilization equipment, all hydraulic, air, & portable tools, to free the driver in about 50mins. The driver was place in the care of EMS and transported to a local trauma center by medi-vac. Units cleared at 1537hrs.

Units: R651, U671      


 
Photos courtesy of Airville VFC
   Photos courtesy of Airville VFC
   
BOX 56-8 - MUTUAL AID - DWELLING FIRE
Sunday, February 1, 2015 
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New Park, PA - At 2227hrs. Whiteford Volunteers were dispatched for T631 mutual-aid to York Co. 56 (Fawn Grove) first due for a dwelling fire in the 600blk. of New Park Rd. At 2236hrs. T631 called en-route and monitored 56 units reporting a working chimney fire with extension into the walls. At 2239hrs. E611 was dispatched as part of the working fire assignment. Sta. 56 crews were able to open the walls and quickly knock the fire before further damage occurred. Co. 6 units arrived and assistance with fire and overhaul operations. Units cleared at 2348hrs.

Units: T631,E611


 
   
   
BOX 605 - CHIMNEY FIRE
Sunday, February 1, 2015 
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Whiteford, MD At 1807hrs. Whiteford Volunteers were dispatched for a chimney fire in the 4500blk. of Greaceton Rd. At 1814hrs. Safety 6 arrived and reported fire was out. At 1815hrs. Chief 6 & E612 called en-route and arrived at 1819hrs. Crews found a minor fire and able to clean the flue. Units cleared at 1846hrs.

Units: C6, E612, E57-3, E1011


 
BOX 55-3 - DWELLING FIRE - 2A
Sunday, February 1, 2015 
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Lower Chanceford Township, PA - At 2332hrs. Whiteford Volunteers were dispatched mutual-aid to York Co. Sta. 55 (Airville) first due for a dwelling fire in the 4200blk of Delta Rd. At 2338hrs. Chief 6 & T631 called en-route and monitored Sta. 55 units arriving on location with a working fire. At rs. E611 was disptached for the working fire assignment. At 2349hrs. Co. 6 units arrived and found a 2.5 story duplex (converted into apartments) with heavy fire & smoke from 2nd. floor. All residents had been evacuated prior to arrival.T631 crew was split and positioned the truck to vent the roof. E611 crew assisted with interior operations and overhaul. The fire was placed under control at 0115hrs. and crews assisted with extensive overhaul operations. Units cleared at 0255hrs.

Thanks to Jarrettsville & Susquehanna Hose Companies for standing by at the station.

Units: C6, T631, E611


 
   
Photo credit: Airville VFC
   Photo credit: Airville VFC
BOX 1011 - BARN FIRE - 2A
   
Friday, January 30, 2015 
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Norrisville, MD - At 1330hrs. Whiteford Volunteers were dispatch for engine & truck mutual-aid to Co. 10 (Norrisville) first due for a barn fire in the 5100blk. of Jolly Acres Rd. At 1334hrs. Chief 6, T631, E611 called en-route and observed a large smoke plume several miles away. Co. 10 units arrived and found a fully involved 75x25 utility barn and requested a 2nd. alarm. At 1356hrs. Co. 6 units arrived and assisted with fire suppression and overhaul operations. Several explosions occurred during the fire attack from unknown material which hampered the defensive attack.The fire was placed under control at 1501hrs. Units cleared at 1653hrs.

Units: C6,T631,E611


 
BOX 363 - MUTUAL-AID - DWELLING
Photo credit: Austin Ensor
   Photo credit: Austin Ensor
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 
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Forest Hill, MD - At 1553hrs. Whiteford Volunteers were dispatched for a engine mutual-aid to Co. 3 (Bel Air) first due for a dwelling fire in the 1200blk. of Walters Mill Rd. At 1602hrs. E612 called en-route and monitored radio transmissions that the caller advise of heavy smoke coming from a house. At 1603hrs. Chief 3 arrived and reported a working fire to a 2 story wood frame dwelling and add the working fire dispatch, which added E611 to the assignment. Both engines arrived and assistance with fire suppression operations. At 1646hrs. T631 was dispatched to the scene for additional manpower. Crews then assisted with overhaul operations before clearing at 1804hrs.

Thanks to Co. 7 for the stand-by engine.

Units: E611,E612,T631


 
BOX 601 - VEHICLE FIRE
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 
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Whiteford, MD - At 0724hrs. Whiteford Volunteers were dispatched to the intersection of Rt.136 & Rt.165 for a vehicle fire. At 0730hrs. Chief 6 called enroute, with Dispatch advising the caller reported a vehicle fire that was loaded on a rollback tow truck. At 0733hrs. Chief 6 arrived and found a fully involved van that had been unloaded from the tow truck. At 0734hrs. E612 arrived and deployed the trash line and extinguished the fire in about 15mins. Units cleared at 0812hrs.

Units: C6,E612,E611,YC E57-3 


 
PASSING OF FALLSTON PAST PRESIDENT JOHN C. BEHRMAN
   
Thursday, January 8, 2015 
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Fallston, MD - It is with sadness that the Fallston Volunteer Fire Company announce the death of Past President & Life member John C. Behrman on January 7th, 2014.

Go to www.fvfac.org for details on arrangements.

The Whiteford Vol. Fire Co. Officers & members send our thoughts & prayers to Behrman family and our brothers & sisters of Fallston VFC.   


 
WHITEFORD VFC 2015 ELECTIONS
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 
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The Whiteford Volunteer Fire Company held their 2015 elections with the following results:

Re-elected Officers

Treasurer - Chuck Mohr

Newly Elected Officers

Board Members (2yrs) - Dan Lemmon & Tina Barben

Fire Captain - Drew Pritt

Fire Lieutenant - Kyle Harrington

EMS Lieutenants - Lindsay Leedy & Jason Mills

Appointed Officers

President - Donald Galbreath

Vice President - Josh Schueler

Secretary - Kathy Monath 

Fire Chief - Frank Krick

Deputy Fire Chief - John Williamson, Sr.

Assistant Fire Chief - Chris Shay

Assistant EMS Chief - Diane Flint 

Fire Captain - Joe Davis

EMS Captain - Deanna Wiseman

Fire Lieutenant - Jon Wright  


 
LINE OF DUTY DEATH
   
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 
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Bel Air, MD - It is with great sadness that the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company announce the LODD of Firefighter/Paramedic Erik Steciak, 29, as a result of injuries from an accident. The Whiteford VFC Officers and members send our thoughts & prayers to Erik's family, friends, and brothers & sisters of both the Bel Air and West Friendship (Howard Co. MD) volunteer fire companies.

Go to www.bavfc.org for more details and future arrangements.


 
BOX 601 - DWELLING FIRE
Saturday, November 22, 2014 
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Whiteford, MD - At 1751hrs. Whiteford Volunteers were dispatched to the 1500blk. of Dooley Rd. for a Dwelling Fire. At 1751hrs. E612 called en-route was advised by Dispatch that the caller only stated house was on fire. At 1754hrs. E612 arrived and found a working shed fire with exposure to the dwelling. The crew immediately deployed the front bumper line and quickly knocked the fire. At 1756hrs. Command then placed the fire under control and reduced the assignment to 3 engines. No fire extension was found to the dwelling. Units cleared at 2105hrs. Units: C6-1,E612,Bel Air,Darlington, Jarrettsville,Norrisville,Delta-Cardiff,Fawn Grove VFC's

 
   
   
LINE OF DUTY DEATH (LODD) -LANCASTER COUNTY, PA
Thursday, October 30, 2014 
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Lancaster Co.PA - WVFC Truck 631 participated with the LODD funeral services for Robert Fulton Firefighter Christi Rodgers 26, who passed away after becoming ill when responding to a fire call. FF Rogers leaves behind her husband, James, and one month old son, Connor. FF Rodgers was a 10 year member of the Robert Fulton Fire Company and a past member of the Rawlinsville Fire Company.The entire membership of the Whiteford Vol. Fire Co. send our condolences to the Rodgers family & friends and to our brothers & sisters of both the Rawlinsville & Robert Fulton Fire Companies. A fund to benefit Roger's infant son has been started. Anyone wishing to donate to the Connor P. Rogers Benefit Fund can do so through any Fulton Bank.

 
   
   
BOX 609 - MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT W/FLY-OUT
Sunday, October 19, 2014 
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Street,MD - At 1555hrs. Whiteford Volunteers were dispatched for an MVA w/Rescue in the 3900blk. of Street Rd. At 1557hrs, PM6, A692, called en-route followed by R651 at 1601hrs. Dispatch advised responding units that caller reporting a single vehicle accident and the driver was trapped. At 1601hrs. PM6 & A692 arrived and found a single vehicle had run off the roadway and collided with a utility pole. The EMS crew found the lone driver not trapped, however, requested the medi-vac due to the serious injuries. At 1606hrs. E611 responded to handle the landing zone at the Highland Park. The patient was then transferred to the medi-vac and transported to Shock Trauma. Units cleared at 1731hrs. Units: PM6,A692,R651,E611

 
   
   
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.


 
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