Join te Ellicott City Volunteer Fire Department for our annual Open House. Saturday, October 12, 2013 between 1 pm and 4 pm at Station 2 (4150 Montgomery Road). Join us for tours of the fire station, check out our apparatus, and observed safety demonstrations. Bring the kids for our Junior Firefighter Challenge, have them try out kids size fire gear and meet Sparky.
Thursday, March 21, 2013 16:30
Around 1630 hours on March 21, Box Alarm 2-16 was alerted for the possible house fire in the 3900 block of College Avenue. Units were advised a passer by saw flames coming from the chimney. Upon arrival E-22 had a large amount of smoke coming from the house. Upon investigation it was determined to be a working chimney fire. Crews were able to quickly put the fire out. Crews were on scene for approximately 1.5 hours verifying that the fire had not extended into the house itself, once it was determined that there was no extension units returned to service.UnitsE-22, E-82, E-91. E-71, Twr 2, Trk 7, Twr 10, A-26, P-25, B-27, BC-2, BC-1, EMS-2, Safety-1, Chief 2B
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 22:10
A little after 22oo hours on March 13, a local box was alerted for the odor of smoke in house in the 3300 block of Governor Howard Drive. E21 arrived first with nothing evident. While inside investigating, E21's pump operator notified the crews inside that fire had started showing from the side of the house. At this time, the remainder of the box alarm was filled out. Crews found the attic on fire and were able to quickly knock it down. All occupants were out of the house and uninjuredUnitsE-21, E-22, Twr 2, E-91, E-82, Trk 7, Twr 10, P25, A 96, B-27, BC-2, EMS -2, Safety 1, BC-1
Saturday, February 16, 2013 0342
At approximately 0342 hours on February 16th, box alarm 9-07 was alerted for the reported building fire. Units from Station 2 included Engine 21, Engine 22, Tower 2 and Battalion 2 on the first alarm. Engine 82 and air unit 17 were alerted on the taskforce assignment. While units were responding Howard relayed that police were on scene confirming a working fire. Engine 91 arrived first with fire from the basement through to the attic. Battalion Chief 1 declared a defensive exterior operation due to the possibility of structural compromise. Engine 22 was the fourth arriving engine and helped secure the water supply for Engine 101. Tower 2 arrived as the 2nd special service piece and was put to work in the bravo exposure to check for any extension and report back on conditions. Engine 21 arrived 5th and was assigned to RIT with Tower 10. Around 0500 hours, the fire was placed under control and some units, including Engine 21 were released. Engine 22 and Tower 2 remained operating at the scene due to extensive overhaul.
The Holiday Train Garden returns for the 15th year at Ellicott City. Come visit us to see an all new design custom built over the fall.Kids and adults will enjoy the annual train garden scavenger hunt to locate hidden features.Donations to the benefit the volunteer fire companies of Howard County will be accepted. You can also now donate to the Ellicott City Volunteer Fireman's Association online with the link at the top left of this page. We will also be accepting toy donations to give a child in a need a happy Christmas.The Ellicott City Volunteer Fireman's Association will also be selling T-shirts and cotton candy.
Saturday, December 8, 2012 15:10
Around 3:10 pm on December 8th Engine 21 and Brush 27 responded for reported smoke in the area. As further information was gathered it was determined the neighbor had seen what they thought was smoke coming from the dryer vent. Upon arrival Engine 21 found some smoke coming from the dryer vent. There was no answer at the door so the crew had to force entry. Upon gaining access the crew found the basement full of smoke and requested the full box alarm assignment. As crews investigated they found the laundry room full of smoke. Upon further investigation it was found that the clothes in the dryer were on fire. The fire was quickly extinguished. Truck 7 came and assisted Engine 21 with ventilation and overhaul. Crews returned to service after about 1 hour.
Saturday, November 17, 2012 0800
On November 17th 22 members from Ellicott City as well as six members from Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department traveled down to the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute in College Park to conduct live fire training exercises. The objective of the training was for members to practice fire fighting techniques in a controlled environment. The training was also useful in giving some of the newer members some more experience.
The crews assumed different roles such as: search and rescue, fire attack, and rapid intervention. It was very important for the different groups to work together as one big team in order to successfully accomplish their individual tasks. Each evolution the crews would rotate through the different positions. This gave everybody a chance to experience the responsibilities of the different positions. Crews were also able to practice removing victims from a fire condition.
The training was very successful and beneficial for all who attended. Crews were successfully able to run 13 different evolutions in approximately 3 hours. The training provided all members new and old with valuable experience that will help on a real call.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Ellicott City Volunteer Fire Department was ready for Hurricane Sandy. The first crews reported to Station 2, Sunday evening (also to fill in for 2 alarm fire in Savage). They stayed through the night and into the next day. Throughout the day more crews arrived on at the stations resulting in more than 25 volunteers adding to staffing. Volunteers were able to fully staff every piece of Volunteer apparatus (including Engines 21 and 81, Rescue Squad 2, Ambulances 26 and 85, Brush 27 and Utility 2).
Addditionally, the county based Rapid Response 2 out of Station 2. Sleeping was tight, but crews remained through the night and into the next morning. When it was determined that the bulk of the storm had passed, crews disbanded and returned home for well needed rest.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
The Ellicott City Volunteer Fireman's Association would like to thank everybody who came out to our Open House on October 13, 2012. We appreciate your attendance at this important fire prevention event. We are thankful for all the donations received. Thank you Kelsey's Irish Pub for donating lunch for our volunteers, it was delicious!
Monday, August 20, 2012 00:00
Around midnight on August 20, crews from Station 2 and 8, as well as neighboring stations were alerted to the 2-14 box for a possible train derailment. Battalion Chief 2 arrived first and found multiple train cars on their sides spilling coal onto the roadway and parking lot below. Crews were advised that there may be some people trapped in a nearby parking lot. Crews from E-21, E-22, B-27, P-25, B-87 and Ops 10 were sent to the parking lot to search. Crews found people in the parking lot and assisted them out of it. During this time, other crews found the bodies of two deceased indivduals on the bridge. After it was determined that the parking lot was clear, efforts were changed to recovering the bodies from the bridge. Units from Station 2 remained on scene until around 8:30 am when the next shift arrived to relieve them.
Units: E-21, E-22, E-82, E-91, E-101, Twr,2 Trk, 7, Twr, 10, B-27, B-87, P-25, P-85, P-95, A-96, P-105, Ops 10, Chief 2, Chief 2B, Battalion Chief 2, Battalion Chief 1, Safety 1, EMS 2, Rehab 1.
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