|Day 2: ECVFD History and Activities|
|By Fire Fighter/EMT Arun Pant|
|October 5, 2020|
The Ellicott City Volunteer Fire Department was the first formal fire department in Howard County, established in 1888 to organize a community based firefighting crew in the event of a fire. The original volunteer organization still exists today. ECVFD, in conjunction with the Howard County Department of Fire Rescue Services (HCDFRS), operates two fire stations, four engines, three ambulances, a heavy rescue squad and two brush units. An additional ambulance and tower are operated by HCDFRS but are housed within the Ellicott City station. We use all these resources to help keep our community safe. During the Virtual Open House we will be providing the community with ways they can keep their homes safe, especially when cooking delicious meals in their kitchens!