Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Thanks to a very generous donation left in the name of local citizens, at the first meeting in April, the Board of Directors made several significant purchasesTanker 3, a 1994 White/GMC/Volvo will be getting a new 1250 GPM Pump, new front bumper and tank valves, and a Jacobs Engine Brake. The current pump was transferred to the existing chassis from the old Tanker 3, a 1984 International. Patriot Fire will be completing the work. Also, our 1988 Ford Brush Truck will be getting replaced. We have ordered a 2013 Dodge Mega Cab with a Cummins Turbo Diesel. The skid unit that was purchased in 2008 will be getting transferred and new boxes and a rear firefighting step will be installed. Patriot Fire will also be completing the work for the new Brush 3. With the current economy and the limited funding that we get from state and local governments, donations like this are essential to the everyday operation of local fire companies. We thank everyone for the support and we look forward to seeing our loyal followers at the upcoming functions. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and check the calendar to the left for details.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
As temperatures warm up and we enter spring, many people will choose to dispose of yard debris by open air burning. Statistics show that in 2012, there were 2.5 million human caused "wildland" fires in the United States. Although the number is unknown, many of these were undoubtedly caused by "controlled burns". If you choose to do have a controlled burn at your residence or property, we encourage you to practice good fire safety. 1. Do not use accelerants2. Have a fire extinguisher or garden hose nearby3. Know what you are burning (no tires, plastic, aerosol cans, etc)4. Follow your local ordinances for permits5. Never leave the fire unattended. If the fire gets out of your control, do not hesitate to call 911.In Kent County, burn permits can be obtained by contacting the Kent County Health Department. You will have to pay a small fee and they will come inspect your burn site. Reminder >>> burning without a permit may subject you to a fine or jail time!!Finally, if you have something that you need to burn and you do not feel comfotable doing it yourself, contact your local fire company. Most fire companies will conduct the burn for you and use it as training time.
Friday, March 22, 2013
At the company meeting on March 21, 2013, the Membership, and the Board of Directors approved the purchase of a 2013 Pierce Dash CF Mega PUC Engine. This is a result of months of hard work by the apparatus committee headed by Chief Powell. Delivery time is estimated at about 8 months, so check back for updates. Thanks to Atlantic Emergency Solutions and Brian Bashista.Chassis - Dash CFBody - "PUC" Rescue Style Body with roll up doors1500 GPM Pump, 950 gallons water, 50 gallons multipurpose foam6 pre-connected handlines, 1000 ft 5" supply line 450 HP Cummins Engine
Friday, March 22, 2013
We're sure everyone knows, but we don't get a chance to say it enough. Thank You for all of your support. At our last Wing Dinner, Saturday, March 16, we served our biggest crowd yet. If you haven't been to one yet, keep an eye out for the upcoming dinners (on the calendar tab) and stop by.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
On 3-3-13 at 1342 we were dispatched along with mutual aid
companies for a working structure fire on Virginia Ave, Galena. Command 3 with Captain Piasecki was first on
scene and reported fire showing from the second floor of a 2 story multi family
dwelling. Rescue Pumper 3 (with 5) was
instructed to catch the hydrant adjacent to the house and advance an attack
line to the second floor. The first
crew split and made a quick knock of the fire and start opening up. Engine 2 layed a second supply line from Rt
213 and assisted with suppression and ventilation. Queen Anne's Q-6 set up on the alpha side and
put their stick to the roof, and preformed vertical venitaltion. As additional mutual aid units arrived, the
attic was opened up and extensive overhaul was performed.
Units on Scene – C-3, RP-3, E-3, T-3, U-3, IV-3, E-2, R-2,
Cecil E-1, Cecil A191, QA Q-6, NCCD T-27, NCCD 27-5, E-4 (sorry if we missed
anyone) (Photos by Nevin Steffy and David Coleman)
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
It has been a quiet few weeks in Galena and in the surrounding areas. Very Few EMS runs and only a few Fire/Rescue runs.
On Saturday, 2-16-13, we enjoyed our annual Installation of Officers Banquet. Thanks to the Singerly Fire Co. and the Kent and Queen Anne's Rescue Squad for transfers.
Our function and fundraisers are about to get into full swing, so keep and eye on the calendar here on www.galenavfc.org and "like" us on Facebook. We are getting close, and our 500th "like" will get a gift!!
Friday, February 8, 2013
The dates for the 2013 Fire Company events / dinners have been placed in the calendar on the left of the page. Please click a date for details
Friday, February 1, 2013
On 2-1-2013, We were alerted to assist Kennedyville with a motor vehicle accident, reported head-on with entrapment. Rescue Pumper 3 (with 6, Staffed ALS) and Ambulance 3 made the response at which time Dispatch advised of a single patient, with rescue. Shortly after, callers reported 5 total patients. Rescue Pumper 4 arrived followed by Galena units to find 2 vehicles, head on with rescue, and 5 total patients to be transported. A sidewall removal of one vehicle was completed by the crew from Rescue Pumper 3 and patients were removed to Ambulance 3, Ambulance 8-2, Cecil Ambulance 191, and Queen Anne's Ambulance 70. A 191 transported a single patient to Chester River and MSP Troopers 1 and 6 each transported 2 patients to Shock Trauma. Units were on Scene for over one hour. Kent County EMS, Paramedics 1-1 and 1-3, as well as Paramedic 3-1 were also one scene. Chief Powell was the OIC of Galena units
Trooper 1 landing
Trooper 1, Trooper 6
Thursday, January 24, 2013
We know that there was an issue with the taste of the fried
oysters at our Ham and Oyster dinner on Saturday January 19, 2013. We utilized a different seafood seasoning
than we have previously used in our breading recipe. The change resulted in very salty oyster and according to some, a change in texture.
We assure you that the problem has been corrected and the oysters at the
February dinner will be back to normal.
We apologize for the problem and appreciate the loyal following of
customers that continue to support the GVFC.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Since we are projected to see the first real dose of winter in our area in the upcoming weeks, we would like to give you some information on winter fire safety in your home. The following information is from the US Fire Administration and FEMA. Taking some of these simple steps may save your property or even your life.
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