At our most recent meeting, the Company voted to replace our 16 year old Lifepak 12 cardiac monitor / defibrillators with 2 new Lifepak 15′s. This was done with a partial grant given by MIEMSS, The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems. The new Monitors have integrated pulse oxymetry devices and temperature devices, and can also function as an AED, Automated External Defibrillator, which can be used by BLS trained personnel.
On December 1, Rescue Pumper 3, our 1999 Saulsbury rescue, left for about 3 weeks for some much needed cosmetic repairs. Some scratches and corrosion will be repaired by Wayside Body Shop, who we have used in the past and always do great work.
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Sunday December 14, 2014 at 5:00 – Line up begins at 3:00
Parade will Begin at Galena Elementary School and continue to Galena Fire House
Awards and Light refreshments to follow at the Firehouse
Homemade soups and sandwiches available.
Santa Claus will be in attendance after the parade
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At 1813 hours Rescue Pumper 3 was dispatched as part of the first alarm assignment for a working building fire on Worton Rd in the 60-7 box area. Rescue Pumper 3 responded with 6 and units were advised that Kent Dispatch was receiving multiple calls advising of a working fire. Rescue Pumper 3 arrived as the second suppression unit and secured the hydrant which Engine 67 laid in from. The crew initially staged as a full assessment was done by the crew of Engine 67 and then were sent to the roof to begin opening up. QA Tower Ladder 5, QA Quint 6, Truck 7, and Cecil Truck one were utilized to get personnel to the roof and crew worked to open the roof and eves from the top and the ceiling from below. The fire was contained to a filter system and the roof area. Units worked for over three hours before clearing. Chief six had the Worton Rd Command and Asst Chief S. Duhamell was OIC of Galena Units.
We will be having our first annual Fallfest on October 18th, 2014 at the Galena Volunteer Fire Company. We will have rides, games for all ages, lots of food including wings, burgers, fries, pulled pork, funnel cakes and cash bar. There will be raffles, giveaways, equipment displays and demonstrations and an ice cream eating contest featuring some local government officials. The event will be from 1PM to 8PM. Complete schedule will be posted soon. See you there!
Monday, July 28, 2014 Our annual all-you-can-eat crab feast will be held this year on August 9, 2014 from 2:00 to 6:00 PM. The dinner includes freshly steamed local Maryland Blue Crabs, corn on the cob, hot dogs, hamburgers and desserts. Cash bar is available and a “bottomless beer cup” will also be available.
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Monday, June 23, 2014 After several weeks of very hard work by our dedicated members, we made the 100 mile trip to Ocean City for the Annual Maryland State Fireman’s Association Parade. We decided to take a step back from the seriousness and show everyone that we can have a good time. Instead of our normal Class “A” uniforms, we dressed in matching Hawaiian Shirts and Khakis, straw hats, and a few of us even sported a coconut bra and grass skirt. We won the first place Judges award, first place for best appearing brush truck, first place for best appearing Rescue Pumper, third place for best appearing marching unit, third place for best appearing emergency services unit (covers command units, utilities and boats) and an honorable mention for Engine – 1500 GPM. The awards were great, but most of all we had a great time and had a huge boost in morale. Special thanks to the Volunteer Hose Company of Middletown, DE for covering our station while we were gone. (Photos by Nevin Steffy)
Sunday, May 25, 2014 Just after 1830, we were dispatched to assist Cecil County with a Boat Fire in the Sassafras River, off of Skipjack Marina. Utility 3 and Boat 3 responded within 3 minutes and as units crossed the Sassafras River Bridge, smoke was visible coming from the vessel, west of the bridge. Boat 3 was the first unit to arrive and found a 40 foot powerboat with smoke showing. Upon investigating, a fire in the engine room had been extinguished by the on-board extinguishing system. The crew from Boat 3 and Cecil Boat 1 checked for extension, while the boat was towed into Skipjack Marina. Engine 3 was requested and once the vessel was secured, crews further investigated. The scene was turned over to the United States Coast Guard.
Photos by Nevin Steffy