Thursday, March 15, 2012
At tonight's regular fire company meeting, two EMS providers were honored for their assessment and treatment decisions which resulted in a life saved. Paramedic Terry Waldspurger and IV Technician Ethel Duhamell were presented with certificates of appreciation for their timely and effective patient care during a recent medical call. Also on hand was a member of the patient's family who added the family's sincere appreciation for these two women's life saving efforts.
Friday, February 3, 2012
At 0900 hours, we were dispatched along with Kent EMS and Station 2 /Millington for an MVC involving hazmat on Rt 301. Police were on location advising of entrapment. RP-3 and E-2 arrived at the same time and advised of a passenger car with heavy damage that had hit the rear of a gasoline tanker that was stopped for the railroad tracks. Units quickly advised of no rescue, and no hazmat. the driver of the car was transported to Shock Trauma by MSP Trooper 1, and the driver of the truck was transported locally by A-3. Units on Scene - RP-3, E-3, T-3, A-3, E-2, T-2, A-2, PM-11, EMS 1, MSP, KCSO, Fire Police. Photos by Nevin Steffy At 1200 hours, E-3 was dispatched to assist Cecilton with a structure fire. E-3 responded with 5 but was quickly cancelled.At 1700 hours, E-3 was again dispatched to assist Cecilton with a structure fire. E-3 responded with 5 personnel. Assistant 1 arrived and advised of a house trailer already on the ground. The crew assisted the crew of Rescue 1 with hitting hot spots and pulling roof tin. E-3 returned in about 20 minutes.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Just after 1000 hours, the Station, along with Kent PM 1-1 and QA Rescue Engine 7 were dispatched for a single vehicle rollover with rescue on Chesterville Rd near Bolton Rd. Kent Sheriff was the first to arrive confirming rescue. Rescue Pumper 3 and QA Rescue Engine 7 arrived simultaneously and Asst 3-1/S. Duhamell assumed command. The Crew from RE-7 set up stabilization while the crew from RP-3 set up for extrication. A partial roof flap was perfomed and the single occupant was freed from the vehicle. PM-3 transported to Union Hospital, and the box was placed under control. Units on Scene - Command 3, Rescue Pumper 3, PM-3, PM 1-1, QA Rescue Engine 7, Fire Police, Kent Sheriff and Maryland State Police. Photos by B. Russum
Monday, January 9, 2012
On Monday afternnon, a few drivers killed some time doing some company level pump / driver training. We covered working from the tank water, hydrant and pumping in a relay.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Just before 1500 hours, we were dispatched for the Engine, Rescue and Ambulance to assist on a working structure fire on Kennedyville Rd in Kennedyville. Engine 4 was on location with a working fire. The ambulance crew staged for Rehab and the Engine and Rescue Crews assisted with overhaul. Crews were on scene for 2 hours.
Just after 2400 hours, we were again alerted for the Engine, Rescue and Ambulance to assist Kennedyville with a working structure fire, this time on Browntown Rd. The Ambulance was assigned rehab duties and the Engine and Rescue crews assisted with fire attack and overhaul, and assigned to light the scene. Crews worked for about 3 hours.
Thanks to the Volunteer Hose Co. of Middletown for transfers during both incidents.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
At Thursday night's Board of Directors meeting, the following EMS Line Officers were approved for the 2012 term: EMS Deputy Chief Ethel K. Duhamell, EMS Assistant Chief Stephen P. Atwater, EMS Captain Theresa A. Waldspurger, EMS Lieutenant Stacy R. Koch, and EMS Chief Engineer Robert W. Lovell.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Chief Powell's Fire Line Officers for 2012 where approved at tonight's Board meeting and are as follows; Deputy Chief - Scott Rodney, 1st Assistant Chief - Dave Shaw, 2nd Assistant Chief - Scott Duhamell, 3rd Assistant Chief - Mark Shaw, 1st Captain - Bert Piasecki, 2nd Captain - Richard Koch, Lieutenant - Dylan Powell and Chief Engineer - Jack Duhamell.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
The Galena Volunteer Fire Company held its annual election of officers at tonight's meeting. The 2012 Administrative Officers include Rick Koch - President, Jack Duhamell - Vice President, Ray Long - Secretary and Ethel Duhamell - Treasurer. Chris Powell returns as Fire Chief and George Bartholomew also returns as EMS Chief. Rounding out the elected officers are the 2012 Board of Directors - Scott Duhamell, Doug Uhl, Robin Powell, Bert Piasecki and Barry Treftz. (The administrative officers as well as the two chiefs are also members of the Board of Directors). Congratulations to all the newly elected officers!
Friday, November 4, 2011
As you may know, this weekend we will set our clocks back one hour. The State Fire Marshall and Fire Chief Chris Powell urge all citizens to also change the batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. This practice will help ensure that these devices are ready to warn you and your family should there be a problem. Also, on November 9th
FEMA, DHS and FCC will conduct the first national test of the Nationwide
Emergency Alert System test. This test will kick off at 2:00 p.m. (EST). The
test will be nationwide, running concurrently across all time zones.
test is the first of its kind. It is designed to broadcast a nationwide message
to the American public. Nothing like it has been conducted in the history of the
country. There have been tests in the past but none to all parts of the Nation
at the same time. The test will run concurrently on all radio and TV bands and
the message will run for three minutes. Most messages in the past were anywhere
from 30 seconds to 1 minute.
There is great
concern in local police and emergency management circles about undue public
anxiety over this test. The test message on TV might not indicate that it is
just a test. Fear is that the lack of an explanation message might create
panic. Please share this information with your family and friends so they
are aware of the test.
Below are two
websites, that will provide more
Thursday, October 13, 2011
On 10-13-2011 we traveled to the Galena Elementary School to do a short lesson with the school kids. It was fun...but it reminded us why we are firefighters, and not school teachers.
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