As most of you know the Tower-9 has been in line for replacement and this is our first look into the production of the new Tower-9. The Mack has been disassembled and the aerial taken off (also disassembly has started), the cab has hit the production line and is waiting for paint. During this time the new chassis will begin its initial formation while the aerial continues with disassembly, ultrasound ... (Full Story & Photos)
The Volunteers from the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department were alerted at 2151 to a report of a boat in distress/taking on water. E-91 (Yount) responded along with Boat-3 (Solomons VFD), Boat-4 (Ridge VFD), Dept. of Natural Resources to the report of 26' boat with no power and 4 people on board approximately 1-2 miles north of the Thomas Johnson Bridge. C-3B (Stockwell), CAPT-3 (Burroughs) ... (Full Story & Photos)
On April 30,2016 the Ridge Volunteer Fire Department hosted the annual firemen's convention and memorial service at their station. It was a somber day as each county paid their final respects to their departed brothers and sisters. The list of departed is always long and when you have one of your members in the list seems to make it very long.
At 1000 hours, Company 9 was alerted to the 10000 block of Poplar Drive in Lusby for a House on fire with people trapped. Engine 91 (SGT Young) responded with 4 men. First due units arrived on scene of a one story home with fire showing. Solomon’s Chief 3 arrived on scene and immediately requested the Second Alarm bringing the Engine and Tanker from Company 3 and additionally Tower 9. First due units ... (Full Story & Photos)
Public Information Officer Douglas Medley, April 19
It sure seems that way for the whole state of Maryland and today was an example of what to keep expecting if we don't get some rain soon. The tones sounded for a brush fire on Loveville road off of Maryland Route 235 and dispatch advised units marking up on the air and responding that they would have a working fire. This was in Company 7's (Hollywood) first due with Company 2 (Mechanicsville) and ... (Full Story & Photos)
Just after 9pm Station 9 was alerted for an outside fire behind the RC Theaters. Brush 9 responded shortly after dispatch and while enroute communications advised that the police were on scene and had a large fire in the clearing at the construction site and were trying to figure out access. Based on that information Brush 9 asked to have the Pumper Tanker from St. 9 respond.
At around 10 minutes before noon Companies 7,1,9,3,5 were all alerted for the working fire in Hollywood. Units were quick to respond following the dispatch and Captain 13 reported heavy fire conditions from civilians near the house.
Captain 7 requested a 2nd alarm for the call after a phone call with the neighbors of the house reporting a large house well involved. Dispatch quickly sounded for the ... (Full Story & Photos)
Company 9 was dispatched for a working structure fire in Leonardtown.
Engine 11 arrived on scene to find a shed on fire with extension to the house. Crews quickly worked to extinguish the fire on the house and the shed. Crews worked to make sure the house did not have any hot spots remaining and overhauled the shed area that burned.