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The gate swings both ways
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By Public Information Officer Douglas Medley
October 29, 2016

On October 29 and the 30th it was time for Bay District to return a favor for our brothers and sisters from Company 13 (NDWFD) during their week-end of Air Expo. You can image with the thousands of people that attend the two day show the emergency services are stretched to the limit and the Fire Chief on board the station asked for mutual aid from the surrounding companies and both Bay District and Hollywood VFD stepped up to the plate. There was also Seventh District(Co.5) and Ridge (Co 4) providing their boats to stand-by in the bay to assist in the event that something happened during the show. Now I can't tell you if they were trolling for rock fish while out there but I did see them going up and back all the time. lol I'm just kidding guys I know that you were being very vigilant while you were out there and besides you all missed out on the bag lunches that we enjoyed on shore.

Now on both days that we were all there I can report that nothing went on except a mutual aid call to Calvert County which we were returned on and then returned back to the base to enjoy the show. Heck we had a ringside seat right in front of the crash barn or number 1 station as they call it. It was a long two days but by splitting up the time with Hollywood one shift and us the other it was not to bad and before you knew it was time to return to our station.

Being an old fire buff I really enjoyed being given a tour by my favorite fishing buddy Battalion Chief Glen Yannayon around the station and to see the Hugh crash trucks that protect the airfield and the modern equipment that protects the rest of the base in addition to responding to the county when dispatched. Now you know that I had to take some pictures and have them attached for your viewing pleasure. Look forward to being invited again next year and maybe they will have the Blue Angles this time.

The duty crew from 13 standing by with the engine. One of our old guys in the middle and don't ask me how to spell his name.
The duty crew from 13 standing by with the engine. One of our old guys in the middle and don't ask me how to spell his name.
My fishing buddy Battalion Chief 13 Glen Yannayon. Also my tour guide.
My fishing buddy Battalion Chief 13 Glen Yannayon. Also my tour guide.
 
The guys and gals from 13 waiting for a call.
The guys and gals from 13 waiting for a call.
Crew from station 3 with Engine 32 Zakary Werkheiser, Kyle Woodburn, Brice Trossbach, James Driscoll, Corey Graves.
Crew from station 3 with Engine 32 Zakary Werkheiser, Kyle Woodburn, Brice Trossbach, James Driscoll, Corey Graves.
 
Hazmat 13 with two of their ambulances.
Hazmat 13 with two of their ambulances.
Quint 13 and Engine 132 ready to roll from station 1, also known as the crash barn.
Quint 13 and Engine 132 ready to roll from station 1, also known as the crash barn.
 
Old seaplane that I thought was cool.
Old seaplane that I thought was cool.
Two old veterans of the rescue squad Danny Brown and Kim Davidson.
Two old veterans of the rescue squad Danny Brown and Kim Davidson.
 
Solomons Rescue Squad was there.
Solomons Rescue Squad was there.
Charles County Medic Unit also came down to help.
Charles County Medic Unit also came down to help.
 
Danny and a pretty lady from Second District Rescue Squad.
Danny and a pretty lady from Second District Rescue Squad.
How about this old B-25 bomber that I got a close up. They wanted to know if I wanted to go for a ride. NO
How about this old B-25 bomber that I got a close up. They wanted to know if I wanted to go for a ride. NO
 
Front shot of the crash barn and equipment.
Front shot of the crash barn and equipment.
My tour guide.
My tour guide.
 
Chief Yannayon and one of our members Rich Merrill getting instructions from C.J. Mattingly.
Chief Yannayon and one of our members Rich Merrill getting instructions from C.J. Mattingly.
Crew from station 9 with Engine 91,Driver Anthony Thomas, Captain Dave Martoni, Sgt. Thompson, and firefighter Calloway.
Crew from station 9 with Engine 91,Driver Anthony Thomas, Captain Dave Martoni, Sgt. Thompson, and firefighter Calloway.
 
Firefighters doing what they do best eating pizza is C.J. Mattingly and Leah Vallandingham of Company 13. We had some to and it was so good.
Firefighters doing what they do best eating pizza is C.J. Mattingly and Leah Vallandingham of Company 13. We had some to and it was so good.
 

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