Station 3 Station 13 Station 14

Rescue 13 build Update

Attached is the 1st update on the new Rescue 13, this unit is expected to be in service this summer.



HIRING : Career Supervisor

Submissions for the following position can be submitted to :

Singerly Fire Company

Attn: Career Services Captain Search

PO Box 444

Elkton, MD 21922

The Position is open until filled.

Job Title:           Captain

Department:     Career Services

Reports To:       Career Services Director / Career Services Committee

FLSA:                  Exempt

Date:                   4/2001; Revision 7/2009-11/2014

Job Summary:

·                     Plan, coordinate, and direct the activities of the Career Services department.

·                     Ensure safe and prompt response of first-due equipment.

Essential Job Functions:         

·                     Supervise and evaluate Career Services personnel to assure compliance with Singerly Fire Company rules, regulations and standard operating guidelines.

·                     Prepare and administer Career Services budget.

·                     Set goals and priorities to meet the Career Services objectives. 

·                     Enforce all Career Services policies, rules, and regulations and supervise Career Services personnel to ensure compliance with said.

·                     Recruit qualified applicants and implement hiring process for successful candidates.  Schedule and coordinate new employee orientation.

·                     Train new employees and assess on-the-job achievement.

·                     Evaluate, counsel and advise Career Services personnel on performance on an on-going basis and recommend areas of improvement.  Prepare annual evaluations. 

·                     Make recommendations for Career Services disciplinary action within Career Services policies.

·                     Prepare Career Services personnel for emergency operations by organizing and conducting training in various operations.

·                     Oversee documentation of training and assure required training, certifications, and licensures are current.

·                     Prepare, approve, and submit time sheets on a regular payroll schedule.

·                     Oversee Career Services personnel benefit programs.

·                     Coordinate Career Services schedule.  Monitor attendance and evaluate leave requests and shift exchanges.

·                     Establish monthly reports to Career Services Committee and Singerly Fire Company Board of Directors.

·                     Performs other emergency operations and administrative duties as required.

·                     Respond with Career Services personnel and volunteers to fire, rescue, emergency medical and hazardous materials incidents, based on a response profile that identifies the most serious incidents, including multiple patients, which may require an expanded command function.

·                     Coordinate the readiness of equipment and apparatus.

Minimum Requirements:         

·                     Certification of at least NFPA Fire Office I

·                     Certification Maryland EMT-B or the ability to Certify with-in 90 days of hire

·                     Certification at least NFPA Firefighter II

·                     MFRI Pumps

·                     Class-B Non CDL License

·                     Proficient in verbal and written communication.

·                     Proficient computer skills.

·                     Ability to work well with others.


·                     Three (3) years as officer in emergency services organization.

·                     Three (3) years as paid EMT-B and/or firefighter.

·                     Three (3) years as engine/pump operator.

·                     Three (3) years of supervisory experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

·                     Skill in assigning, coordinating, and reviewing the work of Career Services personnel.

·                     Ability to plan, organize, and command Career Services department.

·                     Knowledge of principles and practices of fire suppression, fire prevention, emergency rescue, and emergency medical services.

·                     Knowledge of the principles and practices of fire administration.

·                     Knowledge of fire, rescue, and emergency medical services incident management. Knowledge of Career Services policies, regulations, and standard operating guidelines.

·                     Knowledge of the principles and practices of Career Services personnel administration and budget administration.

·                     Skill in maintaining records and preparing reports.

·                     Skill in performing firefighting and rescue operations, and emergency medical services.

·                     Skill in operating and maintaining firefighting, rescue, and emergency medical services equipment.

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Working Fire

Tuesday, February 3, 2015   Singerly, North East, Charlestown and Rising Sun were alerted for the reported working structure fire at the Triton Marina Bar and Grill. Units enroute were advised that the Cecil County Sheriffs Office was on scene advising smoke showing. Chief 3  (Debold) arrived and establish the command requesting two additional tankers to the scene. Crews deployed and interior attack and ventilated the structure. The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the incident. 



2015 Officers

Monday, February 2, 2015   Singerly Elected the 1st female Fire Chief in Cecil County tonight.

Chief of the Department - Michele DeBold

Deputy Chief 3 - Tim Poore
Deputy Chief 13 - David Meaders (Past Chief)

Assistant Chief 3 - James Fischer
Assistant Chief 13 - Gary Armour
Assistant Chief 14 - Fred Hill (Past Chief)

Captain 3 - Ken Streets (Past Chief)
Captain 13 - Pete Ryan
Captain 14 - Bill Ayers
Truck Captain 3 - Bill McCall (Past Chief)
Rescue Captain 13 - John Yedinak Jr.

Lieutenant 3 - Cathy Farrell
Lieutenant 13 - Matt Patrick
Lieutenant 13-1 - Jaren Whiteman
Lieutenant 14 - Travis Marquess

Safety Officer 3 - John Mayes
Safety Officer 3-1 - John Norman
Safety Officer 3-2 - Michael Steele (Past Chief)
Safety Officer 3-3 - Joe Zurolo

EMS Assistant Chief - Rob Conway

EMS Captain 3 - Jason Cantera
EMS Captain 13 - Jen McClellan
EMS Captain 14 - Karen Patrick

EMS Lieutenant 3 - Amanda Cox
EMS Lieutenant 13 - Jonathan Biggs-Moore
EMS Lieutenant 14 - Alec McLennan

Engineer - Mike Norman 

President - Phil Scott
1st Vice President - Joe Zurolo
2nd Vice President - John Norman
Secretary - Steve Horah
Asst. Secretary - Leon Alexander Sr.
Membership Secretary - Jeannie Mayes
Asst. Membership Secretary - Lisa Durant

Board of Directors :
Don Hicks (incumbent)
Fred Hill (incumbent)
John Norman
Robert Muller



The Passing of Mr. Saverio Pulice

Sunday, February 1, 2015  It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Mr. Saverio Pulice of the Auxiliary of the Singerly Fire Company. Mr Pulice was 92 years young and was very active with the auxiliary. We ask that you keep his family in your thoughts during this time of grief and sorrow. A brief history of his life and funeral services information is listed below.

Saverio "Friz" Pulice, Sr., 92, of Elkton, MD, passed away Friday, January 30, 2015. Born in Middleton, WV on April 30, 1922, he was the son of the late Antonio and Raffaela Marchio Pulice.

A U.S. Army veteran of WW II, Mr. Pulice had been a physical therapist at Perry Point VA Hospital, Perryville, MD. He was a member of Elkton United Methodist Church, Singerly Fire Company Auxiliary, Elkton, and was a life member of the DAV. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and canning.

Survivors include his children, Belva Kaye Potts and husband, Gerald, Sr., Rising Sun, MD and Saverio "Butch" Pulice and wife, Deborah, Millsboro, DE; his loving companion, Betty Evans, Elkton, MD; brother, Anthony Pulice, Jr., WV, grandchildren, Gerald Potts, Jr. and wife, Sharon, Elkton, MD, Tony Potts and wife, Kathy, Port Orange, FL and Tim Pulice, Georgetown, DE and five great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Pulice was preceded in death by his wife, Belva, and 19 brothers and sisters.

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, February 5, 2015 at Elkton United Methodist Church, 219 E. Main Street, Elkton where visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Interment with military honors will be in Gilpin Manor Memorial Park, Elkton.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Singerly Fire Company Auxiliary or Elkton United Methodist Church in care of Hicks Home for Funerals, 103 W. Stockton St., Elkton, MD 21921

Any questions please contact either Chief Hill ( or President Scott (



Ambulance 394 Progress



Working Building Fire

Friday, January 16, 2015   Singerly, Newark, Oxford and Rising Sun more alerted for the reported working structure fire. Deputy chief 13 (DeBold) arrived to find a detached garage and three sheds fully involved. The box would be reduced to engine 13 engine 9-3 and engine 813 for extension and mop up. 

Photos courtesy of the Cecil County Fire Blog and Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company of Newark, Delaware. 



Ambulance 394 Build Update

Construction has started on Ambulance 394's replacement.



2014 Stats and Top Responders

2014 Statistics:

Fire Calls - 1334

          1195 - In District

          138 - Mutual Aid

EMS Calls - 4779

          4671 - In District

          108 - Mutual Aid

Working Fires

         21 - In District

         10 - Mutual Aid

Vehicle Extrications - 36

Cardiac Arrests - 90

Top 5 Fire:

1. Joe Zurolo - 537

2. Cathy Farrell - 238

3. Michele Debold - 232 

4. James McMillan - 228

5. Tim Poore - 225

6. Will Moncrieffe - 213

7. Pete Ryan - 213

8. Fred Hill - 186

9. Leon Alexander Jr - 182

10. James Fischer - 176

Top 10 EMS

1. Joe Zurolo - 574

2. Mike Kurian - 505

3. Alexander McLennan - 281

4. Megan Dennis - 154

5. Ed Cochran - 154

6. Jonathan Biggs-Moore - 146

7. Jason Cantera - 145

8. Travis Terry - 141

9. Adam Wolle - 134

10. David Scarbrough - 130

Top 5 Probational Members

1. Travis Terry - 287

2. Megan Dennis - 198

3. David Scarbrough - 149

4. Tyler Burchett - 128

5. Travis Marquess - 115 



Singerly Listening Station - John Denver

 John Denver, a past president of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association, joined the ranks as a probationary member of the Singerly Fire Company in 1968.  Over the decades, he served the company in many positions, and two years ago he served as in the senior leadership position with the State Association.In this session with the Singerly Listening Station, an oral history project of the Elkton Fire Department, John shares his stories about the company.  This is a brief outtake from a much longer interview, which is being archived for future projects and research purposes.


Singerly Listening Station - John Denver


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