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The passing of life member Steven T. Foster Sr.

 It is with deep sorrow and regret that we announce the passing of life member Steven T. Foster Sr. We ask that you keep him and his family in your prayers. Below is the obituary posted in the News Journal for information on Steve's life, as well as the date and time of the services. 
Stephen Talley Foster, Sr., 66, of Elkton, MD, died Friday, November 21, 2014. Born inElkton on August 22, 1948, he was the son of the late H. Ernest Foster Sr. and VirginiaPurdie Marcus. Mr. Foster was a 23 veteran of the U.S. Air Force achieving the rank of Sr. Master Sgt. Following his military career, he worked at the Washington DC Metro and was currently the hardware manager at Lowe's, Middletown , DE where he had been employed since 2003. Mr. Foster was a life member of Singerly Fire Company and was past Commander of American-Legion Cecil Post 15, Elkton. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, Sharon and going to the beach and time with his trusted dog, Jersey.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Reed Foster; children, Tammy Cox, Elkton, MD, Stephen T. Foster, Jr., Glen Burnie, MD, Kelley Benson, Etters, PA and Michael R.Bledsoe, Hockessin, DE; siblings, Judy Tanner, Elkton, MD, Michael Foster, Chesapeake City, MD and Cynthia Foster, Chestertown, MD; six grandchildren and a great granddaughter. In addition to his parents, Mr. Foster was preceded in death by his brother H. Ernest Foster, Jr.
Funeral service will be held at 12 noon, Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Hicks Home for Funerals, 103 W. Stockton St., Elkton, MD. Interment with military honors will be in Cherry Hill Methodist Cemetery, Cherry Hill, MD. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project , P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517



Multiple Alarm Barn Fires

Friday, November 14, 2014 

Singerly, Rising Sun, Oxford (PA) and Newark (DE) were alerted for the reported working barn fire on the Fair Hill Natural Resource Property. Engine 14 was 1st on scene and found a pair of 50’ x 100’ barns and a large stack of hay well involved. Deputy Chief 13 (Debold) would arrive and assume the Fair Hill Command. Command would request the 1st and 2nd alarms of the Tanker Task Force pulling units from North East, West Grove, Rising Sun, Chesapeake City, Port Deposit, Perryville, Hacks Point and Cecilton. Crews would work for several hours before turning the scene over to the Department of Natural Resources.



FOR SALE: 1995 HME/Saulsbury Heavy Rescue

  • 250 GPM Hale Hot shift pump
  • 300 Gal Tank
  • Pre pipe 1-3/4” discharge front bumper
  • Cummins 460hp
  • Allison Trans 4060 5 speed
  • Mileage ~ 55,099
  • Engine hours 4614
  • 30kw Hydro Gen by Onan
  • 2 - Electric Reels 100’ cable with junction box
  • 4 -1000watt quart lights on each corner of the box
  • 17’ Wil-burt Light Tower 4000watts
  • David Clark Headset system for 4 seats
  • 1 - 28’ Extension Ladder
  • 1 - 14’ Roof Ladder
  • 1 - 10’ Attic Ladder
  • 8 - Scott SCBA brackets
  • 6 - Sreamlight Lite Boxes with chargers
  • SCBA fill station with controls
  • 6 - bottle cascade, 6000psi
  • 1 - High pressure air reel with 100’ hose
  • Mounted Hurst tri-mo pump
  • 2 - Hurst reels with a 100’ hose each
  • Mounted 12 drawer tool box
  • Front mounted 20k winch
  • 100’ mounted air reel for tools

Contact information:      

David Meaders

Assistant Chief





Fire Alarm upgraded

Sunday, October 19, 2014 

Singerly was alerted for the Automatic Fire Alarm at the Circuit Court Building, Deputy Chief 3 (Poore) arrived and utilized the Knox Box to do a walkthrough of the building. As Building maintenance arrived crews encountered smoke in the basement of the structure. The box was upgraded and crews investigated to find a steam pipe that not been connected and was dumping steam into a generator room.  A small fire caused by the electrical equipment in the room was extinguished and the box was held to 3 Engines from Singerly.



Motor Vehicle Accident with Rescue

Saturday, September 20, 2014   Singerly responded to the MVC with entrapment, Deputy 13 arrived with 2 vehicles, 1 patient entrapped. Rescue 13 and Engine 3 began working to remove the roof and both passenger side doors to free the patient, who was flown to a local trauma center. 

Pictures courtesy of the Cecil Whig 



2 Alarm Duplex Fire

Monday, September 15, 2014  Singerly, North East, Chesapeake City and Newark were alerted for the reported working residential structure fire, Deputy 13 (Debold) arrived to find heavy smoke showing from the 3 story duplex and established the command. Crews attempted to access the basement fire but encountered holes burnt in the floor and extreme conditions on the interior. Crews were forced to go into the defensive strategy to control the fire before entering through the 2nd floor windows to control the fire. 1 Firefighter was transported to a trauma center following a partial collapse of the chimney, striking him, we wish him the best of luck in his recovery.


Duplex Fire


Top Responders - August 2014

 We would like to thank the top responders for the month of August, 2014.

Total Calls - 106 Fire/Rescue - 398 EMS

Top 5 FIRE
Joe Zurolo - 66 Calls
Fred Hill - 19 Calls
Leon Alexander Jr - 18 Calls
John Yedinak Sr - 18 Calls
Jonathan Biggs-Moore - 18 Calls

Top 5 EMS
Joe Zurolo - 74 Calls
Michael Kurian - 62 Calls
Jonathan Biggs-Moore - 30 Calls
Jason Cantera - 26 Calls
Alexander McLennan - 22 Calls

Michael Kurian - 69 Calls
Jonathan Biggs-Moore - 48 Calls
Megan Dennis - 13 Calls
David Scarbrough - 10 Calls
Luke Rafer - 8 Calls



VP Zurolo Participates in the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS

VP Zurolo - Ice Bucket Challenge




Singerly Listening Station - Bob McKinney

Bob McKinney, Singerly Fire Company

Monday, August 18, 2014   Singerly Firefighter Robert McKinney joined theranks in 1969. In this 12 minute video he shares some of his stories with the Singerly Listening Station. This is part of an oral history project, which was just launched by the FD.

We thank Mike Dixon for his hard work facilitating this project, the quality of his work is second to none. 



New Meters in Service


New Industrial Scientific Ventis MX4 Gas Meters are in service at all 3 stations. These units are located in the radio rooms of all 3 stations (Station 3's meter will be relocated to the wall next to Engine 3 in the near future).

These meters need to be taken on EVERY call that an Engine, Truck or Rescue responds on; this will ensure that a meter is available even if the unit is returning from an incident that did not require the meter.

Past Chief/Safety Officer McCall has been to all 3 stations giving an overview training, anyone that has not been able to attend these sessions can make contact with Chief McCall or any officer to set up a training session.

Attached are Videos published by Industrial Scientific that will anyone can watch to familiarize themselves with the new meters. Training Hours can be submitted to Assistant Chief Fischer for anyone that participates in this training.

Please take the time to familiarize yourself with these new tools.

Thank You.


MX4 Operations


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