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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


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


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