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.
Construction has started on Ambulance 394's replacement.
2014 Statistics:Fire Calls - 1334 1195 - In District 138 - Mutual AidEMS Calls - 4779 4671 - In District 108 - Mutual AidWorking Fires 21 - In District 10 - Mutual AidVehicle Extrications - 36Cardiac Arrests - 90Top 5 Fire:1. Joe Zurolo - 5372. Cathy Farrell - 2383. Michele Debold - 232 4. James McMillan - 2285. Tim Poore - 2256. Will Moncrieffe - 2137. Pete Ryan - 2138. Fred Hill - 1869. Leon Alexander Jr - 18210. James Fischer - 176Top 10 EMS1. Joe Zurolo - 5742. Mike Kurian - 5053. Alexander McLennan - 2814. Megan Dennis - 1545. Ed Cochran - 1546. Jonathan Biggs-Moore - 1467. Jason Cantera - 1458. Travis Terry - 1419. Adam Wolle - 13410. David Scarbrough - 130Top 5 Probational Members1. Travis Terry - 2872. Megan Dennis - 1983. David Scarbrough - 1494. Tyler Burchett - 1285. Travis Marquess - 115
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
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
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.
250 GPM Hale Hot shift pump300 Gal TankPre pipe 1-3/4” discharge front bumperCummins 460hpAllison Trans 4060 5 speedMileage ~ 55,099Engine hours 461430kw Hydro Gen by Onan2 - Electric Reels 100’ cable with junction box4 -1000watt quart lights on each corner of the box17’ Wil-burt Light Tower 4000wattsDavid Clark Headset system for 4 seats1 - 28’ Extension Ladder1 - 14’ Roof Ladder1 - 10’ Attic Ladder8 - Scott SCBA brackets6 - Sreamlight Lite Boxes with chargersSCBA fill station with controls6 - bottle cascade, 6000psi 1 - High pressure air reel with 100’ hoseMounted Hurst tri-mo pump2 - Hurst reels with a 100’ hose eachMounted 12 drawer tool boxFront mounted 20k winch100’ mounted air reel for tools
Contact information: David MeadersAssistant Chief410-920-4544
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.
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
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.
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