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2014 To Date:
  Suppression: 643
  Fire Boxes: 204
  Rescue Boxes: 41

Last updated 2014-09-29
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2014-09-25-WEBER'S


September 25, 2014 - Join us every weekend at Weber's for our annual fundraiser, Saturday and Sunday, September 27 and 28 through October 25 and 26! Great food prepared by your neighbors at the fire house. The menu includes Hot Dogs, Cheeseburgers and Hamburgers, Italian Sausage, Bratwurst & Sauerkraut, Pit Ham and Turkey, Pulled Pork Bar-be-cue, French Fries and Cheesy Fries, Chicken Nuggets, PB&J and various drinks and Juice Boxes. We will be looking for you from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come say hello to us and enjoy the other activities at Weber's. We can't wait to visit with you.

2014-09-15-Chestertown


September 16, 2014 - Last night, Lt. Bartkowiak, Bennett Carroll, Joe Conrad, Brian Curtis, Patrick Curtis, Howard Berliner and myself delivered a plaque to the Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company in recognition/appreciation for them loaning us E-68 back in March.
The plaque featured a photograph of E-68 sitting in front of our station and was inscribed as follows:
PRESENTED TO

THE OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF THE
CHESTERTOWN VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY
IN RECOGNITION OF YOUR GENEROUS LOAN OF
ENGINE 68
TO THE PROVIDENCE VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY.
(DATED) MARCH 2014

Last night, as I got home, I received the following note from a long time friend and Board Member from the Chestertown VFC, Larry Slagle:
As a Board member of the Chestertown VFC, please pass on to the officers and members of Providence VFC our recognition of their extremely kind and generous expression of gratitude. As you so nobly stated in your remarks before our membership, the fire service is truly a brotherhood. We are there for one another when the need arises. We may be separated by geography, but when it come to fraternal bonds, the connection runs deep. As much as the Providence VFC appreciates our donation, I can not begin to share the satisfaction that we feel in our ability to support and promote the efforts of a sister fire company! Good Luck and Godspeed!!!

2104-08-25- bus trip


August 25, 2014 - The Providence VFC is sponsoring a Bus Trip to Delaware Park Casino on November 11, 2014. Departure is 10:30 am from the Towson Fairlanes on Southwick Drive. Return will be approximately 6:30 pm. Cost is $40/person (21 years of age minimum). This includes $30 slot play.
Please contact Len Schneider at twotowers02@aol.com for questions or to reserve a spot.

2014-07-31-Heatstroke


July 31, 2014 - The Issue
* Heatstroke, also known as hyperthermia, is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths for children.
* It occurs when the body isn't able to cool itself quickly enough and the body temperature rises to dangerous levels.
* Young children are particularly at risk as their bodies heat up three to five times faster than an adult's.
* When a child's internal temperature gets to 104 degrees, major organs begin to shut down. And when that child's temperature reaches 107 degrees, the child can die.
* Because of this, and because cars heat up so quickly – 19 degrees in 10 minutes – tragedies can happen faster than you think.
* Symptoms can quickly progress from flushed, dry skin and vomiting to seizures, organ failure and death.
Key Stats
* Since 1998, at least 605 children across the United States have died from heatstroke when unattended in a vehicle.
o 52% - child "forgotten" by caregiver
o 29% - child playing in unattended vehicle
o 18% - child intentionally left in vehicle by adult
* Heatstroke deaths by year:
o In 2013, 43 children died.
o In 2012, 34 children died.
o In 2011, 33 children died.
o In 2010, 49 children died.
* Heatstroke deaths have been recorded in 11 months of the year in nearly all 50 states.

"Top Safety Tips"

* Heatstroke can happen anytime. Anywhere.

* We don't want to see this happen to any family. Safe Kids is asking everyone to help protect kids from this preventable tragedy.

* Safe Kids wants everyone to ACT.

o A: Avoid heatstroke-related injury and death by never leaving your child alone in a car, not even for a minute. And make sure to keep your car locked when you're not in it so kids don't get in on their own.
o C: Create reminders by putting something in the back of your car next to your child such as a briefcase, a purse or a cell phone that is needed at your final destination. This is especially important if you're not following your normal routine.
o T: Take action. If you see a child alone in a car, call 911. Emergency personnel want you to call. They are trained to respond to these situations. One call could save a life.

2014-06-07-Dedication


June 08, 2014 - The Providence Volunteer Fire Department Station 29 dedicated its new Engine on Saturday, June 7, 2014. An educational event was held for the children and the Chick-fill-a cow attended. The dedication was well attended by the community, and members of the fire house. Councilman Todd Huff and Council candidate Laurie Taylor Mitchell also attended the event.

Truck 297 Responds to Accident in Glen Arm with One Person Trapped: Rescue Box 38-07


May 23, 2014 - On the evening of Friday May 23, 2014 just before midnight, the Providence Volunteers along with surrounding companies were alerted for a 38-07 rescue assignment on Dulaney Valley Rd. Truck Company 297 promptly responded with 6 volunteers. Engine 382 was first on scene followed by Engine 473 with giving an updated status of having one vehicle vs. tree with one patient heavily entrapped, the chief from Jacksonville established command. The chief from Jacksonville began by stabilizing the vehicle before the special services arrived.Squad 303 and Truck 297 arrived shortly after beginning extrication. Squad 303 operated on the driver’s side of the vehicle using their portable pump with cutters and spreaders. Truck 297 stretched two 100ft pre-connected hydraulic lines with the spreader, cutters, and a combie tool and began operations on the passenger’s side of the vehicle. Crews worked together to remove the vehicles doors and roof to safely extricate the patient.
Crews operated on scene for approximately an hour and a half before returning to service. Great Job done by all.

PVFC Golf Tournament


May 12, 2014 - We are pleased to announce that we are hosting our FIRST ANNUAL Golf Tournament !!
The tournament will be held on June 2, 2014 at the Hunt Valley Golf Club.
There will be prizes, contests, and raffles. Lunch will be provided.
$400 per Foursome!

The registration form is attached. You may mail in your registration fee with the form to the Fire house, or you may use Paypal.

Contact the Event Chairman Len Schneider at twotowers02@aol.com or 443-992-8800 for questions.

Station 29 responds to a 2 Alarm Fire in Mays Chapel - Fire Box 17-03


April 24, 2014 - While most were enjoying time on Easter with family members, crews from 29 were battling a 2 alarm blaze in Mays Chapel. Engine 292 was alerted as part of the working fire assignment and Truck 297 as part of the second alarm to Box 17-03.
While en route, command advised that units where to switch to a defensive attack due to deteriorating interior conditions, and after utilizing Tower 17's ladder pipe to knock down the heaviest fire, sent units back in to make an aggressive stop. Upon arrival Engine 292 was put to work in the bravo exposure assisting Engine 2(Pikesville) open up the walls extinguish the fire. After exiting the exposure dwelling, command sent the crew of Engine 292 back into the main fire building to relieve crews and again extinguish any remaining fire. As the crew from Engine 292 performed its duties, Truck 297 emptied its ladder bed and laddered all sides of the dwellings involved and then went to the roof to assist with ventilation and extinguishment.
For the duration of this large incident, a standby crew attended Engine 291 in station and responded on a medical emergency. Units were on scene of the 2nd alarm approx 4.5 hours