Grasonville Fire Department
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The Grasonville Volunteer Fire Department is one of 9 totally volunteer fire departments in Queens Anne's County Maryland. Station 2 is located at 4128 Main Street in the heart of Grasonville. The department prides itself on giving the residents of Grasonville and surrounding communities the very best service possible. If interested in helping us out just stop by the firehouse or give us a call at 410-827-8100.

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1ST ANNUAL GVFD PAINT NITE

Saturday, April 11, 2015   Come out to the Grasonville Fire Department for their first ever Paint Nite fundraiser! Tickets are $45.00, with food and drinks available as well throughout the afternoon. Have a great time and support your local Volunteers as we continue to grow our New Building Fund!

www.paintnite.com/pages/events/view/grasonville/871765#


Painting: 2:00-4:00pm




4128 Main Street P.O. Box 457 
Grasonville, MD 21638
Phone: 410-827-8100

     



 

LARGE MARSH FIRE IN THE 2-10

Monday, April 6, 2015 1604

     



 

DUTY CREW TRAINING

Friday, March 13, 2015  Members train on Engine Company Operations at the Elementary School during the weekly duty crew. Our Engine 25 was staffed from 1800-2400 by 7 of our Members.

   


 

VALENTINES DAY FIRE IN THE 9-2

Saturday, February 14, 2015 15:15  At approx 1515 on Valentines day, Company 2 was alerted for the appliance fire in Company 9's first due. EMS 3-1 arrived on scene with light smoke from the front side of the house. Engine 22 arrived and stretched a handline on the dwelling locating fire in the living room. Engine 22's crew made a quick knock of the fire and after cleanup all units cleared shortly thereafter.

     



 

COMPANY 2 RUNS RESCUE LOCAL

Monday, February 9, 2015 19:41 At Approx. 1941 Hours Company 2 was alerted for the Rescue Local in the 2-81. Rescue 2, Engine 22, Chief 2, Ambulance 2 all made a prompt response. Chief 2 (J. Anthony Sr.) arrived to find 1 vehicle into the guardrail and established the Rt. 50 command. Ambulance 2 Treated and transported 1 Patient. All Units cleared shortly after. Also on location were QASO, MSP, and QACDES

     



 

GVFD ANNUAL BANQUET & INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS 2015

Saturday, January 31, 2015  GRASONVILLE — The Grasonville Volunteer Fire Department held its 56th annual installation of officers and awards for 2014 on Saturday, Jan. 31, at Bay Country Moose Family Center in Queenstown.GVFD Fire Chief Jason Anthony welcomed everyone and presented highlights of the fire department for last year. He reported Grasonville Volunteer Fire Department responded to 523 fire calls and 279 EMS calls in 2014. The busiest month was August with 60 total fire calls.

Anthony listed the following events: Jan. 20, 2014, major fire in Bay City that destroyed a 10,000 square foot home; February 2014, new firefighting/rescue equipped boat purchased by the fire department, kept at the Narrows for emergency use; July 15, 2014, department awarded $247,042 grant from FEMA to purchase 32 self-contained breathing apparatus and personal face pieces for all members; Aug. 12, 2014, major rain storm dumping nearly a foot of rain over a period of a couple hours hit Grasonville and Queenstown flooding vehicles parked in streets and flooding an apartment building; November 2014, department given permission to use the old Holly’s Restaurant buildings to conduct trainings. Numerous other companies also attended and used the buildings.

It was also noted that 2014 was “the year of having babies” by members of the GVFD. Six different couples from the department gave birth to children.

Top responder for fire calls in 2014 was Tracy Ferguson with 280 calls. The top five responders were Ferguson; Vincent Harris, 269 calls; Jeff Anthony, 261calls; Alex Cole, 250; and Donnie Clark, 248 calls. Nineteen members of GVFD responded to more than 100 calls each.

Brad Killian was recognized as the Top EMS Responder for 2014, going out on 78 calls. The Top 5 EMS responders were Killian; Vincent Harris, 75 calls; John Ryan, 64 calls; Craig Langrell, 50 calls; and Jeff Anthony, 37 calls.

Unanimously chosen, 2014 Rookie of the Year Award was presented to Evan Gould. The Chief’s Award was presented to GVFD veteran firefighters Skippy Haddaway and Pete Risley, and 2014 Firefighter of the Year, voted on by the total membership at GVFD was presented to Tim Daly. Daly, who is a professional firefighter in Howard County, lives in Grasonville with his wife, and volunteers his services here.

GVFD President John Werkheiser presented the President’s Award to longtime GVFD member Jeff Anthony. Werkheiser said, “Jeff Anthony always goes above and beyond in his efforts for the benefit of our fire department. He’s at every event, especially helping with fundraising.”

Years of Service awards were presented to seven members of the department: 5 years to Matt Forrest, Michelle Smith, Jena Wiggins, and Zak Werkheiser; 10 years to Mike Butler and Brian Dean; and Fire Chief Jason Anthony was recognized for 15 years of official membership.

The banquet was again catered by Helen Todd Catering of Centreville. Todd provided an outstanding meal of roast beef, chicken cordon bleu and crab cakes. Aline Koski, of Grasonville, again provided a delicious half chocolate, half vanilla sheet cake for dessert. To honor the firefighters, Koski has donated cakes for the annual banquet for many years. Excellent music was provided by local DJ Chris Startt.

There were two special, solemn moments of reflection during the program. First, the late Donald “Duck” Anthony, founding member of GVFD, longtime fire chief and recently inducted member of the Maryland Firefighters Hall of Fame, was mentioned by 1st Assistant Chief Steve McCombs. Anthony died early in 2014 after a lifetime of service to GVFD. McCombs said, “I’m sure Duck is watching over us right now.”

GVFD Chaplin Jon Rediger, prior to concluding the formal program with a closing prayer, personally thanked the members of GVFD for their service to the community.

He added, “We don’t always win in our efforts to serve. Our family suffered the loss of my son this past year in a boating accident. I want you all to know that I’m grateful for your efforts in helping to find him. Knowing all of you as I do, you are one of the big reasons we have stayed here in this community so many years. Thank you for your 24/7/365 service to the community.”

At the conclusion of Rediger’s prayer and McCombs remarks about Duck Anthony, the everyone in the hall at the banquet stood in ovation.




Story & Picture Credits: MyEasternShoreMD.com










     



 

AUTO EXTRICATION DRILL

Monday, January 12, 2015  Using donated Vehicles our Members spent the evening behind the Firehouse practicing Auto Extrication Skills. Thanks to those who donated the vehicles!

   


 

ITS A GIRL

Monday, November 10, 2014   The Officers and Members would like to congratulate Firefighter/Emt Chuck Totaro And Fiance Amberly Haddaway on the birth of Emma Grace Totaro at 6:20 pm . 21 Inches long and 7Lbs 10oz. 

   


 

MEMBERS TRAIN ON ROOF OPERATIONS

Sunday, November 9, 2014  Members utilized the recently acquired buildings at the former Holly's Restaurant and Motel to conduct vertical roof ventilation scenarios.  We were given permission to utilize these buildings by the Royal Farms Corporation after they purchased the properties.

     



 

FLYOUT FOR THE TRAUMATIC INJURY

Saturday, November 8, 2014   Engine 25 handled the LZ for a subject fallen from a horse. Patient was flown to Shock Trauma for treatment. LT (J. Tiernan) had the command. 

     



 
 
 

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