On August 13, 2016 at 1317 hours Fire Boat 6 was dispatched to Company 14's first due for a boat fire in the Potomac River just south of the Harry Nice Bridge. Fire Boat 6 responded with 6 personnel and the Chief onboard. Engine 143 arrived at the power plant and established the Potomac River command with one vessel on fire approximately a mile off shore.
Congratulations to Life Member Ronnie Evans for being recognized at the MSFA Convention in Ocean City for his 52 years of dedicated and faithful service to our department, our community and the State of Maryland.
Ronnie is a very active member with our department running calls, repairing necessary equipment and holding a seat as a Board of Director.
Congratulations to Kathy Kilinski for winning the Silver Spring Fire Prevention award at the LAMSFA Convention in Ocean City.
Kathy works hard every year to educate children and adults about Fire Prevention and the current trends in Fire Safety. Kathy is also responsible for the department winning every year in fire prevention through the State and local levels.
On Saturday May 21, 2016 we will be hosting a Dinner and Silent Auction from which the Proceeds will go towards the purchase of a LUCAS Chest Compression System for our ambulance. This is a highly efficient tool that does chest compressions in accordance with the latest guidelines by providing CPR for patients automatically. Since our Fire Station is 30 minutes to the nearest hospital. This device ... (Full Story & Photos)
The Cobb Island Volunteer Fire and EMS Department had a new member take and successfully complete the MFRI (Maryland Fire Rescue Institute) Firefighter I class. This is the basic course that all interested members must take if they would like to run fire calls with our department. This course was an accelerated course that consists of 102 hours of lecture and practical evolutions. The objective of ... (Full Story)