Company 11 crews worked through the night on a house fire in the 14500 block of Black Ankle Road in Mount Airy. Co 11 units responded on the first alarm, along with multiple units from both Frederick & Carroll counties. Quint 11 crew assisted with…Read More
The Walkersville Volunteer Fire Company was first due for a water rescue on the Monocacy River at Devilbiss Bridge on Sunday, July 22nd, 2018.
Units were dispatched for a full Swift Water Rescue assignment around 3pm July 22nd – 2 subjects in the water hanging on trees after their boat capsized. Units responded on TAC Channel, along with Deputy Chief Chad Barrick, Battalion 902, and Chief 24. Deputy Chief Barrick was first on the scene and confirmed 2 victims in the water, hanging on the trees – at which point he established Devilbiss Bridge command. Command assigned Battalion 902 Boat Division under the bridge and prepared to launch the boats. Quint 11 was assigned to take position on the bridge in order to reach the victims with the Quint basket. Quint 11’s crew set up and deployed a rope and life ring to the first victim. Ground Units from the ATR Team threw a rope to the victim with the life ring and were able to pull him ashore. Quint 11 extended the basket approx. 85 feet to the second victim and were able to pull him into the basket to safety. Chief 24 assisted with safety measures during the operation. Both victims were rescued within 10 minutes of unit arrival. Both victims were checked by EMS personnel and refused treatment on the scene.
The below write-up is an excerpt from an article written by Jeremy Arias of the Frederick News Post. Photos courtesy of Trevor James.
“Fire and rescue personnel pulled off a daring rescue Sunday after two men were stranded on the Monocacy River during a downpour.
Bystanders called 911 around 3 p.m. to report two men clutching tree branches in the river near the Devilbiss Bridge Road bridge, struggling to stay above the surging current, said Capt. Chris Morlan, with the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services. The men embarked on the river in a canoe from where they lived just upriver from the bridge despite the heavy rain and dangerous conditions on the water, Morlan said.
“It was raining during the flood stage and let’s just say they didn’t make it very far,” Morlan said. “… It was certainly very ill-advised.”
Neither of the men was wearing a life jacket or any other flotation device, Morlan said.
While the men capsized together, they ended up in different spots on the river, Morlan said. The first man was close enough to the shore and the base of the bridge that firefighters used throw bags to get a safety ring to him and pull him ashore, Morlan said.
The second man was farther from shore, so rescuers used Quint 11, a combination engine and ladder truck based in Walkersville, Morlan said.”Read More
The carnival is approaching, and we don’t want you to miss your chance to purchase HALF PRICE Ride-All-Night tickets!
CARNIVAL RIDES SPECIAL
Special “Ride All Night For One Price” to be held 6 pm – 10:30pm
Monday July 2, Wednesday July 4, Thursday July 5
Special Pre-Sale Tickets are $15 Per Person Per Night
(without pre-sale tickets are $30 per person per night)
PRE-SALE HELD AT THE WALKERSVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY:
Saturday June 16th 9am-noon
Saturday June 23rd 9am-noon
Monday June 25th 6pm-8pm
Ride All Night Tickets purchased on grounds Ride Night are $30 each.
$15 Pre-Sale Ride Tickets MUST BE Purchased in Advance
TO PURCHASE PRE-SALE RIDE TICKETS BY MAIL, RETURN THE ATTACHED FORM WITH YOUR CHECK MADE PAYABLE TO THE WALKERSVILLE VOL. FIRE CO INC.
Mail Payment to:
Walkersville Vol. Fire Co.
P.O. Box 425
Walkersville, MD 21793
ALL TICKET ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED AT THE FIRE COMPANY BEFORE
JUNE 23rd TO ENSURE ORDERS CAN BE FILLED & MAILED BACK BEFORE THE CARNIVAL BEGINS ON July 2nd
WVFC Carnival Grounds located at:
79 W. Frederick Street, Walkersville, MD
www.walkersvillefire.com Facebook: Walkersville Volunteer Fire Company #11
At 02:47Hrs Co.11 was dispatched for house fire in the 12000 Blk of Woodsboro Pike. E161 arrived on scene to find two story house with heavy fire on the Charlie side and pulled a 2inch line to begin fire attack and established command in the attack mo…Read More
On Monday March 5TH at approximately 12:15PM, companies 11 & 24 were dispatched to an auto accident on Frederick Street with victims trapped. A MSP Trooper arrived on scene first and reported a vehicle into the Walkersville post office, and all oc…Read More