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Welcome to the English Consul Volunteer Fire Department – 100% Volunteers

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 ECVFD members: Please feel free to utilize the attached downloadable LOSAP Form to keep track of your monthly points!

CANCELLED: CRAB FEAST

October 8, 2014 in Upcoming Events

The Crab Feast scheduled for Saturday October 11th at the ECVFD has been cancelled.  Please stay tuned for upcoming events.  Thank you for your continued support!

Brush Fires 10/3/2014

October 8, 2014 in Upcoming Events

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The engine and brush were dispatched late this evening for a reported brush fire along the CSX railroad tracks along Hollins Ferry Rd in Halethorpe (Box 5-8). The crews from the ECVFD joined crews from Halethorpe (Engine and Brush 5) in extinguishing a small fire located in a pile of railroad ties along the tracks. Upon clearing the scene, Engine and Brush 5, along with Engine 372 and Brush 377 were picked up on the road for another reported brush fire along the same tracks off of Monumental Ave (Box 5-6). Units found and extinguished a small fire at the location, then returned to service.

 

Building Fire Box 8/26/2014

August 27, 2014 in Upcoming Events

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Southwest companies were dispatched today for a building fire at the Lansdowne Middle School (Box 36-5). The crew from the ECVFD joined crews from Lansdowne, Halethorpe, Arbutus, Violetville, Catonsville, and Westview in investigating a report of smoke in a classroom at the school, which is scheduled to open for the new school year tomorrow. Crews found no fire, and scaled back the incident to first-in companies only. Guess the kids will have school bright and early on time tomorrow after all!

DINNER BINGO 11/7/2014

August 26, 2014 in Upcoming Events

Come join the crew of the ECVFD for a DINNER BINGO night at the firehouse on Friday, November 7th, 2014!

Doors open at 5:30 PM, with dinner served at 6:00 PM and bingo beginning at 7:00 PM

Don’t miss out on the fun!

OFFICIAL STATEMENT

April 17, 2014 in Calls, Upcoming Events

In response to the Baltimore Sun article appearing on 4/15/2014 entitled “Volunteer Firefighter Accused of Setting Halethorpe Blaze.”

Several months ago, a member of our company reported to our Chief and Board of Directors that he had been arrested by Federal law enforcement authorities.  The member was not able to divulge the nature of the charges or details as part of his pre-trial release agreement.  As a result of that information, the Board of Directors placed the member on administrative leave of absence, and restricted his access to the fire department until the case was adjudicated in court. The administrative leave of absence is standard operating procedure for any member charged with a crime. In the Sunpaper’s article a statement was made by the member of a “rite of passage.”  The alleged actions taken by the member charged was the sole responsibility of that member.

I can assure you that the ONLY rite of passage in the English Consul Volunteer Fire Department is to become well-trained, and provide the best possible fire suppression and EMS service to the citizens we serve.

Persons applying for membership in our company are subjected to criminal background checks and drug analysis.  Our company does not condone or tolerate violations of the law.  We have always cooperated fully with our County, State, and Federal law enforcement partners.

I can assure you that the men and women of the English Consul Volunteer Fire Department will continue to protect and serve our community with pride and respect as we have done since our company was established in 1944.

Bradford A. Thomas, Chairman of the Board

English Consul Volunteer Fire Department

On behalf of the officers and members of the English Consul Volunteer Fire Department