Welcome to the English Consul Volunteer Fire Department – 100% Volunteers
On Saturday, September 22nd, the members of the ECVFD traveled to the Baltimore County FRA for a day of training burns at the academy’s burn building. The members participated in several evolutions designed to simulate various structure fire emergencies likely to be encountered during the course of department operations. Thanks to all who attended, and a special thanks to Otts, Mary, Kathy, and the others who provided lunch for the members at the training!
The English Consul had a great presence at the Maryland State Firemen’s Association convention and conference in Ocean City this year. We had full crews for the Engine, Medic unit, Juniors’ Bus, and the Utility. Everyone was dressed up to the occasion and represented our company in a professional manner. Despite the excruciating heat, the juniors were phenomenal walking down the parade. They deservingly won first place for “Beast Appearing Junior or Cadet Company”. Engine-372 also won an “Honorable Mention” of “Best Appearing Engine 1250 GPM & Over”. We are proud of our juniors and members who are sincerely dedicated to convey a professional image to the public.
Wire Entanglement Training – May 29th
Every day is a training day at our company. We have scheduled and random training events. On May 29, we held a company training drills on fire entanglement. We simulated a fire entangle rescue in our engine bay. We had supervisors and safety instructor guide the training. At the end of training, we critiqued the pros and cons of the training. Overall, the training was satisfactory and everyone did a great job.