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

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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 9/6/2014

August 26, 2014 in Upcoming Events

Come join the crew of the ECVFD for a DINNER BINGO night at the firehouse on Friday, September 6th, 2014!

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

Dinner menu includes:

Country Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and Corn

Don’t miss out on the fun!

KARAOKE NIGHT! 9/27/2014

August 26, 2014 in Upcoming Events

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Come out for a fun night of KARAOKE at the firehouse on Saturday September 27th, 2014! Come dazzle your friends and neighbors with your vocal skills, or just sit back and enjoy the show! Tickets are only $10 per person, please call 443-789-6375 for more information!

CRAB FEAST 10/11/2014

August 26, 2014 in Upcoming Events

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Join us on Saturday October 11th at the ECVFD for our BIG CRAB FEAST! Featuring great food and exciting games, this is sure to be a fun time and a great event! Come out and show your support for our community volunteer fire department. Conact Charlie McDevitt at: 443-858-8280 for tickets or information!

Website Update 4/17/2014

April 17, 2014 in Upcoming Events

Attention:

The ECVFD website had been inactive, and unmanaged for the past year, as operations and personnel changed.  Please check back for current updates as we work to reorganize and update the site.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

 

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