On 11-23-2014 the Federalsburg Fire Department held a controlled burn on three Bridges Rd west of town. Crews from Federalsburg, Hurlock, Preston and Easton attended and received training on interior live fire training. After several burns upstairs and several more downstairs and some truck work crews let the old house burn to the ground. A lot of the young and newer firefighters were able to see and learn smoke conditions inside a home. This was a good training drill for all that attended.
On 110-2-2014 the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department was alerted for a accident with rescue on Concord Pond Rd. 87 Command (J. Wilson) arrived to find a vehicle that had left the right side of the roadway and overturned and coming to rest on the passenger side of the car. The driver was still inside the vehicle and unable to get out. Rescue 87 arrived and used struts to stabilize the vehicle and used a class master to remove the windshield where crews could gain access to the driver. The driver was removed from the vehicle and transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford for treatment with non-life threatening injuries. Concord Pond Rd was closed for about an hour during the alarm.
On October 24, just before 4PM, Wicomico Centrel alerted Stations 74, 2 and 5 of a house fire on Jersey Rd. While enroute, central advised that the fire was in the kitchen. Truck 2 arrived on scene first and was able to contain the fire to the kitchen. Engine Tanker 5 and Engine Tanker 74 assisted along with Traffic Control 5 and Paramedic A74.
On October 18,2014 Fire/EMS/Police and civilians came together to honor the fallen of 9/11.
The Ocean City 911 Memorial Stair Climb is the first annual stair climb that will be hosted in Ocean City, MD. and is an event used to honor the 343 Firefighters that lost their lives on September 11th, 2001 as well as raise funds for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. This is done by climbing the equivalent of the same number of stories of the World Trade Towers, 110 stories, as well as having each individual fallen Firefighter honored by a climber in the event. The climb is not intended to be a race, it is a way to help raise funds for a great organization with a donation of $30 per climber.
The 2014 event will be held on the 18th of October at the Pyramid Hotel on Coastal Highway and is a public event open to anyone; including Civilians, EMS, Firemen, Law Enforcement and the Military. Those who are willing to wear their turnout gear/ Utility Uniforms (EMS, Law Enforcement, Military) are encouraged to do so during the climb.
On 10-9-2014 the Ridgley Fire Department was alerted for a serious accident with entrapment at the intersection of Rt.404 and Ridgley Rd. Crews arrived to find a 3-vehicle accident involving three tractor-trailers. The driver of the last tractor-trailer was heavily entrapped inside his destroyed of his cab. Crews worked for nearly 30 mins to free the driver from the cab. MSP Trooper-6 was requested and flew the driver to Shock Trauma in Baltimore for treatment. Rt.404 was shut down for several hours during the alarm. Maryland Department of Transportation is investigating the cause of the accident.
Units responded to the scene were: Ridgley Fire Department, Denton Fire Department, Queen Anne County EMS, Carline County EMS, Denton EMS, Maryland State Police Trooper-6, Queen Anne County Sheriffs Department and Maryland State Police.