Thanksgiving remains the leading day for cooking fires, with three times as many cooking fires as an average day. That's according to statistics by the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), which also found that cooking equipment fires are still the leading cause of U.S. home fires and fire injuries, and the third leading cause of fire deaths. On Thanksgiving 2008, U.S. fire departments ... (Full Story & Photos)
The Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring its 25th Annual Holiday Food Drive to benefit needy families in the Elkridge area. Each year the Elkridge VFD fills over 40 baskets for the area needy.
We are asking you to help by sending in monetary donations in the form of cash or check (tax deductible), made out to the Elkridge VFD, in care of the Holiday Food Drive.
Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department Annual Awards Banquet Highlights November 21, 2015
We started the evening off honoring our veteran. The Maryland State Fireman's Association Vice President Mark Bilger along with the leadership the Department recognized our department member currently serving in the armed forces. Thank you for your service.
At 9:20, the local box alarm was struck for a report of smoke in the building in the 7800 block of Marioak Drive in Elkridge. Firefighters arrived to find smoke showing from the second floor of an end-of-the-ground townhouse. Upon entry, personnel reported multiple small fires on the second floor. OFM personnel are investigating the origin and cause of the fire.
Just before 2:30 AM on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 firefighters and paramedics from Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) responded to the 6400 block of Woodvale Place in Elkridge, Md for a reported house fire. Units arrived to find the rear of a single family house on fire with flames extending into the attic. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the bulk of the fire ... (Full Story & Photos)
SIREN (Simulated Incident Response Evolution Night) training with the volunteers at the Public Safety Training Center was a huge success! 84 participants total. The goal of the training? Responding to simulated incidents just as one would in the real world. From medical calls to structure fires, accidents, and rescues, crews gained a lot of valuable experience. .... (Full Story & Photos)
Shortly after 4 PM on Friday, September 18, 2015, firefighters and paramedics from the Howard County Department of Fire & Rescue Services (HCDFRS) were dispatched to the 7100 block of Kit Kat Road in Elkridge for a reported commercial building fire. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find heavy smoke visible from the building. They began an aggressive fire attack. The fire was located in a conveyor ... (Full Story & Photos)
Station 1: Elkridge
6275 Old Washington Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 Phone: 410-313-4901 Battalion: One Equipment: Engine, Ambulance, Squad, Brush Truck
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