Just before Memorial Day weekend members from the Savage Volunteer Fire Company took time out of their day to go to Laurel Woods Elementary School. There members covered some basic fire safety lessons for the students. The kids that day had the opportunity to learn about fire safety and see some of our equipment and watch how they guys and gals of Savage get dressed up for a fire.
Join us for an evening celebrating the life of Francis “Mo” Mowbray on April 18th from 6PM until midnight at the Savage Volunteer Fire Company. There will be dinner, dancing, a silent auction, and raffles. Proceeds of the evening will go directly to the Mowbray family.
Tickets are $30/person and includes 2 drinks for adults
Kids 10-16 are $15
Kids under 10 are Free
Tickets can be purchased online! Donations can also be made online! They will sellout fast!
Dinner is being provided by Mission BBQ and will be served form 6-8pm. There will also be a cash bar.
Music will be provided by the band G3 featuring classic rock, country, adult contemporary, blues and more! Dancing will begin at 8pm
There will be a Silent Auction, a 50/50 Raffle and more!!
Please join us to celebrate the life and memory of a man who devoted his life to service and help us give a little back. If you are unable to attend you are still able to make a donation to support the family.
Yesterday evening, Howard County Fire and Rescue Services along with the Volunteer Training Board held a graduation ceremony to recognize county volunteers who successfully completed Firefighter I and/or EMT within the last year. Four of our members were recognized for their accomplishments in these courses. Andrew Heiliger, Renae Hott, and Olivia Wolfe completed EMT and Jianna Woo completed Firefighter I. We congratulate everyone on their achievements and look forward to their continued success and contributions within the department!
It’s with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Francis Mowbray at the age of 59. “Mo” as many knew him, was a former chief of our very own department and continued his service at the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department. Our deepest condolences to his family during this sad time. As we get more information, we will pass it along.
Rest easy chief
Engine 61, Rescue Engine 6, and Chief 6B operated at a 2nd alarm building fire located at in the 4900 block of Canvasback Dr in company 2′s area (Ellicott City). Units went on location with heavy fire showing from a two story residential structure. The building which originally was constructed as a barn had since been converted to a multi unit residential complex. Due to the amount of fire showing upon arrival, first arriving companies went to a “defensive” operation until the bulk of the fire could be knocked down. Crews then made an interior attack knocking down the remainder of the fire and checking for extension. Chief 6B operated as the Safety Officer on the Charlie side, while crews from Engine 61 and Rescue Engine 6 assisted with water supply and fire attack. Crews operated for approximately 3 hours until being released by command.
Engine 61, CF6A and CF6B operated on this 2nd alarm house fire in Co. 7′s area (Banneker). Units arrived on location of a three story end of the group town home with heavy fire showing from side “A” on all three floors, due to the conditions upon arrival and a “all clear” confirmed by the residence; units immediately went to defensive operations. Savage units arrived on location and were put right to work, CF6A was assigned the “Bravo 1″ exposure along with Engine 61. Crews went to work opening up and checking for horizontal fire spread. CF6B arrived and was assigned the “Alpha division” of the original fire building and worked with multiple crew’s to bring the fire under control. Crew’s operated for approxamitly 3 hours.
Chief 6 & E62 were dispatched for the report of a house fire in Prince Georges County, Laurel 10′s first due. While en route, PG Chief 10 upgraded it to a working fire. E62 arrived as the 4th due engine company and immediately pulled PG Engine 10′s 300ft attack line and entered the house from side bravo. Chief 6 established division 1 command. E62′s company masked up and 2 members proceeded to the 2nd floor where there were heavy smoke conditions. They encountered slight heat once on the second floor. The officer of 62 then entered a small door which led into a storage space with high heat conditions and low visibility in the room. He was able to locate the bulk of the fire and began to open up with a hook while calling for a hose line. The officer of E62 was then able to grab the pipeman from E10 and direct him. E62 then assisted with extinguishment of the fire, the overhaul, and mopping up of hot spots. The engine company and chief operated for approximately 2 hours.
Wednesday evening units from station 6 were alerted for the accident with injuries, it was reported initially as entrapment and on fire. Upon arrival of Chief 6B, Rescue Engine 6, they found a car on fire, with a motorcycle into the side of the car at the intersection of Guilford and Mission Rd. After a quick search it was determined that now one was inside or underneath and the crew went to work extinguishing the fire. The volunteer paramedic crew from 66 treated and transported one person to the hospital.
At approx 10:32 am box alarm 1-3 was struck for the trailer fire. Engine 62 and Truck 6 were alerted as second due engine and first due truck as well as Chief 6A & C6B. E11 (Elkridge) went on scene with smoke showing and found heavy fire conditions in the kitchen and living room area. E62 arrived as second in engine and assisted with fire attack. Truck 6 arrived and assisted with the removal of 1 victim who was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries not connected to the fire. For more info check out HCPD facebook page.
Earlier this evening, units from company 6 were called to the 8200 block of Washington Boulevard for a mobile home on fire. Savage Engine 61, was first arriving and did a split lay from the entrance of the trailer park. With Smoke and fire showing upon arrival a 200ft bumper line was pulled and commenced with fire attack. Savage Engine 62 arrived quickly and secured the water from the hydrant to complete the split lay and the crew assisted E-61 with fire attack. . The fire was quickly extinguished, and help from Elkridge squad 1, and Rivers Park tower 10 companies assisted with overhaul operations. One civilian was transported to a local hospital with minor burns. Two adults were displaced due to the damage caused by the blaze, and they are being assisted by the Red Cross.