At aprox. 1202 hours, Engine 62, Truck 6, Chief 6, And Chief 6b, along with other units from the county were alerted to Box 5-63 for the building fire. Upon arrival of the first arriving engine company, they advised that it was a junkyard, fully engulfed. Truck 6 made access to the fireground via a neighboring driveway, while Engine 62 dropped 900 feet of supply line, to support master stream operations. While the truck used a partner saw to cut the fence, the crew from the engine company stretched multiple lines. After about an hour, the fire was out. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The Savage Volunteer Fire Company, along with the other Volunteer Corporations in Howard County, regularly work EMS at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia. Yesterday however, was a special occasion for Savage. The company was asked by the Howard County Office of The Fire Marshall to bring an Engine Company to Merriweather to standby for the pyrotechnics display at the SweetLife Festival. The Engine Company, staffed with 3 Volunteers, was staged backstage, in the VIP area. In case of emergency during the fireworks display, they were in good positioning to put out the fire. This is just one of many Behind the Scenes way’s that we serve the community.
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.
At 1727 hours, Engine 62 and Chief 6B were alerted for the possible dwelling fire in the area of Guilford Road and Murray Hill Road. Chief 6B arrived to find a playground fully engulfed in flame. Engine 62 stretched a 400′ attack line and placed the fire out. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.
At 0012 Hours, Truck 6 and Chief 6B were alerted for the Mutual Aid To Prince Georges County For their Box Alarm In company 810′s area. PG Engine 810c arrived to find smoke conditions in the basement. Truck 6 was the first arriving Special Service. The Truck crew worked with Engine 810c to extinguish a small fire in the dryer. Chief 6B had the Basement division. Units operated for about 30 Minutes before being placed in service.
At 1434 Hours, Rescue Engine 6 and Engine 62 were alerted for the Rescue with Fire On Route 32 at Interstate 95. The Rescue Engine arrived to find a vehicle that had been involved in an accident, that was now on fire. All occupants were out of the vehicle. Crews worked hand in hand to place the fire out in under 5 minutes.
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