Aberdeen Fire Department, Inc.

Responding to an Apartment Fire

Sunday, April 3, 2016   Units responded to a report of an apartment fire on Franklin Street today. Units arrived and found contents of an apartment on fire. There was mild extensions within the room and units worked on smoke removal after extinguishment. The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Maryland State Fire Marshals Office.

Units on the scene

Engine 211

Tower 231

Engine 213

Ambulance 292

Engine 514

Truck 1231



Building Fire

Photo Courtesy of BAVFC

Photo Courtesy of BAVFC

Tuesday, December 22, 2015  Just before 12:00pm today AFD was alerted to respond for the automatic alarm at 4600 Mercedes Drive in the 420 box. Shortly after the call was upgraded to a building fire with reports of sprinkler flow activation and fire in the dust collector. Companies arrived and located fire in the dust collector piping. Crews operated for approximately 1 hour before they started to clear the scene. No injuries were reported. Other companies on scene included Abingdon Fire Company Aberdeen Proving Ground Fire & Emergency Services The Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company Joppa Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. (Official). 
Below is a picture during clean up stages of the incident. Courtesy of BAVFC.



AFD Adopts 2 Families for Christmas

Monday, December 21, 2015  Tonight before the department drill members took two families in our first due area Christmas dinners and gifts for the kids. We are beyond happy and thankful that we could make a small difference for families during the holidays. Happy Holidays everyone!



AFD - Breakfast w/ Santa was a SUCCESS

Saturday, December 19, 2015  We would like to thank all of our members and the citizens that came out for this years breakfast with Santa. It was a huge success and we were able to serve approximately 520 people this year.

We would also like to give a huge thanks and special shout out to all of the local businesses who donated to help make our event a success. 

Hope to see everyone next year!



Election of 2016 Officers

Monday, December 14, 2015   Last night the department held its annual election of officers. The results are listed below. Congratulations to all of the elected officers! Captain and Lieutenants will be appointed by the chief officers at a later date.

Chief- Steven C Hinch 
Assistant Chief- Dale Budnick Sr. 
Battalion Chief 2-1- Josh Montague
Battalion Chief 2-2- Keith Budnick
President- Ed Budnick
Vice President- Chuck Glassman
Secretary- Jeff Sexton
Treasurer- Fred Budnick
Board of Director 3 years- John Bender



Members Complete Fire Officer 3 Training

Sunday, December 13, 2015  Members of the department completed the Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute Fire Officer 3 course over the past 10 weeks. Members attended this 60 hour course with numerous additional hours outside of class spent in which provides the members with the knowledge and skills required for the administrative and operational challenges of the fire service in the 21st century. Members that attended the class were Assistant Chief Dale Budnick Sr, Captain Brandon Collier, Captain Josh Montague, Lieutenant/B.O.D Chad Rizzuto, Secretary/FADO Jeff Sexton and FF Scott Budnick. Pictured below are these members today after their final presentations.



AFD - Breakfast w/ Santa

Saturday, December 5, 2015  Aberdeen Fire Department, Inc. will host its 2nd Annual Breakfast w/ Santa Event. Location: Main Station - Banquet Hall 21 N. Rogers Street Aberdeen, MD 21001 Buffet Style Breakfast Menu Includes: Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Pancakes, Biscuits & Gravy, Coffee, Orange Juice, Milk and More! Prices: $8 Adults $4 Kids (Age 6-12) Free (5 and under) You can Pre-Order Tickets by emailing tickets@aberdeenfd.org -OR- Tickets Sales will also be available at the door You can also order tickets online through our online store. Go To https://squareup.com/market/afdco2md



AFD - Annual Christmas Street Craft Fair

Please come and join us this Saturday for the Annual Christmas Street Craft Fair! Come and shop with over 100 vendors for some unique gifts and you can also buy your lunch here too! Our firefighters will be serving up some delicious Pit Beef, Pit Ham and Pit Turkey. Did I mention that we will have FUNNEL CAKES TOO! Hope to see you there!



Throwback Photo of AFD Apparatus

(photo by J. D. Floyd II, Royal Blue Ltd. archives)

(photo by J. D. Floyd II, Royal Blue
      Ltd. archives)

Sunday, November 29, 2015  Fire apparatus of Aberdeen FD in Harford County MD are seen queued up in front of the old House 1 Station before renovation on a soggy day in April of 1989 following the first of two AFD Centennial Parades held that year. (photo by J. D. Floyd II, Royal Blue Ltd. archives)



Former Patient Update - Recovery Process

Monday, November 16, 2015  An awesome video showing the next step of recovery for a strong and courageous young man. His life was turned upside down in a car accident on 12/25/2013. The Aberdeen Fire Department responded to this vehicle accident and were able to make a difference in this young mans life. Keep up the hard work Kevin! Never give up! You know where to reach us if you ever need anything.




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