Monday, July 4, 2016
The Aberdeen Fire Department would like to wish everyone a HAPPY and SAFE 4th of July!
Here are some recommended firework Safety Tips...
•Obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks.
•Know your fireworks; read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions before igniting.
•A responsible adult SHOULD supervise all firework activities. Never give fireworks to children.
•Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Save your alcohol for after the how.
•Wear safety glasses when shooting fireworks.
•Light one firework at a time and then quickly move away.
•Use fireworks OUTDOORS in a clear area; away from buildings and vehicles.
•Never relight a “dud” firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
•Always have a bucket of water and charged water hose nearby.
•Never carry fireworks in your POCKET or shoot them into METAL or GLASS containers.
•Do not experiment with homemade fireworks.
•Dispose of spent fireworks by wetting them down and place in a metal trash can away from any building or combustible materials until the next day.
•FAA regulations PROHIBIT the possession and transportation of fireworks in your checked baggage or carry-on luggage.
•Report illegal explosives, like M-80s and quarter sticks, to the fire or police department.
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 sceneEngine 211Tower 231Engine 213Ambulance 292Engine 514Truck 1231
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.
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!
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!
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 MontagueBattalion Chief 2-2- Keith BudnickPresident- Ed BudnickVice President- Chuck GlassmanSecretary- Jeff SextonTreasurer- Fred BudnickBoard of Director 3 years- John Bender
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.
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Aberdeen Fire Department, Inc. will host its 2nd Annual Breakfast w/ Santa Event.
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!
$4 Kids (Age 6-12)
Free (5 and under)
You can Pre-Order Tickets by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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!
(photo by J. D. Floyd II, Royal Blue
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)
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