Monday, March 3, 2014
The Aberdeen Fire Department, Inc. is now accepting applications for the positions of BLS emergency medical service providers .Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications.
•A current, valid license or certification from the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems as a EMT-Basic (EMT-B). Harford County IV Technician certification a plus.
•Must have at least three (3) years of experience in EMS pre-hospital emergency medical care including advanced and basic life support
•Must have a valid driver's license with a good driving record
•Must have valid proof of certificate of completion from an emergency vehicle operator course (EVOC) that either meets or exceeds the curriculum of the Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute (MFRI) – EVOC
•Must have a minimum of three (3) years driving and operating an emergency ambulance in a 911 or public safety capacity.
Qualified applicants will be contacted to complete pre-employment testing to include WRITTEN and PRACTICAL exams, consisting of a multiple choice test and a adult mega code scenario. Applicants who successfully completed the pre-employment testing will be placed on a eligibility list for hire for a period of one year. Applicants with the top scores will be given a conditional offer of employment pending the completion of a criminal background check, drug test, fit for duty physical exam.
Applications are due by no later than March 21, 2014.
Applications should be turned in via U.S. MAIL, EMAIL, FAX, or IN PERSON
Name: Tammy Hoag - EMS Administrator
Fax: (410) 272-2887
Address: 21 N. Rogers Street, Aberdeen, MD. 21001
Friday, January 31, 2014 1804
On Friday @ 1804 hours, the Aberdeen Fire Department was
alerted for a dwelling fire in the 214 box at 506 Paradise Road. Chief 2 called enroute immediately upon dispatch. Dispatch initially reported receiving
multiple calls. Engines 211 and 213 responded shortly afterwards with full
Chief 2 arrived and gave a brief initial report of
split level single family dwelling with smoke showing from the roof. Engine 213 was first arriving suppression
unit and deployed an 200’ attack line to division 2 to begin an interior attack
on the fire. Engine 211 arrived next and crew advanced a second attack line to
division 2 for fire attack. Engine 113 (Level Volunteer Fire Company) was next
arriving unit and dropped approx. 200 feet of 5” supply line from a hydrant Engine
215 arrived and performed a primary search on division 2. Fire was extinguished
quickly by crew from 213 and 211. Truck
1231 (Aberdeen Proving Ground Fire Department) arrived and performed vertical ventilation.
Crews were committed to the scene for approx. 2 hours before
returning back in service. The cause of the fire was ruled an accidental
electrical by the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office.
Units on scene:
COMMAND: Chief 2 (Steve Hinch) – Car 200
Mutual-Aid Given By:
Aberdeen Police Department
Maryland State Fire Marshall’s Office
Friday, January 31, 2014
Production of the new ambulance 292 has been completed by Road Rescue. Final inspection was completed by Asst. Chief Dale Budnick today in Florida. Vehicle will be sent to Atlantic Emergency Solutions for final overview and check in by dealer. Expected delivery to Aberdeen Fire Department on February 10th, 2014. Please see the attached photos for the finished product.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
The Aberdeen Fire Department recently ordered a new ambulance from Road Rescue. Attached are several photos showing an update on the progress of the production. Delivery is expected to take place in February.
Saturday, January 4, 2014 0319
On Saturday @ 0319 hours, the Aberdeen Fire Department was alerted for an apartment fire in the 212 box at 404 South Philadelphia Blvd. Dispatch initially reported receiving multiple calls and believed this to be a working fire. Aberdeen Police Department arrived on location shortly after initial dispatch and confirmed a working fire. Engines 211 and 213 responded immediately with full crews.Engine 211 was first arriving piece and gave a brief initial report of a 2 story apartment building with fire showing from division 1, alpha side of the building. Crew from 211 deployed an attack line to division 1 to begin an interior attack on the fire. Engine 213 was next arriving unit and dropped approx. 500 feet of 5” supply line from a hydrant. Crew from 213 advanced a second attack line to division 2 to check for extension of fire and perform a primary search on division 2. Fire was extinguished quickly by crew from 211. Both primary and secondary searches proved to be negative.Other units arrived from Aberdeen Proving Ground Fire Department (Truck 1231), Abingdon Fire Company (Truck 431), and Susquehanna Hose Company (Engines 512 & 514); to assist with deploying multiple ladders to the building, performing ventilation and secondary searches.Crews were committed to the scene for approx. 3 hours before returning back in service. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office. Command also requested for the response of a Harford County building inspector as well as for a response from disaster assistance for the 20 residents that were displaced by the damages from the fire.Units on scene:--------------------------------COMMAND: Chief 2 (Steve Hinch) – Car 200Engine 211Engine 212Engine 213Engine 215Rescue 251Medic 291Medic 292 Mutual-Aid Given By:----------------------------------Engine 512Engine 514Truck 431Truck 1231 Aberdeen Police DepartmentMaryland State Fire Marshall’s Office
Photo Credit - FF DJ Budnick
Friday, December 27, 2013
On Friday December 27th, 2013 at approximately 0756 hours the Aberdeen Fire Department was alerted for a Motor Vehicle Accident with Rescue on Interstate 95 MM SB MM 84.4.
Paramedic 291 was the first unit to arrive, followed by Engine 213 (E. Budnick), Rescue 251 (Diering) and Engine 212 (K. Budnick)
Engine 211 arrived and staged on the Route 22 overpass.
Engine 213 arrived and immediately assisted with patient care, as well as stablizing the vehicle in the median and mitigating any immediate hazards. Rescue 251 later arrived second, instructed by Command for one minor rescue and removing of some shrubbery to extricate the patients. Crews extricated patients within 5 minutes of the units arriving on scene. Crews assisted Paramedic 291 and Paramedic 492 (Abingdon) in packaging both patients.
Units remained on scene, providing barrier protection, and both medic units transported the patients to area trauma centers.
MSP JFK was also on scene conducting the investigation.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
On Thursday December 26th, 2013 the Aberdeen Fire Department was alerted for an Auto Fire in the 200 blk South Parke Street.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Saturday, December 21, 2013
On Saturday December 21st, 2013 the Aberdeen Fire Department was alerted for an Automatic Alarm at 737 Nottingham Drive.
Battalion Chief 21 (Hinch) called enroute and was advised of an Automatic Fire Alarm at location. On arrival BC21 found smoke conditions within the structure and upgraded the call to a dwelling fire.Engine 211 responded followed by Chief 2, Engine 212 and Engine 213.
Engine 211's crew made quick entry and discovered the stove was on and paper-plates and other items were on the stove smoldering. The incident was scaled back to Engine 211 and the second engine arriving.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
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