Aberdeen Fire Department, Inc.

Passing of Life Member and Past Battalion Chief Mr. Charles "Duffy" M. Duff

Wednesday, October 8, 2014  It is with great sadness, the Aberdeen Fire Department announce the death of Life Member and past Battalion Chief, Mr. Charles "Duffy" M. Duff on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014. May he rest in peace. Please find below the details of his arrangements. ---------------------------------------------- Viewing Location: McComas Funeral Home - Abingdon Date: Saturday. October 11th, 2014 Time: 12:00 - 15:00pm Service Location: McComas Funeral Home - Abingdon Date: Saturday. October 11th, 2014 Time: 15:00pm Notes: Fire Department Memorial, Lions Club Memorial, then Religious Service to follow. Wake Location: Aberdeen Fire Department - House 1 - Banquet Hall Notes: Immediately follows the conclusion of all of the services. ---------------------------------------

   


 

AFD Proud to Announce Awards Received

Tuesday, July 8, 2014  On July 5th, 2014 the Aberdeen Fire Department participated in the City of Havre de Grace Independence Day Parade.

We are proud to announce we have received the following awards

FIRST Place as Best Appearing Department

SECOND Place for Best Pumper

The Aberdeen Fire Department is celebrating there 125th years of service this year. 

The Aberdeen Fire Department Officers and Board of Directors would like to thank all members who participated and made this happen. 

     



 

Dwelling Fire

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 2318 On Wednesday @ 2318 hours, the Aberdeen Fire Department was alerted for a dwelling fire in the 208 box at 1416 Wellspring Drive. Chief 2 went on the air and dispatch advised of a attic fire. Multiple units along with mutual aid companies responded shortly afterwards. Engine 211 arrived as the first suppression piece and gave a brief initial report of 3 story middle of the group townhome with fire through the roof. Engine 211 dropped a 5” supply line from a hydrant. Crews deployed dual attack lines to the fire building and 1 attack line to each exposure. Crews from Engine 211 and Engine 111 made access to the 3nd floor of the fire building through side alpha. Crews from Engine 213 and Engine 815 went to side delta exposure while crews from Truck 831 went to the bravo exposure. Primary and secondary search proved negative. Tower 231 and Truck 831 laddered the building from the alpha side. Crews quickly extinguished the fire and performed overhaul of the fire building. Crews were committed to the scene for approx. 3 hours before returning back in service. The cause of the fire is believed to be from a lightning strike to the building. Units on scene: -------------------------------- COMMAND: Chief 2-1 (Dale Budnick Sr.) Engine 211 Engine 213 Engine 215 Tower 231 Rescue 251 Medic 291 Medic 292 Engine 212 relocated to Company 2 House 1. Mutual-Aid Given By: ---------------------------------- Engine 111 Engine 514 Engine 815 Truck 831 Truck 1231

     
Photo Courtesy of Mr. Jeff Douglas

Photo Courtesy of Mr. Jeff Douglas

Photo Courtesy of Mr. Wayne Tome Jr.

Photo Courtesy of Mr. Wayne Tome Jr.



 

AFD Signs Contract on a New Tower 231

L to R, President Ed Budnick, Chris Breslin, Assistant Chief Dale Budnick

L to R, President Ed Budnick, Chris
      Breslin, Assistant Chief Dale Budnick

Sunday, May 4, 2014  On Sunday May 4th, 2014, Chris Breslin from Atlantic Emergency Solutions met with President Ed Budnick and the Members of the New Tower Committee.

A contract was signed for the purchase of a New 100' Pierce Dash CF Platform.

Additional pictures and details will be posted at a later date.

Thanks to the Tower Committee for there long and tiring work, over many countless hours.

Scheduled delivery in Spring/Summer 2015.

   


 

2013 Banquet Video

Saturday, March 29, 2014 

   


 

Small Basement Fire on Moyer

Saturday, March 29, 2014  On Saturday March 29th, 2014 at approximately 2018 hours the Aberdeen Fire Department was alerted for a Dwelling Fire at 205 Moyer Drive.

Engine 211 and Engine 213 marked up immediately, as well as Car 200 (Chief 2), Engine 215, Rescue 251 and Tower 231, along with Paramedic 291.

Engine 211 and responding units were advised enroute, that this was believed to be a basement fire, Aberdeen Police units were first on the scene, advising smoke showing.  Engine 211 was the first unit to arrive on the scene, laying a line and deploying a 1 3/4 handline to Side Alpha.

Engine 213 was the next unit to arrive, followed by Medic 291, Engine 215/Rescue 251.

Crews found a small fire in the basement and also removed a patient from the first floor.  Crews extinguished the fire and then ventilated the dwelling.

Chief 2 (Hinch) held the Moyer Drive command.

Units cleared around 2055 hours.

   


 

Building Fire on South Philadelphia Boulevard

Monday, March 24, 2014  On Monday March 24th at approximately 1638 hours the Aberdeen Fire Department was alerted for a Building Fire in the area of West Bel Air Avenue/South Philadelphia Boulevard.

 Photos Courtesy of Peter VonBank

     



 

Dwelling Fire on Harlan Avenue

Friday, March 7, 2014 

     



 

Working Building Fire

Sunday, March 2, 2014 1130 On Sunday @ 1130 hours, the Aberdeen Fire Department was alerted for a building fire in the 212 box at 7 North Philadelphia Blvd. Medic 291 arrived on location and advised working fire. Engines 211 responded shortly afterwards with a full crew. Corrected address of the incident was updated to 25 N. Philadelphia Blvd.
 
Engine 211 arrived as the first suppression piece and gave a brief initial report of 2 story multiple occupancy building with fire showing from the 2nd floor alpha/delta  and alpha/bravo corner. Engine 211 dropped a 5” supply line from West Bel Air Ave. to the scene.  Crews deployed dual attack lines to side alpha and side bravo 2 to begin an exterior attack on the fire prior to entering the structure. Crews from Engine 211, Engine 213 and Engine 514 made access to the 2nd floor through side alpha. Crews from Engine 512 and Engine 113 went to side charlie and checked other apartments for occupancy. Primary and secondary search proved negative. Truck 1231 laddered the building from the bravo side and Quint 535 laddered the roof from the charlie/delta corner. Crews performed vertical ventilation. Fire attack crews quickly extinguished the fire and performed overhaul of the fire room.
 
 Crews were committed to the scene for approx. 2 hours before returning back in service. The cause of the fire is currently being investigated by the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office.
 
 Units on scene:
 --------------------------------
 
 COMMAND: Chief 2 (Steve Hinch)
 Engine 211
 Engine 213
 Engine 215
 Medic 291
 
Engine 212 & 214 relocated to Company 2 House 1.
 
 Mutual-Aid Given By:
 ----------------------------------
Engine 113
Engine 512
Engine 514
Quint 535
Truck 1231
 
 Aberdeen Police Department
 Maryland State Fire Marshall’s Office


     



 

Working Dwelling Fire

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 crews.

 

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:

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COMMAND: Chief 2 (Steve Hinch) – Car 200

Engine 211

Engine 213

Engine 214

Engine 215

Tower 231

Medic 291

 

Mutual-Aid Given By:

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Engine 113

Truck 1231

 

 

Aberdeen Police Department

Maryland State Fire Marshall’s Office

   


 
 
 

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