November 30, 2013 - Here are our Upcoming Santa Details:
12/7- Chick-Fil-A Joppa Road
Santa will arrive at 915 A.M. for Breakfast and Photos on our fire truck !
12/8 Villa Cresta Neighborhood
630 pm to 8 pm
12/14 Parkville Shopping Center Tree Lighting
Santa will arrive at 6pm
12/20 Idlwylde Neighborhood
6pm to 8pm
12/21 Loch Raven Village
6pm to 8pm
12/23 Stonleigh Neighborhood
6pm to 8 pm
12/24 Providence Volunteer's Firs Due district
The Neighborhoods of Hampton, Chatterleigh, Hampton Gardens, Campus Hills, Goucher Woods, and the Beaches
Depart station at 5 pm
Please note the times are approximate and our apparatus is ALWAYS available for emergency responses.
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November 30, 2013 - On the evening of November 29, while many were still shopping, members from Providence VFC were fortunate to be able to provide transportation for Santa Claus through parts of Campus Hills. Upon arrival at Scarlett Drive and Squires Road, Santa was able to visit with some of the neighborhood children and receive their wish lists. He also inspected the neighborhood Christmas tree and sampled a few cookies. After his visit, he boarded Truck 297 and was taken away so he could prepare for his next public appearance.
Photos Courtesy: H. Berliner
October 16, 2013 - Fire Prevention week is a busy time in every firehouse in the Country, and at the Providence Volunteer Fire Company it is no different. In fact, our activities began before Fire Prevention Week, and will continue throughout October.
We have conducted **5** school fire drills! Evacuation during an emergency is stressful. Practice makes perfect.
For our youngest neighbors we used this time to interract and introduce ourselves. These children received a special fire safety talk. We empashize Exit Drills in The Home (E.D.I.T.H.), demonstrate a smoke detector, and talk about 9-1-1 activation. We also show the children the tools we use and what a firefighter looks like when he is all dressed up to go into a fire. This way the children will not be scared of the firefighter.
We show them our apparatus and the tools that they carry. We even let them get inside to see what it looks like from the firefighters' point of view. Oh...and we even answer "a few" questions.
We visited the Chick-Fil-A restaruant on Joppa road for their "Kid's Night". We showed off our engine, let the childrent climb aboard and see close up what we carry. Our friend "Fire Dog Snoot" even visited and took some picture with the guests.
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August 29, 2013 - The membes of Providence congratulate Past Captain and Life Member Michael Kernan in receiving a Certificate of Appreciation from University of Maryland College Park Vice President for Administration and Finance Mr. Robert Specter, and Chief of Public Safety Mr. David Mitchel; for his work training the UMCP Police officers at the Maryland Fire Rescure Institute, University of Maryland Simulation Center.
Mike is currently working as the Center's Coordinator, and continues to show his dedication to pay forward his unprecedented experience, and knowledge to public safety. All of us here at Providence are honored to have the privelege in serving with you. We look forward to many more years ahead.
Mr. Mike, your committment to "paying-it-forward" is what keeps us safe. Those who know you (way too many to list) would say the same.
We thank and congratulate you once again for all you give.
August 28, 2013 - This is to advise you that Governor Martin O Malley has ordered the Maryland State Flag flown at half-staff immediately. This is in honor of Police Officer First Class Jason Schneider, a 13 year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department, who died today in the line of duty. The flag shall continue to be flown at half-staff until sunset on the day of interment. When the date of his funeral is determined, an updated notification will be sent. This action is taken under the Protocol for the United States and Maryland State Flag. Any questions on the above should be directed to the Office of the Secretary of State.
August 26, 2013 - We are very thankful for the dedication of our members !
Thank you for your commitment and the sacrifice of time away from your family to serve !
Top Responders Since July 1 2013
1. Garrett Zour 100
2. Brian Curtis 96
3. Marc Friedman 77
4. David Beegle 69
5. Thomas Rice Jr 62
6. Andrew Cherney 61
7. William Hux 53
8. Christopher Davis, Sr 47
9. Barry Bartkowiak 41
10. Thomas Mcgrath 40
August 05, 2013 - Maryland State Firemen's Association - Resolution of Admiration
"Whereas; we live in a country built on principles of citizen involvement to maintain the rights and freedom that we enjoy in the United States of Americ, and;
Whereas; our nations defense forces include many people who volunteer to be placed dangerous positions to ensure that our freedoms are protected. Whereas; Ryan Carroll, a member of the Providence Vol Fire Co. has been serving in an active duty status during the year 2012-2013 as a member of the United States Marine Corps..."
Providence Volunteer Fire Company's very own FF Ryan Carroll is named 2012-2013 recipient "Resolution of Admiration" adopted June 17'th 2013, at the Maryland State Firemen's Convention and Conference in Ocean City.
The Maryland State Firemen's Association adopts this resolution in the name of the active volunteer firefighter(s), actively serving in the United States Military. Recorded and presented at the Annual Conference and Convention held each June.
Though Carroll's military activity did not coincide with the June date. FF Carroll was granted Temporary Assignmemt Duty to Maryland from Camp LeJuene, North Carolina to be presented with a copy the resolution suitably embossed and well represented this evening of Aug 05, 2013 at the Providence Monthly meeting.
In the absense of President Robert Hornbacher this evening. Vice President Phil Darr called upon member of honor FF(Cpl) Ryan Carroll, flanked by Sgt Lundeen USMC Towson Area RSS; to front and center; with Captain Geoff Donahue, and Past Captain David Smith. Vice President John McClean read the "Resolution of Admiration" in presention to Ryan.
Our admiration and gratitude goes out to all who have served, past and present.
The Carroll family sends their sincere gratitude, and appreciation to President Robert Hornbacher for submitting an application for this recognition.
Special thanks to VP John McClean, and the Board of Directors for putting this together the presentation.
August 04, 2013 - While returning from the fill-in assignment Engine Company 291 was dispatched along with Truck Company 297 for an apartment fire in Hillendale. Engine Company 11 arrived with smoke showing and had a small kitchen fire at location, crews from Providence assisted by deploying a secondary attack line and checking for further extensions of the fire.