Dunkirk Volunteers Station 5
Welcome to Dunkirk Volunteers Station 5


The Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department is a 100% volunteer department located in northern Calvert County, MD. Calvert itself is a small, rural county situated between the Patuxent River to the West and the Chesapeake Bay to the east. The county fire and EMS protection is provided by volunteers as well in each of the departments. Dunkirk protects the northern entry into the county and responds to over 2000 runs a year. We provide Fire, EMS, and Technical Rescue to the citizens of Calvert, Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties. The members of Dunkirk take great pride in the station and apparatus and will continue to serve the citizens for many years to come. For questions or comments or for ride along info, contact the webmaster.



Water Rescue in Chesapeake Beach

Tuesday, September 23, 2014   Units from Dunkirk, North Beach, and the US Coast Guard responded to North Beach for a water rescue with a boat taking on water with two occupants aboard.   SQ5 (Sgt Adams), Brush/Zodiac 5 (Lt. PHILPOTT), C5, and C5B responded.  Location was vague and was reported between Rod N Reel and bouy 80 in the Chesapeake Bay.   With a large area to search,  Squad 5 responded to Rod N Reel to assist units from North Beach while C5 and C5B responded south to Breezy Point to located a better access to the boat.  C5B boarded a Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police Boat and went underway with their Officer to assist Boat 1 in the search.   Coordinates initially provided by the victims were found to be incorrect.  After a half hour of searching extremely choppy waters,  C5B aboard the DNR boat located the vessel slightly east of the shipping channel and approximately 5 miles off shore from breezy Point near the Eastern Shore of Maryland. C5B assessed the occupants while DNR investigated why the boat was taking on water.  Crews from Boat 1 and the US Coast Guard were directed in to assist in the removal of the occupants.  After a determination was made by DNR and the Coast Guard that the boat was not taking on water but only dead on the water,  the stranded passengers were loaded aboard Boat 1 and taken back to Rod N Reel to retrieve their vehicle and trailer.   5B and DNR towed the vessel back to Breezy Point.   Zodiac 5 remained in the water at Breezy Point to provide assistance to the DNR vessel providing the tow if the situation arose.  Units cleared at 2330



Cash Bash 2014

Cash Bash 2014

Cash Bash 2014

Saturday, September 20, 2014   Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department is excited to announce our third annual Cash Bash fund raiser on Semptember 20th, 2014. Tickets are on-sale now with a limited number on hand, contact Todd Ward today to purchase tickets. (301) 399-0812 or Russel Wells (301) 343-3815. 



Detached Garage in Chesapeake Beach

Wednesday, September 17, 2014   Wednesday September 17, 2014 at 1227 hours, units from the North Beach VFD, Huntingtown VFD, Dunkirk VFD & Prince Frederick VFD were alerted for the "Vehicle Fire Next To A House" at 4220 Christiana Parran Road. This call brought Chief 5( Rector),C5A(Allen), Engine 51 (C5B) & Tanker 5 (T. Sealey) to the assignment. While enroute, Communications advised that the homeowner reported a vehicle had exploded into flames and was still on fire parked next to their house. In addition, a propane tank was next to the vehicle. Chief 5A arrived on scene and  found a large detached garage & vehicle fully involved, with the majority of the building already burned down. Units from Dunkirk assisted with overhaul of the structure and Tanker 5 remained on scene for water supply. 



Townhouse Fire in Chesapeake Beach

Tuesday, August 26, 2014  Shortly after midnight on Tuesday August 26, 2014, Dunkirk VFD was alerted for the townhouse Fire at 8641 Baywalk Square.Units arrived on location at the corrected address of 8611 Addison Bridge Place with fire showing from the rear of a 2-story end of the row townhouse. Chief 5B(Faulkner), Chief 5(Rector), Engine 51(Beyer), Tanker 5(M.Sealey) responded on the call. Dunkirk Units arrived directly behind NBVFD and found heavy fire conditions in a townhouse, through the roof.Units mounted an aggressive interior attack and extinguished the same. This incident amounted to a second alarm with additional units. Dunkirk volunteers operated until 0245 hours.



1st Due Basement Fire

Tuesday, August 12, 2014   On Tuesday night around 2048 hrs the Dunkirk VFD was alerted for smoke in the residence on Cedarwood Ln in Dunkirk. This brought C5A(Allen), C5B(Faulkner), Engine 51( LT. Adams), Squad 5(Leyland),and Tanker 5 ( Capt. McDonald). Engine 51 arrived on scene with smoke showing from a 2 story single family dwelling. C5A arrived shortly thereafter and started the working fire dispatch. Engine 51 made quick work of the fire in the basement and additional units found extension into the attic and quickly extinguished that as well. Dunkirk units operated on scene  for 2 hours. 



Ritas Fundraiser

Thursday, August 7, 2014   Come out to your friendly Dunkirk Rita's on August 7th, and let the staff know you are supporting Dunkirk. A portion of sales from that night will go directly back to Dunkirk VFD so we can better serve our community!!

Hope to see you there!!



First Due Barn Fire

Tuesday, July 22, 2014  On Tuesday evening just before 1700 hrs. Dunkirk units were dispatched for  box 512 for the reported barn fire next to the house. This brought Engine 51 (Capt. McDonald), Engine 52 ( Lt. Sealey), Tanker 5 ( S.peterson), Ambulance 59 (S.Hill) and Chief 5A (Allen). Units arrived on scene to find a 40'X20' barn fully involved. The fire was quickly knocked and the house was checked for any extension. Command held Dunkirk units and Tower 1 for overhaul. Units operated for approx. 2 hours. 



DVFD Car Wash

Saturday, July 19, 2014  There will be a car wash at DVFD for raising funds for Children's National Medical Center.

July 19th, form 10am-3pm. Hope to see you there!

***ALL proceeds benefit Children's Hospital***



Two Transported To Trauma Center

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1518 Dunkirk Volunteers responded to a MVC reported roll-over in the area of MD Rt 2 & Grovers Turn Rd. Units arrived on scene within minutes to find two vehicles, with one overturned. Both patients were transported to local trauma facilities with non-life threating injuries by Ambulance 58.


*Pictures courtesy of www.thebaynet.com



First Batch of New SCBA Arrived

Thursday, May 15, 2014   We are pleased to announce that the first portion of our Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (air tanks) have arrived.  This replacement plan is a three year project, with the first delivery taking place this past week.

Special Thanks to Mr. Ed Stillwell and the leadership from MES for their continued assistance.



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