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.

 

 

Open House Event

Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention

Sunday, October 26, 2014  Dunkirk Volunteers invite you and your family to our open house event this Sunday, October 26th, 2014 to tour the fire station, see all the trucks, live demonstrations, and much more. This is a FREE event! Don't forget to invite neighbors and friends! We hope to see you there!

   


 

DVFD Ladies Auxiliary Quarter Auction

Wednesday, October 22, 2014   

   


 

Administrative Assistant Hiring Announcement

Thursday, October 16, 2014  Please review the attached word document and send all questions to Fire Chief William Rector at williamrector@dunkirk5.com

     


 

DUNKIRK VOLUNTEERS EXECUTE HIGH ANGLE RESCUE ON CHESAPEAKE BAY CLIFF

Sunday, October 5, 2014   At 1703 hours on October 5th, The DUNKIRK VOLUNTEERS were sent to work at 5109 Larchmont Road for the High Angle rescue.  This brought Deputy Fire Chief Faulkner, the Safety Officer (D.Stream), Rescue Squad 5 (M.Schrawder), and Utility 5 (FF T. Sealey) to the scene.

Upon DUNKIRK’s arrival, they were tasked with a high angle rescue for a subject hanging over one of Chesapeake Bay’s massive 150-200’ cliffs by a rope.  The subject had made an attempt to retrieve a radio controlled airplane by descending the cliff via ¾”utility rope when he became stuck hanging over the Bay.

Rescue Squad 5; being Calvert County’s Rope Rescue disciplined Squad, along with units from North Beach, and Huntingtown designed and implemented a high angle hauling system to lower a rescuer down to the patient.  Due to the location of the rescue, and the in-ability to get any apparatus to the scene, firefighters turned to Mother Nature’s creations to assist in the design of the system.   Upon the completion of the system, FF T. Sealey descended the cliff to package the patient. 

The patient; having been suspended for 40 minutes at this point was extremely fatigued and weak.  Due to the patient’s condition, and the extreme inverted design of the cliff, the patient was tied into FF Sealey while he was assessed, packaged, and donned with a rescue harness, helmet, and gloves for his ascent back to high ground.

Once the patient’s current situation was mitigated, his ascent began by way of the hauling crews above.  After a safe return to high ground, he was turned over to awaiting EMS Units for evaluation.

DUNKIRK units cleared the scene at 1842 hrs. 

Pictures courtesy of Dennis Hook (www.DennisHook.smugmug.com)

     



 

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

   


 

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!!

   


 

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***

   


 
 
 

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