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.

 

 

4th Annual Cash Bash

Join us for the 4th  Annual Cash Bash at Dunkirk VFD.

Saturday, September 19th, 2015. 12pm to 6pm. Doors will open at 10:30am. 

Only 1,000 tickets will be sold! Ticket includes all you eat buffet, beer, and soft drinks for YOU and ONE guest. ONE ticket is valid for ALL 145 drawings.  $10,000 CASH GRAND PRIZE! 

There will also be a Cornhole Tournament with $500 PRIZE!


For Tickets: Russell Wells 301-343-3815

*Ticket holder need bot be present to win.**We are a 501(c)3 organization, your donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. 

     



 

Zodiac 5 Responds to the Chesapeake Bay

Tuesday, June 2, 2015  Zodiac 5 responded to the Chesapeake Bay for the reported boat over-turned with people in the way. Staffed with LT. Adams and AFC Sealey, the zodiac was launched and the search ensued. Surrounding boats from Shadyside, Department of Natural Resources Police, US Coast Guard, and local fire departments assisted in the rescue of the occupants. Unfortunately one subject succumbed to their injuries. This incident is under investigation by the US Coast Guard.

   


 

Dunkirk Volunteers Support DCFD

Tuesday, June 2, 2015  Members spent over 22 hours of vehicle preparations: waxing, washing, and polishing Engine 51 the three days prior to assisting with the funeral services in DC. Engine 51 (LT Sealey) with 4 volunteers went to Washington, DC to support the District of Columbia Fire Department for the funeral services of Lieutenant Kevin McRea who died in the line of duty while working a fire as the officer on Engine Co.6. Engine 51 was assigned a traffic post during the funeral procession after paying their respects at the funeral. The Dunkirk Volunteers extend our heartfelt sympathies to the McRea family, Engine Co.6, and the members of the DCFD.

     



 

Two Alarm Fire in Deale

Tuesday, June 2, 2015  Squad 5, Tanker 5, and Chief 5A (Sealey) were dispatched to Hidden Valley Road in Anne Arundel County for the reported house fire. Units arrived on location to find a deep seated, well-involved fire. Crews attempted to mount an interior attack, but due to building conditions and fire load, command ordered the incident to be a defensive operation. Crews operated for 2+ hours hitting hot spots and waiting for the fire investigators to complete their investigation. Dunkirk units returned to service after 3 hours.

   


 

New Gear

Tuesday, June 2, 2015  Dunkirk recently completed an order of firefighting tools and equipment to enhance our compliment. Some of the items ordered include... Rescue Squad Equipment -Two Ice Rescue Suits -Pelican Portable lighting system -Two ceiling hooks Rope Rescue Equipment -Two additional Aztek Proseries Kits -Steel Carabiners -Two additional CMC Harnesses (Type III) Engine Company Equipment -Blind Caps -Double Males and Double Females

   


 

Vehicle Overturned in Chesapeake Beach

Tuesday, June 2, 2015  Units from Co.5 responded to Chesapeake Beach for the reported motor vehicle accident with one over-turned. Upon arrival, units found an unmarked police vehicle involved in a serious accident. Maryland State Police Aviation responded to transport the injured officer to a local trauma facility. Squad 5 Safety Officer 5 (Taylor) Chief 5B (Stream)

   


 

1st Due Auto Extrication

Thursday, March 19, 2015  At the beginning of evening rush hour, units from Dunkirk, Huntingtown, and Calvert Advanced Life Support were dispatched to Rt.4 and Chaneyville Road for the reported auto accident with entrapment. Squad 5 (LT Adams), Engine 51 (LT Sines), Ambulance 59 (EMT Frost), Fire Chief (Rector), Assistant Chief (T. Sealey), and Safety Officer (J. Taylor) responded Squad 5 arrived to find a two car accident with one person trapped. The Assistant Chief established the Dunkirk Command. The vehicle was immediately stabilized by the Squad and Engine. Patient care was initiated while the members of Squad 5 extricated the passenger to awaiting EMS crews. Patients were transported to local trauma facilities via ambulance and Maryland State Police Aviation. Extrication took 6 minutes from arrival.

   


 

First Due House Fire with Rescue

Monday, March 9, 2015 10:32 The DUNKIRK VOLUNTEERS were sent to 7650 Lakeshore Drive in Owings this morning for the reported house on fire. This brought Engine 5(Sgt.Montgomery), Rescue Squad 5(FF Hibben), Amb.5 (EMT Hill), and Chief 5A to the scene. Chief 5A arrived to find a 2 story SFD with smoke showing throughout both floors. Engine 5 arrived and deployed the 1 3/4" crosslay to the front door and met Retired P.G.County Assistant Chief Tommy Breen on the front porch. Despite the blinding smoke billowing from the front door and windows, Engine 5's crew, along with FF Breen removed one victim from the stairwell on the first floor. Tommy Breen and PGFD Lieutenant C.J. Smart began C.P.R. on the victim and regained a pulse. The victim was turned over to arriving EMS Units for further ALS treatment and transport to a local Trauma Center. As EMS Care was being provided to the victim, Engine 5 made their push through the first floor encountering high heat, zero visibility, and deteriorating fire conditions. Engine's 5 and 6 brought the first floor under control and held the fire in check at steps as Engine 1 was handling the fire in the basement. Engine 2 handled the second floor, while Towers 1 and 2 handled ventilation. With the reports of people still possibly trapped the Engine Companies kept the fire in check while Rescue Squads 5 and 6 completed a thorough secondary search of all three floors which proved to be negative. One firefighter was transported to a local burn center for burns to his ears, neck, and head; however is stable. Units operated for approximately 3 hours, to include assisting the Maryland State Fire Marshalls Office. **Side Note**- E5 Lineman (FF Shrawder) and E5 Back-Up (FF White) are both Calvert County Fire and EMS Cadets; E5 Officer (Sgt.Montgomery) and E5 Wagon Driver(FF Mike Montgomery Jr.) are Cadet Graduates from Calvert County Public Schools. This is a program which is ran through the Board of Education as a Vo-Tech program for Calvert, Charles, and St.Marys Counties School systems. That being said, the "Rookie" Engine Company performed above and beyond expectations considering the circumstances that they were presented with. Command-Chief 5A (T.Sealey) Division 1- Sgt.Montgomery Division 2- Capt. DellaCamera Basement- Chief 6B (M. Clark) Rescue Group- Chief 6A (P. Morris) Water Supply- Chief 2 (F. Holzberger) **Photos and video are being respectfully held during the investigation process**

       
   


 

First Family Event of 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015  The Dunkirk Volunteers had their first family event of 2015. Members and their families enjoyed themselves at the Lord Calvert Bowling Center in Huntingtown.  Other than he minor interuptions for incident respones that required some members to leave, it was a great time.

This event allowed us to celebrate the retirement of Chief Engineer Mike Lewis from the Metropolitan Police Department K-9 Unit and the birthday of Board Member/Lieutenant Marty Sealey.

The Dunkirk Vol. Fire Department encourages family participation in all aspects of what we do.  The family support group is what allows the membership to continue to provide the high level of fire/rescue/EMS care to the citizens of Calvert County.

Thank you to Fireman W. Reed for coordinating this event.

We look forward to posting pictures and stories of our future events!!

   


 

Detached Garage Fire in Huntingtown

Monday, February 23, 2015  Engine 51, Engine 52, Squad 5, Tanker 5, Chief 5, and Chief 5B were alerted for the reported "working house fire" on Sun Park Lane in Co.6's first due area.

 Company 5 arrived behind Company 6 to find a large detached garage with fire showing from Side C.  Units from 5 advanced attack lines, threw ladders, vented the roof, performed searches, and assisted Co.6 with extinguishing the fire on the second floor.  Chief 5 was assigned "interior" and Chief 5B was assigned "roof." 

17 Dunkirk VOLUNTEERS responded on the call.  The fire was held to the room of origin and no civilians or emergency personnel were injured.

Photos are courtesy of D. Hook.

     



 
 
 

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