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.

 

 

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.

     



 

21st Street Building Fire

Sunday, February 8, 2015 15:53 The DUNKIRK VOLUNTEERS had their Sunday afternoon drill time interrupted when the Box was dispatched for a building on fire at 4150 21st Street in Chesapeake Beach. This brought Engine 5(Lt. Adams), Squad 5(Capt.McDonald), Amb.5(EMS Capt.Stream), and AFC Sealey to the scene. First arriving units found a two story restaurant with smoke showing from Side C of the second floor. Engine 11 along with Chief 5A forced entry to the second floor to find a "colliers mansion" style environment with zero visibility and high heat. Engines 1 and 5 made an aggressive push on this deep seated fire while Squad 5 handled the searches and Tower 1 opened the building up. Due to the aggressive attack on this fire, units had the bulk of the fire knocked down in 15 minutes, saving a landmark restaurant of Chesapeake Beach. Extensive overhaul kept units on the scene assisting investigators for approximately 3 hours. Incident Command- Chief 1B Freesland Division 1- Chief 1A Keller Division 2- Chief 5A Sealey

     
   


 

Rush-Hour Door Pop on Southern Maryland Blvd.

Friday, February 6, 2015 1530 The evening rush-hour through Dunkirk proved eventful for the Dunkirk Volunteers today. Squad 5(Capt.Philpott), Amb.5(EMS Deputy Smith), and AFC Sealey arrived at Southern Maryland Blvd. and Chaney Road to find a two vehicle "T-Bone" style collision with one trapped occupant. Squad 5 made quick work of the trapped occupant by placing the AMKUS spreaders and Speedway cutters in service to remove the drivers door. The pt. was turned over to awaiting EMS staff for air transport to a local trauma center.

     



 

2nd Alarm House Fire in Huntingtown

Saturday, January 17, 2015  Units from Huntingtown, Dunkirk, Prince Frederick, and North Beach were dispatched for the reported house fire on Hunting Creek Road. Chief 5 arrived first to find a one story, single family, detached house with fire showing from Side Charlie. Engine 61 and Chief 6 arrived shortly thereafter, assigning Chief 5 operations. Engine 61 and Chief 5 made their way into the house, finding high heat and "pack-rat" conditions which slowed progress dramatically. Engine 51 (LT Sines), Squad 5 (Captain Philpott), and Tanker 5 (FF Reynolds) arrived and were assigned to assist with extinguishment and overhaul. Working with the units from 6, 5, and 2, the bulk of the fire was knocked down and the searches were negative. Units from Dunkirk operated for 3+ hours. Ambulance 59 responded on the incident and assisted at the command post. Several members from Co.6 were injured in the fire. We wish them a speedy recovery.

   


 

House Fire in Deale

Saturday, January 10, 2015  Saturday lunch was interupted when Engine 51, Tanker 5, the Fire Chief, Assistant Chief, and Deputy Fire Chief responded to Deale Road in Deale, Anne Arundel County for the reported house on fire.

Units from the Deale VFD arrived on scene and confirmed a working house fire and requested a second alarm.

Units from Dunkirk arrived on location and assisted with extinguishing the fire and searching.  Units from Dunkirk operated for over 2 hours.

   


 

Accident with Entrapment and Fly-out

Friday, January 9, 2015  Engine 52 (Captain McDonald), Ambulance 58, the Fire Chief, Assistant Chief, Deputy Chief, and Safety Officer responded to Rt.260 in the area of Rt.2 for the reported motor vehicle collision with entrapment during the evening "rush-hour."

Chief 5 arrived to find a multi-vehicle accident with numerous patients and one trapped.

Due to Squad 5 being out of service for repairs, Squad 6 (Huntingtown) and Rescue 1 (North Beach) extricated the trapped occupants upon their arrival.

Maryland State Police Aviation and US Park Police Aviation responded to assist with transporting three adult trauma patients to local trauma centers.

Mutual aid units from AA Staion 9, AA Station 42, NBVFD, HVFD, CALS, and the Sheriff's Office all assisted.

A total of 5 patients were transported to local facilities for treatment.

   


 

Operational and Administrative Officers for 2015

Wednesday, December 17, 2014  Dunkirk VFD held the annual elections on 12/16/2014. 

Congratulations to the newly elected officers and thank you to the officers from 2014.

Fire Chief: William Rector

Assistant Chief: Toby Sealey

Deputy Fire Chief: David Stream

President: David Hibben

Vice President: Charlie Hanko

Board Member: Craig Reynolds

Boad Member: David Stream

Board Member: Katie Allen

Treasurer: Thomas Smith

Secretary: Jaimie Longfellow

   


 
 
 

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