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.



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



New Addition to the DVFD Family

Wednesday, November 19, 2014  The Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department would like to welcome its newest addition. On Wednesday November 19th @ 0847, Kyleigh Ann Rector was born. She weighed in @ 8lbs. 5oz. 19 3/4 inches. We would like to congratulate Chief William Rector and his wife Stacie on their newest addition.



Engine Runs Prince Frederick House Fire

Wednesday, November 12, 2014  On Wednesday November 11th box 205 was sounded for the working house fire. Units from Prince Frederick VFD arrived on scene with a one story rancher with fire showing. Command (Capt. Sharpe) requested additional engine companies, thus bringing Engine 51 to the scene. Engine 51 and Chief 5A ( Allen) arrived on scene and assisted companies with extensive overhaul and Chief 5A was assigned water supply. Dunkirk units operated for a little over an hour before returning to service.



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




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



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