Easton Volunteer Fire Department
 
 
 

About the Easton Volunteer Fire Department

The Easton VFD was founded on April 20, 1808, making it the oldest civic organization on the eastern shore of Maryland. We are located in beautiful and historic Easton, MD. Our response area includes a mix of urban, suburban, rural, commercial, and industrial areas. There are several major highways and waterways that we protect. The Easton VFD also has some extra responsibilities, such as providing fire and rescue services to the second busiest jet airport in the State of Maryland, and providing fire and EMS support to various government officials that reside in Talbot County. We currently operate out of two fire stations. Our headquarters station is located on Aurora Park Drive, and our substation is located on Matthewstown Road. The Easton VFD operates a total of five engines, a heavy rescue, a 6000 gallon tanker, an aerial tower, two brush units, two utility vehicles, an EMS unit, an incident command unit, and the Chief of the Department's vehicle. We have an active fire prevention education program with a fire safety awareness display trailer, educating thousands of people annually. We respond to approximately 1000 fire and rescue related emergencies in or near our town every year. We also provide mutual aid to most of Talbot County, as well as all surrounding counties. All of our members are 100% volunteer.

     
EVFD Headquarters on Aurora Park Drive

EVFD Headquarters on Aurora Park Drive

EVFD Substation on Matthewstown Road

EVFD Substation on Matthewstown Road



 

FOR SALE - 1990 Sutphen Aerial Tower Ladder Truck

**** FOR SALE **** 1990 Sutphen (SP95) 95ft mid-mount tower by the Town of Easton, through the Easton Volunteer Fire Department.

1500gpm pump
300gal water tank
Hosebed for 500' of 5" supply line

Ladders Included:
(1) 35' 3section
(1) 28' 2section
(1) 30' 2section
(1) 20 2section
(1) 16' roof


This truck will be sold AS IS.  The Town of Easton reserves the right to refuse any offer.

For more info e-mail: eastonvfd@gmail.com



     



 

EVFD Hosts 22nd Annual Golf Classic

Saturday, September 20, 2014  The Easton Volunteers hosted their 22nd Annual Golf Classic on the Golf Course at Easton Club.  Thanks to all who played, sponsored and helped make this event a great success.  We look forward to seeing you next year! 


More Photos are available on our Facebook Page:  Easton Volunteer Fire Dept. MD


EVFD Photos by Chris Hash


     



 

EVFD Supports Breast Center

Tuesday, September 16, 2014  The Easton Volunteer Fire Department donates $300 gift to the Breast Center at Shore Regional Health, Easton, from sale of tee shirts for October Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Easton VFD President Tim Knotts (SRH Employee) supporting the Breast Center General Fund...Melissa Kelly accepting gift.

SRH Photo




   


 

EVFD Dedicates New Truck

Sunday, September 14, 2014 

The Easton Volunteer Fire Department, in partnership with the Town of Easton, recently placed a 2013 Sutphen 100 ft Aerial Tower in service.  On Sunday, September 14, 2014 the department dedicated this new truck in honor of Leonard H. Reick, 96, longest serving member with 71 plus years of serving the Easton Volunteer Fire Department.  L to R:  Chief Engineer Daryl Caldwell, Adam Mayock, Truck Committee Chairman Jason Spies, President Tim Knotts, Leonard Reick, Jon Glass, Co-Chair Mike Dickerson, Chaplain Drew Jenson and Chief Sonny Jones.

EVFD Photo by Chris Hash




     
 L to R:  Chief Engineer Daryl Caldwell, Adam Mayock, Truck Committee Chairman Jason Spies, President Tim Knotts, Leonard Reick, Jon Glass, Co-Chair Mike Dickerson, Chaplain Drew Jenson and Chief Sonny Jones.

L to R: Chief Engineer Daryl Caldwell,
      Adam Mayock, Truck Committee Chairman
      Jason Spies, President Tim Knotts,
      Leonard Reick, Jon Glass, Co-Chair Mike
      Dickerson, Chaplain Drew Jenson and
      Chief Sonny Jones.

Chief Sonny Jones

Chief Sonny Jones



 

EVFD Awarded Best Appearing at MSFA Parade

Wednesday, June 18, 2014  The Easton Volunteers participated in the 2014 Maryland State Firemen's Association parade in Ocean City and brought home the following awards.

2nd Best Appearing Miss
Governors Award for Fire Prevention Float
Best Appearing Color Guard
2nd Best Appearing apparatus not in service - "Old Mom - 1919 American LaFrance"
3rd Best Appearing apparatus over 25 years in service - Brush 66
3rd Best Appearing Squad - Rescue 61
Best Appearing Aerial Platform - Aerial Tower 61
3rd Best Appearing Tanker - Tanker 61
Honorable Mention 1500 GPM Pumper - Engine 64
Company with Most Uniformed Personnel
Best Appearing Marching Unit
And the 2014 A. Marvin Gibbons Award for the "Best Appearing Department"

Since 2010, Easton VFD has been awarded "Best Appearing Department" 4 out of 5 years, with Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department (St. Marys County) finishing 2nd each year.  In 2012, Easton placed 2nd to Hollywood.  Through the years, regardless of who has won, there has been a friendship established with our Brothers from across the Bay. 




     



 

MVC w/ Injuries - Ocean Gateway @ Airport Road

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 0641 Talbot Center alerted Stations 60 (Easton), 50 (Cordova), PM 90 & 96 for an MVC, reported serious at Ocean Gateway and Airport Road.


Crews worked on extrication, and patient packaging as one was flown to an area Trauma Center by MSP Trooper 6.


Units on scene: Chief 60 & 61, Rescue 61, Brush 69, Engine 65. TCEMS 2, 90 & 96, Easton PD & MSP.

Photos By Tim Knotts





     



 

Easton VFD Places New Aerial Tower In Service



The Easton Volunteer Fire Department in partnership with the Town of Easton, MD, recently placed a new 2013 Sutphen  SPH 100 aerial platform in service.   Designated as Aerial Tower 61, it replaces a 1991 Suthpen SP95 that has served the Department , Town of Easton and surrounding communities very well.

Powered by a 500HP Cummins and Allison Automatic,  Aerial Tower 61 is equipped with a 1500 gpm Hale pump, 150 gal of water, (2) 200’ 1 ¾” cross lays, a 200’ 2 ½” cross lay, 500’ 5” LDH, 143’ of ground ladders and 9500 watts of scene lighting. 

Nicknamed “High Expectations”, AT-61 is 46’ 6” long on a 236” wheelbase Sutphen chassis, and was built to fit within the height constraints of the existing firehouse and measures a short 10’ 3” tall.

The bell on the truck carries on and EVFD tradition, as it has served on every aerial truck owned by the department since the 1940’s.  Gold Leaf Lettering and Vinyl work performed by Danz Lettering, Aerial Tower 61 was sold by John Lawver, Lawver Fire Apparatus , Gettysburg, PA.

For additional photos, check out our Facebook page at Easton Volunteer Fire Dept. (MD)


Photos by Chris Hash




     



 

Fire Safety Event

Saturday, May 31, 2014  The Easton Volunteers attended a public event hosted by Tractor Supply of Easton.  While equipment was on display for those attending to see, members operated the department's Fire Prevention and Safety Trailer.  Children were taught how to call 911 to report an emergency, then experienced a smoke filled room where they could "Get Low and GO" 


For more Photos & Video, check out the Easton Volunteer Fire Dept. MD on Facebook.


Photos by Chris Hash


     



 

EVFD Places New Command Unit In Service

The Easton Volunteer Fire Department recently placed a 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe 4WD SSV in service, this unit was designated Chief 61. 


Purchased through Hertrich Fleet Sales, the vehicle committee designed the custom layout, lighting and features.  Delivered in solid red, the white painting of the upper surfaces was graciously donated by Miller's Body Shop of Easton.  


Custom console and command cabinetry were built to EVFD specifications by Bruce Secrist, all command equipment and lighting was purchased through and installed by Winstead's Fire Equipment of Denton.  Danz Lettering of Pennsylvania, hand painted gold leaf and installed vinyl graphics to finish off the vehicle.


Chief 61 has been assigned to the Chief of the Department.


All Pictures by Chris Hash


     



 
 
 

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