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



 

Easton Volunteers Complete Memorial Stair Climb

Saturday, October 18, 2014  Members of the Easton Volunteer Fire Department traveled to Ocean City, MD to participate in the second annual Ocean City 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, held at the Pyramid Condominium. This event honors the 343 Firefighters that lost their lives on September 11th, 2001 as well as raise funds for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.  This is done by climbing the equivalent of the same number of stories of the World Trade Center Towers, 110 stories, as well as having each individual fallen Firefighter honored by a climber in the event.  Congratulations to Firefighter Don Abbatiello and 4th Lieutenant Mike Ziegler for completing the challenge and honoring those who answered their last alarm.  




   


 

Gear Up for Talbot

Wednesday, October 1, 2014  The Talbot County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association, with the support of the Talbot County Council, initiated a yearlong recruiting campaign entitled “Gear up for Talbot” beginning October 1st. The Talbot County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association represents fire departments located in Easton, Cordova, Oxford, St. Michaels, Tilghman Island, Trappe and Queen Anne, Maryland. The goal is to boost membership in the these departments. Nationally, over 70% of firefighters and emergency rescue workers are volunteers. A decline in volunteers since the financial collapse is a nationwide problem and is especially acute for rural counties who depend on volunteers for their fire and rescue service. In Talbot County as in most rural counties in Maryland, volunteers make up 100% of the emergency fire and rescue service. Local volunteer fire companies are the heart of the communities they serve as well as a saving their taxpayers significant costs. Converting to a paid service would cost hundreds of millions of dollars and result in significant tax increases. Anyone 16 or older may join their local fire company. The benefits are significant and growing. They include free education, a Maryland income tax exclusion and insurance while on the job.. Whether you are young and looking for excitement, or not so young but have time to assist with accounting, computers/networks, administration and fund raising there is a place for you at your local fire company. For more information visit www.tcvfra.org or call (410) 770-8160. Join today!

   


 

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 and Breast Cancer Awareness

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



 

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 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




     



 
 
 

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