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



 

EVFD Announces 22nd Annual Golf Clasic

GOLFERS NEEDED Apply Within.


Easton Volunteer Fire Department at the 22nd Annual Golf Classic, September 20, 2014 at the Easton Club Golf Course, Easton, MD.



Be a Sponsor, Play on a Team – or Both!



This year’s four-person scramble begins at 8:30AM followed by lunch and an awards ceremony at the course.  Team registration fees include a continental breakfast, use of carts, and beverages on the course. 


Cash Prizes for the Top 3 Teams!



FOURSOME TEAM REGISTRATION IS $340, Hole Sponsorship Packages Available!

Click on DOWNLOADS > Golf Tournament for Flyer and Registration Information, or call 410-822-4848 (M-F 0730-1530) for details




   


 

FOR SALE - 1990 Sutphen Aerial Tower Ladder Truck

FOR SALE


STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS!


     



 

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


     



 

Commercial Vehicle Fire

On 04/21/2014 at 0805 hrs, Talbot Center alerted Easton (Station 60), St. Michaels (Station 40) and Talbot County Emergency Services (PM96) for a commercial vehicle fire on Brooks Drive in Easton. Chief 60 (604 - K. Dulin) arrived on location, advising that the vehicle was located off of Commerce Drive, established command, and advised heavy fire was evident from the engine compartment of a "Snap-On" truck. Engine 64 arrived on location and the Easton Volunteers put a quick knock on the fire, holding it to the engine compartment and drivers area of the vehicle. Station 40 units were cancelled and Engine 63's crew assisted with clean up. Units Responding: Chief 60, Engine 64, Engine 63, Engine 49, TCEMS PM 96. Photos by EVFD Members

     



 

MVC with Fuel Leak

On 04/19/2014 at 1522 hrs, Talbot Center alerted Easton (Station 60), Cordova (Station 50), and Talbot County Emergency Services (PM 96 and PM 90) for an MVC with multiple vehicles involved, in the area of Eastbound Ocean Gateway in the area of Easton Bypass. TCEMS 2 arrived on location reporting 2 vehicles involved with large box truck off the roadway. Easton Police closed eastbound Ocean Gateway and established detours. Rescue 61 arrived and confirmed the previous report, (611 Caldwell) established command, and upon finding no serious injuries, Cordova units were cancelled. Chief 61 (601 S. Jones) arrived and assumed Ocean Gateway command. Easton Volunteers worked to contain fuel that leaked from the saddle tanks until a pump off unit from Kent Island VFD arrived to remove the fuel. Once done, command placed the incident under control. Units were on scene for over 2 hours, however, Ocean Gateway was closed for over 4 hours while towing companies worked to recover the truck from the "other side" of the guard rail. Units Responding: Rescue 61, Chief 61, Brush 69, Tanker 61, Chief 60, Engine 64, TCEMS 2, PM 96, PM 90, Kent Island VFD Hazmat, Easton Police, MSP, SHA

     



 
 
 

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