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 Substation on Matthewstown Road
EASTON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT TO PARTICIPATE IN 1st ANNUAL STATEWIDE VOLUNTEER OPEN HOUSE RECRUITMENT INITIATIVE TO HELP INCREASE NUMBER OF VOLUNTEER EMERGENCY RESPONDERS
(EASTON, MD) The Easton
Volunteer Fire Department will open its doors to area residents, so they
can learn about what it takes to be a volunteer emergency responder in their
community as part of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association’s first annual Statewide
Volunteer Recruitment Open House recruitment initiative. Over the last several
years, it has been very tough for many volunteer fire and Emergency Medical
Services (EMS) departments throughout Maryland to recruit and retain volunteers
for a variety of reasons. Like most volunteer fire departments, the Easton Volunteer Fire Department needs to bolster its number
of emergency responders so it can continue to provide the optimum level of
protection for its residents. As part of Maryland’s Statewide Volunteer Recruitment Open
House event on Sunday, April 12, 2015 between 11am to
4pm, the Easton Volunteer Fire Department
located at 315 Aurora Park Drive, Easton, MD,
will join volunteer departments all across the state at their respective
firehouses for a unified recruitment drive. Not only will the Statewide
Volunteer Recruitment Open House be an opportunity to highlight the rewards and
responsibilities that come with being a volunteer responder, it will also raise
public awareness about the need for volunteers.
Throughout the day, the Easton
Volunteers will conduct tours of the station and firefighter apparatus,
allow visitors to try on firefighter gear, and provide activities and
fascinating informational opportunities throughout the firehouse for visitors.
The fire department will discuss the requirements to be a volunteer, as well as
conduct demonstrations, answer questions, and let visitors know how to get
involved in the fire department.
“Come on out and join us for this unique recruitment day at
our firehouse,” said Chief C. R. Chance. “This
is a great opportunity for our neighbors to observe the exciting tasks of a
firefighter. Our current members love what they do; they are everyday heroes who
help neighbors in need. We hope our recruitment day will inspire other area
residents to join our emergency services provider family.”
The goal of Maryland’s First Statewide Volunteer Recruitment
Open House is that this collaborative effort among volunteer fire departments
statewide will help increase the number of volunteer firefighters. This is one example of the Maryland State
Firemen’s Association key initiatives to recruit and retain volunteers.
For area residents looking for more information, or to find
out if other local fire departments are participating in Maryland State
Firemen’s Association’s Statewide Volunteer Recruitment Open House,
visit www.MDVolunteer.org , or contact your local fire department via their
non-emergency phone number or its website.
Saturday, March 21, 2015 12:00pm
Come support EVFD in the Stop, Drop and Run 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk. Participants will recieve 2 drink tickets (21 and older) as well as a bbq style lunch. You can skip the run and come to the bbq by signing up under the sleepwalker category. The first 300 registrants will recieve a t-shirtEvent details and scheduleThe Stop, Drop and Run 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk supports EVFD. The 5k run and 1 Mile walk is open to all ages and fitness levels. The 5k and 1 mile adventure will take place at 12:00 noon through the town on Easton starting and ending at the Fire Department. The first 300 participants will receive a t-shirt and ALL participants will get 2 free alcoholic beverages (21 and older) as well as a bbq style lunch.Registraion and bib pickup will occur at 10:30am with the race kicking off at 12 noon. Please bring a photo ID. NO ID NO DRINK TICKETSWant to sleep in but still come to the bbq? Sign up under the Sleepwalker Categoryhttp://www.active.com/easton-md/running/distance-running-races/stop-drop-and-run-5k-and-1-mile-fun-run-walk-2015
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Sunday, February 15, 2015
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Monday, February 2, 2015
Sunday, February 1, 2015 8:11 pm
2/1/15 – At 8:11 PM Talbot Center dispatched Station 60 (Easton) with Talbot Paramedic 96.To 7053 Ocean GTWY in area of Easton MSP Barracks. Units arrived on location to one vehicle involved. Accident under investigation by MSP (RMW)
Friday, January 30, 2015 3:15 pm
1/30/15 – At approximately 3:15 PM Talbot Center dispatched Station 50 (Cordova), Station 60 (Easton), Paramedic 90 and Caroline County Paramedic 13 for an MVC, reported serious with entrapment on Matthewstown Road in the area of Councell Road. Units arrived on location to find two vehicles in the roadway with extensive damage, a tractor-trailer on the shoulder with minimal damage and all occupants self-extricated. All patients refused treatment at the scene.
The cause of the accident is under investigation by the Maryland State Police.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
1/22/15 – Talbot Center dispatched Station 60 (Easton) and Paramedic 90 for an MVC on Kingston Road in the area of the bridge. Units arrived on location to find a single vehicle on the bridge with minor damage to the front end. The lone occupant was transported to the Memorial Hospital at Easton with minor injuries.
For additional photos of this incident go to www.dmvfire.com
Monday, January 12, 2015 8:49 am
At 08:49 AM, Talbot Center alerted Station 60 (Easton) and Station 30 (Trappe) and Paramedic 96 for Rescue Box 6-8, MVC involving a truck into a tree, in the area of westbound Ocean Gateway MM 69. Engine 68 arrived on location confirming reports, finding the occupant self extricated with minor injuries and passed command. Rescues 32 & 61 arrive shortly afterwards. Officer 603 (Captain Dulin) had Ocean Gateway command.
EVFD photos by T. Knott
Monday, January 12, 2015
FIRST FEMALE REGIONAL COMMANDER
TAKES CHARGE OF THE UPPER EASTERN REGIONAL
OFFICE OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL
The Office of the State Fire Marshal is pleased to announce the appointment of Caryn L. McMahon, to the position of Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal. She has been assigned to the Upper Eastern Regional Office (UERO) located in Easton, Maryland. The office is responsible for fire investigations, inspections, plans reviews and community outreach for Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties.
Chief McMahon was raised in Southern Maryland and graduated from Thomas Stone High School in 2003. McMahon remains an active member of Hughesville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad since joining in September 2002, where she has previously held the offices of Sergeant to Assistant EMS Chief. McMahon first came to the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) as a College Intern in the summer of 2006. While she worked through the summer, she exhibited an enthusiastic interest for the investigative field. McMahon graduated the following semester from Methodist University in North Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology as Magna Cum Laude. She was later hired by the OSFM as a Special Assistant Deputy Fire Marshal in January 2007 to perform contractual daycare inspections. She worked in that position while she pursued a sworn Deputy Fire Marshal position until she was hired in November 2007. She graduated from Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy in May 2008. She has investigated and assisted with the investigations of hundreds of fires. McMahon's success has lead to many arrests and convictions throughout Southern Maryland. McMahon has been nominated for Deputy Fire Marshal of the Year three times regionally, and was recognized as the State Deputy Fire Marshal of the Year in 2011. In 2011, McMahon was also selected for the Exceptional Police Performance Award by the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association.
When not devoting her time to fire investigations, prevention and awareness, McMahon is involved with Hughesville Little League Softball, where she has coached and coordinated with the league for over five years. She is also an active parishioner at St. Mary's Catholic Church of Bryantown, where she grew up in faith. McMahon and her husband, Daniel, have two wonderful children and continue to reside in Southern Maryland.
Chief McMahon brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her new position and will be a valuable asset to the command team and the agency, stated State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci. Please join us in congratulating Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal Caryn McMahon on her new position within our agency.
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