On Monday October 20th, Tanker 5 participated in a rural water supply training hosted by Montgomery County Station 4. Many units from different stations in Montgomery County attended the training to show students in their current Pump Operator class and their Driver Candidates how rural water supply operations work. The scenario consisted of a tanker shuttle and fire engines at the dump and fill site to work together to supply the initial attack pumper and “nurse” tanker with water.
Please join us during our annual Open House Sunday October 12th 2014 from 1100-1300. Here is a list of activities you can enjoy while at the station: – Fire Engine Rides – Dive Team Demonstration – Sparky the fire Dog – Rescue Squad Tour – Ambulance Tour – For the Kids a Firefighter Combat Challenge And you will be able to enjoy lite refreshments as well.
Breakfast is back!
Come join us from 8AM to 12 Noon on 14 September 2014.
Come join us with your family and see your friends.
Menu- Pancakes, eggs, creamed chip beef, bacon, two kinds of sausage, scrapple, toast, orange juice, coffee, fruit, and more.
Sunday, March 30, 2014 – Come join us from 8AM to 12 Noon on 30 March 2014.
Don’t miss out! This is the last country breakfast remaining this season. Come join us with your family and see your friends.
Menu- Pancakes, eggs, creamed chip beef, bacon, sausage, scrapple, toast, orange juice, and coffee.
Sunday, February 17, 2013 – A local news team visited FDVFD for our last department breakfast. Check out the article here.
A big thanks to all of those that come out to make our breakfasts a great success.
There is one more breakfast coming up in March on the 24th. Find out more about it here.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 – Clarksville Resident Noah Bernstein is a Winner of Howard County Fire and Rescue’s “Two Ways Out” Drawing Contest
Howard County Fire and Rescue held a “Two Ways Out” drawing contest during Fire Prevention Week in October 2012. Contestants were asked to draw an “Escape Map” for their house. Noah Bernstein, a five year old kindergartner at Pointers Run Elementary, entered a drawing of his family’s home escape map showing bedrooms and two different ways he could escape his house in the event of fire. For his participation in helping is family develop an escape map, Noah received a visit form firefighters from the Fifth District Volunteer Fire Department.
Noah, his family and several friends from his neighborhood met in his driveway on Saturday, January 26 th. Braving the snow and cold, all the children and parents toured the fire engine. Wrapping up the visit, Noah showed the firefighters his escape route from his house and the family meeting place. The firefighters assisted the family with a home safety survey and answered their questions about smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, kitchen safety and hazardous chemical storage. Congratulations Noah!
Friday, January 18, 2013 – On January 18, 2013, six students and the EHS instructor from the College of Nursing and Health, Kongju National University, Korea, visited the Fifth District VFD along with Jason Woo, an international exchange graduate student at UMBC. The students were nursing, paramedic or emergency health administration majors. Friday was the third day in the Baltimore area before moving on to Washington, DC and New York. They had visited the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and SYSCOM before their fire station visit. They were interested in seeing and learning about a fire service combination system.
Jason translated a lengthy discussion about EMS in Howard County and answered our questions about EMS and Fire services in Korea. For Emergency Health Services students they really seemed to favor the fire trucks.