Santa Claus visits Queenstown VFD
   Santa Claus
On December 12, 2014 Santa Claus stopped by the Queenstown VFD to wish all the boys and girls from Queenstown and the surrounding areas a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

QVFD offers their Condolences
The Officers and Members of the Queenstown VFD would like to offer their condolences to the Goodwill Fire Company on the passing of Alfred W. "Butch" Britton. Viewing and Funeral arrangements are as followed: Viewing: Wednesday December 10th from 1400 to 1600 and 1800 to 2000 with a firefighter prayer service at 1900 at John M. Taylor Funeral Home in Annapolis, MD. 147 Duke of Gloucester St Funeral: Thursday December 11th at 1200 hrs. Service at John M. Taylor Funeral Home with the burial immediately following at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens 1911 Forest Dr in Annapolis.

Butch's Facebook profile
   Butch's Facebook profile
Overturned Tractor Trailer
Thursday, October 16, 2014 
Station 3 & Station 4 were alerted for an overturned tractor trailer with possible entrapment on N/B Rt.301 & Greenspring Road. Rescue 3 responded along with Ambulance 3 from Queenstown. Upon arrival Rescue 3 confirmed one tractor trailer on it's side, N/B Rt.301 prior to Greenspring Road. Officer 308 established Rt.50 command. Command then advised the driver had self extricated himself, holding Station 3 equipment. The driver refused transport. The scene was turned over to MSP for investigation.

Working Fire in the 3-11 Box
Saturday, October 11, 2014 
At 1210 hrs. Stations 3,2,4,1 were alerted for a structure fire in the area of Bloomingdale Road & John Brown Road. As units went responding, Queen Anne advised they received numerous calls and was reported as a working fire. Officer 305 (McClyment) arrived on location and requested a tanker task force. Officer 301 (Russum) arrived on location and assumed command. After determining the structure was vacant, decision was made to allow the structure to burn and take up defensive operations. Engine Tanker 3 cleared the call at 1432 hrs. *Photos from Queen Anne's Hillsboro VFD facebook page*

MVA in the 3-73 Box
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 
At 2110 hrs.Station 3 was alerted for a motor vehicle accident in the area of Rt.50 & Rt.662. Rescue 3 responded with 4 members along with Ambulance 3. Rescue 3 arrived on location with one vehicle into a pole. Officer 302 (Nelson) established Rt.50 command. Crew from Ambulance 3 accessed the driver, however treatment was refused. Station 3 equipment cleared the call at 2207 hrs.

MVA in the 3-73 Box
Friday, October 3, 2014 
At 1248 hrs Station 3, along with Paramedic 4 (Goodwill VFD) were alerted for an MVA at Rt.50 & Rt.213. Rescue 3 & Engine 33 responded with 5 members. Queen Anne advised the MVA was involving 4 vehicles, one of which was a tractor trailer. Paramedic 4 was first unit to arrive on location and advised the MVA was W/B Rt.50 prior to Rt.213. Rescue 3 arrived on location with Officer 301 (Russum) assuming Rt.50 command, confirming 4 vehicles involved. After assessing the occupants involved, no patients were transported. The scene was turned over to MSP for investigation. Rescue 3 cleared the call at 1325 hrs.

QVFD remembers all 343 Firefighters who died on 9-11-01
   9-11 TRIBUTE
Joseph Agnello, Lad.118 Lt. Brian Ahearn, Bat.13 Eric Allen, Sqd.18 (D) Richard Allen, Lad.15 Cpt. James Amato, Sqd.1 Calixto Anaya Jr., Eng.4 Joseph Agnello, Lad.118 Lt. Brian Ahearn, Bat.13 Eric Allen, Sqd.18 (D) Richard Allen, Lad.15 Cpt. James Amato, Sqd.1 Calixto Anaya Jr., Eng.4 Joseph Angelini, Res.1 (D) Joseph Angelini Jr., Lad.4 Faustino Apostol Jr., Bat.2 David Arce, Eng.33 Louis Arena, Lad.5 (D) Carl Asaro, Bat.9 Lt. Gregg Atlas, Eng.10 Gerald Atwood, Lad.21

Gerald Baptiste, Lad.9 A.C. Gerard Barbara, Cmd. Ctr. Matthew Barnes, Lad.25 Arthur Barry, Lad.15 Lt.Steven Bates, Eng.235 Carl Bedigian, Eng.214 Stephen Belson, Bat.7 John Bergin, Res.5 Paul Beyer, Eng.6 Peter Bielfeld, Lad.42 Brian Bilcher, Sqd.1 Carl Bini, Res.5 Christopher Blackwell, Res.3 Michael Bocchino, Bat.48 Frank Bonomo, Eng.230 Gary Box, Sqd.1 Michael Boyle, Eng.33 Kevin Bracken, Eng.40 Michael Brennan, Lad.4 Peter Brennan, Res.4 Cpt. Daniel Brethel, Lad.24 (D) Cpt. Patrick Brown, Lad.3 Andrew Brunn, Lad.5 (D) Cpt. Vincent Brunton, Lad.105 F.M. Ronald Bucca Greg Buck, Eng.201 Cpt. William Burke Jr., Eng.21 A.C. Donald Burns, Cmd. Ctr. John Burnside, Lad.20 Thomas Butler, Sqd.1 Patrick Byrne, Lad.101

George Cain, Lad.7 Salvatore Calabro, Lad.101 Cpt. Frank Callahan, Lad.35 Michael Cammarata, Lad.11 Brian Cannizzaro, Lad.101 Dennis Carey, Hmc.1 Michael Carlo, Eng.230 Michael Carroll, Lad.3 Peter Carroll, Sqd.1 (D) Thomas Casoria, Eng.22 Michael Cawley, Lad.136 Vernon Cherry, Lad.118 Nicholas Chiofalo, Eng.235 John Chipura, Eng.219 Michael Clarke, Lad.2 Steven Coakley, Eng.217 Tarel Coleman, Sqd.252 John Collins, Lad.25 Robert Cordice, Sqd.1 Ruben Correa, Eng.74 James Coyle, Lad.3 Robert Crawford, Safety Lt. John Crisci, H.M. B.C. Dennis Cross, Bat.57 (D) Thomas Cullen III, Sqd. 41 Robert Curatolo, Lad.16 (D)

Lt. Edward D'Atri, Sqd.1 Michael D'Auria, Eng.40 Scott Davidson, Lad.118 Edward Day, Lad.11 B.C. Thomas DeAngelis, Bat. 8 Manuel Delvalle, Eng.5 Martin DeMeo, H.M. 1 David DeRubbio, Eng.226 Lt. Andrew Desperito, Eng.1 (D) B.C. Dennis Devlin, Bat.9 Gerard Dewan, Lad.3 George DiPasquale, Lad.2 Lt. Kevin Donnelly, Lad.3 Lt. Kevin Dowdell, Res.4 B.C. Raymond Downey, Soc. Gerard Duffy, Lad.21

Cpt. Martin Egan, Jr., Div.15 (D) Michael Elferis, Eng.22 Francis Esposito, Eng.235 Lt. Michael Esposito, Sqd.1 Robert Evans, Eng.33

B.C. John Fanning, H.O. Cpt. Thomas Farino, Eng.26 Terrence Farrell, Res.4 Cpt. Joseph Farrelly, Div.1 Dep. Comm. William Feehan, (D) Lee Fehling, Eng.235 Alan Feinberg, Bat.9 Michael Fiore, Res.5 Lt. John Fischer, Lad.20 Andre Fletcher, Res.5 John Florio, Eng.214 Lt. Michael Fodor, Lad.21 Thomas Foley, Res.3 David Fontana, Sqd.1 Robert Foti, Lad.7 Andrew Fredericks, Sqd.18 Lt. Peter Freund, Eng.55

Thomas Gambino Jr., Res.3 Chief of Dept. Peter Ganci, Jr. (D) Lt. Charles Garbarini, Bat.9 Thomas Gardner, Hmc.1 Matthew Garvey, Sqd.1 Bruce Gary, Eng.40 Gary Geidel, Res.1 B.C. Edward Geraghty, Bat.9 Dennis Germain, Lad.2 Lt. Vincent Giammona, Lad.5 James Giberson, Lad.35 Ronnie Gies, Sqd.288 Paul Gill, Eng.54 Lt. John Ginley, Eng.40 Jeffrey Giordano, Lad.3 John Giordano, Hmc.1 Keith Glascoe, Lad.21 James Gray, Lad.20 B.C. Joseph Grzelak, Bat.48 Jose Guadalupe, Eng.54 Lt. Geoffrey Guja, Bat.43 Lt. Joseph Gullickson, Lad.101

David Halderman, Sqd.18 Lt. Vincent Halloran, Lad.8 Robert Hamilton, Sqd.41 Sean Hanley, Lad.20 (D) Thomas Hannafin, Lad.5 Dana Hannon, Eng.26 Daniel Harlin, Lad.2 Lt. Harvey Harrell, Res.5 Lt. Stephen Harrell, Bat.7 Cpt. Thomas Haskell, Jr., Div.15 Timothy Haskell, Sqd.18 (D) Cpt. Terence Hatton, Res.1 Michael Haub, Lad.4 Lt. Michael Healey, Sqd.41 John Hefferman, Lad.11 Ronnie Henderson, Eng.279 Joseph Henry, Lad.21 William Henry, Res.1 (D) Thomas Hetzel, Lad.13 Cpt. Brian Hickey, Res.4 Lt. Timothy Higgins, S.O.C. Jonathan Hohmann, Hmc.1 Thomas Holohan, Eng.6 Joseph Hunter, Sqd.288 Cpt. Walter Hynes, Lad.13 (D)

Jonathan Ielpi, Sqd.288 Cpt. Frederick Ill Jr., Lad.2

William Johnston, Eng.6 Andrew Jordan, Lad.132 Karl Joseph, Eng.207 Lt. Anthony Jovic, Bat.47 Angel Juarbe Jr., Lad.12 Mychal Judge, Chaplain (D)

Vincent Kane, Eng.22 B.C. Charles Kasper, S.O.C. Paul Keating, Lad.5 Richard Kelly Jr., Lad.11 Thomas R. Kelly, Lad.15 Thomas W. Kelly, Lad.105 Thomas Kennedy, Lad.101 Lt. Ronald Kerwin, Sqd.288 Michael Kiefer, Lad.132 Robert King Jr., Eng.33 Scott Kopytko, Lad.15 William Krukowski, Lad.21 Kenneth Kumpel, Lad.25 Thomas Kuveikis, Sqd.252

David LaForge, Lad.20 William Lake, Res.2 Robert Lane, Eng.55 Peter Langone, Sqd.252 Scott Larsen, Lad.15 Lt. Joseph Leavey, Lad.15 Neil Leavy, Eng.217 Daniel Libretti, Res.2 Carlos Lillo, Paramedic Robert Linnane, Lad.20 Michael Lynch, Eng.40 Michael Lynch, Lad.4 Michael Lyons, Sqd.41 Patrick Lyons, Sqd.252

Joseph Maffeo, Lad.101 William Mahoney, Res 4 Joseph Maloney, Lad.3 (D) B.C. Joseph Marchbanks Jr, Bat.12 Lt. Charles Margiotta, Bat.22 Kenneth Marino, Res.1 John Marshall, Eng.23 Lt. Peter Martin, Res.2 Lt. Paul Martini, Eng.23 Joseph Mascali, T.S.U. 2 Keithroy Maynard, Eng.33 Brian McAleese, Eng.226 John McAvoy, Lad.3 Thomas McCann, Bat.8 Lt. William McGinn, Sqd.18 B.C. William McGovern, Bat.2 (D) Dennis McHugh, Lad.13 Robert McMahon, Lad.20 Robert McPadden, Eng.23 Terence McShane, Lad.101 Timothy McSweeney, Lad.3 Martin McWilliams, Eng.22 (D) Raymond Meisenheimer, Res.3 Charles Mendez, Lad.7 Steve Mercado, Eng.40 Douglas Miller, Res.5 Henry Miller Jr, Lad.105 Robert Minara, Lad.25 Thomas Mingione, Lad.132 Lt. Paul Mitchell, Bat.1 Capt. Louis Modafferi, Res.5 Lt. Dennis Mojica, Res.1 (D) Manuel Mojica, Sqd.18 (D) Carl Molinaro, Lad.2 Michael Montesi, Res.1 Capt. Thomas Moody, Div.1 B.C. John Moran, Bat.49 Vincent Morello, Lad.35 Christopher Mozzillo, Eng.55 Richard Muldowney Jr, Lad.07 Michael Mullan, Lad.12 Dennis Mulligan, Lad.2 Lt. Raymond Murphy, Lad.16

Lt. Robert Nagel, Eng.58 John Napolitano, Res.2 Peter Nelson, Res.4 Gerard Nevins, Res.1

Dennis O'Berg, Lad.105 Lt. Daniel O'Callaghan, Lad.4 Douglas Oelschlager, Lad.15 Joseph Ogren, Lad.3 Lt. Thomas O'Hagan, Bat.4 Samuel Oitice, Lad.4 Patrick O'Keefe, Res.1 Capt. William O'Keefe, Div.15 (D) Eric Olsen, Lad.15 Jeffery Olsen, Eng.10 Steven Olson, Lad.3 Kevin O'Rourke, Res.2 Michael Otten, Lad.35

Jeffery Palazzo, Res.5 B.C. Orio Palmer, Bat.7 Frank Palombo, Lad.105 Paul Pansini, Eng.10 B.C. John Paolillo, Bat.11 James Pappageorge, Eng.23 Robert Parro, Eng.8 Durrell Pearsall, Res.4 Lt. Glenn Perry, Bat.12 Lt. Philip Petti, Bat.7 Lt. Kevin Pfeifer, Eng. 33 Lt. Kenneth Phelan, Bat.32 Christopher Pickford, Eng.201 Shawn Powell, Eng.207 Vincent Princiotta, Lad.7 Kevin Prior, Sqd.252 B.C. Richard Prunty, Bat.2 (D)

Lincoln Quappe, Res.2 Lt. Michael Quilty, Lad.11 Ricardo Quinn, Paramedic

Leonard Ragaglia, Eng.54 Michael Ragusa, Eng.279 Edward Rall, Res.2 Adam Rand, Sqd.288 Donald Regan, Res.3 Lt. Robert Regan, Lad.118 Christian Regenhard, Lad.131 Kevin Reilly, Eng.207 Lt. Vernon Richard, Lad.7 James Riches, Eng.4 Joseph Rivelli, Lad.25 Michael Roberts, Eng.214 Michael E. Roberts, Lad.35 Anthony Rodriguez, Eng.279 Matthew Rogan, Lad.11 Nicholas Rossomando, Res.5 Paul Ruback, Lad.25 Stephen Russell, Eng.55 Lt. Michael Russo, S.O.C. B.C. Matthew Ryan, Bat.1

Thomas Sabella, Lad.13 Christopher Santora, Eng.54 John Santore, Lad.5 (D) Gregory Saucedo, Lad.5 Dennis Scauso, H.M. 1 John Schardt, Eng.201 B.C. Fred Scheffold, Bat.12 Thomas Schoales, Eng.4 Gerard Schrang, Res.3 (D) Gregory Sikorsky, Sqd.41 Stephen Siller, Sqd.1 Stanley Smagala Jr, Eng.226 Kevin Smith, H.M. 1 Leon Smith Jr, Lad 118 Robert Spear Jr, Eng.26 Joseph Spor, Res.3 B.C. Lawrence Stack, Bat.50 Cpt. Timothy Stackpole, Div.11 (D) Gregory Stajk, Lad.13 Jeffery Stark, Eng.230 Benjamin Suarez, Lad.21 Daniel Suhr, Eng.216 (D) Lt. Christopher Sullivan, Lad.111 Brian Sweeney, Res.1

Sean Tallon, Lad.10 Allan Tarasiewicz, Res.5 Paul Tegtmeier, Eng.4 John Tierney, Lad.9 John Tipping II, Lad.4 Hector Tirado Jr, Eng.23

Richard Vanhine, Sqd.41 Peter Vega, Lad.118 Lawrence Veling, Eng.235 John Vigiano II, Lad.132 Sergio Villanueva, Lad.132 Lawrence Virgilio, Sqd.18 (D)

Lt. Robert Wallace, Eng.205 Jeffery Walz, Lad. 9 Lt. Michael Warchola, Lad.5 (D) Capt. Patrick Waters, S.O.C. Kenneth Watson, Eng.214 Michael Weinberg, Eng.1 (D) David Weiss, Res.1 Timothy Welty, Sqd.288 Eugene Whelan, Eng.230 Edward White, Eng.230 Mark Whitford, Eng.23 Lt. Glenn Wilkinson, Eng.238 (D) B.C. John Williamson, Bat.6 (D) Capt. David Wooley, Lad.4

Raymond York, Eng.285 (D)

Water Rescue in the 4-61 Box
Sunday, August 24, 2014 
At 1607 hrs. Station 3 was alerted to assist on an inland water rescue in the area of Rocky Point in the 4-61 Box. Queen Anne advised the patient was injured in a tubing accident. Boat 3 responded to the scene, along with Engine 33 who set up a landing site for Trooper 6. After patient was brought to shore, the patient was treated by Paramedic 300 and later flown to Shock Trauma by Trooper 6.

MVA Rt50 @ Arrington Road
Saturday, August 2, 2014 
At 1301 hrs Station 3 was alerted for an MVA on WB Rt50 & Arrington Road. Rescue 3 responded with 3 personnel. Upon arrival FF B. King established Rt50 command. MSP & State Highways had equipment already on scene from prior MVA. 1 patient transported to Easton by PM300. Rescue 3 cleared call at 1332 hrs.

MVA w/entrapment in the 4-5 Box
Friday, July 18, 2014 
At 1837 hrs. Station 3 was alerted to assist Station 4 with an MVA with entrapment in the area of Rt.305 and Tanyard Road. Rescue 3 responded from Station 3. Rescue 3 arrived on location and used the Hurst Tool to remove the roof and driver's door to remove the driver. One patient was flown by to Shock Trauma. Officer 402 (Bloodsworth) had command.

Engine Tanker 3 on display
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 
The Queenstown VFD was fortunate to have the opportunity to put Engine Tanker 3 on display at this years Ocean City Firemans Convention

House Fire in the 9-1 Box
Monday, May 19, 2014 
At 0930hrs. Station 3 was alerted for a dwelling fire in the area of Rt. 8 and LaGorce Rd in the 9-1 Box. Engine 32 & Engine Tanker 3 responded. Station 9 equipment arrived to find single story house with heavy fire in the garage are. Engine 32 assisted with overhaul, while Engine Tanker 3 shuttled water. Officer 901 (Tona) had command. *photos from Kent Island VFD website*

MVA in the 3-73 Box
Saturday, April 5, 2014 
At 0816 hrs. Station 3 was alerted for an MVA E/B Rt50 & Rt213. Rescue 3 responded with 4 members. Upon arrival Rescue 3 located 2 vehicle's involved just east of the intersection. Officer 302 (Nelson) established Rt50 command. One patient was transported to Queen Anne ER with minor injuries.

MVA in 3-70 Box
Sunday, March 30, 2014 
At 1103 hrs. Station 3 was alerted for a MVA at W/B Rt.50 & Outlet Center Drive. Rescue 3 responded with 4 members. Rescue 3 arrived on with 2 vehicles in the roadway. Officer 302 (Nelson) established Rt.50 command. 2 patients were transported to Queen Anne Emergency Center for treatment.

New Pumper Tanker
Engine Tanker 3 is now in service. Engine Tanker 3 is a 2014 Pierce Arrow XT.  It has a 3000 gallon tank, with a 1500 gpm pump, 6 man cab. Has a 5" rear intake direct to the pump, 5" discharge. Has 1200 ft of 5", 600 feet of 3" hose, 200 feet of 3" deadlay with a gated wye, two 200 feet of inch and 3/4 quarter attack lines. 200 foot section of 2 inch crosslay.

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