Pre-Sale Chicken Dinner
Queenstown VFD will be having a pre-sale Chicken dinner on May 9, 2014.  Dinners can be picked up at the firehouse between noon-6pm. Orders of 10 dinners or more can be delivered. Anyone interested in tickets, contact any member or contact Michelle Nelson at 410-827-0088. 

Dinners include: 1/2 Chicken, Potato Salad, Applesauce & Roll. Be sure to come out and support the Queenstown VFD.


 
   
   
MVA in the 3-73 Box
Saturday, April 5, 2014 
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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 
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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.


 
   
   
House Fire in the 4-6 Box
   
Saturday, January 25, 2014 
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At 0223 hrs Station 3 was alerted to assist on a house fire at 360 Rolling Bridge Road. Engine 32 responded and was the first engine to arrive on location, with a structure fully involved. Upon arrival, Engine 32 laid 600 feet of 5" supply line and deployed both attack lines. Officer 401 (Palmatary) arrived on location and assumed command. The tanker task force was requested. *Click picture for short video*

 
House Fire in the 1-4 Box
Monday, January 20, 2014 
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At 0347 hrs. Station 3 was alerted to assist on a house fire in the area of Bayside Drive & Broadcreek Drive in the 1-4 Box. PM100 arrived on location with structure fully involved. Chief 10(Thomas) arrived on location and advised correct address was 900 Broadcreek Drive. Chief 10 advised it was a 3 story house fully involved. Engine 32 responded with 4 members. Units arrived and took a defensive attack on the fire. Command requested Delmarva Power along with the State Fire Marshal. Units remained on the scene for approx. 4 hrs. Fire is still under investigation. *Click picture to see video from Engine 25*

 
   
   
2014 Installation of Officers
Saturday, January 11, 2014 
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The Members of the Queenstown Volunteer Fire Department, along with numerous invited guest celebrated our Installation of Officers held at the Bay Country Moose Lodge in Queenstown After a wonderful meal catered by Helen Todd, Jim Lewis started by introducing the invited guests, followed by President JC Lewis thanking everyone for attending. President Lewis continued by recapping some of the accomplishments of the past year, along with a break down of the hours spent by the volunteers of the department in 2013. Jeff Lewis followed by going over the number of calls run by Station 3 in 2013 along with the top 5 responders. Those being: 1st Place Josh King, 2nd Place Roy Julie, 3rd Place Chris Pinder, 4th Place Frank Russum & 5th Place Erica Willis. Outgoing EMS Captain Ben Wilson thanked all of those who helped with the EMS Department in 2013. Awards were presented to the following members: Fire Fighter of the Year for under 5 years presented to Matt Bauer Fire Fighter of the Year for 5-15 years presented to Tyler Golt Fire Fighter of the Year for over 15 years presented to Thomas Nelson and Jeff Risley Lion's Club Firefighter of the Year Award presented to Josh King EMS Provider of the Year presented to Matt Bauer Years of service pins were presented to the following: 30 years Jamie Lewis, 40 years Jim Lewis and 60 Years Buddy Kendall. Special thanks to the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department for providing a standby crew while our members attended the Installation.

 
   
   
Queenstown VFD in review
   QVFD in review

 
Chicken House Fire in the 4-8 Box
Thursday, December 26, 2013 
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At 1705 hrs Engine 32 responded to assist on a chicken house fire at 710 Hayden Road. Special Unit 49 w/ Officer 401 (Palmatary) arrived on scene and reported a large chicken house with fire showing. Officer 401 established Hayden Road command. Engine 85 was the first engine to arrive and laid a supply line to the scene. Engine 32 staged upon arrival. Photos courtesy of Delmarva Fire Photography www.dmvfire.com

 
   
   
Officers for 2014
   
On December 26, 2013 elections were held for the Officers for 2014. Below are the results:            

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Vince Anthony    

Sid Compton   

Bryon Callahan   

Jim Lewis

Stu Tarrant

ADMINISTRATION                                              

President            J.C. Lewis               

Vice President   Jamie Lewis         

Secretary            Suzanne McLauglin

Asst. Secretary  Michelle Nelson

Treasurer             Frank Russum

FIRE OFFICERS

Chief 301            Frank Russum         

1st Asst. 302       Thomas Nelson

2nd Asst. 303      Lonnie Anthony          

Captain 304         J.C. Lewis

1st Lt. 305            Scott McClyment       

2nd Lt. 306           Tyler Golt

Sergeant 307       Jeff Risley

EMS OFFICERS

Administrator            Terry Pilkerton        

Asst. Administrator  Larry Scearce

Captain                        Josh King

Lieutenant                   Matt Bauer

Lieutenant                   Tammy Carson


 
Santa Claus visits Queenstown VFD
   Santa visiting QVFD
On December 20, 2013 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.


 
2 Alarm Fire in the 4-3 Box
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 
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At 1007 hrs. Station 3 was alerted  to assist on a house fire at 110 Mallard Lane in the 4-3 Box. While enroute, Paramedic 4 advised there was heavy smoke in the area and advised Q.A. to start the tanker task force. Engine 32, Engine 33 & Chief 3 responded from Station 3. Chief 3 requested 2nd alarm from Q.A. Chief 3 arrived on location with heavy fire showing on the Charlie and Delta side. Chief 3 (Nelson) established Mallard Lane command. Engine 32 arrived and deployed one attack line to assist Engine 41's crew. Command later transferred to 402 (Bloodsworth). Fire Marshal 60, 62 & 63 were on the scene along with Red Cross for the displaced residents. Stations on the call included Queenstown, Kent Island, United Communities, Grasonville, Goodwill, Church Hill, Sudlersville, Chestertown, Ridgely, Cordova and Queen Anne-Hillsboro. Donations for the family are being collected at Kennard Elementary, where the twins attend school. In kids’ clothing, girls’ sizes needed are 6/8 tops and bottoms and size 2.5 shoes; boys’ sizes needed are 10/12 tops and bottoms and size 4.5 shoes and 12/14 tops and bottoms and size 8 shoes. Edward’s Pharmacy is establishing a fund for those who wish to donate money. *click picture to see video*


 
   
   
Chimney Fire in the 4-2 Box
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 
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At 1306 hrs. Station 3 was alerted to assist on a chimney fire at 200 Elm Street in the 4-2 Box. Engine 32 & Engine Tanker 3 responded from Queenstown. Engine 44 was first fire piece to arrive and advised a 2 story house with smoke coming from the chimney. Upon the arrival of Engine 32 and Engine 25, Officer 201 (Anthony) assumed Elm Street command. After crews finished clearing the chimney, command placed situation under control. Engine 32 cleared the call at 1405 hrs.


 
   
   
House Fire in the 3-10 Box
Monday, November 25, 2013 
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At 1012 hrs. Stations 3,2,4 & 1 were alerted for a house fire at 141 Rustic Acres Lane in the 3-10 Box. Officer 102 (Schulz) arrived on location first POV with heavy smoke showing and established Rustic Acres Command. Engine 32 & Engine Tanker 3 responded from Station 3 with 5 members. Upon arrival Engine 32 laid 1200 feet of 5" supply line from Rt.50 to the scene and deployed both attack lines. Engine 25 arrived and assisted Engine 32's crew with fire attack. No residents were home at the time, however 5 dogs and 2 birds perished in the fire. State Fire Marshals Office was requested, along with Animal Control and Delmarva Power. Thank you to the Cordova VFD & Arnold VFD for standing by at Station 3. Engine 32 cleared the call at 1318 hrs.


 
   
   
MVA w/entrapment in 3-82 Box
Friday, November 1, 2013 
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At 1830 hrs. Station 3 and Station 4 were alerted for an MVA w/entrapment on Rt.301 & Greenspring Road. Rescue 3, Engine 33 & Ambulance 30 responded from Station 3, while Rescue 4 and Ambulance 4 responded from Station 4. Rescue 3 arrived on location with one vehicle overturned on Greenspring Road. Officer 302 (Anthony) assumed Command. Driver of one of the vehicles involved refused treatment. The driver of the overturned vehicle was extricated and transported by ground to Shock Trauma by PM300 with non life threatening injuries. Command was terminated and the scene was turned over to the State Police.


 
   
   
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