QVFD remembers all 343 Firefighters who died on 9-11-01
   9-11 TRIBUTE
A
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

B
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

C
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)

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

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

F
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

G
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

H
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)

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

J
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)

K
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

L
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

M
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

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

O
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

P
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)

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

R
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

S
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

T
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

V
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)

W
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

Y
Raymond York, Eng.285 (D)


 
Water Rescue in the 4-61 Box
Sunday, August 24, 2014 
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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 
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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 
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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.

 
   
   
Passing of Honorary Member Dr. Rhodes
   
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 
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The Queenstown VFD is sad to announce the passing of Honorary Member and Queenstown Historian Dr. Harry Clement Rhodes. He was 99. Friends and family may visit at the Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Centreville, MD on Thursday, July 17 from 4-6 PM. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated for Dr. Rhodes at 11 AM on Friday, July 18 at St. Peterís Catholic Church, Queenstown, MD. Burial will be at St. Peterís Catholic Church Cemetery, Queenstown, MD. Memorial donations may be made to St. Peterís Cemetery Trust, P.O. Box 10, Queenstown, MD 21658; Chestertwye Inc., PO Box 96, Grasonville, MD 21638; or to a charity of your choice.

 
Engine Tanker 3 on display
   
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 
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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 
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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 www.kivfd.org*

 
   
   
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

 
   
   
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