Well this week as far as our two trucks in production at Pierce have gained some ground which made it good timing for the SQ-3 Committee to shoot out to Wisconsin for the Mid-Inspection Trip. I will add those photos Mid-Inspection Photos tomorrow but to satisfy those curious with the progress of the two new incoming units I will add those photos given to us by Pierce.
Got to tell you about this picture. One of the best I have ever taken and here is why. This little boy was in the wheelchair but he dreamed of getting in a fire truck. Well Firefighter Stilley picked him up and carried him through the piece. This young man was loving it. It's what we do......
Public Information Officer Douglas Medley, October 25
Well here we are finishing up fire prevention week or should I say fire prevention month as it seems to run for a whole month instead of just a week as in the past. This year the two stations 3 and 9 visited 8 elementary schools and 8 day care centers in our first due. The total students were over 4,000 with a total of over 500 kids in the day care centers. Mr. Fairfax told me we did over 27 activities ... (Full Story & Photos)
The production is moving along for both E-32 and SQ-3. SQ-3 has the cab mounted to the chassis and most of the interior work for the cab being nearly complete. The body is in the paint booth and once painted should be ready to install on the chassis. A few members of the committee will head out to Wisconsin to inspect the truck on Thursday and Friday, in which we hope to see the body just being ... (Full Story & Photos)
Public Information Officer Douglas Medley, October 19
October 19, 2014 was a beautiful day in St. Mary’s County and as the fire side is very quiet I told myself that I know you would all be interested in a story about one of our brother departments here in the county.
I and Keith Fairfax had received an invite from the Leonardtown Volunteers to attend a dedication of a new pumper/tanker Engine 14 that was being dedicated to a long time member of their ... (Full Story & Photos)
Well, as you can see E-32 has reached the production line and in the early stages of cab construction. The frame is more than likely also in production although in rudimentary form. Next up the cab heads for paint and the body begins construction.
SQ-3 is progressing with the Line-X'd interior, mounting of interior switches/controls and appropriate lighting on the outside of the cab. All Whelen ... (Full Story & Photos)
Public Information Officer Douglas Medley, October 06
October 6, 2014 drill night around the station and as we have had a pretty heavy training schedule and tonight was not going to be any different. Since the erection of our new training building the training staff has been using it most every Monday. I think the building has turned out to be more than we expected. It allows the training staff to do different scenarios covering all the aspects of firefighting. ... (Full Story & Photos)
This is the progress report for Squad-3 for the week of 10/3/14. As you can see the frame is completed with the axles/wheels mounted and air ride installed for the rear tandems. You'll notice that the frame is Painted Yellow which in previous years prior to Truck-3 this was not the case. This is what I call a "Good Mistake' by accidentally painting the frame yellow we realized if any mechanical ... (Full Story & Photos)
On Thursday October 2 at 20:20 hours Companies 3, 13, 4, & 9, Truck 3, Station 39 & Company 49 were alerted for the working house fire with reported subjects trapped. Truck 3 was already on the road doing training in California when the call was dispatched and started towards the call. Chief 3A arrived first at 20:23 and found a single story home with fire showing from side C and D with exposure issues ... (Full Story & Photos)