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Last year, the fire company embarked on a five year capital project to replace our aging SCBA and Rapid Intervention Team packs. Our current SCBA was purchased with the assistance of a FEMA, Assistance to Firefighters Grant or AFG, in 2007. Since then, there have been several changes to the National Fire Protection Agency standards for SCBA, that we must adhere to. In addition, the bottles that are part of the SCBA, have a fifteen year lifespan and will soon be expiring.
We are proud to announce that on Friday, we were able to place the second set of SCBA in service on Engine 16 at our substation on G.R. Dawson Drive. This capital project was made possible through a partnership with the Town of Perryville, who is assisting us each your in this plan with a $40,000.00 contribution. While this does not cover the entire cost each year, without this financial assistance it would be far more difficult for us to undertake this project. We would like to thank Mayor Robert Ashby Jr., Town Administrator Denise Breeder, as well as Town Commissioners Linkey, Reich, Taylor, and Snelling for realizing the importance of having updated SCBA so that we are better prepared to protect our neighbors and community.
We are also pleased to announce that while our community and the country as a whole is going through this difficult time, our vendor has extended us an offer to make next year's purchase at this years price, saving us approximately $5,000.00 in an anticipated price increase that was scheduled to take effect in February of this year. Thanks to the generosity of Mayor Ashby for ensuring that the Town funds will be available with the start of the budget year in July, so we can make this purchase now. Everything that we do in the Fire Company is accomplished as a team, and we are proud to have Mayor Ashby, his staff and the Town Commissioners as part of our team. ... See MoreSee Less
This morning Tanker 6 and Brush 6 with seven personnel assisted the Charlestown Fire Company with a controlled burn of a house for York Building Products, on West Old Philadelphia Road. Plant Manager Jim Gawthrup was on hand to observe the controlled burn. Mr. Gawthrup was kind enough to present the Fire Company with a check for our efforts. We would like to thank Mr. Gawthrup for their generosity and we look forward to working with him and York Building Products in the future on a few other projects that they will be needing assistance with. In addition, he offered the use of their property to conduct off road training for several of our new brush truck drivers, which we look forward to taking him up on. Thank you Mr. Gawthrup and York Building Products!! ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
The Community Fire Company of Perryville Maryland Inc. would like to share some updates with our community as the COVID19 virus continues to progress and cases pop up in neighboring counties. To protect the health of our community and our first responders we will be responding to all calls wearing basic personal protective equipment (PPE) as seen in picture A. For calls suspected of being a Patient Under Investigation (PUI) we will be wearing full PPE which also includes a gown and mask as seen in picture B. Again this is for the protection of the community and our first responders to protect the health and safety of everyone.
As the COVID19 pandemic continues, we would like to share some of the following information and resources with everyone so that as a community we can continue to protect each others health and safety:
If calling 911 and exhibiting any signs or symptoms of COVID19 please notify the dispatcher so that they can notify the first responders, this is for the safety of everyone.
Signs & Symptoms:
Incubation period: 2-14 days (CDC, 2020)
Shortness of breath
Diarrhea and digestive problems have now been associated with the virus through studies done in other countries experiencing the pandemic.
Quarantine yourself immediately; do not go into public or close contact (within 6 feet) of anyone living in your home.
Call your doctors office if you develop symptoms or know you have been exposed to someone positive for the virus.
Your doctor will arrange testing for you.
Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds using soap and warm water. Wash hands after coming in contact with objects (ie: door handles, phones, computers, public counters and tables, etc.) or as frequently as desired.
Do not touch your eyes, nose, mouth, or face before washing hands.
Limit public activities or crowds of 10 or more people, and shelter in place as much as possible.
For more information and updated statistics please refer to the following resources:
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html ... See MoreSee Less
This website is dedicated to the men and women who made Perryville Fire Department what it is today.
The Mission of the Community Fire Company of Perryville is to protect the lives and property of the community from emergencies involving fire, medical, hazardous materials, and environmental causes. This mission will be achieved through public education, code enforcement, and emergency response.
The Community Fire Company of Perryville is comprised of two stations, Station 6 and Station 16. It is a combination Volunteer/Career station. The Company is responsible for providing Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services to the Town of Perryville and surrounding communities. Perryville is located along the Susquehanna River at the top of the Chesapeake Bay. The town of Perryville has a population of approximately 12 thousand people.
The Company operates with (2) Engines, (1) 75' Quint, (1) Heavy Rescue, (1) Tanker, (1) Brush Truck, (2) Ambulances and (1) Utility Vehicle.