Over the past couple of weeks, our department was afforded a unique opportunity to train on a retired Baltimore County tiller truck. This highly maneuverable piece of equipment is something most of our members, and firefighters never get the opportunity to train with, or experience. The chief, and assistant chief are certified tillerman, and were able to give our members a first hand look at how these units operate. Several drivers, and firefighters got behind the wheel both in front, and back to navigate through cone courses set up on the parking lot.
The Community Fire Company of Perryville, Md is sad to announce that shortly after 11am, Fire Police Captain David Barr Sr. succumbed to injuries sustained after being stuck on October 25th while performing traffic control duties on scene of a MVC. Barr was a retired 34-year firefighter and retired lieutenant from the Federal Fire Service at Perry Point Veterans Hospital and a 13-year member of the Community Fire Company of Perryville and a member of Water Witch Volunteer Fire Company. He is only the third fire company official to die in the line of duty in Cecil County history. Funeral arrangements are still being finalized at this time. Please keep the Barr family and our FD family in your thoughts and prayers.