WELCOME TO THE HOME OF THE CHURCH HILL VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY, INC.
The Church Hill Volunteer Fire Company is one of nine volunteer fire departments located in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland. Station 5 located at 316 Main Street houses eight pieces of apparatus that are staffed by a 100 percent volunteer force, providing Fire, Rescue & Emergency Medical Service. Our members have prided themselves with aggressive firefighting tactics, enhanced rescue operations, quality emergency medical services and a dedication to service.
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APRIL 22 - Tower Ladder 5 and Engine 55 are operating on Main Street in Rock Hall, Kent County for a house fire. Units were dispatched at 0745 this morning. Rock Hall units arrived to find smoke showing from this two story dwelling. Tower Ladder 5s crew placed ground ladders and with the Engine, assisted interior crews with ventilation and overhaul. ... See MoreSee Less
APRIL 15 - Over the last two weeks, members have been working hard to prepare for a training exercise / controlled burn of an acquired structure in our first due. In accordance with NFPA 1403, the standard for live fire and training evolutions, measures must be taken to prepare structures that are burned in this fashion for the safety of our crews and the environment. This past Saturday, members from Church Hill and surrounding companies conducted the training. Crews were able to rotate through several burns before the structure was left to free burn. Thank you to the companies who attended with us, the crew from Millington who covered our first-due and to the property owner, for giving us this invaluable training opportunity. ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks for your service and dedication!
APRIL 15 - On a wet & dreary evening ten years ago today, the fire service in Queen Anne's County lost a dedicated volunteer in a tragic accident. Chief Buck Clough died in the Line of Duty while responding in the Sudlersville VFD Chief's Unit to an appliance fire in the Town of Sudlersville. He is remembered for his valuable knowledge and dedication to his community and county.
The officers and members of the Church Hill Volunteer Fire Company wish to extend our thoughts to the Clough family and all of our Sudlersville brothers and sisters on this difficult day. This tragic event is a constant reminder of how fast things can happen and fast a loved one can be lost. Rest easy, Chief. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for your dedicated service, Buck! RIP Much love and hugs to your family on this day of remembrance ❤️🙏
Last Call on Earth, First Call in Heaven is read at the MSFA Memorial during convention week in June. The poem was penned for the loss of Buck. Hope it brings peace to families who experience the heartbreak of losing a loved one in the Line of Duty.
Rest easy Chief Clough, Thank you for your brave service you gave Suddlersville's and all of QA County, God Bless you, your family and red family, You trained your crews right and they have it under control for you down here. 🇺🇸🚒
Rest in peace. 🙏🙏
It was a sad day for Sudersville VFC. May he rest in peace.
🙏🇺🇸🚒 🙏 😢
Thank you for your dedicated Service.
We need to always remember our true heroes.
Rest In Peace...🙏🙏🙏
Tragic loss. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
APRIL 11 - Company 5 was alerted at 0013 this morning, on Rescue Local 0580 for an MVC involving a tractor trailer on Route 301 Northbound at Hayden Road. Callers reported a tractor trailer verses a farm tractor. QAC DES Paramedic 400 arrived on location finding conditions as reported and began to evaluate the patients. Engine 52 and Special Unit 59 checked both vehicles for hazards, finding a ruptured saddle tank with 300 gallons of fuel that had contaminated the ground. Kent Island Haz-Mat 1 and Maryland Department of the Environment were dispatched to mitigate the fuel spill. Paramedic 400 transported one patient to a local facility. The scene was turned over to MSP and Route 301 NB remains closed for cleanup. ... See MoreSee Less
Maybe instead of criticizing we should be pitching in and helping the farmer and family. When I grew up on the Eastern Shore 90% were farmers of the land and sea. Instead of FB the phones would be fired up and we all would be put to work to help with the farm. Plus running our own family farms. I didn't grow up on a farm but your bottom dollar my parents and my siblings would be put to work because much of our families still had their farms so we knew how to work the farm.
A farmers work is never done, and anyone on the eastern shore should know this, if people would just learn to slow down and have respect for tractors being on the road.
My neighbor was killed when a driver was in a real big hurry. Farmer had slow moving vehicle sign & flashers on. This was during the day. Driver that caused the accident got manslaughter. Sentenced to 15 years!
Give this lady a break guys I’m sure she meant nothing by her statement and you guys are all bashing her. The important part of this post is all those involved are okay by the Grace of God. If everyone would learn to be a little kinder on Facebook it would be a good start I see arguments on everything from the EMS page to the swap and sell sights, I mean really she just made a statement she doesn’t deserve everyone coming at her like this. Like I said thank the Lord these people are fine and are able to wake to see another day.
Agriculture is not a 9 to 5 gig, you gotta get after it and get it done no matter how many hours it takes. It's also the most deadly profession in the U.S.
This farmer is trying to make a living and put food on our table he was out late at night because there is less traffic at night but I guess it doesn't matter there are just to many people not paying attention just like school busses they won't stop for them either
Oh no! I saw that the other night when I was coming home from work. Fire Dept and police were on the scene. I came past there at about 0030. Glad to know there were no serious injures. 🙏❤️
8r tractor do not hold 300 gallons of fuel. Prob did spill some of the bs def fluid tho.
Too much work this time of year and not enough daylight... the tractor can be replaced but farmers are a special breed and we need all we can get.. Please be careful out there..!
I work on a farm an tractors should not be allowed on highways after 9 pm until daylight
PLEASE WATCH FOR OUR FARMERS AND OUR KIDS WHO WILL BE WORKING ALONG SIDE!!!
Glad both involved are ok but I gotta say it check out the tractor trailer it’s trashed John Deere took a hard hit but I’m willing to bet it could be salvaged
John Deere 1
Tractor Trailer 0
Should fine the crap out of the truck driver. Most over drive the rads
It sucks trying to travel a busy route at night with any equipment. Could have all the lights in the world and it still only takes that one moment. On the farmer side, I’ve had close calls with people being in a hurry trying to get to their destination on time. All the while trying to keep the country fed. On the trucker side, usually at that hour there’s hardly anyone on the road and he could try to make good time on his run. Did the equipment have enough lights? Did the trucker get enough sleep? I don’t know. I do know it sucks on both sides when this does happen.
This is why I wear my seatbelt in my tractor when I'm on the road. Hope all are ok.
Thank God they ok we need our farmers
This really spells it out about preserving our way of life here on the Eastern Shore...support our farmers by respecting the slow moving vehicle sign and actually slowing down!
how didnt he see that with all them lights on come on i bet he was a sleep
Hope he got insurance on his tractor 🚜
Thanks for serving and keeping the civilians safe!
What the hell was the tractor doing out in 301 at that time of night
This isn't a farmer vs. trucker post y'all need to grow up
What the hell is wrong with driver's now days ?
They're lucky they are okay..,be careful, be aware ..it's spring
Wow he was lucky the man upstairs was looking over both of them
APRIL 9 - Tower Ladder 5 and Engine 55 responded on Kent County Box 6001 for a building fire at 210 Maple Avenue, which is across from Chestertown Station 6. Their units arrived to find smoke in a multi-occupancy structure. TL5 positioned for roof access, with the crew assisting with ground ladders, forcible entry and overhaul of the room of origin. Both units returned to the Hill in under 90 minutes. Some photos were obtained from the Chestertown VFD. ... See MoreSee Less
Engine 55 assisting the MFRI Vo-Tech class last week. ... See MoreSee Less
Police IG Adamu, AIG Lawal Shehu, Bayelsa State CP Aminu and Presidency,
1. kindly tell Kola and Fattai to give us our report, which they are holding as their last trap, in a case they did not participate in the investigation.
2. Invitation to Abuja by Union Homes PLC and Nickolas Ukachukwu for Zainab Mustafa and Murtala Nyako -- both ex-navy officers, and ex-deputy and ex-governor. Union Homes staff and I, Anacho, were in Nickolas Ukachukwu’s office many times, but he avoided the meetings. What I received was a plotted fatal accident which nearly took my life. This is one of the many traps to murder me for their blood money of using our company name, Nnojap, to obtain a 2.4 billion naira GTBank suicide fraudulent loan.
3. Now Deputy Commissioner of Police, Kola Okunola, is fully their member. Among the evil he did to us in their numerous crimes against us, Kola came to Zone2 to destroy the evidence of the crimes in our case, but he couldn’t succeed because of my vigilance over him. So he seized the Police Investigation Report CR:3000/ZN.2/X/D2/VOL.52/64 dated 13 May, 2011 indicting Union Homes and Nickolas Ukachukwu in this fatal accident. Kola is the most hopelessly corrupt Yoruba Muslim police officer from Kwara State, I’ve ever met. He doesn’t hide his feelings in doing wrong. In our other case of Nigerian Customs releasing an empty container to us, investigated in Panti in 2006 by D9’s Otene and John Bull, who had already discovered the warehouse of the Alhaji who bought our stolen motorcycles and was about to catch him, when Kola, who was superintendent, took the case file to D13 in a suspicious manner; Fattai his boy was Sergeant and IPO of the case. Otene and John Bull were transferred to different police stations and later both were shot dead.
4. I met Fattai in 2017 in Zone 2; upon all the acknowledgement documents the officers in admin collected from me and checked, they told me that there was no trace in the system that the case was investigated in Zone 2. As I left their office, I saw Fattai in the compound of Zone 2 and told him my reason for coming. He told me that he knew where the file was, but so far each time I have called Fattai 08033182796, he would say a different thing. At a time he told me that the woman with the file, he doesn’t know where she is. From Fattai's face I found rich of blood money, dangerous to go close to; which is not far from their own share in doing multiple evils to us.
5. At the time we were offloading the containers Nigerian Customs released to us in our warehouse, we discovered some of them were empty. Being the first time that our own brand, Nnojap Super AX100, arrived in Nigeria, we locked the warehouse without selling to any dealer for security reason of catching those criminals who stole the Click picture, to read more about DC Kola for Great Trump/ Great Shinzo Abe/ Great Xi Jinping and Pres. Buhari and Radio, Social Media,TV, all authorities. G7, G20, AU, EU, UN, NGO, ICC to take action. https://web.facebook.com/anachonnojap/photos/pcb.2300324036699235/2300320743366231/?type=3&theater
APRIL 3 - Today, Tanker 5 - a 1999 Kenworth/4-Guys - left Church Hill for the final time. The tanker was sold to Company Two Fire, a used apparatus broker and will be making its way to its new home in South Carolina. She served us well for 20 years and we look forward to the arrival of our new Pierce Engine Tanker at the end of the year. ... See MoreSee Less
Where is it going in SC?
Served her community proudly.
MARCH 31 - One of our own Life Members and local farmer Mr. James Hall, III directed $2,500 to the Church Hill Volunteer Fire Company through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, which is a philanthropic arm of Bayer. "This donation will be earmarked to our new building fund, as we are just beginning construction of our new fire station" said Brett VanZant, President of the Church Hill Volunteer Fire Company. "Mr. Hall previously received and directed this award to us, back in 2011. We are gracious to receive the support from Mr. Hall and the Monsanto Fund".
Celebrating its 10th year, America’s Farmers Grow Communities partners with farmers to support nonprofit organizations strengthening rural communities. The program offers farmers the chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit of their choice. To learn more about the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, visit www.AmericasFarmers.com or follow on Facebook at facebook.com/AmericasFarmers. ... See MoreSee Less
The end is near.... #chvfd5 #demo #demoday #permits ... See MoreSee Less
New fire house going where the old is now
Good luck with the new build. I am sure you all are getting a great new station.
My girls have such great memories of running around in there when they were little. When does demo begin?
is this where the new building is going to be built?
Great memories there
Say what ???
MARCH 26 - Tonight’s drill consisted of members deploying our minuteman lines and truck company operations. With our fire station largely vacant and awaiting the wrecking ball, members are presented with this unique training opportunity. Approximately fifteen members were in attendance for the drill, which was led by Chief Williams. ... See MoreSee Less
MARCH 26 - Today, Engine and Tower Ladder 5 had the honor of displaying our colors for a military procession. The veterans name will be withheld at the request of the family, but the retired Colonel had a long and distinguished career and was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1969 by President Johnson. ... See MoreSee Less
God bless and thanks!
I did see this. I was the first one in line.
MARCH 25 - Late this morning, Engine 55 staffed with 4, transferred to Caroline County Station 400 (Ridgley) while their units operated on a first-due dwelling fire. Engine 55 was later sent to the scene, at 301 Maple Avenue to assist with overhaul. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you all for the help yesterday!
My old house :(
MARCH 24 - Tower Ladder 5 was dispatched at 1538 hours for Caroline County Box 7-8, 16300 Jones Road. Caroline units arrived to find a 20x20 detached garage well involved with an active secondary brush fire. Tower Ladder 5, staffed with five members, flowed the master stream to assist with extinguishment efforts. The Tower Ladder operated for about one hour before returning to Queen Anne’s County. ... See MoreSee Less
Good job! Thanks!
Rob Casasanta. Believe they still run a Mack
The membership of the Church Hill Volunteer Fire Department pledge our support for honorary Fire Chief Darren Leonard as he bravely continues to fight the battle with childhood cancer. Darren will undergo another procedure tomorrow.
Darren, and the rest of the Leonard family - know that your fire department family and entire community stand in support and we wish you the best of luck throughout this journey. You can follow Darren’s story on his support page Darren's Pack.
#darrenstrong #darrenspack #churchhill #cancersucks ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you guys SO so much!!! Your love and support means the world to our family 💕 He’s going to love this!!! ❤️
Lets have support from the entire fire service 🙏🙏🚒
👍Top Notch! Just showed this to Darren while we are sitting in the waiting room at Hopkins. He’s was super excited to see you guys have his name on your helmets!! Thanks fellas!!! 🎗
Praying for Darren and all the Leonard’s. 💕🙏🏻
Thank you guys!!
Church Hill is the best ❤️
That's my hometown fire department!!! Go rock on the Hilltop!!! Prayers for Darren!!!
Please God, give our team all the skills and knowledge they will need prayers from all and we are sending to all💞💝💗💖💞💞💖
This is so thoughtful. Just what a community fire dept should do. 💙🙏💙
Our thoughts and prayers are with Darren and the Leonard family.
Great pick for Fire Chief.
Great community to live in!
OMG. Sending love and prayers. Blessings to you all.
Oh wow!!! ❤️❤️🙌🏽🙌🏽
I pray everything goes great love you 😍 guys
Sending many hugs n prayers.
This is wonderful!🤗
Sending prayers for a successful outcome.
We love you guys and all the support CHVFD has shown Darren throughout his journey!
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1958 - Engine 56, staffed with five Church Hill Volunteers, responded to a report of a car on fire at the Rhodes’ residence. Engine 56 arrived and found the engine of a vehicle on fire after it almost struck the dwelling.
The crew stretched a line and made quick work of the fire. Engine 56 returned to quarters after getting the engine restored.
Putting out fires since 1895! ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you Vickie Quinn
Franny jester was he chief
Was this the Rhodes residence by CH elementary school?
Great pics, back in the day.
Dawn Rhodes Ventress
which Rhodes residence was this one
Oh my gosh....these photos are awesome!!
MARCH 3 - Company 5 was alerted at 15:00 for a dwelling fire with entrapment at 868 Washington Avenue in Chestertown. Engine 55, Tower Ladder 5 and Engine 52 responded with 15 members. One victim in cardiac arrest was removed by units on scene prior to our arrival.
Engine 55 split crews, with half reporting to the basement to assist with fire attack and the other half performing a secondary search on the first floor. 55’s search crew located and removed a second victim, who was turned over to EMS.
The Tower Ladder crew assisted with duties on the exterior, while the Squad crew also reported to the basement. The structure was ventilated and the scene was secured for the State Fire Marshal’s office for an investigation. Unfortunately both victims succumbed to their injuries. Company 5 members operated for just over 2 hours. ... See MoreSee Less
That was my friend who perished in that house..from my heart, THANK YOU, to everyone who give everything they had to save them. You are all heroes.
Thanks to you and all volunteer firefighters! You serve and help because you care! (My son is Greg Harris from Station 6 in Sudlersville.)
Thank you to those that were there. I personally know Gwen and she is a beautiful soul and will be missed greatly.
I personally want to commend everyone involved for a job well done. The outcome was unfortunate but that just means God had other plans for them. May they rest in peace
Always could count on the Boys from the Hill 👩🚒🚒
FEBRUARY 25 - This afternoon, Engine 52 staffed with 4 volunteers responded on Rescue Box 0701 for an MVC with entrapment on McGinnes Road at Fourth Street. Rescue Engine 7 arrived with a three car crash with one trapped. Engine 52 was directed to secured a landing zone on McGinnes Road for MSP Trooper 6, who transported two trauma patients to Shock Trauma. One additional patient was transported to a local facility. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to all our first responders!!!
Good work crews - considering I’ve done both as a Career Firefighter and a Helicopter Pilot - your hard work and efforts make the difference!
Maryland State Police - Aviation Command
Maryland Flight Paramedics Association
Thank you first responders.
Love you Brandi
Denise Marie Illingsworth, this is what I called you about
Church Hill Volunteer Fire Department added 2 new photos from February 25.
2 months ago
FEBRUARY 25 - Last week, local resident Breah Rockwell contacted us to inquire about pet oxygen masks. We did not have any at the time. Breah was able to coordinate the order of five masks through the non-profit Every Snout Counts. They were delivered at the beginning of our business meeting this week.
Pet oxygen masks will enable firefighters to administer high-flow oxygen to pets exposed to smoke from structure fires. The masks have been placed on the apparatus.
Every Snout Counts is a non-profit organization and we invite you to visit their page and donate to their cause. ... See MoreSee Less
Great job! What a great thing to do for our pets!
I've been trying to reach out and donate kits for two years now. I've had them sitting at my house and didn't hear back. Would still love to have the conversation and provide Pet First Aid & CPR training for the station. Rescue Encore LLC will provide FREE Pet CPR certification to all Maryland responders.
Pat Rockwell - please tell Breah Thanks!
For those who are grateful for what Every Snout Counts is doing for fire departments, please read about Jerri and her husband, and how this non profit came about. Vote for this fabulous woman and her husband.
Kelley W Reuwer
Awesome I need these
Thank you Breah!
Yay Breah Hahn Rockwell!
HAPPENING NOW: Engines 52, 55 and Chief 5 are operating with surrounding companies on a motor vehicle crash on McGinnes Road at Hybarc Farm Lane in the 0512 box.
First arriving units found a two vehicle crash with two patients ejected, one in trauma arrest. MSP Aviation is en route for the second patient. Assistant Chief Hurlock has command. Please avoid the area. ... See MoreSee Less
Chief 5 & Engine 55 are standing by tonight for Cecilton Station 1. ... See MoreSee Less