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.
Church Hill Volunteer Fire Department added 3 new photos from February 13 at 5:00 AM.
5 days ago
Today, the Church Hill Volunteer Fire Department remembers two brave and courageous men who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect their community.
Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Deputy First Class Jason Schwenz and Centreville Police Officer Michael Nickerson were gunned down in Centreville 18 years ago, February 13, 2001, after responding to a noise complaint.
We ask you take a moment to think of these fallen heroes and their ultimate sacrifice to their community. ... See MoreSee Less
Was working in Centerville and remember like it was yesterday
4 weeks ago
HAPPENING NOW: Companies are operating in the 300 block of Leverage Road in the 0509 box on a fire in the basement of a 3 story dwelling. ... See MoreSee Less
Praying for the safety of the fire crews!
Stay safe from the fire and cold weather firemen.
1 month ago
Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Please take a minute and thank all these men and women for their service to our communities.
The Officers and Members of the Church Hill Volunteer Fire Department would like to say a special thank you to the Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Office, Maryland State Police and Maryland Natural Resources Police, whom we work hand and hand with on a daily basis. #backtheblue ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for all you do,God Bless The RED &BLUE!!!
THANK YOU ALL GOD BLESS
DECEMBER 24 - The Board of Directors of the Church Hill Volunteer Fire Department have approved the purchase of a new 2500 gallon Pierce Arrow XT Engine Tanker through Atlantic Emergency Solutions. The new unit will offer increased capability on fire scenes by combining an attack engine concept with the ability to have a large volume of water immediately available for suppression. Engine Tanker 5 will replace a 1999 Kenworth/4-Guys tanker.
• 67" cab w/ 10" raised roof
• DD13 525 hp Engine
• Front & Side Air Bags
• Command Zone Electrical System
• 191” Short Tanker Body (34'4" OAL)
• 10' 2' OAH
• Waterous 1500 GPM Pump
• Husky 3 Foam System
• Harrison 3.6 KW Generator
• Custom Paint & Graphics
2019 is shaping up to be an exciting time for your professional volunteers of Church Hill. We will keep you updated on the progress of the new Engine Tanker as well as the construction of our new fire station, both anticipated to be completed in late 2019! We thank our community for the continued support. ... See MoreSee Less
That’s great! Congratulations! I know Hilltop will put that to good use!
Looks like a really good concept. Coming from a company that has one , they really come in good when called for.
Roto Ray and Marz lights ? Where do I sign up lol
Selling the tanker once this is in service?
Some photos from the last couple of days of Santa's trip around our area. ... See MoreSee Less
Tonight's Santa Run locations. We will leave the firehouse at 545p.Santa will ride tonight! The skies brightened up today and will hopefully remain clear tonight for us. We will be in the area below tonight and we're look forward to seeing everyone. ... See MoreSee Less
Church Hill Volunteer Fire Department updated their profile picture.
2 months ago
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DECEMBER 7 - The 0512 box assignment was dispatched at 1102 hours for a dwelling fire at 101 Concord Road in the Chester Harbor development. Captain VanZant arrived on scene and reported a single story wood frame dwelling with smoke issuing from the front door. All occupants had exited the residence. First arriving Kent Engine 6 was directed to deploy a handline to a front bedroom where they located a well advanced fire. Engine 55 stretched a second hand line, opened up and checked for extension. Kent Tower 6 was assigned smoke removal via positive pressure ventilation. Other units on the assignment were staged. Two dogs were rescued from the residence and reunited with their owner. The fire is being investigated by the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Captain VanZant had Concord Road command with units operating for about 90 minutes. ... See MoreSee Less
That was my childhood home. Kinda sad to see it in this state.
Great knock and scene preservation. Good job to all.
Looks like a good stop to me boys. Good job!
Thank u for ur service
Yes that does look like a good stop, it could have been a lot worse. The occupants probably don't realize that was a good stop. (Retired firefighter)
Bless you all
Thank you for being there and rescuing the dogs. So sad to see this during the holidays.
HAPPENING NOW: Companies are operating on a house fire in the 100 block of Concord Road in Chester Harbor. First arriving crews found a bedroom on fire. ... See MoreSee Less
Please share with your family and friends.Good News! We spoke to Santa Claus today and we were able to pull him away for three nights from supervising all of the elves making toys and getting gifts ready for the big day. In an effort to allow our members more time to be with family and friends during the holiday, we have condensed our schedule down to three days instead of four. With that, our times on the third day are different.
Please take a look at the flyer for the developments/neighborhoods we will be visiting and the corresponding times. The developments/neighborhoods are listed in the order in which we will visit them.
We will be using Glympse again this year to help you track Santa's trek through our area. Please check this page EACH night for the most up-to-date Glympse link. We will provide that approximately 30 minutes prior to leaving each night.
Santa, as usual is looking forward to seeing everyone. When you see lights and hear sirens, we are getting close to you.
As a friendly reminder, emergencies within the community and surrounding communities are a priority to us and will take precedent. If Santa's visit is ended early due to emergencies or weather, we will make every effort to have him return (possibly the next day) to spread the holiday cheer.
Thank you to everyone for your continued support and as with every year, Santa and his helpers like cookies! ... See MoreSee Less
DECEMBER 1 - Rescue Box 0581 was alerted this afternoon for a motor vehicle crash with rollover and entrapment on Route 301 north of the Bay Country Rest Area. Company 5, 4 and County EMS were alerted. With Engine 52 out of service, Engine 55 and Special Unit 59 responded on the run. Units arrived and found a vehicle overturned with all occupants out of the vehicle. One pediatric patient was ultimately transported to a local hospital. Lieutenant Whitby had command. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you so much for everything 🙏🏼❤️
NOVEMBER 27 - Rescue Box 0512 was dispatched at 1448 for a motor vehicle crash with entrapment at Church Hill Road and Ramsey Lane. Reports to 911 indicated one person trapped and unconscious.
Chief 5 (Lt. Whitby) and Paramedic 500 arrived, reported a two vehicle incident and confirmed one person trapped. Engine 55 and Kent Rescue 6 completed the extrication and the patient was turned over to EMS for treatment. That patient was ultimately flown by MSP Trooper 1 to Shock Trauma. The driver of the other vehicle was transported by ground to Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. Units operated for 1 hour. Lt. Whitby had Church Hill Road command. ... See MoreSee Less
Deana Lockwood Carroll
HAPPENING NOW: Companies are operating at Church Hill Road near Ramsey Lane in the 0512 box for a motor vehicle crash with one person trapped. MSP Aviation is en route to the scene for one patient. ... See MoreSee Less
Beth Taylor, Janet Stafford-Clough, Gene Legg
Heather Jordan Clark
Attention Local Contractors: Any companies interested in bidding on various phases of the new firehouse project are encouraged to contact the department ASAP by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be provided with further information regarding the bidding process. ... See MoreSee Less
Today marks the 100 year anniversary of the end of WWI — the reason Veterans Day is celebrated on Nov. 11. Thank you to all those who have served, including the many members of the Church Hill Volunteer Fire Department. Today we honor you. ... See MoreSee Less
NEW FIRE STATION FOR THE CHURCH HILL VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY
November 9, 2018
After nearly twenty years of visions, planning and design, the Church Hill Volunteer Fire Company is poised to break ground on a brand new, state-of-the-art fire and EMS station in early 2019.
Ground was broken for our current fire station in February of 1950 and dedicated on November 11, 1950. Members of the company played an integral role in the construction and finishing of the building, often donating their time and services towards completion. An addition to the original building was added in 1968 to house our old tractor trailer tanker.
The quest for an expanded and modern fire station began in the late 1990’s, as we realized the need for additional space to accommodate the rapidly expanding needs of the company. Preliminary designs had two additional bays being added on to the current fire station. While that would have fulfilled the needs of the company at the time, we quickly came to the realization that further expansion and space would be required in order to meet our future service demands. In 2008, as a temporary solution to our space demands, a four-bay “pole barn” apparatus building was erected on our property behind our main fire station. Since then, this building has housed a pumper, tower ladder, brush truck and tanker.
After discussions with architects and building engineers, the company made the decision to forego an addition or renovation to the current fire station, and alternatively, raze and construct a new building in its place. The new 2.2 million dollar building will be approximately 12,000 square feet and feature many hallmarks of a modern and functional fire and EMS station. The station will consist of six apparatus bays, with doors large enough to accommodate the larger, modern day fire apparatus. Two of such bays will be drive-through capable, increasing safety and functionality. The new station will provide ample space for administrative and operational officers, a large day room with kitchen and dining area, a watch room for post-incident reporting as well as a combined meeting/training room and separate laundry facilities for contaminated turnout gear. Adequate storage for fire and ems equipment will also be included. The entire station will be covered by a fire suppression sprinkler system as well as an in-house alert notification system.
A sleeping quarters for up to sixteen members, complete with shower facilities, has also been included in the new building design. This will allow members to be stationed in-house and reduce response times to incidents. The sleeping quarters will also provide adequate and appropriate space to house on-duty EMS staff from the Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services; an added benefit to the community which will be immediately evident. Through a partnership with the Department of Emergency Services, the daytime-only paramedic unit will be enhanced to provide full 24-hour round the clock coverage to the residents of northern Queen Anne’s County. This partnership has saved taxpayers financially in the form of potential land acquisition and new station construction for the EMS unit.
Regional Builders, Inc. is serving as the general contractor for the project. The construction time frame is estimated to last eight to nine months, with demolition and groundbreaking in January 2019. Local contractors interested in bidding on various phases of the project are encouraged to contact the department by email at email@example.com and will be provided with further information regarding the bidding process.
The Church Hill Volunteer Fire Company is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to providing enhanced fire, rescue and emergency medical services to the community for over 100 years. ... See MoreSee Less
I remember Dad talking about this on a daily basis when it first came to light. No station deserves better. ❤️❤️❤️
Great memories in that old firehouse. So proud you are moving forward and getting what you so well deserve. Proud to still be Church Hill Little Miss Fire Prevention!
Man, I wish I lived there. I’d volunteer in a heart beat.
Good to know. 👍🏽👍🏽. Congrats
Congratulations and well deserved. If you need anything from your neighbors just let us know!
That's awesome, Congratulations Where will it be located?
This is going to be nice love it!
Wow congratulations ! Can’t wait for the open house . Well deserved !
Congrats guys. Much deserved...
Looks really good. Keeping up with the needs of the community.
Awesome! Exciting times and long overdue upgrades.
Going to be nice guys!!!! Congratulations
Is it going to be on the same location?
Looking forward to seeing this soon.
That's great where will the new station be located?
Where would the new station be located
Congradulations you guys and gals deserve it.
Excellent news Church Hill! This is great news indeed!
Congratulations Ladies and Gentlemen
Church Hill Volunteer Fire Department is at Church Hill Volunteer Fire Department.
4 months ago
. . .come on out and visit Sparky for Trick-or-Treat! ... See MoreSee Less
4 months ago
HAPPENING NOW: Company 5 and surrounding mutual aid stations are operating on Old Bridge Road in the Kingstown section on a working house fire. Units arrived with fire showing on multiple sides. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for being here for our neighborhood AGAIN. I just can’t believe it. Hoping everyone stays safe!
Billie Jo Turner
Sending prayers to all involved...thanks so much for all you do!