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Monthly Calls
MonthFireEMS
Jan45106
Feb4675
Mar4284
Apr
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Jun
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Aug
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Dec
Total133265
 
Fire Top Ten
Responder
NameCalls
Chief Will Rosenberg46
FF John Hefner43
Capt Jason Tarbell42
FF/PM Matt Barlow29
Lt Mike Seifert28
Asst Chief Bob Stanton27
FF Kevin Jones24
Asst Chief Randy Blevins23
Lt Scott Blankenship22
Safety Officer Tim Holt20
 
EMS Top Ten Responder
NameCalls
EMSAsst Chief John Richter64
EMS Sgt/EMT Brian Leschke39
FADO/EMR Dave Williams26
EMS Sgt/EMT Josh Burkins23
EMT Julie Adams19
Safety Officer/EMT Tim Holt16
EMS Lt/PM Ken Sanner9
FF/EMT Brian Woodley8
FF/Chaplain Mike Hayden8
EMS Lt Christos Poneres7
 

HARFORD COUNTY PERFORMS AUDIT OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL COSTS

           Harford County has completed an audit of the expenses and revenues related to providing Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in Harford County. The report, forwarded to the Director of Administration and the Director of the Department of Emergency Services in February, reveals that the shortfall between revenues generated by EMS transport billing and expenses incurred by Harford County, the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Foundation (the Foundation), and Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association member companies is estimated at more than $5 million per year.

             The full text of the Auditor's report can be viewed at the link below.  

     


 

FALLSTON AREA TO ENDURE ANOTHER WINTER WEATHER EVENT

Friday, February 14, 2014   As residents of Fallston and the entire region dig out from two back to back snow episodes, NWS forecasters are predicting another snow event for our region.  Beginning around midnight Friday and lasting through Saturday afternoon an additional 1 - 3 inches of snow is expected. 




Our highway crews are still working  to clear secondary roads, neighborhood access, and cul de sacs throughout the county. Please help them by refraining from parking in areas not yet cleared curb to curb. 




Also, as previously mentioned, please use caution in your activities throughout the weekend. Be aware of traffic safety issues related to the snow removal effort, and use safe practices in your recreation and home heating activities.

   


 

SNOW TO END OVERNIGHT, WINDS TO INCREASE

Thursday, February 13, 2014  The latest round of winter weather is winding down, with snowfall expected to end this evening. However, winds are forecasted to remain a problem with gusts to 35 mph overnight which could lead to drifting snow and the potential for power outages. Emergency Management and Highway Agencies continue to urge citizens to stay at home and not to travel. Roads are currently hazardous and travel is extremely dangerous. Please follow local media and various Harford County social media outlets for updates. Follow all fire and life safety recommendations as emergency vehicles are also having difficulty accessing many areas.

   


 

FALLSTON AREA RECEIVES FOOT OF SNOW

Thursday, February 13, 2014  SECOND ROUND OF SNOW EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON

NWS advises another round of snowfall approximately 4 P.M. for our area. An additional 1-3 inches of accumulation is possible. All Harford County Highways crews as well as SHA crews continue to work clearing roadways. With another storm system forecasted to move through the state Friday night all roads may not be cleared until Saturday.

Please heed the advice to stay off the roads at this time. In an emergency, use caution if you must travel. Follow all safety precautions whether you are staying in or venturing out to play in the snow.

Harford County Volunteer Fire Companies have opened their stations as warming centers for those citizens that are without power and/or heat. For locations and more info see the Harford County Fire and EMS Media Facebook page.

   


 

DHMH and HCSO Warn of Potent and Deadly Drug Combination

As Maryland’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) has recently reported an increase in the number of deaths linked to a potent and deadly batch of heroin that is tainted with fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, Lieutenant Lee Dunbar of the Harford County Narcotics Task Force was recently interviewed by Robert Moore of ITV News, a London based news agency and NBC affiliate, regarding the surge in heroin being laced with fentanyl. A link to the video of that interview can be found below. According to OCME data, between September 2013 and today, at least 37 Maryland deaths were caused by the lethal drug combination. The fentanyl/heroin deaths represent approximately 12 percent of 318 overdose deaths during the same time period. This represents the preliminary total of overdose deaths for the period between September 2013 and January 2014. “Deaths due to the deadly heroin mixture appear to be widespread in Maryland and not localized to any specific area,” says Dr. David Fowler, Chief Medical Examiner for the State. “We have also seen overdose deaths due to fentanyl mixed with cocaine.” Members of the FVFAC have been informed to be aware of the deadly and potentially fatal aspects of dealing with this variation of commonly found street drugs when responding to overdose type of EMS calls. Anyone with additional questions or needing further information may contact FVFAC EMS Chief Ken Sanner at 13456@fvfac.org or the Harford County Health Department.

   


 

SEASONAL HELP !!!

           With the winter weather conditions that have been in place for such an extended period, the FVFAC decided to seek seasonal help in the form of characters that are more acclimated to the snow and subfreezing temperatures. These winter heroes are having no problem carrying on the duties of our regular members.

           If you would like information on joining the FVFAC, please scroll down to the story below and use the contact information provided.

     
Winter EMS Care                photo credit: Ligonier Twnshp VFD

Winter EMS Care photo
      credit: Ligonier Twnshp VFD

photo credit: FVFAC-Sarah Venters

photo credit: FVFAC-Sarah Venters



 

TOLEDO, OHIO LODDs

Please join the Officers and Members of the FVFAC in sending your thoughts and prayers with us to the Toledo (OH) Fire Department. This past Sunday afternoon they suffered the loss of two firefighters while battling an apartment fire which has been determined to be a case of arson. The property owner has been charged with two counts of aggravated murder and arson in connection with the deaths of the firefighters.

May their families and fellow firefighters find solace. Rest easy, brothers. We'll take it from here.

   


 

FOLLOW FVFAC ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Follow the activities of the FVFAC and other Fallston area news on our various social media sites. Our website is "www.fvfac.org", our Facebook Page can be found at "https://www.facebook.com/FVFAC", and on Twitter at "@FVFACPIO".

   


 

FVFAC ANNOUNCES 2014 OPERATIONAL OFFICERS

             The Fallston Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Company (FVFAC) held our annual Election of Officers Monday January 6, 2014. The Fire and EMS Operational Officers for 2014 are:

               Chief William Rosenberg

               1st Assistant Fire Chief Robert Stanton

               2nd Assistant Fire Chief Randy Blevins

               EMS Assistant Chief Ken Sanner

               Safety Officer 13 Tim Holt*

               Fire Captain 13-1 Jason Tarbell*

               Fire Captain 13-2 Jon Martin*

               Fire Captain 13-3 VACANT

               EMS Captain 13 VACANT

               Fire Lt. 13-1 Steve Hull

               Fire Lt. 13-2 Scott Blankenship*

               Fire Lt. 13-3 VACANT

               Fire Lt. 13-4 VACANT

               Fire Lt. 13-5 VACANT

               EMS Lt. 13-1 Lisa Rosenberg*

               EMS Lt. 13-2 Audrey Puleio*

               Fire Sgt. 13-1 Mike Siefert*

               Fire Sgt. 13-2 Brandon O'Laughlin*

               Fire Sgt. 13-3 Amanda Puleio*

               Fire Sgt. 13-4 Cody Manley*

               EMS Sgt. 13-1 Sarah Venters*

               EMS Sgt. 13-2 Katie Warner*

               EMS Sgt. 13-3 Brian Leschke*

               EMS Sgt. 13-4 Jenn Chenworth-Price*

               (* indicates an appointment to the position) 

              The Members of the FVFAC would like to offer our support and encouragement to these Officers as they embark on their new positions to serve the citizens of Fallston and surrounding communities, as they continue to maintain and improve the services provided by the FVFAC. 

   


 

IMPENDING SNOW, WIND CHILL CONDITIONS PRESENT LIFE SAFETY HAZARDS

                 As our region faces a forecast of heavy snow, below average temperatures and extreme wind chill readings, citizens are reminded that these conditions bring forth a host of life safety and fire hazards that are not routinely encountered in this area.

                 Any alternative heat source, such as fireplaces, woodstoves, pellet stoves, etc. must be maintained properly prior to and during excessive use periods. Flues must be kept clean and open. Ashes must be removed only when cooled and then, placed only in a METAL container, not plastic or cardboard; and removed from the home and garage to a safe location to the exterior of any structure. Many home fires in this area are the result of improperly disposed of ashes!

                   If electric power fails and a generator is used, be sure to place the generator outside in a well ventilated area. Carbon Monoxide and other byproducts of combustion from generators or other fuel powered devices can kill! Be sure that exhaust from any device is located away from vents, windows, doors, and eaves of the home. If you must re-fuel a generator do so only after the engine and exhaust parts have cooled to prevent a fire if fuel is spilled or vapors contact hot components.

                  Electric space heaters are to be plugged into a wall outlet only, never into an extension cord or strip outlet. All space heaters require a 36" clear area in all directions to prevent combustible items from igniting. Follow the guidelines above for refueling any heater that is fuel fired, and be sure to have proper ventilation when using fuel fired heaters. Never leave a space heater operating when you leave the room or the building.

                   Chief Will Rosenberg of the Fallston Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Company (FVFAC) states " With proper maintenance and by following guidelines for the safe use of appliances and equipment, you and your family can survive this period". As always, be sure to check your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms regularly. 

     
Never Use Extension Cords With Space Heaters

Never Use Extension Cords With Space
      Heaters

NFPA Winter Home Heating Tips



 
 
 

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