LRVFC would like to wish Rolando Florez-Lopez a very happy birthday. Rolando has been a member for roughly a year and a half and just successfully completed his National and Maryland Paramedic course. We look forward to seeing Rolando on the road saving lives in the community.
LRVFC would like to wish Michael Bossman a very Happy Birthday and Happy 20 year Anniversary of being a member at Liberty Road. Mike as we all know him; is a Firefighter/ EMT and a vital contributor to our company. Mike has always been happy to help others and when he’s not with his blood family he’s here with us as a part of his extended family. Happy Birthday Mike and we hope you enjoyed your day!
THE DATE HAS CHANGED!!!
Saturday, August 20, 2016 Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. the Liberty Road Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting a town hall meeting designed to facilitate a better understanding between citizens and 1st responders. We will invite local community leaders to discuss concerns in hopes that we can and will form a working partnership within our communities with our 1st responders. Please print out our flyer below and share it.
For more information please contact one of the following:
Events@LRVFC.org VicePresident@LRVFC.org Captain@LRVFC.org President@LRVFC.org
The event has been held annually since 1984 and is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch in the United States and Canada. It is held on the first Tuesday in August but in some states they go with the first Tuesday in October. The event is meant to increase awareness about police programs in communities, such as drug prevention, town watch, neighborhood watch, and other anti-crime efforts. The events are typically organized by block watches, non-for-profit organizations, companies, and police departments. These events can be as simple as backyard cookouts to full-blown festivals like the one on the west side of Columbus, Ohio. The Ogden Block Watch in Columbus organizes one of the largest of this type of National Night Out festival which includes live music, food, and entertainment. Any community association with a C.O.P. program can qualify to host an event and some jurisdictions will provide support funding to support such events. Our members came out, set up tables, danced with the kids, gave tours of our fire engine & support vehicles, and helped provide information regarding volunteer opportunities within the company.
Here are some aftermath pictures from yesterday’s 25+ calls yesterday. One thing to learn is standing water is not always what is appears to be. There can be very strong under currents, missing roadways, underwater obstacles, and water depths that are not what you think they are. Please do not drive through standing water; at one location we watched 4 vehicles attempt to drive through standing water and all get stranded despite our attempts to stop people. In another location we found approximately 15 vehicles stranded due to several roads being washed out, under water, or bridges riddled with debris. No trip is worth your life property can be replaced however you can not be.
LRVFC would like to wish one of our most entertaining members a very Happy Birthday. Evoria aka Rockstar has been a member of the company since January and has completed all of her pre-requisites to ride on calls. She most recently has completed the EMR class prior to taking her next class to be a firefighter.
Our Department is currently collecting items on the list below to help our Brothers and Sisters of West Virginia VFD who were impacted by the terrible floods. We will be taking donations at the station to send out to West Virigina this weekend. Donations can be dropped off Saturday during the flea market!!
- Hand sanitizer
- Disinfecting wipes
- Work gloves
- First aid supplies – BLS items, e.g. band aids, gauze, tape, 4 x 4s,
- slings, cardboard splints, rubber gloves, BP cuffs, stethoscopes,
- glucometers, Hydrogen Peroxide, topical antibiotics, etc. & first out bags (to put kits together)
- We are trying to put together jump kits that first responders can use when they are going out into areas on ATVs/UTVs so that we can decrease our load on ALS units. Our basic first aid supplies in some areas have been decimated by the need. We don’t need ALS supplies or IV equipment.
- Square pointed shovels
- Wheel barrows
- Garden hoses & nozzles
- Extension cords/power strip bars (with ground faults)
- Industrial type brooms (Items #3, 4, 5, 6. & 7 will be used by fire departments to help clean out homes and buildings from the mud/muck that seems to be everywhere)
- Flashlights & batteries
- Heavy duty garbage bags
- Socks – both men’s & women’s
- Bug repellant
- Sun screen
- Energy bars, Nutri-Grain bars, etc. – healthy snacks
- Bunker gear sanitizing solution – we have access to some gear washers but lack the sanitizing solution
- Cleaners like Simple Green, Pine Sol, etc. to clean equipment
Continued prayers for our first responders and the lives impacted by these deadly waters…
Happy Birthday to Eric Remmers, Eric has been with LRVFC for almost 10 years. Eric currently is a Firefighter/ Emergency Medical technician with LRVFC. He has served in numerous positions to include Sergeant, 2nd EMS Lieutenant, Board of Director. On behalf of LRVFC we would like to wish Eric a very happy birthday.
On behalf of the entire LRVFC Family we would like to wish Nicole Jones a very Happy Birthday. Nicole also known as “Momma Nicole” is a mother to all of the Fire and EMS personnel at LRVFC. She has been a member of the fire company for over 2 years and is well known for cooking meals for the personnel at events, after training, and calls. She ensures all of the members are well fed before and after calls. So again Happy Birthday “Momma Nicole” we wish you many more in the future.
Engine 464 along with many neighboring companies responded to a reported shed fire on Deer Park Road. Engine 464 was able to deploy two hand lines but due to the location of the home, water to the scene had to be provided by the fire engines responding in.
When Engine 464 arrived the crew found a large volume of fire extending from two sides of the structure; unfortunately many animals were lost but crews were able to keep the fire from extending to nearby structures.
Happy Birthday to our very own Jerry Johnson. Jerry has been a member since August of 2015 and has contributed to helping the company improve through community events and new ideas. We welcome Jerry to the family and look forward to your completion of your core classes so you can assist us with helping the community.