Congratulations are in order for LVFD Chief DJ Hull who was recently selected by the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Post 7757, Kettering-Largo, as Firefighter/EMT of the Year for his actions to rescue a firefighter who had fallen through a burned out staircase while battlin
Just before 4pm units from LVFD Company 10, Laurel Rescue 49, Beltsville 31, Savage 6, and Burtonsville 15 were alerted for a townhouse fire in the 7600 blk of North Arbory Way. Engine 104 arrived first to find a 3-story end of the group townhouse with smoke coming from the first floor. Upon entry into the house, crews found a fire in the kitchen area beginning to extend to the hall
The Laurel Volunteer Fire Department took delivery of a 2015 Seagrave Apollo II ladder tower. The tower replaces the previous Tower 10, a 1995 Simon-Duplex LTI tower. Vendor training is taking place Jan 17th through the 19th. The new Tower 10 will return to the shop to complete equipment mounting and then will return to the LVFD to be placed in service.
Old Liz, a veteran of the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department, is in need of your help! To keep our girl running, it takes a lot and we are asking everyone to please visit the GoFundMe page that has been set up to raise funds, https://www.gofundme.com/va6p29k8. Visit today and keep LVFD's history present!
May 19, 2015. From 0200hrs on May 18th through 0200hrs May 19th, between the engine, truck and ambulance, LVFD responded to 20 calls for service with the busiest time being when storms hit the Laurel Area. At least two buildings were struck by lightning leading to working fires.
April 19, 2015. Life Members, their spouses and family members, were honored at the annual Life Members Dinner at the firehouse on Saturday evening. LVFD president and life member Vic Whipple along with past president, life member and City of Laurel Mayor Craig Moe led the festivities. Dinner was served by the Laurel Auxiliary and many stories from years past were shared.
The 2015 LVFD committees have been finalized. For reference, the new list is posted in the Members Area.