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Ice Rescue Training

On January 6th, GVFC members participated in a joint ice rescue training session with the Crumpton Vol Fire Co.

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Congratulations to Mr Harry Pisapia and Mrs Carol Pisapia induction into the Kent and Queen Anne's Volunteer Fire and EMS Association hall of fame!

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Death of President Jeffrey Dwyer

It's with the deepest regrets that the Galena Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. announces the passing of President Jeffrey D. Dwyer. Jeff joined the Fire Company in 1982 as one of the original six Junior Firefighter and he was awarded his 35-year membership pin at this year's banquet. He was inducted in to the Kent & Queen Anne's Volunteer Fire, EMS & Rescue Association Hall of Fame in 2012. Besides President of the Fire Company, Jeff also served as Director, Lieutenant and Fire Police. He served on numerous committees either as Chairman or member.

Services are as follows;

Viewing is Wednesday August 30th, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, 118 W. Cross St., Galena, MD.

Funeral Services with firefighter and military honors is Thursday August 31st, 2017 11 a.m. at the St. Dennis Catholic Church, 154 N. Main St. Galena, MD. Burial will follow the funeral services at the Galena Cemetery.

Jeff shall be missed by the Galena Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. and the communities we serve.

Death of Charter Member Harvey Camp

On Saturday, July 22nd, members of Galena Fire Company participated in the funeral of Charter Member Harvey H. Camp, who passed away on July 16th, in his 99th year. Services were held by Galena Funeral Home of Stephen Schaech, with burial in Saint Dennis Cemetery with Fireman's and Military Honors.

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Death of Life Member Carol Pisapia

It is with great sadness that the Galena Vol. Fire Co., Inc announces the passing of Life Member Carol Pisapia. Mrs Pisapia held the positions of Director, Secretary and Assistant Secretary during her long membership with the GVFC and was a friendly face at numerous functions throughout the years. There will be a viewing at the Galena Funeral Home on May 31 at 1900 hours and the funeral will be held at the St. Dennis Catholic Church at 1100 hours on June 1. Please keep the Pisapia family in your thoughts.

Barn Fire - Vansant Corner Road

Date: April 15, 2017

At around 2200 hours, GVFC was dispatched along with mutual aid companies for a barn fire on Vansant's Corner Rd. Command 3 arrived with a large barn 50% involved and had Engine 3 lay a supply line into the barn. The Engine crew utilized two attack lines to knock most of the fire while Engine 4 (Kennedyville) picked up the supply line and established a water supply. Tower 3 and Cecilton Truck 1 were utilized for master stream operations. The damage was kept to the milking parlor and maintenance area of the barn and damage was estimated at about $300,000. Crews operated for about 5 hours before returning. Thank you to all of the assisting companies and Clayton DE for transferring while our units were busy. Photos by Nevin Steffy

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Cecil County Barn Fire

Date: March 12, 2017

On March 12 at 1923 hours, we were dispatched to assist Cecilton with a barn fire on Cassidy Wharf Rd., Earleville. Engine 3, Tower 3 and Tanker 3 made the response. Tower 3 set up on the A/B corner and utilized the elevated master stream for extinguishment and overhaul. Engine 3 supplied Engine 1 and hand lines while Tanker 3 hauled water in the shuttle operation. Utility 3 later responded with refreshments. 24 members operated for just over 5 hours before returning home.

Thanks to the Citizens Hose Company of Smyrna, DE for covering our district with an Engine and Tanker while our units were busy.

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