• slide6
  • slide5
  • slide2
  • slide4
  • slide1
  • slide3
slide61 slide51 slide21 slide42 slide13 slide34

Maryland Championship Wrestling Returns to GVFC on Oct. 7!

Please Click Here to purchase tickets.

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 MemberHarvey 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.

lightbox for videoby VisualLightBox.com v6.0

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

IMG_1694 IMG_1695 IMG_1698 IMG_1697 IMG_1693 IMG_1696 lightbox for videoby VisualLightBox.com v6.0

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.

IMG_1548 IMG_1549 IMG_1550 IMG_1551 unnamed lightbox for videoby VisualLightBox.com v6.0

75th Anniversary of GVFC

Today marks a special milestone for the Galena Vol. Fire Co., Inc. On this day 75 years ago, a small group of courageous men met and formed the Galena Vol. Fire Company. Just as they are now, times were tough and the founding members did not have the funds to purchase a new fire truck. The beginning of our relationship with the Community Fire Company of Millington was started shortly after that as we purchased our first fire truck from the Millington Fire Company who was formed 18 years prior. In a small touch of irony, in 2003, Millington purchased their first ambulance from us.

Tonight, In lieu of our normal business meeting, we will hold a small party for our members which will include a swearing-in ceremony for our 2017 Officers. If the day wasn't special enough, at 1800 hours this evening, Chief Powell will officially place Tower 3 in service. The unit is a 2002 "E-One HP-95" 95 foot rear mount tower/ladder. It has SCBA seating for six firefighters and carries a full complement of truck company tools, as well as rope rescue equipment, EMS supplies and salvage and overhaul items. The truck formerly served the BWI Airport Fire Rescue Department and was acquired officially by us in October 2016.

Since the delivery of the truck, our neighboring fire companies have been a great resource in helping us get the unit ready for service. We would like to specifically thank Maryland Senator Stephen Hershey, the Maryland State Fireman's Association Surplus Equipment Committee, The Singerly Fire Company of Elkton, The Chestertown Vol. Fire Co, The Easton Vol. Fire Dept., Uff Machine Company and Todd's Body Shop for their generous donations. Our success would not be possible if it weren't for the help of these organizations.

We would also like to extend our appreciation to the members of the GVFC for the time and dedication put forth to complete the training, maintenance work and prep work in getting the tower ready. Our members are definitely our most valuable asset.

Tower 3

1 | 2