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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 
Level Volunteer Fire Company is currenty accepting bids for on call hourly rate snow removal. Proposal will be for removal of heavy and stock piled snow from our parking areas.Equiptment must be rubber tire or tracked with a 2 cubic yard minimum bucket.Please submit bids or questions to President Dale Burkins via email at Bids must be recieved by Monday November 10 2014.

New Ambulance 191 Contract Signed!
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 
The Level Volunteers recently signed a contract with Atlantic Emergency Solutions for a 2015 F-450 4x4 Ultramedic. After months of planning, meeting with vendors and looking at several different units through out the region, this unit was designed and picked to serve the citizens of Level & Harford County. The unit will be designated as Ambulance 191. It is scheduled for delivery July 2015. Details on the unit: -168" Road Rescue Ultramedic module -100% all-aluminum construction -Whisper Quiet sound package -Full interior/exterior LED light package -Liquid Spring suspension system -Road Rescue CoolBar A/C system -Custom interior design

Busy Monday for the Volunteers
Monday, October 13, 2014 
The morning began with 3 back to back fire calls. First was an MVC on Aldino Rd, followed by an investigation on Asbury Rd then an engine assist to Bel Air for a reported dwelling fire. Around 6pm, the volunteers were back out on Rt 155 for a Haz-Mat involving a leaking saddle tank. Then around 845pm, Rescue box 138 was struck for the 2 vehicle MVC reported Tanker Truck vs. a car. Chief 1, Chief 1-1, Rescue 151, Engine 111, Engine 113, Ambulance 192 made the response. Chief 1-1 arrived followed by Lt 8-3(JMVFC) and found the same with 1 trapped in the car that was off the road. Suppression units arrived and quickly placed in service the HURST tools and stabilized the vehicle. A full roof removal along with the drivers door were removed to gain access to the patient. Patient was quickly packaged and transported to a local trauma center in stable condition.

Upcoming Events @ Level
Thursday, September 25, 2014 
A few up coming events @ Level. Also, Open house is October 5th! Noon-3pm. Displays, Activities for the kids, Demonstrations and lots more! Come out and enjoy the fun! (Flyer to be posted soon)

Tanker to Port for the Tanker Task Force
Sunday, September 21, 2014 
In the late night hours on the 21st of September, the Level Volunteers were alerted for Tanker 121 to respond as a part of the First Alarm Tanker Taskforce for the working building fire @ the Memorial Hall @ Bainbridge in Port Deposit. Tanker 121 made the response a short time later. The tanker dumped 3 loads of water totaling 10,500 Gallons before being released by command.

LVFC Photo
   LVFC Photo
Water Witch Fire Company Photo
   Water Witch Fire Company Photo
First Due Working Building Fire
Saturday, September 20, 2014 
On Saturday Sept 20,2014 the Level volunteers were alerted for a lawn mower on fire at approximately 1135 am, Chief 1 called on the air and was given additional from dispatch that they are upgrading the call to a structure fire, bring units from Aberdeen, Havre de grace, and Darlington. The additional information was that the lawnmower was near a 10 car garage. Within minutes of the upgraded assignment Engine 113 and Tanker 121 called enroute. Chief 1 on seeing a large calm of black smoke from 155 and 95 requested an addition tanker. At 1141 Engine 113 & Tanker 121 arrived to find a well involve 100 by 30 garage due to the location of the building access to the Alpha side of the structure was limited. The crew off 113 advanced 2 1-3/4 handle lines to the structure for a defensive attack, while the driver pulled the 2-1/2 for the next arriving engine. But due to the partial collapse of the structure a total of 5 hand lines were placed Inservice on a defensive operation. Addition crews were requested by command bringing Bel Air, Abingdon, APG, and Rising Sun to the scene. Crews worked on scene for about 2 hours before clearing. One firefighter was transported do to dehydration. The Maryland State Fire Marshals office as well as Harford County Haz-Mat were called to the scene to assist. The state Fire Marshall's Office estimates total loses of $400,000. The fire was placed under control within 20 min. Total count of appuratus on scene: E113,E112,K121,M192,U171,S181&CH-1 E214,E211,CH2-1 Q535,E512,M545,CH5-1 E315,E313,CH3-2 E912,E914 E412, CH-4 CC E812 K1221

Engine 111 attends Fundraiser
Thursday, August 7, 2014 
Thursday evening Engine 111 w/5 loaded up and headed to Sweet Frog in Bel Air for a fundraiser for Chief Lloyd of the Joppa-Magnolia Fire Company. Chief Lloyd was diagnosed with Brain Cancer in 2009 and has been fighting the battle since. The fundraiser was put on to assist with medical bills for the Chief.

First due rescue with 2 trapped
Saturday, July 26, 2014 
On July 26th, around 5pm, the Level Volunteers were alerted for a 10-50 PI w/ Rescue. Moments later both Chief 1 and Chief 1-1 arrived to find a 2 vehicle MVC in the intersection of Paradise Rd and SRT 155, and advised 2 patients were entrapped. R-151 w/4 and A-191 arrived just moments later, split crews and went to work. The rescue crew quickly placed struts and box cribbing on the overturned vehicle while EMS personnel checked for injuries on other victims. Crews were able to remove both driver side doors to extricate the patients. Both extricated patients were taken to area hospitals via land, while one other patient was taken by Trooper 1. E -111 and E-113’s crew also assisted in checking for injuries and rescue operations. Crews operated on-scene for approximately one hour with 16 Volunteers while additional personnel were staffing equipment at the station.

2 working fires for the Volunteers
Monday, July 7, 2014 
The Level Volunteers responded to 2 working fires on Monday. Around 1pm, Level was alerted for 1 engine as a part of working Fire/Rescue box 216 in the Unit Block of Grant Street. Engine 211 was on scene with a 1 story SFD with fire showing with reports of people trapped. Engine 113 made the response. The crew was placed in the manpower pool and assisted crews with moping up. All searches proved negative. MSFMO was on scene and handling the investigation. Then again around 11pm, the Level Volunteers were heading back to Aberdeen for the second working Fire/Rescue box of the day. This time Medic 291 was on scene on Roberts way in the 214 box with a 2 story SFD with fire through the roof. There was a vehicle in the driveway and no one outside so the box was quickly upgraded. Engine 113 arrived and was instructed by command to advance a 3rd handline into the structure via a ground ladder to the second floor. The crew assisted Aberdeen units with opening up and knocking all visible in the attic area. MSFMO is also investigating this fire. Units cleared a short time later. Also at appox 7pm the Volunteers were alerted for Engine, Tanker and Supply to assist Darlington on a reported dwelling fire in the 1200Blk of Anderson Ave. The box was placed in service by the first arriving engine.

Grant Street fire, picture courtesy of Aberdeen Proving Ground Fire Department
   Grant Street fire, picture courtesy of
      Aberdeen Proving Ground Fire Department
Roberts way fire courtesy of Harford Fire Blog
   Roberts way fire courtesy of Harford
      Fire Blog
Passing of a Charter Member
Friday, July 4, 2014 
Dorothy C. “Dot” Worthington February 10, 1925 – July 4, 2014... Dorothy (Dot) Curry Worthington, charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Level Volunteer Fire Company passed away peacefully at the age of 89 in her home on July 4th after a long illness. She is predeceased by her husband, Lawrence William Worthington, charter member of the Level Volunteer Fire Company. She is survived by her five children, Janet Martin, Frank Worthington, Sr., Ann Polk, Mary Ross, and Paul Worthington. She is also survived by her sisters, Bessie Bowman and Helen Hoshall who are also charter members of the Ladies Auxiliary. Dot joined the ladies auxiliary in May 21st, 1953. Dot held the office of Historian in 1985. She devoted countless hours helping the auxiliary. In 2013, she received a service award for 60 years of service to the auxiliary. She sought no glory or reward, just the satisfaction of knowing that she was giving back some of the blessings that God had given her. Dot was a ray of sunshine and she will be missed. She was a special friend, someone who we welcomed into our Level family, spent time with, and laughed with. Until we meet again. The Viewing will be held at McComas Funeral Home, Abingdon 1317 Cokesbury Rd. Abingdon, MD US 21009 on Thursday July 10th 2014 from 2pm-4pm and again from 7pm-9pm. Funeral will be held at the same place on Friday July 11th 2014 at 10am. Interment will follow at Churchville Presbyterian Church Cemetery 2844 Churchville Road Churchville, MD US 21028.

Dorothy Worthington Obituary
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