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Mar
12
2015

Passing of Firefighter/Paramedic Mo Mowbray

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It is with heavy hearts that the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department announces the passing of Firefighter/Paramedic Francis “Mo” Mowbray. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

Mo had a very extensive career across Maryland in the emergency services. He was a member of the Barton Volunteer Fire Department from 1973 to present and was a Past Deputy Chief. He was a Charter member of the Tri-Town EMS from 1974 to Present and was also their Past Chief. He worked for the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services from 1976 to 1992. He served with the Savage Volunteer Fire Department from 2001to 2010 and held the position of Chief. Most recently he joined the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department in 2009 and currently served as a firefighter/paramedic, Past EMS Captain and Cadet Advisor. He was a member of the Allegany County Department of Emergency Management: Hazardous Materials team and served as a Coordinator. He was Chairperson of the Queen Anne’s County Fire & EMS Commission, EMS Committee.

 He was awarded the Maryland State Firemen’s Association’s Firefighter of the Year in 1991.  He was also awarded the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department’s James Beavers Excellence in EMS Award and the Department’s Life Safety Award.

 He was an Instructor for the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute in the special programs division.

 He worked for the Allegany County Civil Defense from 1974-1976 as a 911 Emergency Communications Dispatcher. The Westvaco Corporation from 1976-2001 in Security, Property Conservation, Safety, and Emergency Response, and for the Architect of the Capitol (Library of Congress 2001-2015 as a Safety Manager.

He is survived by his wife Carol, three sons, Jason, Sean (paramedic currently residing in Florida), Eric (firefighter / EMT with the Cumberland Fire Department). A stepson and daughter: Rachel Duncan & Evan Phelps. His mother Peggy Mowbray, his brother Wayne Mowbray (SGT, MSP. Retired)  and eleven grandchildren.

Services:

 Viewing Tuesday March 17, 1PM-3PM and 6PM to 9PM at the

 Boal Funeral Home, 19006 Legislative Rd, Barton, MD – 21521.

 Viewing Wednesday March 18, 1030AM to Noon

 Barton United Methodist Church, 18916 Legislative Rd SW, Barton, MD 21502.

 Funeral Wednesday March 18, Noon

 Barton United Methodist Church, 18916 Legislative Rd SW, Barton, MD 21502.

He will be laid to rest at the Laurel Hill Cemetery, Laurel Run Road, SW, Barton, MD.

Public safety agencies should contact Chief Kevin Rounds, 301-876-3306 or Korey Rounds, 301-707-0220 of the Barton Volunteer Fire Department for details on the firefighter memorial service, and staging area for apparatus and personnel.

 

 

Dec
15
2014

KIVFD offers safety tips

Have the chimney inspected annually and cleaned if necessary, especially if it has not been used for some time.

• Do not use flammable liquids to start or accelerate any fire.

• Keep a glass or metal screen in front of the fireplace opening, to prevent embers or sparks from jumping out, unwanted material from going in, and help prevent the possibility of burns to occupants.

• Don’t use excessive amounts of paper to build roaring fires in fireplaces. It is possible to ignite creosote in the chimney by overbuilding the fire.

• Never burn charcoal indoors. Burning charcoal can give off lethal amounts of carbon monoxide.

• Keep flammable materials away from your fireplace mantel. A spark from the fireplace could easily ignite these materials.

• Before you go to sleep, be sure your fireplace fire is out. NEVER close your damper with hot ashes in the fireplace. A closed damper will help the fire to heat up again and will force toxic carbon monoxide into the house.

• If synthetic logs are used, follow the directions on the package. NEVER break a synthetic log apart to quicken the fire or use more than one log at a time. They often burn unevenly, releasing higher levels of carbon monoxide

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Dec
15
2014

Single crash

Units were dispatched for an accident in the Box 1-2. Chief 1 arrived to find a single car and advised no entrapment. The patient had minor injuries which was place in care of Paramedic 1
Units responded Chief 1, Rescue 1, Ambulance 1, and Chief 10 responded with 11 volunteers

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Dec
13
2014

Crash on base of Bay Bridge

A two vehicle crash Tuesday evening on Rt. 50 at the base of the West Bound Span of the Bay Bridge sent one driver to the hospital. The accident occurred when an eastbound passenger car struck the rear of a car who had stopped to avoid hitting another car in front of them. The road was open for one lane of traffic while Firefighters/EMT’s provided care to the injured patient.

Chief Thomas had Command. Units responding were Rescue 1, Engine 14, Chief 1, and Paramedic 10 Responded with 16 volunteers.

Shortly after clearing the incident, units returned to service and when pulling into the station, Engine 14 and Ambulance 1 were alerted for a medical call in the 1-10.

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Dec
13
2014

Automatic fire alarm

At 18:19 hrs station 1 alerted for the automatic fire alarm in the 1-7 box. They arrived to find nothing evident, and after an investigation placed situation under control.

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Dec
13
2014

Single crash

At 18:59 Units were dispatched for an accident in the Box 1-6. PM 100 arrived to find a single car vs. ditch and advised no entrapment. The patient was already out and had minor injuries which was place in care of PM 100.
Units responded Chief 1, Rescue 1, Engine 14, Ambulance 10, and Paramedic 100 responded with 22 volunteers

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Dec
13
2014

Rapid response from KIVFD

At 1823hrs, Stations 1,2,3,9, and AACO 19 was dispatched to 1871 Harbor drive for commercial building fire. Paramedic 300 Crews arrived to find a pile of debris burning next to a building. Engine 12’s crew extinguished the fire.
A/Chief Schlotterbeck established command, which was turned over to Maryland State Fire Marshall for farther investigated.
Units were on scene, Chief 1 Chief 10, Engine 12, Engine-Tanker 1, Tower 1, Engine 14, Rescue 1, and Ambulance 10 with 33 volunteers.

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Dec
13
2014

Dwelling fire Box 1-13

Station 1, 2,3,9 were dispatched for a 1st due house fire on 1st Street in Chester, MD. Companies arrived to find a pile of debris burning next to a residence. Engine-Tanker 1’s personnel, at the direction of Command, split into two crews: one crew searched and cleared the residence with smoke inside the building while the other crew took the 1 ½ hose and extinguished the fire. Engine-tanker 1 and Engine 12 remained on scene for approx. 1 hour before being released. 22 members responded to the fire. 1st Asst. Fire Chief Schulz had command.

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Nov
17
2014

E-12 Gets Completely Cleaned Out

Training Officer Joe Cvach trained all the attending members on equipment in E-12.  The member also removed every piece of equipment and cleaned out the apparatus compartments and equipment.  Here are some pictures shows Volunteer members and Cadet Members working on the apparatus…   Great Job!

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Nov
16
2014

Small Fuel Spill

Sunday, November 16, 2014 2057 hrs Station #1 alerted for a small fuel Spill on 401 THOMPSON CREEK RD at the fuel station. Rescue 1, Chief 1 and POV responded with 14 Volunteers.  2nd Asst chief (Paul Schlotterbeck) arrived on scene confirming reports of a car with an active leak from the fuel tank. Rescue 1 crew used an air bag to lift the car to stop the leaking. Absorbent was applied to the spill.

2nd Asst Chief Schlotterbeck was the Incident Commander.

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