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Ellerslie Volunteer Fire Company Inc. receives (FEMA) Funding

Delaney announces grant for Ellerslie
July 24th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

On July 24, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Award for the Ellerslie Volunteer Fire Company. The $94,477 grant provides the Ellerslie Volunteer Fire Company with funding for a new self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA). According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), half of all fire departments do not have the resources to equip all firefighters on a shift with SCBA. “Our firefighters are heroes who put themselves on the front the lines to protect our neighbors and families, but they can’t do their job without resources,” said Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6). “This federal grant will help the Ellerslie Volunteer Fire Company continue to serve their local community and save lives, as they have done for 69 years. Everyone deserves to be safe from fire, whether they live in an urban area or in rural Allegany County.” A SCBA is a device worn by firefighters and rescue workers to provide breathable air in dangerous environments. The Ellerslie Volunteer Fire Company was founded in 1946 by local citizens concerned about fire protection. Serving the Ellerslie community in northern Allegany County, the Ellerslie Volunteer Fire Department responded to 149 fire department calls in 2014. 

Fish Fry Friday's at the Ellerslie Volunteer Fire Department

February 21, 2015 - The Ellerslie Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a Fish Fry on March 6, March 20 and March 27 from 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm at the Ellerslie Volunteer Fire Department. Dinner includes 8oz. battered portion of Haddock, 2 Sides, (Coleslaw, Mac-N-Cheese, Stewed Tomatoes, Cornbread, & French Fries), and a beverage (iced-tea or coffee) for $9.50. Eat in or Carry Out. Call 240-979-6959 for more information!



Next All You Can Eat Chicken Wing Dinner Scheduled!

February 1, 2015 - The Ellerslie Volunteer Fire Department is hosting an AYCE Chicken Wing Dinner on Friday, February 13, 2015 from 4-8 pm. $10.00 per person includes AYCE Assorted Wings, Celery and Fresh Cut Fries. Take Outs are also welcomed, $0.70 per Wing. Fresh Cut Fries and Soda is available for an additional price. No Call in Orders needed, just show up and select your flavors.



End of Year!

December 31, 2014 - The Ellerslie Volunteer Fire Department ended the year with a total of 149 fire department related calls. Today, (12/31/14) especially was a long day with a total of 3 calls ran. At, 01:53 the EVFC was alerted along with several other Allegany County Departments for mutual aid to Bedford County for a Working Structure Fire. After, several hours of hard work, units were back in quarters by 08:15. At 08:56 hrs, EVFC and other Allegany County units was alerted for a second Working Structure Fire. Units cleared by 11:35 hrs. Finally, at 15:52 hrs, EVFC was alerted to assist LaVale VFD for an Automatic Business Alarm at Super 8 Hotel. Units were cleared by 16:34. 



Ellerslie/LaVale VFD's Annual Bash Tickets Available!!

December 22, 2014 - Tickets for the upcoming annual bash are available from any member of the Ellerslie or LaVale VFD's. Bash will be held on March 14th, 2014 at the LaVale VFD located at 401 National Highway, LaVale MD 21502. Doors will open at 11:30 am and food will be ready at 12:30 pm. Drawings then will begin at 1:00 pm and continue every 15 minutes till 6:00 pm. Tickets are $25.00 each for two numbers at a chance of $1,000's of dollars of prizes. See any firefighter from Ellerslie VFD or LaVale VFD to get a ticket or at any public event.