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Signed on April 24, 2017 at 11:38 PM
Guest Name: Buzz
Comments:

Are donations made to the HHVFD tax deductible?

WE ARE A TAX EXEMPT NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTABLE. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THIS ISSUE PLEASE CONSULT A TAX PROFESSIONAL.


Signed on March 25, 2014 at 5:45 PM
Guest Name: Kathleen Ball
Location: Southern Pines, NC
Comments:

My father, Donnie Ball, was a Volunteer Fireman for Herald Harbor in the 50's. My brother still has the patches from my father's jacket.


Signed on July 13, 2013 at 9:23 AM
Guest Name: Kermit Deitz
Rank/Title: Retired
Location: Palm Bay Florida
Comments:

Member of HHVFD from 1966-1970


Signed on November 01, 2012 at 5:24 PM
Guest Name: Gene Zeiser & Janet Green
Location: 729 N. Riverside Dr.
Comments:

Great site you've put together. You do a great job for the community. Keep up the good work. Thanks.


Signed on August 03, 2012 at 8:12 PM
Guest Name: Brenda Turner
Comments:

Thank your paramedics for helping save my dad. I have been wanting to thank them for some time now and let them know my dad made it after they took him to the hospital. I wanted to find out who was the two who came and took him but havent had luck. He had a abdominal aorta rupture on Feb. 21 right around noon. With the care your paramedics gave him and the drs at the hospital I am happy to say he survived. The statistics say 90% dont make it to the hospital. He had just been diagnosed with this aneurysm a day before it ruptured. Please let me know if I can get the paramedics name to thank them. My parents address is Joseph Kostkowski


Signed on June 26, 2012 at 5:45 PM
Guest Name: Justin Snyder
Comments:

I hope everyone is healthy and staying safe. You all are under-rated heros of the community. Keep up the good work.


Signed on June 23, 2012 at 3:07 AM
Guest Name: Stephanie Davis
Web Address: www.secretbackgroundinvestigation.com
Comments:

Awesome job on the website guys. You volunteers are really appreciated.


Signed on June 18, 2012 at 2:33 AM
Guest Name: Charlie Jones
Web Address: www.firefighterlights.net
Comments:

Fantastic looking site. Really enjoyed the photo gallery. Keep up the great work!


Signed on May 25, 2011 at 3:43 PM
Guest Name: George Polyanski
Comments:

Thanks to your site a long ago good friend, David Machen, contacted me. Thanks. Any other friends please contact me. polyanski@verizon.net


Signed on April 20, 2011 at 4:48 PM
Guest Name: George Wilbur Polyansmi
Location: Northern Va.
Comments:

Anybody. Herald Harbor Park, Beach Late 30's and 40's. Love to hear. Know its late in years but some must still be around. George Polylanski (Poly). Reach at polyanski@verizon.net Thanks.


Signed on March 31, 2011 at 1:22 AM
Guest Name: Raymond Wolfe
Location: North Bethlehem Fire Department, Albany NY
Comments:

Wow, I found your website.....My Wife (Roni (Veronica)) and I were members back in 1976. I was a Green Firefighter & EMT - B. You trained me well. I'm still at it, still an interior firefighter, still an EMT and still learning. All my best, be safe. Ray


Signed on January 24, 2011 at 5:54 PM
Guest Name: Michael Paris
Rank/Title: Firefiighter/Emt-B
Web Address: McLeanVFD.org
Location: McLean,Virginia
Comments:

I really like your website.The black over red color scheme is awesome on your engine and website.Great job. Have a great and safe year. Mike Paris


Signed on December 14, 2010 at 10:22 PM
Guest Name: Joel Goulet
Rank/Title: Author
Web Address: www.joelgoulet.com
Location: Wausau, WI
Comments:

Thank you for being firefighters and keeping people safe. I applaud your service to your community. Thank you for all that you do. I'd like to let you know about some special Firefighters tribute pages on my website. I set them up to honor firefighters everywhere. If you get a chance, please check them out. Stay safe and have a great day.


Signed on September 27, 2010 at 7:25 AM
Guest Name: J. Lopez
Rank/Title: FF/EMT-B
Web Address: jessupvfd.org/index.htm
Location: Jessup, MD
Comments:

I would like to thank all the members that came out to Jessup Day parade from Station 6 (Herald Harbor Volunteer Fire Department) on behalf of Jessup Volunteer Fire Department. Congratulation on the 2 trophy's your company has won. If you would like to see the pictures of the parade and apparatus, you may look on our FB page and soon on our website. Thanks again for your support over the weekend. Stay safe and take care...later....


Signed on August 16, 2010 at 5:56 PM
Guest Name: Leslie Daniels
Location: Herald Harbor
Comments:

There are not many people that do good things for others and there are even fewer that do it for free. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you all do! My son, Patrick Daniels, is a volunteer at Herald Harbor and he will be leaving to college at the end of August. The Herald Harbor Volunteer Fire Department has had such a positive impact on his life.

P.S. Jason and Ashley, a special thanks to the two of you.


Signed on July 05, 2010 at 11:55 AM
Guest Name: Joanne Heath
Location: Severna Park, MD
Comments:

We are big fans of Bobby and the Believers (the trombone player is our son's father-in-law). They will do a fabulous job at your fundraiser in August!! We are looking forward to attending and supporting the HHVFD.


Signed on May 18, 2010 at 10:26 AM
Guest Name: Mike Paris
Rank/Title: Firefighter/EMT
Location: McLean V.F.D. Mclean, Virginia
Comments:

Good job. Web site is well organized.Keep posting those photos.Stay safe, Mike Paris-McLean VFD.


Signed on March 29, 2010 at 12:16 PM
Guest Name: Fireman Contractor
Web Address: firemancontractor.com
Location: DC
Comments:

Really nice site - you have put alot into it.,..

I am a former volunteer firefighter - and I started a site to help off duty firefighters get more projects. I offer a free directory to firefighters so that their services can be found online. Can you help by linking to me from your pages? I appreciate it...


Ted Nyman
http://www.firemancontractor.com


Signed on March 20, 2010 at 2:10 PM
Guest Name: Bill Benallack
Location: Lansing, Michigan
Comments:

I was an active FF during the forties and early fifties. Reading some of the comments really transported me back. Jean Newell was a good friend. My sister Grace and I often played at the Newell house at the end of Eddy Road. Then to see a note from George Wilbur Joseph Polyanski was a real treat. I thought he was living in Germany. I would like to contact him. I noted that someone mentioned and honor roll for the department. If such is happening, I would like to nominate Milton Sterling for that place.


Signed on February 28, 2010 at 3:49 PM
Guest Name: Brenda Carignan
Comments:

How can someone be nominated to your Hall of Fame? How can old photos be submitted.


Signed on February 22, 2010 at 1:49 PM
Guest Name: Keith Pratt
Location: Millersville, MD
Comments:

We live in the area, just checking out the website. Nice job. Thanks for all you do.


Signed on December 03, 2009 at 12:42 PM
Guest Name: Sherry Brown
Location: Atlanta, GA
Comments:

My son Cole Hawkins is one of your volunteers. I am very proud of him. Thanks to all of you for helping to keep my family safe.


Signed on October 05, 2009 at 11:24 PM
Guest Name: DELANDESGREEN/RICO
Location: LAPLATA
Comments:

NICE STATION I WAS THERE OCT,3 2009,I USED TO VOLUNTEER AT OXONHILL COMPANY 42 1998- THANKS TO THE CREW FOR SHOW ME AROUND


Signed on September 26, 2009 at 6:03 PM
Guest Name: Karen
Comments:

The website looks great. The Harbor is showing it's pride. Keep up the good work.


Signed on September 21, 2009 at 8:43 PM
Guest Name: Kathy Lombardi (Gibmeyer)
Location: Florida
Comments:

My dad, the late George J. Gibmeyer, Sr., played "Sparky" the fire dog back in the 1960's for the HHVFD! What wonderful memories I have of him donning his Sparky costume (all 6'4") teaching children not to play with matches or to "stop, drop and roll." I remember the old fire house and Mr. Bobby Darr.

Iam the proud mother of a firefighter/paramedic/emt.

May God bless each and every one of you brave men and women!


Signed on April 11, 2009 at 7:19 PM
Guest Name: Brenda Carignan
Location: LaPlata, MD
Comments:

My father was Ellsworth McQuay. He was a volunteer at HHVFD. How well I remember those initials. The Fire Department was a big part of our life. My father, a voluteer, spent many hours working for the Fire Department, he also taught Basic and Advanced Fire Fighting for the University of Maryland Fire Extension Service. I am so proud of him.


Signed on August 16, 2008 at 6:34 PM
Guest Name: Larry Tuttle
Comments:

Does HHVFD do door-to-door fund raising, i.e. Douglas comes by each year for a donation and I would like to verify that this is actually connected to HHVFD.


Signed on July 30, 2008 at 3:02 AM
Guest Name: gregor wiese
Rank/Title: fireman
Web Address: www.flickr.com/photos/brandhaus/
Location: vienna / austria
Comments:

Hi Friends! Keep on doing what you are doing. You guys do an excellent job - greetings from Vienna
Gregor


Signed on May 13, 2008 at 1:40 PM
Guest Name: Susan Guyaux
Location: Arden on the Severn
Comments:

Thank you Herald Harbor Vol Fire Dept for the incredibly speedy supply of a pump when water had filled my entire crawl space covering a breaker panel, outlets, an exharust fan and my hydro pneumatic tank. The rumbling noise that prompted my call turned out to be the floating tank and some paint cans hitting my floor.

No pumps were for sale or rent anywhere I called but you were there when I needed you. I always contribute to your door to door fund raiser but this year I'm sending a check as soon as I recover from paying for the new well pump and hydro tank. I'll have a pump of my own when this happens again.

Thanks again,
Susan Guyaux


Signed on May 08, 2008 at 6:02 PM
Guest Name: Patti (Kealey) Dana
Rank/Title: Clinical Nurse Manager, NBHC Ft Worth
Location: Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Ft Worth, Texas
Comments:

Wow! Lottsa positive changes since the days I was a member! It's OUTSTANDING to see so much diversity in gender and responsibility.

In 1977, I took (and passed) the EMT-A course and exam at Riviera Beach FD, taught by (then) AACOFD EMS Capt, Roger Simonds. What a great teacher he was! (Everytime I've ever inserted an oral airway, I picture his demo) Unfortunately, Station 6's leadership at the time didn't feel that women should be anything but a 'third aide' on the ambulance.

One boring day-just the paid engineman and the paid FF were there, and a call came out for an auto-ped/bicycle, victim a child, on 301. It was originally toned out to several (I think I remember it was 6) other stations-with no one available.
We even tried to call Mr. Hall (? sweet ol' guy who was President), for guidance but couldn't reach him. The paid engineman made the command decision and sent the FF and myself out. As often happens, the call was not accurate-a little old guy had been blown off his bike by a big rig as he was riding alongside the highway. A little road rash, he was fine and declined transport. We went back in service and immediately caught a call to a diabetic emergency, near FT Meade. The female patient was an Army dependent, felt like she was having an insulin reaction, and we found her halfway through a bottle of pancake syrup! heheh. Back then, we didn't have glucometers, etc, so we transported her to Kimbrough-she was fine. Unfortunately, our EMS head, a vol LT met us at Kimbrough (he worked nearby at NSA). He immediately suspended me on the spot, pending further action. It was a most serious offense: I had not been 'qualified' to ride except as a third aid-and of course, that was because of my gender-the fear was I wouldn't be able to "lift", etc, but I was never offered any opportunity to test my physical skills, again because I was female. Now, mind you, I had been CAPT of my tennis team at 3 different high schools, (AF brat), Varsity lettered in basketball, tennis, softball, and Varsity cheerleading. I was even "Booster Club Female Athlete of the Year" at one hs I attended. I used to jog to the firehouse every day, as I had no vehicle, from our home in Arden.
Fortunately for me, the Anne Arundel County FD contacted HHVFD and officially notified them that they would support ME in any actionable cause related to any disciplinary action based on this incident. All charges/suspension was terminated, however, I was no longer a member of the "brotherhood" at HHVFD, and I'm sure you understand what that meant. So, consequently I moved on. Boys and their toys. Just to prove to myself I could 'do it' I applied to and completed the requirements (including physical agility test) for AACounty PD, but was in the process of marrying a BWI FF who didn't want a cop for a wife. I continued my education at the University of Maryland, majoring in Aeronautical Engineering (on a scholarship), but that EMS bug had bitten me hard. Soon I quit, we moved to Texas (where both of us military brats were originally from) Had a son, divorced, then put myself through nursing school as a single mom. 22 years ago, while working as an ER nurse at a trauma center, my future husband brought me a patient. (He works for Careflite, the equivalent, I guess of the State Police helicopter system in place at the time I was in MD). This year we celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. My eldest manchild is 26 and completed grad school at St Louis U. Our younger manchild is 19, finishing his freshman year in college. I have flown patients on rotary and fixed wing aircraft, civilian as well as military. I've worked all over Texas, in Level I trauma centers as charge, then as House Supervisor, in 900+ bed hospitals. My husband is no longer a medic-he is the Directorof Logistics for Careflite. I'm working for the Navy now, mostly doing Psych, working mostly with Marines coming back from 2nd, 3rd, etc deployments to the desert, while I work on a Nurse Practitioner Masters in Psych-Mental Health. I'm also responsible for the trauma training of about 50 hospital corpsmen, many who deploy with the Marines to the desert.

I appreciate the opportunities I was given at HHVFD, and have no bitterness towards anyone at all-the reactions and attitudes were a reflection of the times.
In many ways, their behaviors only made me stronger-and more successful as a nurse. (I've always been the ER nurse who doesn't rag on the medics cuz the IV 'isn't perfect' etc, and have been quick to educate those nurses about the uncontrolled environmental conditions all medics work in)

But I am very heartened to see so many women in responsible positions at Station 6 now...we've come a looooong way baby!


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