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

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

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!

Signed on March 05, 2008 at 12:58 PM
Guest Name: tarrah braun
Location: glen burnie

hello there i have looking everywhere to have a bday party for my three year old son... he is in love with fire trucks and i was wondering what the cost would be to rent out he firehouse hall for some kids and family memebers.. just for a coupld hours... also was wondering if you could do tours for the kids and talk to them about fire safety... i thought it would be a fun way to learn about fire safety.. thanks please let me know what you come up with thanks

Signed on January 20, 2008 at 11:37 AM
Guest Name: Marcel
Rank/Title: Volunteer Chief
Web Address: www.ffw-hermsdorf1913.de
Location: Germany

Nice website, keep up the good work !

Regards from the firefigter of Hermsdorf

Stay safe

VFD Hermsdorf

Signed on January 16, 2008 at 9:20 AM
Guest Name: James Temple
Rank/Title: Army Captain
Location: Mannheim Germany

It is great to see that HHVFD is still doing great things for the community. This is an outstanding web site! It's been a long time since I've been a volunteer in the area, and was sure good to see some familiar names still running around. Best of luck to all and stay safe.

Signed on October 25, 2007 at 2:26 PM
Guest Name: Henry
Rank/Title: Firemen
Web Address: www.retterportal.de
Location: Germany

Hi firemen and women, we now have your super site visits and you have to say really very nice. We come from Germany and operate a community for the firemen and rescue service. We would be pleased if you visit us, at times, comes on our side until then everything all good

MKG: Henry & Jule

Signed on September 20, 2007 at 8:54 PM
Guest Name: Annitta Roberts (McQuay family name)
Location: Nikolaevsk, Alaska

I fondly remember the fire station there. My uncle, Ellsworth McQuay had been a member not only at the station, but had lived there as well. My best memories are, as a child, visiting my grandparents who also lived there, my cousins, just a bunch of McQuays there were!

Bittersweet memories for now, most of them have passed and I take a big breath as the mental images flood though me, but that is ok. It seems that I can all most smell the steamed blue claw crab and feel the sun on young shoulders. It was also where I got hurt as a child.

If anyone reads this, feel free to email back. My mother was Geneva Blanch-Nelson McQuay who later became (last hubby's name) Cutler.



Signed on September 14, 2007 at 7:10 PM
Guest Name: Terry Bell
Rank/Title: Would like to become a volunteer
Location: Soon to be in brookings

Me and my wife is moving to brookings and i am wanting to be a volunteer because people is who i like to help and there is so much to learn about fires and the commuinity which makes the differents.The BIGGEST REASON is i liked fire trucks since i was little and determine to become a good firefighter. Learning about fires is my passion. Guess you can say i am a safe firebug. I would like to see alot of people become what they have a passion for.My wife used to belong to brookings fire dept. She couldn`t handle the pain of seeing people hurt.

Signed on June 30, 2007 at 4:01 PM
Guest Name: Polyanski, George

First time I've seen your site. Interesting. I was a member in the 40's and also a Lt. My father, Reuben, was a chief and my brother (Albert - "Boots") was a Cpt. (not all the same time). I remember the 1928 La Salle (?) and the White truck that replaced it. Only familar name in your guestbook was Newell. We were good friends, and spent a lot of time in their area. Hope to get down to the Harbor soon and look over old stomping grounds. Sure glad to see your site. Keep up the good work.
George Polyanski (Walnut and Eddy Road)

Signed on May 12, 2007 at 12:46 PM
Guest Name: Linda Penn
Rank/Title: FF/EMT Ways & Means Chair
Web Address: www.hhvfd.org
Location: Baltimore, MD

Hey all...just wanted to tell you how much I love the company's website.

Signed on April 12, 2007 at 8:17 AM
Guest Name: Mark Romme
Location: Oakland New Jersey

The site looks great... Keep it up, Stay safe and have fun.

Signed on March 11, 2007 at 3:29 PM
Guest Name: Shawne'
Rank/Title: Banquet Planner & Member
Location: Crownsville

Great Annual Banguet everyone! Thank you for your attendance!

Signed on February 28, 2007 at 8:00 PM
Guest Name: Shawne' Seitz
Rank/Title: Banquet Planner & Member
Location: Herald Harbor

Hey Guys. The website looks great. I think that it is a wonderful way to let people in the community know what is going on and that we are here for them. Everyone keep up the good work. Thanks guys!

Signed on December 06, 2006 at 12:13 PM
Guest Name: Jimmy Rainwater
Rank/Title: FF/EMT
Web Address: www.bavfc.org
Location: Bel Air, MD

Nice website. I used to volunteer @ HH in the '80's (yeh, way back when Brush 6 was being built and Tanker 6 was a tractor trailer!!!) I'm a volunteer @ Bel Air in Harford County now. Glad to see things are going well @ HH. I'll have to stop by one day to show the kids where Dad used to volly.

Signed on July 29, 2006 at 1:00 PM
Guest Name: Dustin Bruce
Rank/Title: V/FFI
Web Address: www.tractor-boy.com
Location: Herald Harbour

Very Nice site, great job, I am interested in joining yall

Signed on June 21, 2006 at 9:32 PM
Guest Name: Jeff Cartwright
Location: Ellicott City, MD

Hello, You all have a nice website and some nice equipment. I was a Volunteer FF in Wicomico County and now Im thinking about joining this fire dept.

Signed on January 25, 2006 at 3:48 PM
Guest Name: BJ Friley
Rank/Title: firefighter
Web Address: www.geocities.com/bj_friley/lmvfd.html
Location: gadsden, Alabama

Good website...feel free to view our website and please sign guestbook...thanks.

Signed on January 23, 2006 at 1:22 PM
Guest Name: Miguel
Rank/Title: FF-I
Location: Pasadena MD

Nice site lol marty relized you dont have a station Lt looking for 1 lol keep up the good work

Signed on January 06, 2006 at 6:43 PM
Guest Name: Cameron Smith
Location: Paisley Scotland, Formerly Cambridge England

Hi, came across the website when thinking back to a trip over in 2001 when i was made very welcome by members of staff at the firehouse. Just thought I would look you guys up and say hi



Signed on January 06, 2006 at 4:07 PM
Guest Name: Gary David
Rank/Title: Air Technician Co. 25 Washington County Maryland
Location: Williamsport, Md

I was a volunteer for HHVFD in the 50's & 60's. Still have not lost my love for the fire service. Things down there have changed alot over the years. Your site looks great. Would like to here from any of the old members if any are still around. Lots of fond memories.

Signed on January 01, 2006 at 11:24 AM
Guest Name: Alex Graham
Rank/Title: VOLUNTEER Firefighter

The station does not need to be turned over to the county to have it fully staffed 24/7. All the county needs to do is fill the spots. We know when someone in the county is being bad they usually fill one of the spots in the harbor for punishment. The volunteer organization is small but we are here, most of the volunteers spend alot of time trying to do things for the good of the community. If someone has a personal problem with the organaization so much that they oppose any VOLUNTEER participation they should approach the organaization with an offer to buy the equipment, building and property and turn it over to the county them selves. By the way... In what way does the organaization keep anyone in the county from doing what they were hired to do?

Signed on October 20, 2005 at 2:08 PM
Guest Name: Paul Loiacono
Rank/Title: Firefighter/EMT
Web Address: www.dealevfd.com
Location: Deale

I was just letting you all know that Deale fire house is having our annual haunted house; Morgue manor. we at Deale Volunteer fire department would like you to come on Down. The Dates Friday 21, Saturday 22, Wednesday 26, Thursday 27, Friday 28, Saturday 29, Sunday 30 you can also call 410-867-9374
$8.00 7:30pm-10:30pm

Signed on October 11, 2005 at 3:49 PM
Guest Name: Stephanie Hyatt
Location: Crownsville, MD

Hello, I just wanted to let you know that you have a neat website and it is nice to know our community fire department has a site that we can go to, and also events that happen in the area to get the community involved. We live in The Palisades on the Severn. We will be at the Open House on the 22nd and we're looking forward to it. My son who is turning 3 is having a "Fire Trucks" birthday party theme on the 29th. Even the little girls and grown ups love fire trucks :-)

Keep up the good work.

The Hyatts

Signed on June 29, 2005 at 3:31 PM
Guest Name: Drew Bodenschatz
Rank/Title: Jr. Firefighter
Web Address: www.rayslawnmower.com/86
Location: Summerhill, PA

Hey very nice site, im currently a Jr. Firefighter for Summerhill Boro. Vol. Fire Dept. i highly doubt you know where Summerhill, PA is but if you know where Johnstown, Pa is is only 10 minutes outside of there but i was just wondering if you would be kind enough to send me a badge or patch from your company and maybe some pictures of u guys on the job because its a hobby of mine to collect those things so if its not to much trouble i would greatly appriciate it and if you would like to take a look at our site its www.rayslawnmower.com/86, and by the way if you could send them to me send them to my department which is 528 Main Street Summerhill, PA 15958 and again i would greatly appriciate it thank you

Signed on June 20, 2005 at 6:58 PM
Rank/Title: PFF


Signed on April 03, 2005 at 3:32 PM
Guest Name: fred wilhelme

great web site!

Signed on February 23, 2005 at 8:12 PM
Guest Name: Mary Marlow
Rank/Title: Treasurer
Web Address: www.markland.org
Location: Crownsville, MD

I would like to receive information on renting your Fire Hall for community events. Markland Ltd is a non profit educational organization licensed in Maryland. We would hold events with arts and crafts demos, combat demos, hands on activities for the public, living history camps, musicians and dancers, merchants, and more. Information on size of your field site for outdoor activities and capacity of indoor hall would be greatly appreciated.

We will be able to supply you with proof of insurance. Your requirements (do you need a Cert with your company as "Additional Insured") would help us get started.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
Mary Marlow
Markland Ltd. Treasurer

Signed on February 19, 2005 at 2:43 PM

I lived in Herald Harbor with my grandparents, Len and Sadie Newell, in the 30s. They were both active in the fire department, as time would allow. We lived waterfront on Valentine Creek - the big house at the end of Eddy Road - where many people put their boats out. I have many memories. My sister (Carole) amd I sold the house several years ago. I now have a son-in-law who is a captain with the Prince George Fire Department (career). Your site is well done. Keep up the good work!!

Signed on January 25, 2005 at 4:35 PM
Guest Name: Ashley
Rank/Title: none
Web Address: comcast
Location: herald harbor

I like the site wow pretty good information!

Signed on November 16, 2004 at 9:51 AM
Guest Name: Bob Jones
Rank/Title: FF1/EMT
Web Address: rjones2337@aol.com
Location: Crownsville, MD

It was great to see so many members at the dance on Saturday night. We had 75 youngsters show up with many new faces.

If not already done so, the Secretary is working to get the minutes into the website so the nomination list should be there soon !

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