As Hurricane Ida made its way towards Maryland, the Potomac Valley Fire Company Inc. and Washington County Emergency Services stood ready to respond to whatever Ida through our way.
At 07:00 Wednesday morning, company 11 and Washington County Emergency Services began adding additional staffing and moving apparatus into position throughout the county.
At 8:30 AM, Chief 11, Boat Support 11, Boat 11 and Brush 11-1 were moved from station 11 to station 1 (Sharpsburg Fire) to be better situated to respond to water related incidents in the south county area. Having these units out of station 11, Potomac Valley Volunteers along with Washington County Emergency Services Career staff back filled station 11 to ensure additional coverage to station 11s coverage area.
Throughout the day and into the evening station 11 units handled numerous incidents (Water Rescues, Flooded Basements and Personal Injury Collision) throughout the “South County’ (Washington County) and across Frederick County.
At 8PM Wednesday evening Brush 11-1 returned to station 11. Chief 11 along with Boat Support 11 w/ Bt 11 were cleared from station 1 (Sharpsburg) at 9:30 Thursday morning with normal operations returning around the county.