Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department
Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.

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2024 Incidents
Jan 90
Feb 78
Mar 80
Apr 24
Total 272

2024 Jobs
Fires 6
Cuts 5

Past Incidents
2023 958
2022 1112
2021 900
2020 984
2019 873
2018 907
2017 872
2016 931
2015 884
2014 797
2013 830
2012 862
2011 874
2010 843
2009 773
Total 13400

Water Supply

Out the Door with More

The Mechanicsville Fire Department has the capability to mount an initial apparatus response on first due calls with more water than any company in Southern Maryland.  A typical response on structure fires in non-hydrant areas is an engine, a pumper-tanker and a tanker. The combined on board water with this apparatus is 5,750 gallons. That translates into a deck pipe attack of over 10 minutes or a handline attack of two 1 3/4 inch lines for almost 20 minutes. That is more than enough time to get the remainder of the first alarm apparatus on the scene or even the second alarm units.

A second advantage of this apparatus lineup is the ability to split the company into two full response engine and tanker companies. The pumper-tanker and first line engine constitute half of this team and the tanker and rescue pumper constitute the other half.  This split proves useful when our equipment is committed on mutual aid calls or when two first due workers occur at once.  It also provides a backup if any one of our first line units is out of service.

Our substation in Golden Beach also responds with a 2,000 gallon pumper-tanker.  This second in unit often arrives before our first in water supply units are out of water, allowing us to extend the initial attack without interruption.

Tanker 2

Shuttle Operation

Tanker 2 (3,000 Gallons)

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