Entries by Jennifer Voss

Save the Date! 2024 Night at the Wharf Gala

Mark your calendars – Our Night at the Wharf Gala will be held May 4, 2024! Tickets are on sale NOW! Check out photos from last year’s event here and get excited for a great time in 2024! Ticket prices will go up each month, so take advantage of early bird pricing! Feb 1-29 $125 […]

“The Grady Bunch” – Adaptive 2023

Our last story is the “Grady Bunch” – a trio of firefighters, and friends, from LaGrange, Georgia who were involved in a fire five years ago. Josh Williams, now 41, was part of the first engine on the scene of a residential structure fire with apparently four people inside (2 adults, 2 children). Jordan Avera, […]

Brad Speakman – Adaptive 2023

Almost seven years ago, Wilmington (DE) firefighter Brad Speakman was called to a house fire at 3:30 in the morning and was the first one on the scene. Unbeknownst to the WFD, there was a heavy amount of fire in the basement and the floor became saggy so they tried to evacuate when they realized […]

Steve DesRuisseaux – Adaptive 2023

Almost two years ago, Manchester native and firefighter, Steve DesRuisseaux was called out to a fire at a three-story apartment building with people trapped on the top floor, hanging out of windows and calling for help. With the first two floors cleared, Steve back went into the building and up to the 3rd floor to […]

Time to Get Piggy With It!

The 10th annual Hot Sauce Contest and Pig Roast is set for Thursday, September 14 from 5-8 PM at the Rocklands Arlington location. Rain or shine, join us for a great event featuring all you can eat Rocklands BBQ pulled pork, delicious sides and all you can drink beer, wine and new for 2023, a […]

First Ever Local 1619 Sporting Clays Shoot

Be part of the first ever Chief Nick Finamore Sporting Clays Shoot hosted by our friends at Prince George’s County Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics Association! On Friday, August 25th, shooters of all abilities are invited to participate in this inaugural event held at the Prince George’s County Trap and Skeet Range. Learn more and […]

Fall 2022 Adaptive Trip – Tim Fisher

Most of us associate firefighters with burn injuries, but in Tim Fisher’s case, he suffered a traumatic brain injury in an April 2020 car accident. “I woke up in the hospital with no memory of the accident. I was told my car was totaled, it rolled 20 yards or so, but thankfully stopped just short […]

Fall 2022 Adaptive Trip – Pete Dern

You might remember Captain Pete Dern’s story from our last Adaptive trip, in January 2020. A few years prior to his trip, Pete was on a roof ventilating a house when it caved in, and he fell directly into the fire. Pete suffered 3rd and 4th degree burns over 70 percent of his body and […]

Fall 2022 Adaptive Trip – Daniel Lyon

Daniel Lyon first joined us in 2017, two years after an incident where he was the lone firefighter from his engine to survive one of the largest fires in Washington State, which spread over 400,000 acres. Daniel was just 24 years old when he was severely burned; he was working part time as both a […]