On Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at approximately 6:10 p.m., firefighters from Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s County responded to 8550 Patuxent Avenue in Bromes Island, for the reported structure fire. While Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief 5 was responding to the scene, they were involved in a serious motor vehicle collision in the area of Southern Maryland Boulevard and Solomons Island Road (Rt. 2 and Rt.4 split). The collision left a civilian vehicle overturned, with the Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department vehicle remaining upright. All occupants of both vehicles were able to self-extricate. Chief 5 requested a helicopter for the civilian vehicle due to the mechanism and out of an abundance of caution. The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the collision and have the full cooperation form the Executive Officers and Accident Review Board of the Dunkirk VFD along with the Calvert County Safety Review Committee. As always, the Dunkirk VFD keeps the delivery of emergency services to our citizens and visitor’s as our priority. We operate with complete transparency and will rely on the entities above to determine all of the facts surrounding the collision. This includes the principle causes of why the collision happened, how the collision […]
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