As Hurricane Sandy hit the local area the beginning of this week, the men and women of the Odenton Volunteer Fire Company stood ready to respond to the emergencies that arose from the massive storm.
For nearly three days straight, a total of 47 personnel provided continuous staffing for the company’s seven vehicles. From the initial arrival of the storm’s fringes on Sunday evening to the clearing of the storm on Tuesday night, the company responded to a total of 67 emergency calls ranging from building alarms and downed power lines to a chimney fire and a swift water rescue in the Patuxent River.
Both the company president, Jim Allen and Chief Ray Hodgson expressed how proud they were of the dedication and actions of the company. Whether rain or shine, the Odenton Volunteer Fire Company is always ready to assist the citizens of Odenton, and its neighbors, with any emergency situation.