North East Fire Company

Part Time Janitorial Position

Monday, December 12, 2016  The North East Fire Company Inc. is currently seeking an energetic and highly motivated individual to join our team as a Janitor. The ideal candidate for this position is detail-oriented, flexible and willing to take on non-routine cleaning and special projects as they arise. The Janitor will be responsible for cleaning and sanitizing offices, meeting rooms, bathrooms, kitchen, dining room, and public areas. This is a part-time position and has no paid benefits. The hours are 15-20 per week.



Minimum of two years janitorial experience, high school diploma/GED required, willingness to work early morning or late night shifts, ability to work well under minimal supervision, capacity to take direction, strong attention to detail, physically capable of lifting and moving objects up to 30 pounds as necessary, experience maintaining tile floors.


Interested applicants can send a resume by email to or mail it to 210 South Mauldin Ave, North East, MD, 21901. An application may also be picked up from the fire station Monday thru Friday between 10am and 2pm. This position will remain open until filled.



NEFC Golf Tournament

Wednesday, June 22, 2016   NEFC inaugural golf tournament 9/9/16
For Golfer & Sponsor information & sign-up 
Call Fire House 410.287.8222 or email
Also, tournament directors
443.309.4817 Drew Caudill
David Nutter 443.309.0674



Spaghetti Dinner

Friday, May 20, 2016   



Upper Chesapeake Ballroom Meeting Your Way




Tanker & Engine Assist to 303 Box

Monday, March 28, 2016 0319 hrs North East Fire Company was dispatched for an engine and tanker to assist Singerly Fire Company on a structure fire. Chief 3 arrived advising heavy fire through the roof and requesting a tanker task force. Tanker 4 assisted with shuttling water to the scene and its crew assisted with fire attack and puling celling. Engine 413 was assigned to the hydrant to assist with filling the tankers. Ambulance 492 was also on the scene as rehab due to transferring to Singerly while they had units transporting multiple patient to John Hopkins from a previous incident. Units cleared from the scene around 0600 hrs.



Annual Elections

Monday, February 1, 2016   

Congratulations to the following on being elected into their respective positions for 2016:

Fire Chief: Howard Ewing

Vice President: Howard Flower

Secretary: Kathy Scott

Assistant Secretary: Terri Hamilton

Solicitor: Doug Cain

Board of Directors: Patricia Deamond, Roger Mason, Michael Miller, Drew Caudill, Monica Penhollow, and Andrew Rapczak

Election Board: Charles Gatchell



James F. Penhollow 1931-2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016   


It is with deepest regret the North East Fire Company, Inc. announces the passing of our brother James F. Penhollow.


On Thursday, January 14th 2016 in North East, Md surrounded by his family Mr. Penhollow passed away peacefully at the age 84 years old. Born in New London, Ct, on December 31st 1931, he was the son of the late William H. & Jane C. (Sylvia) Penhollow.


Mr. Penhollow retired from the Cecil County Government as a road Superintendent in the 2nd district. Greggo & Ferrara Construction, James Julian Construction and Maryland Forest Service previously employed Mr. Penhollow. In addition Mr. Penhollow was one of the original 911 dispatchers for Cecil County, Md. Mr. Penhollow was a life member of the North East Fire Company, holding positions of Chief, Assistant Chief, Captain, Lieutenant, Board of Director and Chairman of VLOSAP for 30 years. Mr. Penhollow was very passionate about the annual fire company carnival as he ran the fire company pizza stand for over 30 years. Mr. Penhollow was a member of the Harford-Cecil Fireman’s Association, inducted into their Hall of Fame; Cecil County Fireman’s Association previously serving as President and Vice President. Mr. Penhollow also served as a Town of North East Board Member, North East Police Dept. Commissioner, and was a member of the Eder-George Post 85 29th Division Association of the Maryland National Guard.


In addition to his parents Mr. Penhollow was preceded in death by his wife Geraldine R. Penhollow and Son, Dwain M Penhollow. Mr. Penhollow is survived by one son, David “Mike” Penhollow (Wendy) of North East, Md; one daughter, Monica A Penhollow (Doc) of North East, Md; only Grand Daughter Maggie Penhollow of North East, Md; one sister: Judy Guy of North East, Md and one brother, Allen Penhollow of Darlington, Md as well as several nieces and nephews.



Friends may call Sunday, January 17th 2016 from 2:00PM to 5:00PM at Crouch Funeral Home, P.A., 127 South Main Street, North East, Md 21901


Funeral service will be held Monday, January 18th 2016, 11:00 am at Crouch Funeral Home, P.A., 127 South Main Street, North East, MD 21901. 


Interment will follow in North East Methodist Cemetery, North East, Md.


In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to North East Fire Company, Inc. c/o Crouch Funeral Home, or Eder-George Post 85 29th Division Association of the National Guard c/o Crouch Funeral Home.



Donation to the Fire Company

Wednesday, December 30, 2015  Today Shawn Day, President of North East Fire Company, met a young gentleman by the name of Dylan. A few years ago Dylan had a house catch on fire in the same neighborhood that he lives in. Since the fire Dylan started collecting coins and today he donated his saving to the North East Fire Company. Thank you Dylan for you donation to the North East Fire Company!!!




North East Fire Company is now accepting applications for new volunteer members. Please look under our downloads for copies of the application or please come to the fire station and ask for an application and one will be provided to you.



2015 Officers

Monday, February 9, 2015   

Congratulations to the following on their newly appointed officers for 2015 .

Deputy Chief: John Hamilton IV

Assistant Chiefs: Michael Miller, Howard Ewing, and David (Mike) Penhollow

Captains: Gary Tagmyer and Terry Allen

Truck Captain: Jeffrey Douglas

Lieutenants: Fred Crossan, Richard Stacherski, and William Sewell

Truck Lieutenant: Andrew Rapczak

Rescue Lieutenant: William DiVirgilio

Safety Officers: Shawn Day, Monica Penhollow, and Roger Mason

EMS Chief: Harold Hathaway

Chief Engineer: Otis Isaacs III

EMS Engineer: Harry Cheyney

Fire Police Lieutenant: William Scott



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