Anne Arundel Alarmers

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       *The Alarmers had 69 calls in 2016

      *The Alarmers had 77 calls in 2017

       *The Alarmers had 71 calls in 2018

       *The Alarmers had 75 calls in 2019

       *The Alarmers had 62 calls in 2020


                    --New Board of Directors--

   *At our company meeting on January 4, newly elected board members were sworn in. Ms Bertha Saghy was reelected President;   Mr Tom Patke were reelected vice-president; Ms Mary Pleyo was reelected as Treasurer; Ms Carol Boyer was reelected as Secretary; and Mr Ken Linton was reelected to another term on the board of directors, and Mr Richard Rebstock was newly elected and will begin his first term.

1-12               *The Alarmers were asked to assist with the funeral procession of Retired Deputy Chief Nicholas "Nick" Finamore, who passed away this past week due to complications of COVID-19. Chief Finamore served a combined 50+ years with PGFD, retiring as a Deputy Fire Chief and then becoming the Fire Chief of the Allentown Road Volunteer Fire Department. He also held many other leadership roles within the Department, most recently the Volunteer Operational Performance Chief. He was well known in the fire service, and well respected by all that had the privilege to know him. Due to Covid restrictions, the funeral and burial were private.  Uniformed Personnel assembled at Southern High School in Harwood. There, the Alarmers with CW-1 served 6 dozen doughnuts and 4 pots of coffee to members who presented the "Sea of Blue" as the procession drove past.

*From January through March, the Alarmers responded to 1 -2nd alarm, 18 working Fires, and 3 Special Calls. During this time the Alarmers served 6 dozen doughnuts, 8 gallons of coffee, 60 cups of hot chocolate, 12 cases of water, 18 cases of Gatorade, 112 hot dogs, 140 egg&sausage sandwiches, 40 grilled cheese sandwiches, 4 cans of soup.  

For this quarter, the Alarmers had 22 calls, we provided 245 volunteer hours, and served 864 firefighters.                        A Shift 5     B Shift 6     C Shift 8     D Shift 2     4th platoon 1


 *The Alarmers have placed refurbished ReHab-1 in service.  About 2 years ago, we converted our pickup into a rehab unit.  We placing all our rehab gear in the bed of the truck and the back seat.  Our equipment was cramped and hard to get to.  With grants and donations, we were able to buy a new slide-out tray, and new 120V misting fan, a new 10' X 10' pop-up tent, and some new coolers.  All our equipment is now custom mounted on the slide-out tray, making everything easily accessible.  

We carry a case of water and a case of gatorade in the coolers.  In the summertime, we carry 2 cases each of spare water and gatorade, one 10 X 10' pop up tent, one 120V misting fan, cooling towels, and a decontamination kit.  


*It is with deep sadness the Alarmers announce the death of long-time member Fred Saghy Sr.  Fred passed away at home on Tuesday, May 11, after a lengthy illness.  He joined the Alarmers 1-1-99, and was very active in our organization.  He served in several key positions within the company and will be remembered for his dedication, quick wit, and personality.  He was a driver for many years, he was our quartermaster, and he served on the Board of Directors.  He will be greatly missed.

Fred was 84, and a 65 year resident of Pasadena and formerly of Baltimore.  He was born on March 20, 1937 in Prince Frederick, MD to the late Stephen and Evelyn Saghy.  After high school, he served honorably in the United States Navy and then spent many years working for Baltimore Gas and Electric.  He also volunteered with the Riviera Beach Volunteer Fire Department in the late 60s.  Outside of work and volunteering, Fred was a past member of the Glen Burnie and Pasadena Moose Lodges and enjoyed doing cross word puzzles in his spare time.  He was a huge Washington Redskins Fan,

In addition to his parents, Fred is preceded in death by his twin brother Steven, and another brother Lawrence.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 25 years, Bertha A. Saghy; son, Frederick R. Saghy, Jr. of Pasadena; daughter, Terrie Clause-Cruz of Pasadena; 3 grandchildren, Daniel and Brittany Clause and Maria Coons; and 5 great-grandchildren, Nathaniel, Daniel, and Lily Clause and Amber and Molly Coons.

Family and friends may visit on Friday, May 14 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at Stallings Funeral Home, 3111 Mountain Rd., Pasadena, MD 21122 where funeral services will begin at 8:00 p.m. Interment will be private.    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Anne Arundel Alarmers Association, 115 Glenmont Ave., Glen Burnie, MD 21061.