South Side Pride: SFDFD Returns To Full Service Despite Collapse, Fire

The members of the Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department have resumed full operations following Thursday’s devastating collapse and fire that heavily damaged their headquarters, February 11.

Crews have worked around the clock, with the assistance of neighboring departments and the community to continue quality fire, rescue, and emergency medical services to the Sykesville-Eldersburg community.

Temporary living quarters have been constructed to the rear of the firehouse, courtesy of Rental Solutions, Inc. The main tent area is divided into a full-service kitchen, a living area with electricity, cable, and furniture graciously donated by Gamber Volunteer Fire Department, and a bathroom area with separate facilities for men and women.

Additional facilities include a portable trailer which will serve as the watch office during reconstruction, and several trailers have been secured on site to store property throughout the construction process.

Members of the fire department and the community have stepped forward to donate their time, services, and resources to assist with clean-up, continued operations, and future construction plans.

Additionally, several neighboring fire stations have provided coverage for the first-due community while SFDFD membership worked tirelessly to return all units to service.

Updates will continue throughout the reconstruction, and providing quality service to the citizens of our community will remain a priority for the Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department.