The Reisterstown VFC has ordered a new medic unit to replace Medic 415. The new Medic 415 will be manufactured by Road Rescue in Winter Park Florida. It will be mounted on a 2017 Dodge 5500 4×4. The new unit will have an all aluminum body that will be mounted on a liquid spring suspension. The new unit will have a Stryker Power load system to assist loading the cot in the rear of the unit. The cost of maintaining our current 10 year old unit has been steadily rising. The new unit should be in Reisterstown sometime this winter.
This afternoon station 41 was dispatched for a two car collision at Butler and Westminster Pike. E412, S414 and M415 along with crews from other stations arrived to a two car MVC with 1 patient trapped. Crews extricated the patient and they were taken to a local hospital.
Just after 6pm on Tuesday June 28th units from Glyndon, Reisterstown, Chestnut Ridge, and Franklin fire stations were alerted for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment. Upon arrival, units found a 2 vehicle accident with one person trapped. Crews extricated the occupants and transported to local hospitals.
Every so often we get some vehicles donated to the firehouse so we can do training on efficient methods of extricating patients out of vehicles. Last night was one of those nights. We had all the tools of the squad and practiced opening doors, cutting, removing the roof, removing the rear tail gate etc.
Last night we were alerted, along with Engine 56 for an auto fire on the 795. The original call had it in the wrong location and it ended up being north bound just north of Owings Mills Blvd. The police reported the car was fully involved.
Today SU418 went on a roll over on route 30. One patient was in the vehicle upon arrival and crews took the patient out of the vehicle and transported her to the Trooper (MSP helicopter) to be transported to the hospital.
Carroll County had a townhouse fire last night in which the rear of the building was fully involved upon their arrival. They quickly called for a second alarm in which E412 was requested based on our mutual aid agreement. We arrived and aided crews with fire attack. We were on scene for about an hour and helped pack up hoses for the first in companies.
Tonight two crews went out to Chatsworth Elementary school to do training on the engine. Trained on pulling the attack line, setting up the blitz fire (high volume hose) and then ladder training.
E412 and S414 were alerted for five tractor trailers on fire in Carroll County. E412 arrived 3rd and pulled two handlines. Crews were on scene for approximately 4 hours before the fire was fully extinguished and overhaul completed.
On Saturday February 20th, Reisterstown assisted the Boring VFC with a brush fire on Old Hanover Road. When units arrived they found a ground cover fire in a Alpaca pen. The crew from Engine 412 used one Compressed Air Foam hand to assist Engine 422 and Brush 428.