In Memory of Gene Kirchner

Gene Kirchner

Firefighter / EMT 

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Gene sustained critical injuries while performing a search on a dwelling fire April 24, 2013.  He succumbed to his injures on May 2, 2013 after an 8 day fight.  Gene was a 9 year member of our company and was a junior fire fighter for 2 years.

…five years and still missed by all.

Yearly Pump Test

Each year E412 and E413 must do a pump test through the county (as all engines). This is part of the National Fire Protection Agency standard  to ensure each engine is working to its peak efficiency.  Last night E412 was taken up to the pump test center.  Next week E413 will go as well.

70 Years of EMS

On January 21, 1948 our first ambulance was placed in service.  It was a 1948 Cadillac Meteor ambulance.  The $6,155 ambulance was purchased by the Kiwanis Club of Reisterstown and donated to the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company.

The process of purchasing the ambulance began on December 31, 1945 when a $100 deposit was placed on the ambulance.  There was a high demand for post war era ambulances because they had not been manufactured since 1942.  The delivery was also complicated by post war strikes at GM.

The ambulance was kept at J. Edwin Eline’s garage until construction on our current building was completed later in the year.  The ambulance handled 189 calls in 1948.

Santa is coming to Reisterstown!

Santa is coming to town!

Santa will be riding the firetrucks between 7p till around 8:30p-9p.

[Santa wants to see everyone and we will make every attempt to get to all these areas but the schedule is dependent on weather and fire calls.]

Tues – December 12th

  • Weywood Dr.
  • Brian Daniel Court
  • Amy Brent Way
  • Bensmill Court
  • Carrollstown Road
  • Glyndon Trace
  • Berrymans Lane
  • Beverly Road
  • Tarragon Road
  • Statewood
  • Lamottes Court
  • Nicodemus Road
  • Chamborley Drive
  • Beau Mondes Court

 

Wed – December 13th

  • Tarragon Road
  • Brookbury Dr.
  • Caraway Rd.
  • Persimmon Circle
  • Church Rd.
  • Sunnyking
  • Bonnie Meadow
  • Delight Meadow
  • Sunspot

 

Thurs – December 14th

  • Chatsworth Ave.
  • Bond Ave.
  • Glyndon Dr.
  • Sacred Heart Lane
  • Northway Rd.
  • Shirley Manor
  • High Meadow Rd.
  • Chartley Dr.
  • Walgrove Rd.
  • Greenview Ave.
  • Suburbian Rd.
  • Shirley Manor
  • Estate Rd.

 

Friday – December 15th

  • Gwynnwest Rd.
  • Bentley Park
  • Valley Meadow
  • Mainbrook Ct.
  • Troutbrook Circle
  • Deaconbrook Circle
  • Brickston Rd.
  • Bellinger Ct.
  • Baskerville Rd.
  • Treeline Dr.
  • Kingsbury Rd.
  • Leyton Rd.

 

Saturday – December 16th

  • East Chestnut Hill Lane
  • Mardan Dr.
  • Erin Way
  • Parkholme Circle
  • Benwell Rd.
  • Brookshire
  • Hammershire Rd.
  • Cherry Valley Rd.
  • Terry Town Dr.
  • Rockrimmon Rd.
  • Danbury Rd.
  • W. Chestnut Hill Lane

MVC at the County Line

At around 0800hours station 41 was alerted for an MVC with reported entrapment on Route 140 at the carroll county line. Units arrived to find a multiple car Mvc with one occupant confirmed trapped. Crews worked to quickly extricate the patient who was then flown to the hospital by the Maryland State Police Aviation, Trooper 3. Crews operated for approximately an hour before returning to service.

Apartment Fire in Reisterstown

At around 1300 hours E412 was alerted for an apartment fire in the Brookebury community of Reisterstown. Smoke was found coming from a second floor apartment door, E412 stretched a line from E56 and forced entry to find a fire in the living room of one of the apartments. The fire was quickly knocked and all searches were negative. Crews operated for approximately an hour and a half before returning to service.

MVC on Westminster Pike

This morning Station 41 was alerted for an MVC on Westminster Pike.  S414 arrived to find a single vehicle off the road on its side.  Passers-by had helped the driver out of the vehicle. Squad crew did patient assessment and checked the vehicle.  Crew was on scene for about 30 minutes.

BCVFA Awards Banquet

2017 BCVFA Firefighter of the year RVFC Chief Craig Hewitt

BCFVA Hall of fame inductee William Franklin Sr

Gene Kirchner EMS provider of the year
Michele Crumbacker of Upperco VFC