After having a reasonably quiet November we are ending the month with a very busy Tuesday night. Tonight we were alerted for a house fire in 56′s area just south of us. E412 and S414 were both on the road but then canceled upon E56′s arrival.
Then shortly after that around 9pm tonight Station 41 was alerted for a rescue box with a patient trapped north of us on Route 30. S414 arrived and took command and then E412, T404, E422, M505 and several other apparatus arrived. One patient was trapped in the vehicle and S414 and T404 worked to extricate the person. After about 15 minutes with the spreaders and cutters on the car the person was extricated. A helicopter was requested for transport but was not able to fly due to the poor weather so the patient was transported by ambulance to the hospital.
E412 arrived back in station and within 10 minutes were alerted, along with S414 and several other stations for another person trapped in their vehicle. The location was not clear and it took several minutes to find the vehicle which, again, was on Route 30. One patient was trapped in a vehicle off the side of the road and T404, E412 and S414 worked to extricate the person from their vehicle. The patient was transported to a local hospital by ambulance.
Our members are continually taking classes to advance themselves. Several are in the Firefighter II class that is currently being held. Below are some pictures of the class when E413 went out down to the Fire Rescue Academy.
Pictures are courtesy of M Teller.
Today our station and many surrounding companies were alerted for a dwelling fire in our first due area. The engine arrived with fire in the back room on the second floor. Engine 56 along with Engine 412 knocked the fire. Engine 412 cleared the scene within an hour.
Pictures courtesy of D Potts (currently inactive due to recent knee surgery).
This month is Fire Prevention month. Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company has been to several daycares to do public safety details in Reisterstown. As well, we are going to elementary and middle schools in our first due to do fire drills.
Pictures courtesy of G.L. Rigby.
Early this morning a three vehicle MVC happened on Reisterstown Road in Owings Mills with one patient trapped. S414 responded and assisted with extrication of the patient from the vehicle.
Pictures courtesy of G.L. Rigby.
Last night E412 and S414 went out in Reisterstown and did some foam and hose training. E412 is one of the few engines in the county that has a Compressed Air Foam System. We use CAFS as part of our standard operating procedures as it has many advantages over plain water. It performs a faster knock down and absorbs more heat with less water. This will limit property damage and increase firefighter safety.
The foam is essentially dish soap and the picnic table was washed off before we left.
Tonight we were invited down to Owings Mills (31) for dinner and games. We had E412, E413, S414, SU418 and M415 all go down. OM had an amazing spread including hamburgers, hotdogs and many other salads and chips. After supper we played a game of kickball on the front apron. We want to thank 31 for the invite and we look forward to invite you up the road soon.