Thanks to all those that came to visit us at National Night Out in Chartley. Kids and adults were excited to get up on a fire truck and asked great questions about what we do!
Tonight around supper time E412 and S414 were dispatched to Carroll County for a house fire in Gamber’s area. E412 arrive second and setup water supply for the attack engine. S414 continued down to the house to assist crews with extinguishment and overhaul. Reisterstown’s apparatus was on scene for approximately 1 hour.
Last night around 11pm a report of a multi-vehicle collision on the 795. S414 along with other units. Three ALS ambulances were requested along with a Trooper helicopter.
Last night around 10pm, S414 along with E312, T18 and several medic units were dispatched for a report of a person trapped under a car. Going down the road, command (E312) updated the scene and a plan was formulated in discussion with S414. S414 and SU418 arrived to find a single person completely underneath a car. Air bags were deployed along with cribbing and step chalks in order to lift the car off of the person. Crews from 41 and 31 worked together along with medic crews to do it as efficiently and safely as possible.
The Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company is pleased to announce the order of its new Rescue Squad. The unit will feature a Seagrave Marauder II chassis and have a 20′ walk around Rescue 1 body. The squad committee has worked hard over the past two years to develop these specifications to fit the current and future needs of Reisterstown and the surrounding communities. The unit is replacing our iconic 1992 Peterbilt/Swab rescue squad which has served with distinction the citizens of Baltimore County for the last 27 years. Delivery of the unit is expected in the summer of 2020.
- Seagrave Marauder II 6 person full tilt cab
- 20′ Rescue 1 walk around rescue body
- 35 kw Onan Protec PTO generator
- 20,000 lb. rear mounted winch
- 9,000 lb. portable winch with multiple ports
- 25′ Wil-Burt Night Scan light tower
- Holmatro Core hydraulic rescue tool system
- Tri-Max CAFS system
- Full truck company compliment of ground ladders
E413 went down to the Baltimore County Fire Rescue Academy to support a firefighter at RVFC who is in the Firefighter 1 Class. Sunday was the first set of “burns” where the instructors set small fires in the burn building and the students advance a handline into the building and put the fire out.
Very early this morning E413 was dispatched on a working house fire in Butler’s area. Numerous engines were requested as it was a non-hydranted area. E413 arrived near the back of the line of engines and the crew went up to get an assignment from command. E413 waited while the crews inside were working then when some crews exited, E413’s crew was instructed to go to the second floor and look for any remaining fire and to overhaul. E413 remained on scene for approximately 90 minutes before returning to the Reisterstown area.
Last night around 6pm Reisterstown got a call for a car with a tree on top and with someone possibly trapped inside. S414, E413, SU418 and several other apparatus from surrounding companies were dispatched. S414 arrived first to find a single vehicle that had run into a tree that was across the road. The driver was not trapped and was safely inside a passer-by’s car.
Tonight around 6pm, again, Reisterstown got a call for a car with a tree on top and with someone possibly trapped. S414, E413 and U419 were dispatched along with surrounding companies to Dover Road in Upperco’s area. E852 arrived first and had a car on the side of a hill that had been side-swiped by a downed tree. S414 and others extricated the patient. The patient was transported to the old Boring Firehouse and was flown out by Trooper 1. E413 handled the landing zone for the helicopter.
Tonight, Reisterstown got together with Glyndon Volunteers (40) and Franklin (56) to do pump operator training. E401 from Glyndon laid a hose line from the hydrant and E413 pumped the line. Other hose line training was done with some newer members too.
Tonight Owings Mills Volunteers came up to Reisterstown for a dinner at the fire house. A great time was had by all.