It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of life member Paul E. Trager. Paul joined the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company in 1968 and is a past President.
Services will be held at Eline Funeral Home 11824 Reisterstown Road (at Franklin Blvd.) on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 10:00am. Friends may call on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from 3-5 and 7-9pm. Interment will be at Druid Ridge Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to www.ElineFuneralHome.com.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Department 108 Main Street Reisterstown, MD 21136 or the Alzheimer’s Association 1850 York Road Suite D Timonium, MD 21093-3142
Viewing is Thursday at 2-4 pm. and 7-9 pm. Myers Durboraw Funeral Home at 91 Willis St. in Westminster. A memorial service will be held at 8pm.
Funeral is Friday at 11 am. at the St. Lukes Winters Church. 701 Green Valley Road in New Windsor.
Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to :
St. Lukes Winters Church Cemetery Fund
P.O. Box 447
New Windsor, MD 21776
108 Main St.
Reisterstown, MD 21136
New Windsor VFD
101 High St.
New Windsor, MD 21776
This morning at around 4:30am Reisterstown and several other surrounding stations were alerted for a house fire in Carroll County in Gamber’s area. E412 arrived and aided with fire suppression and searching for hot spots with crews from Carroll. In all we were on scene approximately 3 hours.
Pictures courtesy of T Cooke.
This morning firefighters and EMTs from stations 41, 42, 50, 40, 56, 18, 46 and 31 went over to Chestnut Ridge to do training on the new MSP helicopters. MSP received new helicopters to replace their fleet of Dauphin (the new helicopters are larger and heavier and able to carry more equipment). We had discussion about EMS apparatus they carry, proper landing zone operations and patient packaging and loading. Thanks to MSP Trooper for coming over for this training.
Last night Reisterstown, Owings Mills, Glyndon and several career stations were dispatched for an apartment fire in Station 56′s area. Reisterstown initially responded with E413 and S414 along with the other first due companies. Engine 56 arrived first with fire through the roof and E413 took the back side of the apartment building. E413 advised there were multiple rescues. E413 and S414 threw ladders and safely brought everyone off of the balconies. Command requested a second alarm and an ALS strike team (4 medic units, another engine and another EMS Lieutenant). Crews worked for approximately 3 hours to get the fire under control and for salvage and overhaul.
During the response Station 41 had every piece of apparatus at the call: E412, E413, S414, SU418, U419 and M415.
On March 9th 2015 Rescue Squad 414 and Medic 415 were alerted for a Motor Vehicle Accident with Entrapment. Engine 312 arrived with a 2 car MVC with 1 confirmed fatality and 1 pinned. Rescue Squad 414 arrived and extricated 1 patient by removing the drivers door and freeing the patients legs. Care was turned over to EMS who transported to local hospital. Units were in service in under and hour.
On March 6th 2015 at 0411 hours Engine 412 and Rescue Squad 414 were alerted for a dwelling fire in Chestnut ridge. Initial units responded to find heavy fire showing from a 1 story rancher. Engine 412 dispatched was second arriving. Upon arrival they established a water supply and crews took the second handline into the basement. Rescue Squad 414 arrived and assumed second due special service responsibilities opening up and conducting searches. All units operated for approximately 3 hours before returning to service.
At around 10:30am, Reisterstown and several other companies were alerted for a truck which hit a car and then hit a house. Squad 414, Engine 412, Special Unit 418 and Utility 419 responded and found a box truck had hit a car and then plowed into a house. Driver’s from both vehicles were trapped. Command requested a heavy rescue box which brought more units including the USAR team from Station 17.
Crews were on scene for approximately an hour for extrication, packaging the patients and loading onto the helicopter.