Fire at BGE Substation

On 7/13/14 units from Reisterstown were alerted for a transformer fire in the area of Cockeys Mill Rd and I-795. Engine 412 responded first arriving to find a 16,000 gallon transformer on fire at the BGE sub station. Engine 412 struck the fire box and established command. This brought Squad 414 and Engine 413 to the scene among many other apparatus from surrounding companies. Once the power was secured to the sub station by BGE the fire was extinguished by the aid of a crash rescue truck out of BWI Airport. Units were on scene and operated for approximately 2 hours before being ready for service.

Photos courtesy of J Jeffers

Car into a building

At 1830 hours we were alerted for a motor vehicle accident at Main St. and Walgrove Ave. Upon arrival, Squad 414 found a vehicle into an assisted living residence with a gas leak. The incident was immediately upgraded to a full first alarm with additional medic units. Several people were transported to local hospitals. The remaining residents of the assisted living were relocated to another facility.  We were assisted by units from Glyndon VFD, Engine 56 Owings Mills VFD, Engine 19, Liberty Rd VFD and Arcadia VFD.

 

 

House fire

On 7/1/14 at 1612 hours units were alerted for a dwelling fire in company 42′s area. Engine 413 and Squad 414 responded and arrived first to find a 2 story single family with smoke showing. Upon 413 doing their 360 identified it was a basement fire. Crews stretched the hand line in the rear and knocked the fire. Squad 414 assisted in laddering the building, primary searches and opening up. Crews operated for approximately 2 hours before being ready for service.

Pictures courtesy of J Jeffers

Apartment fire

Just before midnight last night Baltimore County alerted numerous stations for an apartment fire off of Tufton Road. Almost immediately several more engines were added to the initial call.  E413 arrived to find a 20 room converted apartment space fully involved with fire.  E413 dropped a line at the road and went down the long driveway to the fire.  In all 14 engines and engine-tankers were used to shuttle water from another water source to a folding tank that was setup. E311 (Owings Mills) drafted from the tank and pumped water down the supply line to E413.  Units were on scene for approximately 4 hours to completely put out the fire.

Pictures courtesy of J Jeffers

Apartment fire in Randallstown

On June 25th at 2345 units from Station 41 were alerted for an apartment fire with reported people trapped in company 46 first due.  Initial units arrived to find a three story middle of the group apartment building with fire through the roof.  Squad 414 responded on the initial assignment they arrived and assumed second due special service responsibilities, conducting primaries and opening up.  Engine 413 was hit for the second alarm assignment and arrived assisting with extinguishment and overhaul. Units were held on scene for three hours before becoming ready for service.

House fire in Garrison

On June 19th, 2014 at 0042 hours Engine 413 was dispatched for a dwelling fire in 19′s area.  Initial companies arrived with fire showing on the second floor with extension into the attic. Crews from E413 arrived as the third engine and took the second hand-line to the second floor.  Crews assisted with extinguishment and helped with extensive overhaul. E413 cleared the scene at 0307 hours.

House fire in Boring

On June 18th, 2014 at 1811 hours units were alerted for a house fire in Company 42′s (Boring) area. Engine 413 and Squad 414 responded staffed with 4 volunteers on each piece. Engine 413 dispatched as the 4th due engine, arrived first, and  advised they had smoke showing from the rear of  a 1 story rancher.   Crews stretched a line and knocked the fire.   Squad 414 arrived as the first due special service, laddered the building and opened up for the engine company.  Companies operated for approximately one hour before returning to service.

Pictures courtesy of J Jeffers

Blood Drive

Red Cross

Community Blood Drive

Saturday, June 21, 2014

7:30 AM to 1:30 PM

To schedule a time, click here.

Host: Reisterstown United Methodist Church

246 Main Street, Fellowship Hall

To schedule your life-saving donation, please contact:

Reisterstown UMC Kelly Fairhurst (410) 356-8695

Glyndon UMC Lynn Beebe (410) 549-8856

St. Luke’s UMC Sharon McKoy (410) 833-3105

Northminster Presbyterian Robin Reusing (443) 789-9038

New Hope Community Church Louise Hellwig (443) 520-4916

Reisterstown VFD JP Snyder (443) 250-8574

Northwest Baptist Church Bob Taylor (443) 204-6183

If you have questions regarding your eligibility please call 1-866-236-3276

Special thanks to Illiano’s J&P Restaurant in Glyndon for donating lunch for

volunteers and employees and to Dunkin Donuts in Reisterstown for providing donuts!

Trash truck rollover

E413 and SU418 were called out to a trash truck overturned on Route 140 going toward Westminster.  Hazmat and MDE were called because of a transmission fluid leaking into the creek.