Just before midnight on Friday, severe thunderstorms worked their way across Carroll County into Baltimore County. The hardest hits areas were south of the Reisterstown area. During the peak of the storm, Engine 412 and Rescue Squad 414 were first due on an apartment fire in Randallstown from quarters. Power outages in the Pikesville area have caused water pumping station outage. As water towers empty, the Reisterstown area will notice a significant drop in water pressure. Residents are asked to conserve water until the water towers are refilled. Full water service is expected to be restored by Sunday morning.
Members from Reisterstown VFC and Taneytown VFC met at the Carroll County Training Center for CAFS training. Members from both companies learned about the compressed air foam systems on Engine 412 and Engine 52.
At 9:45am Baltimore Co. Fire Dispatch alerted units for a motor vehicle accident at Hanover Pike and Weywood Drive. As dispatch received more calls, a full rescue assignment was alerted. Rescue Squad 414 found a overturned tractor trailer blocking all lanes and one vehicle into a telephone pole. After assessing the scene, crews found on occupant trapped in both vehicles. Both patients were extricated within 15 minutes. A Haz Mat box was requested for diesel fuel leaking from the tractor trailer.
Just after 3am. Engine 412 was alerted for a dwelling fire on Niner Rd. in Carroll County. First arriving Engine 131 from Gamber found a fully involved vacant dwelling. The crew from engine 412 assisted in overhaul. Units from Gamber, Reese, Sykesville, Reisterstown, Glyndon, Franklin, and Arcadia responded. Fire was under control in about 2 hours.
On June 11, 1913 the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company was formed. After suffering 3 disastrous fires, members of the community joined together to raise a total of $412.29 to form a fire company. The meeting minutes from June 11, 1913 will be read this evening at our weekly meeting. The membership of the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company would like to extend a big thank you to all who have contributed to our long success. The original meeting minutes can be read here.
At 1:00 pm on Wednesday June 6, 2012, units from Owings Mills, Garrison, Franklin, Chestnut Ridge, Reisterstown, Glyndon, and Pikesville were alerted for a dwelling fire on Gwynbrook Ave. First arriving units found a chimney fire that had extended into the attic. Engine Company 412 was assigned the Rapid Intervention Team and Rescue Squad 414 was assigned to the roof with Truck 404. Station 41 was filled in by Gamber Engine 134.