Dwelling fire in Glyndon

On July 20th 2014 at 1515 hours units were alerted for a dwelling fire in the area of Preserve way. Engine 412 and Rescue Squad 414 responded promptly with staffed 9 volunteers. Initial crews arrived to find fire through the roof command then sounded the working fire. Engine 412 was the third arriving engine and the crew stretched the second handline to the rear. Rescue Squad 414 arrived and assumed first due special service functions opening up for interior crews and conducting searches. All units from Company 41 were held for 3 hours for extensive overhaul before becoming ready for service.

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.

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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.

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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