Reisterstown VFC receives BGE Emergency Response Grant

The Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company was awarded an Emergency Response and Safety grant from BGE.  The grant will be used to purchase a Lucas CPR chest compression system (it will cover $8,000 of the $14,000 cost).  The Lucas will perform chest compressions on patients in cardiac arrest and will allow personnel that  would be performing chest compressions to perform other patient care tasks.  It will perform consistent compressions without fatigue and makes it easier for EMS personnel to move patients without any interruption in CPR.

The members and officers of the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company would like to thank BGE for awarding the grant to our community!

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Randallstown Apartment Fire

At around 2200 hours on January 19th S414 was alerted for an apartment fire in box area 18-03. First arriving units reported heavy fire showing and requested a second alarm for additional units. S414 responded with 5 and assisted crews on scene with extinguishing the fire that extended through the roofline into the adjacent building.  S414 operated for approximately 2 hours before returning to service.