Last night E412 and E413 went out to train on pumping the engine and handline operations. We have several members who recently finished classes and so took them out to go over our engines specifically. We hooked up to the hydrant, pulled an attack line, flowed the deck gun and had one engine pump the second engine.
Engine 412 along with dozens of other units around Baltimore County were alerted for the house fire on Greenspring Ave. E412 assisted with water supply, and extinguishing the fire and was on scene for about 7 hours (3am to 10am this morning).
This morning around 7:30am RVFC was alerted for an autofire near the top of the 795. E412 arrived to find a single vehicle with fire in the engine compartment. Crews pulled a handline and extinguished the fire.
E412 was dispatched for a multi-vehicle MVC (hit and run) at the top of the 795. E412 and SU418 arrived to find two cars there and one vehicle that left towards the Carroll County line. No one needed to be transported and police remained on scene.
Around 8am this morning E412 was dispatched for a car fire on Main St. E412 arrived to find a car with fire in the engine compartment.
Very early this morning E412, S414 and 5 other Baltimore County fire apparatus were alerted for a dwelling fire with people trapped in Carroll County. E412 arrived, assisted with water supply and RIT. S414 arrived and was assigned to do the secondary search and assist with overhaul. Both units were on scene approximately 90 minutes before returning to service.
This morning we did a heavy rescue training at Rockdale Towing and Peter’s Body Shop. They had set up two scenarios, one with a school bus partially on its side and leaning on a car and then a motor home sitting on top of a car. We don’t see these types of scenarios often (thankfully for all) but they are things that can happen, so it was great to be able to train on them in a controlled environment.
Yesterday evening Station 41 was alerted for a pickup truck on fire. E412 and E413 arrived to find a pickup truck fully involved. Crews extinguished the fire using the CAFS (compressed air foam system).