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Passing of Paul Trager

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of life member Paul E. Trager. Paul joined the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company in 1968 and is a past President.

Services will be held at Eline Funeral Home 11824 Reisterstown Road (at Franklin Blvd.) on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 10:00am. Friends may call on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from 3-5 and 7-9pm. Interment will be at Druid Ridge Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to www.ElineFuneralHome.com.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Department 108 Main Street Reisterstown, MD 21136 or the Alzheimer’s Association 1850 York Road Suite D Timonium, MD 21093-3142

Passing of C. Richard Fox

FoxPhotoIt is deep sadness that we announce the passing of Life Member C. Richard Fox.  Dick became a member of the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company in 1953.  The arrangements are as follows:

Viewing is Thursday at 2-4 pm. and 7-9 pm.  Myers Durboraw Funeral Home at 91 Willis St. in Westminster.  A memorial service will be held at 8pm.

Funeral is Friday at 11 am. at the St. Lukes Winters Church.  701 Green Valley Road in New Windsor.

Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to :
St. Lukes Winters Church Cemetery Fund
P.O. Box 447
New Windsor, MD 21776

Reisterstown VFC
108 Main St.
Reisterstown, MD 21136

New Windsor VFD
101 High St.
New Windsor, MD 21776

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.

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.

 

 

A Century Ago Today

“This town having been visited by three disastrous fires within a year, the first at A.H. Uhler destroying his barn and other out buildings on May 11, 1912, putting the whole upper end of the town in jeopardy, one on March 22, 1913 destroying a fine residence belonging to Messrs. Heise and Currie with other out buildings. . . . It was deemed advisable by the citizens of this community to organize a Volunteer Fire Company, and for this purpose a mass meeting was held in Landstreet Hall on May 9, 1913 presided over by Prof. H.H. Murphy at which time it was decided to hold a picnic and supper in order to raise funds to start said Fire Company. At this meeting a committee of the following ladies Mrs. S.S. Yingling, Mrs. Jas. Gore and Mrs. J.M. Currie were appointed to take the charge of and conduct the picnic and supper which was held May 30, 1913 in the grove on Chatsworth Ave. and which proved a grand social and financial success, there was raised the sum of $412.29 which is now held by the treas. H.H. Russell deposited in the Reisterstown Savings Bank subject to the order of the community. There were elected that day the following temporary officers, S.S. Yingling President H.H. Russell Treasurer and W.I. Stevenson Secretary who’s duty it was to co-operate with the ladies in the settlement of the affairs of the picnic and as soon there after as possible to call a public meeting for the purpose of announcing the financial result of the picnic also organize a Volunteer Fire Company and elect permanent officer for the same, and here we are now assembled to attend to these duties.

Proved and read    W.I. Stevenson Secretary”
June 11, 1913

Passing of Firefighter Gene Kirchner

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It is with deep sorrow and regret that the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company announces the line of duty passing of Firefighter Gene Kirchner.  Gene succumbed to his injures after an 8 day fight.  He sustained critical injuries while he was performing a search on a dwelling fire April 24, 2013.    Gene is a 9 year member of our company and was a junior fire fighter for 2 years. A full fire department funeral will be scheduled.  More details will follow.

Update:
Date of Funeral:  Sunday, May 5, 2013
Time of Funeral:  1 pm

Funeral Location:
Har Sinai Congregation
2905 Walnut Avenue, Owings Mills, MD, 21117

Cemetery:
Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, Timonium, MD

Shiva:
302 Bond Avenue
Reisterstown, MD 21136

Donations:

Contributions in his memory may be made to:

Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company
108 Main Street
Reisterstown, MD 21136

Sundays update on Gene

Gene remains in critical condition and will be transferred to a long term care facility the first part of next week. The staff and Gene’s family will develop a care plan at that time. The family and members of Reisterstown thank everyone for their support and ask for your continued prayers during these difficult times.

Update on Fire Fighter Kirchner

The past 2 days have been an emotional roller coaster ride for Gene’s Family and our membership.  Gene has made some progress in his recovery, but still remains in critical condition.  Please continue to keep him and his family in your prayers.  We have been amazed by the amount of support that has been offered by our community and the fire service brotherhood.  We appreciate everyone’s continued support through these tough times.