Thank you for your support for the fire company and family over the past week. It has been difficult but we appreciate the overwhelming support from the community.
We would like to collect pictures or video that you might have taken through the day of the Reisterstown Volunteer fire company whether of the processional on Reisterstown Road, at the fire house, or from Har Sinai to Dulaney Valley.
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Fire Department Funeral Services will be held on Sunday May 5th at 1 PM at the Har Sinai Congregation (http://www.harsinai-md.org/index.php) 2905 Walnut Avenue, Owings Mills, MD 21117
School will be in session until noon at the synagogue so plan on that, and expect to be stadium parked if you park at the synagogue.
Any company that is bringing Fire Department Apparatus is being asked to contact Dan Uddeme at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-353-9326 or Larry Goldberg at email@example.com or 410-227-4164. It is preferred that companies bring utility trucks and special units over large apparatus due to parking constraints.
All Fire Department apparatus is being asked to stage at the Army Reserve Center next to Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Company at 12020 Greenspring Avenue, Owings Mills, MD 21117. We will proceed up to the synagogue before the funeral starts. Also large apparatus will be needed to stage at various intersections along the Funeral procession route and again Dan Uddeme will be the contact.
The talkgroup for the day will be EVENT4 which is W4 if you have had your radio programmed, and I am not sure if you have not.
Immediately following the service Gene will be layed to rest at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, 200 East Padonia Road, Timonium, MD 21093. Please keep in mind that large apparatus, with the exception of Reisterstown, will not be able to park within the Gardens.
Last night Reisterstown and surrounding fire companies were alerted to a house fire in Reisterstown just before 1am. Engine 413 and Squad 414 responded and was shortly followed by Special Unit 418 with another 4 members. Engine 413 arrived with nothing showing. The crew was notified the fire was in the alpha-bravo corner bedroom on the second floor so pulled a handline in the front door. Two from Squad 414’s crew put a 14′ ladder to the small roof to check for fire and to vent. The crew inside hit the fire in the bedroom and the window was simultaneously taken out. Flames rolled out the window while the fire was being knocked by the inside crew. The fire was knocked and crews checked for extension. The fire damage was contained to just the one room. Crews were back in service after approximately 90 minutes.
Tuesday night is training night for the juniors. Tonight’s training was donning gear. The goal is to have the gear on in one minute and to have the breathing apparatus on in another minute. For now the goal is to get it on properly, first, and then work on speed.
Several Baltimore County apparatus were requested on mutual aid to a Carroll County box in Gamber’s area. Engine 412 and Squad 414 both responded and Engine 412 arrived as fourth engine in. Engine 412 pulled a line off of Gamber’s engine and took it inside to fight the fire. Units were on scene for approximately two hours.
Earlier today a collision was called in right near Camp Fretterd on Route 30. Squad 414 and IV415 responded on the call. Two vehicles were found in the ditch. Patients self extricated but were transported to hospital. Hazmat 114 was called due to fuel leaking in the ditch from the van. Reisterstown would like to thank those at Camp Fretterd who came out to help with the accident and patient care.