Early this morning S414 was alerted for a car that had gone off the road and down an embankment. Station 50 arrived first and confirmed that one person was trapped in the vehicle. S414 setup the side winch to stabilize the vehicle and removed the door to extricate the patient.
This morning E412, E413, S414, SU418, U419 and M415 participated in the Reisterstown parade. There were many, many people out this year and it was great to see.
This year the parade coincided with the 9/11 Memorial Stair climb at the M&T Bank Stadium here in Baltimore. Six of our members participated in the stair climb this year. We are very proud of their participation.
It was 20 years ago that 343 firefighters died serving others. Unfortunately, there are many, many more who have died since from cancer and related issues from the attack. We continue to remember all those who have given their lives…
The Reisterstown Vol. Fire Co. is currently hiring qualified ALS and BLS providers.
Shifts are 7am – 3pm and 3pm – 11pm 7 days a week Recurring Shifts Available – Up to 32 hours a week
A qualified person will possess the following: High School graduate or G.E.D. At least 18 years of age Valid Maryland EMT-B or higher Valid driver’s license Valid CPR card Current Blood Bourne Pathogens Current Hazmat Operations ICS 100, 200, 700, 800 EVOC
Applicants with current medical clearance in Baltimore County or Carroll County will have preference.
Apply online at http://rvfc.org/ems-application/ Direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Today, stations around the Owings Mills area were alerted for an apartment fire in Owings Mills. E413 arrived and completed the lay to the hydrant for E19. Crews assisted with extinguishment and overhaul.
Last night firefighters from RVFC went down to the BCo Fire Rescue Academy to do flashover training. A flashover happens in a fire when all of the combustible items in a room simultaneously ignite into flames. It is a very dangerous situation for firefighters. The FRA has a flashover simulator so we can learn how to recognize and what to do stop a flashover from happening.
This afternoon there was an MVC at the Franklin Road at Reisterstown Road intersection. Two people were trapped in the vehicle. One was able to walk out once we opened up the windshield. The second person had to be extricated. S414 and other units were on-scene for approximately 20 minutes.
This morning Engine 413 and Squad 414 were alerted for a house fire with people unaccounted for up in Upperco. Engine 413 and S414 were the 2nd and 3rd arriving apparatus with smoke coming out from the eves. E851 and E413 pulled handlines in to put out the fire. S414 did secondary search, laddered the house and went to the roof to cut holes to check for fire. Crews were on scene for approximately an hour. Thankfully no one was in the house and everyone was accounted for.