Last night some of the juniors and some of the regular members participated in an air bag training session with one of our senior members. The air bag training went over the high pressure airbags (for example, for lifting a car a little bit) and the medium pressure airbags (for lifting a larger object a higher distance). We had a short class room session and then a longer hands-on session. For the hands-on session we lifted the dumpster off of an egg (without breaking it) and then lifted a car while placing cribbing underneath for protection.
Our typical calls are EMS related, fires and motor vehicle collisions. But there are times where a call might require us to use ropes. It could be anything from helping get someone out of a tree to tying off a stokes basket to help guide an injured person up a hill. So, rope training is an important skill to have. Last night a few of us did some impromptu rope training under the guidance of a member who was the Captain of the technical rescue team in Baltimore County.
Last night around 6pm E413 and S414 were alerted, along with surrounding stations, for a house fire off of Cherry Hill Rd in Station 56’s area. E56 arrived first with smoke showing from the house. E413 arrived second hooked up to a hydrant and took a handline into the house. S414 arrived shortly after and set up fans and assisted with other operations. In the end it was a small kitchen fire — two birds and a cat were rescued, as well. Units were on scene for approximately 45 minutes.
Today just before noon a single vehicle hit a telephone pole. Engine 412 had just cleared a medical call and was already on the road. E412 and M19 were dispatched for a motor vehicle collision. Once E412 arrived we requested a rescue due to the driver being trapped in the vehicle. S414, SU418 along with other units in the area (T404, BC22 and EMS5) were dispatched to assist with the rescue. The patient was extricated reasonably quickly and were transported by MSP Trooper helicopter to the hospital.
We are having our open house this Saturday September 28 from 10am – 2pm.
Here are just some of who are coming:
* The Cow
* BCo Urban Search and Rescue Truck
* Martin’s State Airport Crash Truck
* BCoPD K9 Unit
* BCoPD AIR 1
* RVFC Extrication Demo
Ambulance 415 and E413 attended the DogFest at the Human Society today. We had a great time meeting lots of different dogs!!
E412 and S414 were dispatched on a second alarm building fire in Hampstead. Units arrived and assisted with crews for a short time and then were placed back in service.
It was 18 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 remember all those who have given their lives…
RVFC attended the fireworks tonight.
Thanks to all that came out to the Reisterstown Parade for the start of the Reisterstown Festival. It is great to see so many people out to see the community.