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Car off the Road in Chestnut Ridge

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.

Pictures courtesy of Station 50.

Hiring EMS Providers

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

BLS-$15.00/hr ALS-$20.00/hr

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 hiring@rvfc.org

Flashover Training

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.

House Fire in Upperco

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.