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Vacant house fire

Tonight a dwelling fire was put out for a vacant house in Glyndon’s first due.  Reisterstown’s E412 was enroute very quickly after the first tone and S414 followed shortly after (along with other apparatus from surrounding stations).  E412 arrived to find a vacant house with smoke coming up from the basement area.  They pulled a handline off the engine and went around to the back as it had open access.  S414 crew opened up the front door and then removed some of the plywood covering the windows for ventilation.  The fire ended up being a small basement fire and the fire investigators were called to determine the cause of the fire. Reisterstown’s crew were there for approximately 2 hours.

Santa is coming to Reisterstown!!

 Santa will be coming to Reisterstown from Wednesday December 18 to Sunday December 22nd.  He will make every attempt to come by each of the areas listed below but please understand that with his schedule, our need to respond to calls and weather it might be difficult to get to every street.


Wednesday – December 18th
     Weywood Dr, Brian Daniel Court, Amy Brent Way, Bensmill Court, Carrollstown Road, Glyndon Trace, Berrymans Lane, Beverly Road, Tarragon Road, Statewood, Lamottes Court, Nicodemus Road, Chamborley Drive, Beau Mondes Court


Thursday – December 19th
Tarragon Road, Brookbury Dr., Caraway Rd., Persimmon Circle, Church Rd, Sunnyking, Bonnie Meadow, Delight Meadow, Sunspot


Friday – December 20th
    Chatsworth Ave., Bond Ave., Glyndon Dr, Sacred Heart Lane, Northway Rd., Shirley Manor, High Meadow Rd., Chartley Dr., Walgrove Rd., Greenview Ave., Suburbian Rd., Shirley Manor, Estate Rd.

Saturday – December 21st
    Gwynnwest Rd, Bentley Park, Valley Meadow, Mainbrook Ct., Troutbrook Circle, Deaconbrook Circle, Brickston Rd., Bellinger Ct., Baskerville Rd., Treeline Dr., Kingsbury Rd., Leyton Rd.


Sunday – December 22nd
    East Chestnut Hill Lane, Mardan Dr., Erin Way, Parkholme Circle, Benwell Rd., Brookshire, Hammershire Rd., Cherry Valley Rd., Terry Town Dr., Rockrimmon Rd., Danbury Rd., W. Chestnut Hill Lane

42 Rescue Box – Truck into a ditch

This afternoon we had a rescue box where a truck went into a ditch.  The driver was in the vehicle when we arrived.  We stabilized the vehicle with the winch cable from the squad and extricated the patient using the stokes basket. The patient was transported by M435 and the engine and squad cleared shortly after.

We are very happy to have Obie Belt back in town to drive the squad on the call.

Passing of Life Member Tom Harry

The members of the fire company sadly report the death of Life Member Thomas Harry. Tom was also a retired Lieutenant from the county. Keep the family in your prayers.

General Information

Full Name: Thomas R. Harry, Sr.
Date of Birth: Thursday, October 17th, 1946
Date of Death: Monday, December 2nd, 2013

First Visitation

When: Thursday, December 5th, 2013, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Eline Funeral Home
11824 Reisterstown Road
Reisterstown, MD

Second Visitation

When: Thursday, December 5th, 2013, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Service Information

When: Friday, December 6th, 2013, 10:00am
Location: Eline Funeral Home
11824 Reisterstown Road
Reisterstown, MD

Interment Information

Location: Evergreen Memorial Gardens
Old Westminster Pike

Finksburg, MD

Busy night with several MVCs

After having a reasonably quiet November we are ending the month with a very busy Tuesday night.  Tonight we were alerted for a house fire in 56’s area just south of us.  E412 and S414 were both on the road but then canceled upon E56’s arrival.

Then shortly after that around 9pm tonight Station 41 was alerted for a rescue box with a patient trapped north of us on Route 30.  S414 arrived and took command and then E412, T404, E422, M505 and several other apparatus arrived.  One patient was trapped in the vehicle and S414 and T404 worked to extricate the person. After about 15 minutes with the spreaders and cutters on the car the person was extricated.  A helicopter was requested for transport but was not able to fly due to the poor weather so the patient was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

E412 arrived back in station and within 10 minutes were alerted, along with S414 and several other stations for another person trapped in their vehicle.  The location was not clear and it took several minutes to find the vehicle which, again, was on Route 30.  One patient was trapped in a vehicle off the side of the road and T404, E412 and S414 worked to extricate the person from their vehicle.  The patient was transported to a local hospital by ambulance.

41 Fire box

Today our station and many surrounding companies were alerted for a dwelling fire in our first due area.  The engine arrived with fire in the back room on the second floor.  Engine 56 along with Engine 412 knocked the fire.  Engine 412 cleared the scene within an hour.


Pictures courtesy of D Potts (currently inactive due to recent knee surgery).