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.
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.
Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company would like to congratulate the Franklin High School football team for winning the state championships last night! Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company were proud to escort them up the 795 back to the high school.
Pictures courtesy of M Teller.
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.
Our members are continually taking classes to advance themselves. Several are in the Firefighter II class that is currently being held. Below are some pictures of the class when E413 went out down to the Fire Rescue Academy.
Pictures are courtesy of M Teller.
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).
This month is Fire Prevention month. Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company has been to several daycares to do public safety details in Reisterstown. As well, we are going to elementary and middle schools in our first due to do fire drills.
Pictures courtesy of G.L. Rigby.
Early this morning a three vehicle MVC happened on Reisterstown Road in Owings Mills with one patient trapped. S414 responded and assisted with extrication of the patient from the vehicle.
Pictures courtesy of G.L. Rigby.