Category Archives: General

Car Against a House

This afternoon we were called for a car into a propane tank.  E412 arrived to find a car that had rolled onto a deck and down some basement stairs and up against a propane tank. Thankfully no one was injured and the tow company was able to safely pull the car out of it’s resting place.

American Kempo

American Kenpo Karate Studio of Reisterstown held an end of school year event with moon bounce, cool out and other activities. RVFC was invited to show the kids the fire engines and medic and discuss safety at home.

Crash on Westminster Pike

Late last night a call came in for a motor vehicle collision in the area of 795 and Westminster Pike. It was then upgraded to an ejection and then upgraded to multiple ejections. S414 and M415 arrived to find a vehicle with multiple patients that had crossed the median and collided with a tractor trailer. Three more ambulances, along with another engine and a medevac Trooper were requested. Units packaged the patients which were then transported by the ambulances and helicopter. S414 remained on-scene for approximately an hour to provide lighting for the BCo Crash Team.

40-5 Townhouse Fire

Today around lunch time E412 along with many other area units were alerted for a townhouse fire in Glyndon’s area.  E412 arrived to a townhouse with fire coming out of the roof.  A second alarm was requested due to the amount of fire and exposures.  Apparatus from many surrounding stations worked together to put the fire out.

In Memory of Gene Kirchner

Gene Kirchner

Firefighter / EMT 

gene

Gene sustained critical injuries while performing a search on a dwelling fire April 24, 2013.  He succumbed to his injures on May 2, 2013 after an 8 day fight.  Gene was a 9 year member of our company and was a junior fire fighter for 2 years.

…five years and still missed by all.

Yearly Pump Test

Each year E412 and E413 must do a pump test through the county (as all engines). This is part of the National Fire Protection Agency standard  to ensure each engine is working to its peak efficiency.  Last night E412 was taken up to the pump test center.  Next week E413 will go as well.

70 Years of EMS

On January 21, 1948 our first ambulance was placed in service.  It was a 1948 Cadillac Meteor ambulance.  The $6,155 ambulance was purchased by the Kiwanis Club of Reisterstown and donated to the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company.

The process of purchasing the ambulance began on December 31, 1945 when a $100 deposit was placed on the ambulance.  There was a high demand for post war era ambulances because they had not been manufactured since 1942.  The delivery was also complicated by post war strikes at GM.

The ambulance was kept at J. Edwin Eline’s garage until construction on our current building was completed later in the year.  The ambulance handled 189 calls in 1948.