Category Archives: General

Residential Fire

This morning E412 along with surrounding volunteer and county units were dispatched for a house fire in Station 56’s area. E412 arrived to a single family house with smoke coming from the front door. Crews stretched a handline into the basement and put out a small fire. E412 was back in service approximately 1 hour later.

Squad 414 Cleanup

Our current Squad 414, a 1992 Peterbilt, has been in service since January 1993. It has served us well through the years. We have purchased a new squad that is currently being built (more information to follow in the next 6 months), but in the mean time we are cleaning up the Peterbilt to put it up for sale. All of the tools were removed and every compartment was cleaned. We will post a for sale post on our webpage in the next couple of weeks.

Santa is coming to Reisterstown!!

Santa is coming to town!

Santa will be riding the firetrucks between 7p till around 8:30p-9p. We will be in and around the following roads.

[Santa wants to see everyone and we will make every attempt to get to all these areas but the schedule is dependent on weather and fire calls.]

Tues – December 17th

  • 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 

Wed – December 18th

  • Tarragon Road
  • Brookbury Dr.
  • Caraway Rd.
  • Persimmon Circle
  • Church Rd.
  • Sunnyking
  • Bonnie Meadow
  • Delight Meadow
  • Sunspot 

Thurs – December 19th

  • Chatsworth Ave.
  • Bond Ave.
  • Glyndon Dr.
  • Sacred Heart Lane
  • Northway Rd.
  • Shirley Manor
  • High Meadow Rd.
  • Chartley Dr.
  • Walgrove Rd.
  • Greenview Ave.
  • Suburbian Rd.
  • Holly Hill Ct (**)
  • Shirley Manor
  • Estate Rd.

Friday – December 20th

  • 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

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.

House Fire in Hereford

Last night S414 was alerted to a house fire in the Hereford area. We are not alerted as a first due unit that far away (20+ minute drive) but other units were busy. We went enroute along with surrounding engine and truck companies to the call. The first engine in arrived to find active fire on the delta (right) side of the building, the pulled in a handline to extinguish the fire. S414 arrived approximately 20 minutes later and were ordered to go inside and help look to make sure the fire was out. S414 driver setup lights around the house too. In all, S414 crew went in 3 times to help with overhaul and were even able to rescue a bearded dragon.

Two Car MVC

Last night M415 and S414 were alerted for a 2 car motor vehicle collision near Butler Road at Route 30. The ambulance and squad arrived to find 2 cars in the middle of the intersection. Thankfully neither driver was injured. The ambulance and squad waited on scene for the arrival of the police and then cleared the call.

Air Bag Training

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.

Rope Training

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.

House Fire in 56’s Area

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.