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Passing of Firefighter Gene Kirchner

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It is with deep sorrow and regret that the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company announces the line of duty passing of Firefighter Gene Kirchner.  Gene succumbed to his injures after an 8 day fight.  He sustained critical injuries while he was performing a search on a dwelling fire April 24, 2013.    Gene is a 9 year member of our company and was a junior fire fighter for 2 years. A full fire department funeral will be scheduled.  More details will follow.

Update:
Date of Funeral:  Sunday, May 5, 2013
Time of Funeral:  1 pm

Funeral Location:
Har Sinai Congregation
2905 Walnut Avenue, Owings Mills, MD, 21117

Cemetery:
Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, Timonium, MD

Shiva:
302 Bond Avenue
Reisterstown, MD 21136

Donations:

Contributions in his memory may be made to:

Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company
108 Main Street
Reisterstown, MD 21136

Sundays update on Gene

Gene remains in critical condition and will be transferred to a long term care facility the first part of next week. The staff and Gene’s family will develop a care plan at that time. The family and members of Reisterstown thank everyone for their support and ask for your continued prayers during these difficult times.

Update on Fire Fighter Kirchner

The past 2 days have been an emotional roller coaster ride for Gene’s Family and our membership.  Gene has made some progress in his recovery, but still remains in critical condition.  Please continue to keep him and his family in your prayers.  We have been amazed by the amount of support that has been offered by our community and the fire service brotherhood.  We appreciate everyone’s continued support through these tough times.

Update from 3rd alarm dwelling fire

Just after 1 am this morning, Reisterstown units responded on a dwelling fire on Hanover Pike.  A mayday was declared just after crews entered the dwelling.  Fire Fighter Gene Kirchner was removed from the dwelling a short time later.  He was transported to the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.  He is currently in critical but stable condition.  Please keep Gene and his family in your prayers.  We would also like to thank everyone for the tremendous amount of support that has been offered.

Room and Contents Fire in Reisterstown

Last night Reisterstown and surrounding fire companies were alerted to a house fire in Reisterstown just before 1am.  Engine 413 and Squad 414 responded and was shortly followed by Special Unit 418 with another 4 members.  Engine 413 arrived with nothing showing.  The crew was notified the fire was in the alpha-bravo corner bedroom on the second floor so pulled a handline in the front door.  Two from Squad 414’s crew put a 14′ ladder to the small roof to check for fire and to vent.  The crew inside hit the fire in the bedroom and the window was simultaneously taken out.  Flames rolled out the window while the fire was being knocked by the inside crew.  The fire was knocked and crews checked for extension.  The fire damage was contained to just the one room. Crews were back in service after approximately 90 minutes.

Santa Coming to Reisterstown!!

Santa is coming to Reisterstown again this year.  Please watch for him Wednesday (12/12) – Saturday (12/15) and next week Wednesday (12/19) – Saturday (12/22).  Each evening will be from approximately 7pm to 9pm.

Here is the potential schedule:

Thursday December 13th
Weyword Drive, Amy Brent Way, Brian Daniel Court , Green Hill Farm, Ivy Mill Road and up Cockeys Mill Rd and Franklin Valley Circle.

Friday December 14th
Glyndon Trace , Goldsborough Way, Beverley Rd, Berrymans Lane, Tarragon Rd,Statewood Area and Beau Mondes Ct and area.

Saturday December 15th
Caraway Rd, Brookebury, Persimmon Cir, Delight Meadows, Sunnyking, Nicodemus to Cherry Hill,Fox Lair,Fox Den,Danbury,Terry Town, West Chestnut Hill.

Wednesday December 19th
Village Center, Harvestview, Bensmill Ct, Cantata Ct, Wolf Ave, Chatsworth Ave, New Avenue,Mysticwood,Sacred  Heart Lane, Bond Ave, Cherry Tree Ct, Black Oak.

Thursday  December 20th
Shetland Cir, Hammershire Rd Brookshire Area,Candytuft, Leyton Rd, Stonecastle,  Shetland Circle to Chestnut Hill East.

Friday December 21st
Bentley Park, Deacon Brook, Main Brook, Gwynnwest and Treeline area to Estate Rd, Suburbian Rd, Shirley Manor, Greenview and Walgrove.

Saturday December 22 nd
Walgrove Rd, Chartley Park, Brunk Rd, Chartley Drive, Shirley Manor, Glyndon Drive, Homvale Rd, Northway Rd.

Please note that Santa will try to get to each area around Reisterstown but due to weather and calls it is difficult to schedule when we will be in a certain area.

Fire Safety Detail at Glyndon Elementary

Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company organized a fire safety demonstration for the kindergarten classes at Glyndon Elementary school.  They did well as they new what to do if their clothes caught on fire (stop, drop, and roll) and what to do if there was smoke in the house (get down low on the floor and move out of the house). They got to go through the engine and one of the teachers donned our bunker gear.