On 7/1/14 at 1612 hours units were alerted for a dwelling fire in company 42’s area. Engine 413 and Squad 414 responded and arrived first to find a 2 story single family with smoke showing. Upon 413 doing their 360 identified it was a basement fire. Crews stretched the hand line in the rear and knocked the fire. Squad 414 assisted in laddering the building, primary searches and opening up. Crews operated for approximately 2 hours before being ready for service.
On June 25th at 2345 units from Station 41 were alerted for an apartment fire with reported people trapped in company 46 first due. Initial units arrived to find a three story middle of the group apartment building with fire through the roof. Squad 414 responded on the initial assignment they arrived and assumed second due special service responsibilities, conducting primaries and opening up. Engine 413 was hit for the second alarm assignment and arrived assisting with extinguishment and overhaul. Units were held on scene for three hours before becoming ready for service.
On June 19th, 2014 at 0042 hours Engine 413 was dispatched for a dwelling fire in 19’s area. Initial companies arrived with fire showing on the second floor with extension into the attic. Crews from E413 arrived as the third engine and took the second hand-line to the second floor. Crews assisted with extinguishment and helped with extensive overhaul. E413 cleared the scene at 0307 hours.
Several weeks ago Reisterstown unveiled the memorial to the two firefighters who have died in the line of duty from our station. Many were involved in creating this memorial as a reminder to all of us.
Monroe Seitz (EOW: July 26, 1928, fatally burned when a gasoline tank exploded igniting his clothes)
Today we had a private ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens for the unveiling of Gene’s head stone. As part of the Jewish faith, the unveiling is held a year after the funeral. This marks the next step of the grieving process. Several of the surrounding companies were represented along with 61 members from RVFC came to support Gene’s family for the unveiling. After the unveiling everyone came back to our fire station for a meal. After the meal, Gene’s family members moved Gene’s personal items from his gear rack into the new memorial in our day room.
Reisterstown was requested to transfer an engine into Baltimore City due to a 2 alarm fire they were handling. E413 transferred to 46 Engine House on Reisterstown road. From there we ran two calls, one of them for a grill fire and a second one for a medical investigation. Many thanks to T27 for their hospitality for time we were there.