Category Archives: General

National Night Out

The Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company was out at the National Night Out in Reisterstown at Chartley Plaza with both Engines, Squad, Special Unit, Utility and Ambulance.  Juniors from our Junior program showed kids around the apparatus.

Severe Storms Hit Northwest Baltimore County

Just before midnight on Friday, severe thunderstorms worked their way across Carroll County into Baltimore County.  The hardest hits areas were south of the Reisterstown area.  During the peak of the storm, Engine 412 and Rescue Squad 414 were first due on an apartment fire in Randallstown from quarters.  Power outages in the Pikesville area have caused water pumping station outage.  As water towers empty, the Reisterstown area will notice a significant drop in water pressure.  Residents are asked to conserve water until the water towers are refilled.  Full water service is expected to be restored by Sunday morning.

99 Years and Counting

On June 11, 1913 the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company was formed.   After suffering 3 disastrous fires, members of the community joined together to raise a total of $412.29 to form a fire company.   The meeting minutes from June 11, 1913 will be read this evening at our weekly meeting.  The membership of the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company would like to extend a big thank you to all who have contributed to our long success.  The original meeting minutes can be read here.

Hose Test and Fireboxes

Station 41 had a busy night tonight.  We started out testing hose on the Engines as part of standard safety tests.  During our hose tests S414 and E412 handled a firebox in Glyndon’s area (which ended up being a light smoke from a lawnmower entering a house). About 30 minutes after returning to service S414 got a call for a local firebox in 56’s area.  We were arrived and staged and then was cleared.

Dwelling Fire on St. Paul Ave.

Tonight at approximately 6:30p a firebox came out for dwelling fire on St Paul Ave in Glyndon.  Reisterstown’s Engine 412 and Squad 414 arrived shortly after Engine 401 and setup for a fire attack with a 1 3/4″ handline.  Two off the engine went the front door, through the house to keep the fire from spreading in the house.  The squad’s crew went to division 2 to open the walls up to stop fire getting into the house.  All crews remained on-scene for approximately 2 hours and then returned to service.