Category Archives: General

01:09:04 April 24, 2013

At 01:09:04 on April 24, 2013 a fire rescue box with people trapped was dispatched for a house fire in Reisterstown.

Firefighters responded from our station in an attempt to save those trapped.

Unfortunately, we lost one of our own, Gene Kirchner (LODD: May 2, 2013).

Gene was doing his duty… and he will never be forgotten.

 gene

Duty     Honor    Tradition

Life Member Banquet

Last night was our Life Member Banquet.  Approximately 80 members came to enjoy a great evening and recognize those at the station who have done so much.

Two members were officially inducted as life members: Craig Hewitt (current Assistant Chief) and Gene Kirchner (LODD this past year).

The firefighter of the year was Ian Timpson for his commitment to get FF1 done and his time around the firestation especially as he lives far from the station and does not have a vehicle.

The administrative people of the year were Jimmy Carter and Robert Murray Jr for their leadership and self-sacrifice in particular immediately after Gene Kirchner was rescued from the fire and his subsequent passing.

Shed fire in Reisterstown

This afternoon E56 and E412 were alerted for a brush fire in E56’s area based on multiple calls of smoke in the area.  E56 arrived in the area and found a large shed or garage in fire.  A Maryland State Trooper was flying overhead and was able to guide E56 and E412 to the correct address.  There was a 20′ by 20′ shed fully involved in flames.  Several more engines were requested as it was a non-hydrant area and then shortly after that a firebox was requested due to the proximity of the house and the need for water.  It took several hours to put the fire out and the house was unscathed.

More snow and ice coming…

It appears that we are going to get more ice and snow coming in the next 24 hours:

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING
TO 6 PM EST MONDAY...

* PRECIPITATION TYPE...FREEZING RAIN...SLEET...AND HEAVY SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO ONE TENTH INCH OF ICE...FOLLOWED BY 4 TO
  8 INCHES OF SNOW.

* TIMING...RAIN CHANGES TO FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET FROM NORTH TO
  SOUTH THIS EVENING THEN BECOMES HEAVY SNOW LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
  MONDAY.

* TEMPERATURES...FALLING INTO THE LOWER 30S THIS EVENING...THEN
  DROPPING INTO THE LOWER 20S OVERNIGHT AND MONDAY.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS TO 25 MPH LATE TONIGHT AND
  MONDAY.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL DUE TO ICE AND SNOW THROUGH MONDAY.
  BOTH THE MONDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON RUSH HOURS WILL BE
  AFFECTED. POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE WITH THE COMBINATION OF
  ICE AND HEAVY SNOW.

Please be safe over the next few days, do not travel if at all possible and clear a 3 foot area around the closest fire hydrant to your house.

House fire early this morning

This morning there was a house fire in our first due area.  Engine 412 and Squad 414 arrived to find fire showing.  Engine 412 laid a supply line and the crew pulled a handline into the house. Engine 412 and Squad 414 were aided by Glyndon, Owings Mills and Engine 56. Station 41 equipment was on scene for approximately 90 minutes.

First photo courtesy of K Skratowski and M Robinson.

Santa is coming to Reisterstown!!

 Santa will be coming to Reisterstown from Wednesday December 18 to Sunday December 22nd.  He will make every attempt to come by each of the areas listed below but please understand that with his schedule, our need to respond to calls and weather it might be difficult to get to every street.

 

Wednesday – December 18th
     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

 

Thursday – December 19th
Tarragon Road, Brookbury Dr., Caraway Rd., Persimmon Circle, Church Rd, Sunnyking, Bonnie Meadow, Delight Meadow, Sunspot

 

Friday – December 20th
    Chatsworth Ave., Bond Ave., Glyndon Dr, Sacred Heart Lane, Northway Rd., Shirley Manor, High Meadow Rd., Chartley Dr., Walgrove Rd., Greenview Ave., Suburbian Rd., Shirley Manor, Estate Rd.

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.

 

Sunday – December 22nd
    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