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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.