It was 18 years ago that 343 firefighters died serving others. Unfortunately, there are many, many more who have died since from cancer and related issues from the attack. We remember all those who have given their lives…
RVFC attended the fireworks tonight.
Thanks to all that came out to the Reisterstown Parade for the start of the Reisterstown Festival. It is great to see so many people out to see the community.
Tonight some newer members did basic extrication training on a car that was donated to the fire house. It is good for all members to have an understanding on how we do extrication even before the take the vehicle and machinery classes.
Thanks to all those that came to visit us at National Night Out in Chartley. Kids and adults were excited to get up on a fire truck and asked great questions about what we do!
Tonight around supper time E412 and S414 were dispatched to Carroll County for a house fire in Gamber’s area. E412 arrive second and setup water supply for the attack engine. S414 continued down to the house to assist crews with extinguishment and overhaul. Reisterstown’s apparatus was on scene for approximately 1 hour.
Last night around 11pm a report of a multi-vehicle collision on the 795. S414 along with other units. Three ALS ambulances were requested along with a Trooper helicopter.
Last night around 10pm, S414 along with E312, T18 and several medic units were dispatched for a report of a person trapped under a car. Going down the road, command (E312) updated the scene and a plan was formulated in discussion with S414. S414 and SU418 arrived to find a single person completely underneath a car. Air bags were deployed along with cribbing and step chalks in order to lift the car off of the person. Crews from 41 and 31 worked together along with medic crews to do it as efficiently and safely as possible.
The Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company is pleased to announce the order of its new Rescue Squad. The unit will feature a Seagrave Marauder II chassis and have a 20′ walk around Rescue 1 body. The squad committee has worked hard over the past two years to develop these specifications to fit the current and future needs of Reisterstown and the surrounding communities. The unit is replacing our iconic 1992 Peterbilt/Swab rescue squad which has served with distinction the citizens of Baltimore County for the last 27 years. Delivery of the unit is expected in the summer of 2020.
- Seagrave Marauder II 6 person full tilt cab
- 20′ Rescue 1 walk around rescue body
- 35 kw Onan Protec PTO generator
- 20,000 lb. rear mounted winch
- 9,000 lb. portable winch with multiple ports
- 25′ Wil-Burt Night Scan light tower
- Holmatro Core hydraulic rescue tool system
- Tri-Max CAFS system
- Full truck company compliment of ground ladders
E413 went down to the Baltimore County Fire Rescue Academy to support a firefighter at RVFC who is in the Firefighter 1 Class. Sunday was the first set of “burns” where the instructors set small fires in the burn building and the students advance a handline into the building and put the fire out.