Category Archives: General

795 MVC Down the Embankment

Early this evening E413, S414 and M415, along with surrounding companies were dispatch for a car over the embankment on the 795.  S414 arrived to find one person trapped in the vehicle. The vehicle was stabilized as the vehicle landed on a hill which was also very muddy and slippery.  Crews lifted the patient into a stokes basket and lifted up the hill along the ladders.  Patient was transported to a nearby hospital.

Remembering a fallen hero

On July 26, 1928 at 9:45 AM the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company received a telephone call for a auto fire at Reisterstown Road and Gwynnbrook Ave.  While fighting the fire, Monroe H. Seitz received critical burns.  He was taken to University of Md. Hospital in Baltimore where he passed away later that evening.  He was 18 years old when he passed away.  Monroe was the first line of duty death in Baltimore County.

Busy Wednesday

Wednesday afternoon E412 was called up to Upperco’s area for a report of a fire in an attic. The house was in Baltimore County but up near Hampstead in Carroll County so a good distance for us.  E412 made it up there and went to work inside the attic doing  overhaul.

Not long after starting that work there was a report of an appliance fire a little further north and command requested E412 and E392 leave the house fire call (there were numerous other engines) and to go up to the other call.  Thankfully the second one appeared to be an overheated A/C unit so we were able to clear.

Car Against a House

This afternoon we were called for a car into a propane tank.  E412 arrived to find a car that had rolled onto a deck and down some basement stairs and up against a propane tank. Thankfully no one was injured and the tow company was able to safely pull the car out of it’s resting place.

American Kempo

American Kenpo Karate Studio of Reisterstown held an end of school year event with moon bounce, cool out and other activities. RVFC was invited to show the kids the fire engines and medic and discuss safety at home.

Crash on Westminster Pike

Late last night a call came in for a motor vehicle collision in the area of 795 and Westminster Pike. It was then upgraded to an ejection and then upgraded to multiple ejections. S414 and M415 arrived to find a vehicle with multiple patients that had crossed the median and collided with a tractor trailer. Three more ambulances, along with another engine and a medevac Trooper were requested. Units packaged the patients which were then transported by the ambulances and helicopter. S414 remained on-scene for approximately an hour to provide lighting for the BCo Crash Team.

40-5 Townhouse Fire

Today around lunch time E412 along with many other area units were alerted for a townhouse fire in Glyndon’s area.  E412 arrived to a townhouse with fire coming out of the roof.  A second alarm was requested due to the amount of fire and exposures.  Apparatus from many surrounding stations worked together to put the fire out.