Around 1am on Sunday July, 15,2012 Baltimore Co. 911 center received a call for an apartment fire 8504 Glen Michael Lane. A few minutes later Engine 18 from the Randallstown station arrived reporting heavy fire on the third floor and possible people trapped. Rescue Squad 414 was alerted to respond on the working fire assignment. Engine 18 later requested the 2nd alarm and all firefighters were evacuated from the building. Upon arrival Rescue Squad 414 was assigned to RIT.
Around 1 am, units from Chestnut Ridge were alerted for an accident on Tufton Ave and Mantua Mill Rd. While enroute, the call was upgraded to a rescue. Engine 501 and Medic 505 arrived to find a vehicle 300′ off road in the middle of the field with one occupant trapped. Rescue tools from Rescue Squad 414 and Special Unit 418 were utilized to extricate the patient.
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.
Members from Reisterstown VFC and Taneytown VFC met at the Carroll County Training Center for CAFS training. Members from both companies learned about the compressed air foam systems on Engine 412 and Engine 52.
At 9:45am Baltimore Co. Fire Dispatch alerted units for a motor vehicle accident at Hanover Pike and Weywood Drive. As dispatch received more calls, a full rescue assignment was alerted. Rescue Squad 414 found a overturned tractor trailer blocking all lanes and one vehicle into a telephone pole. After assessing the scene, crews found on occupant trapped in both vehicles. Both patients were extricated within 15 minutes. A Haz Mat box was requested for diesel fuel leaking from the tractor trailer.
Just after 3am. Engine 412 was alerted for a dwelling fire on Niner Rd. in Carroll County. First arriving Engine 131 from Gamber found a fully involved vacant dwelling. The crew from engine 412 assisted in overhaul. Units from Gamber, Reese, Sykesville, Reisterstown, Glyndon, Franklin, and Arcadia responded. Fire was under control in about 2 hours.
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.
At 1:00 pm on Wednesday June 6, 2012, units from Owings Mills, Garrison, Franklin, Chestnut Ridge, Reisterstown, Glyndon, and Pikesville were alerted for a dwelling fire on Gwynbrook Ave. First arriving units found a chimney fire that had extended into the attic. Engine Company 412 was assigned the Rapid Intervention Team and Rescue Squad 414 was assigned to the roof with Truck 404. Station 41 was filled in by Gamber Engine 134.
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.
Just after 11 am on May 16 we were dispatched for a motor vehicle accident on Main St at Stocksdale Rd. Upon arrival, crews found a vehicle into a pole. The pole was split in half with the top of the pole hanging above main street. Main St. remained closed late into the evening.