National Night Out

The Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company was out at the National Night Out in Reisterstown at Chartley Plaza with both Engines, Squad, Special Unit, Utility and Ambulance.  Juniors from our Junior program showed kids around the apparatus.

2nd Alarm Apartment Fire in Randallstown

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.

Rescue on Tufton Ave.

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.

Severe Storms Hit Northwest Baltimore County

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.

Rescue on Hanover Pike

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.

 

Dwelling Fire on Niner Rd.

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.

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.