Just before 9pm Baltimore County 911 center received multiple calls for a transformer on fire on Cockeysmill Road. When engine 413 arrived, they found fire in several levels of the equipment inside the BGE substation. Additional resources including water supply and foam units were requested. All units staged until the arrival of BGE crews. BGE personnel determined that the fire was in several capacitor banks. BGE personnel shut down the electric supply to the capacitor banks and grounded the capacitors. The ladder truck was moved into position to allow crews to extinguish the remaining fire. All units were cleared within 2 hours.
This weekend was busy for motor vehicle collisions for S414. Early Saturday morning (around 3am), just after the heavy rains in the area, a car went off of Route 30 and over the embankment. Then early Sunday morning there was another MVC on route 30. This was followed Sunday afternoon by a truck that went down a hill off the 795 onto the on ramp below.
This is aside from the 7 other calls on Friday night and then a mower fire on Saturday afternoon.
Last night was the National Night Out for the Chartley Neighborhood. We had a great time there and thank you to all those who came around to see the fire trucks!
We have several members who will hopefully getting their Maryland B license soon so they can start driving the engine and/or squad. Monday night we held a training session to go over the walk-around to practice for the MD MVA test.
Tonight E412 and E56 were dispatched for outside fire at building on Reisterstown Road. E56 arrived and upgraded to a local fire box due to a large sign on fire on the building. E56 pulled a handline and put the fire out. E412 went to the roof to check for extension and pull of the flashing to confirm the fire was out.
Tonight E412, E413, S414 and M415 went over to Glyndon Elementary School to do training. We worked with a couple new members going over the hook up to the hydrant, pulled hand lines and deck gun.
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Tonight was Music on Main St in Reisterstown. Always a good time, even at Franklin Elementary School!
Tonight RVFC went over to Glyndon Volunteer Fire Company for dinner and stokes basket training. We setup stokes basket, LPS system operations.
Last night around 10pm RVFC along with surrounding companies were dispatched for a truck fire in a garage in Boring’s area. E412 arrived first to find a truck fully involved in an attached garage. Crews pulled a handline, pulled the garage door off and attacked the fire. A working fire and tanker strike team were dispatched. Due to the lack of water availability (no hydrants) the fire moved into the house. In all, more than 11 engines and tankers from Baltimore and Carroll Counties were involved in fire attack and water shuttle in order to put the fire out. Once a water supply was confirmed, then crews made an interior attack. Units were on scene for approximately 4 hours.