Around 8am this morning E412 was dispatched for a car fire on Main St. E412 arrived to find a car with fire in the engine compartment.
Very early this morning E412, S414 and 5 other Baltimore County fire apparatus were alerted for a dwelling fire with people trapped in Carroll County. E412 arrived, assisted with water supply and RIT. S414 arrived and was assigned to do the secondary search and assist with overhaul. Both units were on scene approximately 90 minutes before returning to service.
This morning we did a heavy rescue training at Rockdale Towing and Peter’s Body Shop. They had set up two scenarios, one with a school bus partially on its side and leaning on a car and then a motor home sitting on top of a car. We don’t see these types of scenarios often (thankfully for all) but they are things that can happen, so it was great to be able to train on them in a controlled environment.
Yesterday evening Station 41 was alerted for a pickup truck on fire. E412 and E413 arrived to find a pickup truck fully involved. Crews extinguished the fire using the CAFS (compressed air foam system).
Early this morning S414 was requested for an MVC in Carroll County. S414 arrived shortly after Gamber units to find a single pick-up truck into a tree. It took approximately 30 minutes to extricate the two people in the vehicle.
Tonight, RVFC got together with Station 56 to do engine operation training in our first due. We hooked up to the hydrant, pulled handlines, ran the blitz-fire (high flow nozzle), and deck gun.
E413 and other surrounding stations were alerted for a house fire in Franklin’s area (Station 56). E413 arrived with nothing evident but upgraded to smoke showing from the eaves. Crews pulled a handline and extinguished a small living room fire. Crews from 56, 19, 18 and 41 checked for extension and were able to remove a dog from the basement.
Units were dispatched for an MVC along Tufton Road with patient trapped. Units from Chestnut Ridge arrived to find a single car MVC off the road and with patient trapped. Chestnut Ridge’s firefighters were able to open up the door of the vehicle and crews extricated the patients who were then transported to local area hospitals (one was transported by the MSP Trooper helicopter).
We want to thank all those that came to the Open House this year. The weather almost held out but it was on the cool side. The public were able to see the Baltimore County Police helicopter, many apparatus from different departments and groups and an extrication demo.