Sunday, December 1, 2013
Members of the Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company were proud to once again be asked to light the menorah at the Chanukkah House. On Sunday evening, December 1, PVFC took all four apparatus to the Chanukkah House on Greenspring Avenue for this Public Safety Fire Education detail. Members later in the evening took Santa Claus for a ride in the Sudbrook Park community.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Shortly before 11 a.m. on Sunday, November 3, 2013, Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company Squad 322 and Tower 323 responded to a crash with entrapment on Garrison Forest Road near the Garrison Forest School (Rescue Box 19-4). BCoFD Engine 19 had previously been alerted for a report of a crash with a vehicle smoking, upon arrival they reported a two-vehicle head-on crash involving a Mercury Mountaineer SUV and a Honda Element SUV with multiple patients and one victim trapped and requested additional fire department resources. PVFC firefighters stabilized the Mercury Mountaineer and worked to extricate the driver, who was airlifted via Maryland State Police Trooper 5 to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center downtown. Owings Mills Volunteer Fire Company Engine 312 handled the landing zone at the adjacent Garrison Forest School soccer field. Two additional patients were transported by BCoFD medic units to area hospitals. The crash is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department Crash Team.
The Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company was well represented at the recent
Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen’s Association Annual Meeting, with current
PVFC President Allen Roody being elected to the BCVFA Hall of Fame, and former
captain Glenn Resnick being named Senior Vice President for the association. Roody, a PVFC member for nearly three decades, was one of 11 members elected to the BCVFA Hall of Fame Class of 2013. Resnick, a PVFC member for more than 28
years, has been active with the BCVFA in various committees and roles for many
In addition, the association’s
Executive Officer of the Year award was renamed in honor of former PVFC Life
Member Lee Sachs, past President of the Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen's Association and the Maryland State Firemen's Association (MSFA). Sachs, who passed away in
December 2012, had been a PVFC member since 1976 and served as EMS Lieutenant,
President, and Vice President, and Board Member, among other positions.
PVFC is one of 33 volunteer fire companies in the Baltimore County fire
service, which also includes 25 career companies and two volunteer-run canteen
units. PVFC is one of the oldest
volunteer fire companies in Baltimore County, formed in 1897 and marking its
116th year of service to the community in 2013. PVFC historically
has also been one of the busiest volunteer stations in the county. In
2012, Pikesville volunteers responded to more than 1,500 fire and rescue calls
and more than 1,800 EMS calls for someone needing medical assistance.
Sunday, September 1, 2013
At approximately 10:30 a.m. Sunday, September 1, Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company Squad 322 and Utility 329 responded with BCoFD Engine 2, EMS 5, Medic 14 and Medic 19 and Baltimore County Police to a two-car crash on Old Court Road & Town Center Place. Firefighters triaged and treated two victims, who were transported with non-life threatening injuries to area hospitals.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Shortly after 3pm on Tuesday, August 6, BCoFD Engine 2, Medic 14, and EMS 5 were alerted to respond to a vehicle accident at Smith Avenue & Darwood Drive with a subject reported non-alert. Engine 2 arrived to find a two vehicles, one of which had been sideswiped requiring a door-pop to gain access to the driver. Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company Squad 322 was added to the Rescue Box 2-16 assignment and upon arrival the crew stabilized the vehicle and ‘popped’ the drivers door to gain access.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
PIkesville Volunteer Fire Company Squad 322 was among units responding to what would turn out to be a fatal MVC on the afternoon of July 17th in the Westview area. The Squad was alerted with other fire units shortly after 5:15 p.m., and first arriving units reported a head-on crash between a pickup truck and an MTA Bus in the area of Woodlawn Drive and Security Boulevard, with entrapment and multiple patients. Crews reported the driver of the pick-up was deceased, the driver of the bus suffered serious injuries and was transported to Shock Trauma, along with two of the passengers on the bus. Seven other passengers received less serious injuries and were transported to area hospitals.
regrettably announces the death of Life Member, C. Stanley Mayer, who passed away on Saturday, June
15. Mr Mayer was a member of PVFC for 70 years. He was a Past President,
Vice President and member of our Board of Directors. He also served as an
Ambulance Lieutenant. A memorial service will be held this
coming Saturday, June 22, at 3:00pm at St. Marks on-the-Hill
church in Pikesville. Our condolences and thoughts are with family members and
Volunteer Fire Company once again extends great appreciation to the Covenant
Guild for their generous support of our new Medic 325 ambulance. PVFC President
Allen Roody recently accepted a $10,000 donation from Covenant Guild, the
organization’s fifth and final installment of its $50,000 gift. This marks the eighth ambulance that Covenant
Guild has assisted PVFC in purchasing during the last five decades. Roody and his wife Kellie, also a PVFC
member, attended the Covenant Guild Donor Luncheon and extended the company’s appreciation
to Covenant Guild members.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The Officers & Members of the Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company extend our condolences to our brothers and sisters of the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company on the Line of Duty passing of member Gene Kirchner. Your pain and
loss is felt by us all, and we will stand together as a united brotherhood and
sisterhood in mourning Gene's loss and remembering the sacrifice he made for
his community. A seven-year member of RVFC, Gene was injured
April 24 in a 3-alarm house fire while searching for victims reported to be
trapped. If you know a volunteer firefighter / EMS provider, make sure to give
them an extra special hug / kiss / greeting today and thank them for their
Friday, April 19, 2013
Around 9:40 p.m. Friday April 19, Pikesville VFC Squad 322 and Tower 323 responded with other westside fire units for a reported motor vehicle collision with entrapment in the area of the Ramada Inn hotel in the 1700 block of Reisterstown Road (Rescue Box 2-10). BCoFD Engine 4 (Catonsville career), filling in at Station 2 while Engine 2 was at the repair shop, arrived first, reporting a 2-vehicle accident on the entrance road to the Target store and confirming someone was trapped in one of the vehicles. Pikesville's Squad and Tower were quickly on scene and firefighters extricated the patient from the vehicle, turning her over to BCoFD Medic 2 for care. The crash is under investigation by Baltimore County Police.
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