Monday, September 28, 2015
Shortly before 1 am on Monday, September 28, Baltimore County Fire Department Engine & Medic 2 were alerted for a vehicle crash on Old Court Road in the area of Scotts Hill Drive in Pikesville. Engine 2 arrived and reported a passenger car had struck a utility pole and was on its side, with one victim's arm trapped underneath the car. Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company Squad 322 was alerted for Rescue Box 2-11, and upon arrival its crew worked with BCoFD Truck 18 to stabilize the Ford car, after which firefighters used spreaders to free the victim's arm from beneath the vehicle. Victim were transported to an area hospital for treatment. Also on scene were Battalion Chief 22, EMS 5 and Medic 19. The crash is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.
Monday, September 21, 2015
Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company Tower 323 responded with other units to a significant crash on the Beltway on Monday afternoon. Initial reports called in to 911 reported at least one person was trapped in a vehicle. BCoFD EMS1 arrived first, reported the crash was on the Inner Loop of I-695 between exits 19 (I-795) and 20 (Reisterstown Road) and reported the crash involved two passenger vehicles, a bus (no students onboard) and a dump truck. Bystanders pulled the subject from the car prior to firefighters' arrival. A total of 3 patients were transported to area hospitals, including one to a local trauma center.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Shortly after 9 am on August 18, PVFC Engine 321 was alerted for a reported automobile fire in the 1000 block of Kingston Road in the Sudbrook Park community. Upon arrival, firefighters found a well-involved minivan and extinguished the fire.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Shortly after 11 am on June 3, Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company Medic 325 was dispatched to a 2-30 box, at the intersection of Glengyle Avenue & Reisterstown Road, for an injured construction worker. As more information was obtained, it was learned that the worker was located in a ditch about 10 feet below the ground with a possible leg fracture. Immediately, the working high angle technical rescue box was dispatched bringing PVFC Squad 322 and Utility 329, and multiple rescue units from around the county to the scene. Firefighters performed a technical rescue and the patient was extricated from the hole and safely treated for his injuries by on-scene paramedics before being transported by M325 to Sinai Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Recently, Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company Life Member Rick Holden retired from a long career with the Baltimore County Fire Department. A celebration event was held at Station 14 in Brooklandville, where FF Holden was stationed.
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Shortly before 12 noon on Sunday, May 17, Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company members were dispatched with other westside fire units for a reported house fire in the 3000 block of Karendale Court (Fire Box 3-1). Units arrived with heavy fire showing and requested a Working Fire Dispatch, followed by a second alarm. Crews were able to contain the fire to the house of origin, which sustained heavy damage.
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Improperly discarded coal ashes caused a house fire in Pikesville on Sunday, May 3 that could have been much worse. Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company Engine 321 and Squad 322 responded with other fire department units to a 911 call reporting a brush fire threatening a structure in the 3500 block of Autumn Lane (Fire Box 2-12). Engine 321 arrived with nothing evident, however bystanders directed firefighters to a house on Long Meadow Road, where they found a the deck of a home heavily involved in fire with extension to the home's siding. Crews from E321 and BCoFD Engine 2 extended a hose line to the rear of the dwelling and put a rapid knock on the fire. As a result, the interior of the house was spared from fire damage. The cause of the fire was the result of charcoal ashes from a grill placed in a box and left on the deck.
On Sunday, April 19th, 7 Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company members participated in a Swiftwater Rescue Operations Class in the Gunpowder River. Although the Pikesville area does not contain significant waterways, some areas are susceptible to inland flooding as a result of rainfall. The skills practiced in the Gunpowder River will allow PVFC members to better respond to persons trapped or stuck as a result of swiftwater environments.
Did you know that your old clothes, shoes, purses, stuffed toys, and more can benefit your local volunteer fire company?Drop off your unwanted clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, drapes, and stuffed toys in the shed located in the parking lot at the Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company. The more you drop off, the more we make!Jump-start your spring cleaning and support your volunteers!
Remember this weekend - it's time to set your clocks forward, and it's also time to change your smoke detector batteries. Help keep your family safe! We would rather meet you "out and about" in the community and not during a tragedy at your house.
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