Thursday, July 3, 2014
Shortly after 5:30 am on Wednesday, July 3, 2014, Baltimore County westside fire units were alerted for a reported crash with entrapment at Stevenson Road & Interstate 695 (Rescue Box 2-12). Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company Squad 322 was first to arrive and confirmed at least one patient was trapped. Witnesses reported a Honda car with 3 occupants was leaving the outer loop of I-695 via the Stevenson Road exit ramp when it crossed into the path of a Ford pickup truck that was headed northbound on Stevenson Road. The impact of the crash sent the Ford across the road into a grassy area in front of Chizuk Amuno Congregation, and caused the Honda to rotate 360 degrees and strike a highway sign before coming to rest on the median. Firefighters from Squad 322, PVFC Tower 323 and BCoFD Engine 2 (Pikesville career) used multiple rescue tools to extricate the driver of the Honda, who sustained traumatic injuries and after patient care from the crew of BCoFD Medic 19 (Garrison career) and EMS 5 was flown via Maryland State Police Trooper 1 to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in downtown Baltimore. The rearseat passenger also sustained serious injuries and was transported via BCoFD Medic 2 to an area trauma center. The frontseat passenger was transported via BCoFD Medic 18 (Randallstown) to an area hospital. The accident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department Crash Team.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Shortly after 1:30 pm on Tuesday June 24th, Fire Box 17-19 was dispatched for the report of the apartment building on fire in the unit block of Warren Lodge Court in Cockeysville. BCoFD Engine & Tower 17 (Texas career station) arrived minutes later and found smoke showing form the 2nd and 3rd floors, immediately requesting the Working Fire assignment & 2nd Alarm. Fire conditions were found in a 3rd floor apartment with fire extension into the common attic. Pikesville VFC Tower 323 was dispatched on the 2nd alarm and immediately responded. Upon arrival the Tower crew reported to staging and was put to work within minutes relieving the initial crews on the 3rd floor, and assisted with opening up and hitting hot-spots. Great work was done by the initial companies to prevent further fire spread. The Tower crew remained on location for just under an hour.
Saturday, May 31, 2014
members of the Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company send our condolences and
thoughts to our brothers and sisters at neighboring BCoFD Station 2 on the Line
of Duty Death of Firefighter / FADO Robert Fogle III, who passed away today
during an Operational Readiness Training exercise at the Baltimore County
Fire Rescue Academy in Sparrows Point. Thoughts are also with our colleagues at
the Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Company in Westminster, where Bob was a 30-year
life member. A 27-year veteran of the Baltimore County Fire Department, Fogle
was also a Fire / Rescue Instructor with the Maryland Fire Rescue Institute.
Bob was a colleague and friend to many PVFC members. RIP brother, we will take
it from here.
The Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company is hiring trained part-time staff for Medic 325 who can also staff the fire equipment (Engine, Tower and Squad). Shifts are available between 7 am & 5 pm, 7 days a week. Qualifications are: Minimum 21-years-old, 2 years experience as a Maryland EMT, Firefighter 1 certification through Baltimore County and entry certification. ALS applicants must be cleared to provide care in Baltimore County. Interested individuals should contact PVFC Captain Goodman at 410-887-1258.Firefighter / EMT - $12.50/ hourFirefighter / Paramedic - $15/hourFADO / EMT - $15/hourFADO / Paramedic - $16 / hour
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Shortly before 1 pm on Tuesday May 20, Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company Tower 323 was alerted with other units for a reported motor vehicle crash with entrapment involving a box truck and a tractor-trailer on the Inner Loop of Interstate 695 between the 83’s. With nothing found at that location BCoFD Engine 14 continued responding towards Towson and found the crash at Exit 26 (York Road), with one patient trapped. Tower 323 arrived next, stabilized the box truck, and removed the drivers' door to gain access to the patient.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Shortly after 10:30pm on Thursday May 1st, Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company Engine 321 was alerted to respond along with BCoFD Engine 14 (Brooklandville career) & Engine 2 (Pikesville career) for a reported vehicle fire on the Outer Loop of Interstate 695 between Greenspring Ave & Stevenson Rd (Box 14-63). Engine 321 quickly responded with 4 firefighters and arrived to find a vehicle well involved in fire. The fire was quickly knocked down and units went in service shortly after.
Friday, April 25, 2014
Shortly after 7pm on Friday evening April 25,
Pikesville Volunteers Engine 321 & Tower 323 responded along with BCoFD
Engine 2 (Pikesville career) to the report of a gas leak in an apartment
building (Box 2-11). One minute later PVFC Squad 322 was alerted to respond to
a 1050 “Advise” reporting a vehicle in a ditch at Park Heights Avenue &
Shuger Hill Road (Box 2-3). Upon arrival, the officer on Squad 322 reported a
vehicle that had taken out a guard rail and traveled down into a ditch with the
driver still inside. The officer on the Squad requested a full rescue
assignment bringing all the units from the gas leak, as well as BC2, Medic 14,
and EMS8. Units from PVFC utilized the front-mounted hitch on the Squad as well
as a large amount of cribbing on the passenger side of the vehicle to stabilize
the cribbing. The patient was extricated within 15 minutes and transported to a
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
At approximately 1:30 AM on April 22, Pikesville
Volunteer Fire Company Squad 322 was alerted along with BCoFD Station 18 Units
(Randallstown career) for a reported crash with a patient non-alert on Liberty
Road at Milford Mill Road. A Baltimore County Police unit arrived first and reported
that one patient was heavily entrapped in a Chrysler car. Crews from Squad 322
and Truck 18 worked multiple hydraulic rescue tools to free the patient from
the vehicle, who was transported to an area hospital. The crash is under investigation by the BCoPD
Saturday, April 5, 2014
before 8 am Saturday, April 5, 2014, Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company Squad 322 responded with other westside fire units for a motor vehicle crash with reported entrapment at Stevenson Road
and Philips Drive (Rescue Box 2-6). While units were enroute, dispatch advised
Baltimore County Police were on the scene reporting a working rescue. BCoFD
Engine 2 (Pikesville career) arrived and confirmed the rescue with the driver
of a Toyota Camry sedan trapped. Firefighters from Engine 2, Squad 322, Owings Mills Volunteers Truck 313 and BCoFD
Truck 18 (Randallstown career) worked for about 20 minutes to extricate the
adult female driver, who was transported via PVFC Medic 325 to Sinai Trauma.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Shortly after 2:30am on Monday, March 24, Company 32 was
alerted to respond to the report of a fire at Springhouse Assisted Living, in
the 8900 block of Reisterstown Road (Fire Box 19-11). Engine 19 arrived with a
three-story U-Shaped complex with nothing showing. As BCoFD Engine 2
(Pikesville career) and Tower 323 arrived and positioned on the Alpha-Delta
corner, Engine 2 found fire showing from a room on the 3rd Floor. Crews from engines
2, 19, 3, and 18 worked on fire attack as firefighters from Squad 322 threw ground ladders and assisted firefighters from Tower 323 and Truck
313 (Owings Mills volunteers) with primary and secondary searches and removing elderly
residents from apartments on the wing next to the apartment involved. The call
was escalated to a 2nd alarm due to the type of occupancy and early-morning
hour. Firefighters held the fire to the
original apartment with smoke throughout the 3rd floor.
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