Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company


Saturday, April 5, 2014  Shortly 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.




Thursday, March 20, 2014  On Thursday evening March 20 company training was winding down at Station 32 as a house fire was dispatched in Landsdowne (Box 36-1). Units were on the scene with fire showing and reports of people trapped followed by a mayday call by a member of station 5. As dispatch requested Station 32 to maintain multiple crews, the tones sounded for PVFC Engine 321 to respond to a house fire with people trapped in Catonsville (Box 4-22). BCoFD Truck 13 (Westview career) arrived first with a fully involved townhouse and requested the working fire assignment and moments later a 2nd alarm, bringing PVFC Tower 323 to the scene. Units quickly knocked down the house fire with a ladder pipe and several deck guns off  Violetville Volunteers Engine 343 and Engine 11 from Elkridge, which responded on mutual aid from Howard County. As units cleared the 2nd alarm, PVFC Engine 321, Squad 322, and Tower 323 were dispatched to a building fire in Halethorpe that turned out to be a grease fire.




Wednesday, March 5, 2014  Congratulations to FF Tyler Joyave who recently graduated from Recruit Class 29 of the Loudoun County Department of Fire, Rescue & Emergency. Several firefighters from Pikesville made the trek down to Leesburg to celebrate with him and the other graduates. We wish FF Joyave the successful start to a great career beginning at Station 23 - Moorefield.




Saturday, March 1, 2014  Shortly before 1pm on Saturday, March 1, Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company units were alerted to respond to an apartment fire on Maple Leaf Court in the Bonnie Ridge Apartments. BCoFD Engine 14 (Brooklandville career) arrived first reporting nothing evident with PVFC Tower 323 and BCoFD Engine 2 (Pikesville career) arriving a minute later. As the Captain from 14 performed a 360 he found fire showing from the basement apartment. The crews from PVFC Engine 321 and Tower 323 assisted with Entry, Searches, Ventilation, and checking for extension. Units made quick work of a kitchen fire and remained on the scene for just over an hour.




Sunday, February 23, 2014  Shortly after 6 pm Sunday, February 23, Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company Squad 322 was dispatched with other westside units for a report of smoke in the living room of a house in the 1900 Block of Winder Road in Westview (Box 13-21). BCoFD Engine 3, 13, Truck 13, and Battalion 23 arrived simultaneously with heavy smoke showing from a 2-story house. Squad 322 arrived moments later and began laddering the dwelling as well as removing windows on the 2nd floor. With the majority of crews operating in the basement and first floor, the Squad crew was assigned to search and open up the walls and ceilings on the 2nd floor. The fire was held to the basement with minor extension to the first floor, and smoke throughout. The Squad cleared in just over one hour. 




Thursday, February 20, 2014  Shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday, February 20, 2014, Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company units were dispatched with other units for a reported "rollover" crash on Interstate 695.  Several different locations in the Pikesville area were given for the crash, and while Squad 322, Tower 323 and Medic 325 were enroute, Fire Dispatch upgraded the call to a Rescue Box (32-61), with reports that someone was trapped in a vehicle.  PVFC Engine 321 was added to the Rescue Box assignment.  PVFC units arrived on the Outer Loop of I-695 just prior to Exit 20 (Reisterstown Road) and reported a multiple-vehicle crash across all the travel lanes with one Jeep SUV on its side with the driver trapped.  Firefighters cut the windshield from the Jeep and were able to remove the victim, who was transported to an area hospital with non life-threatening injuries.  Several other victims were also treated by EMS personnel.  The crash is under investigation by the Maryland State Police.  Appreciation is also extended to the Maryland Transportation Authority Police officers who stopped to assist while on their way back from class graduation.




Tuesday, February 18, 2014  Shortly before 10 AM on Monday, February 17, Pikesville VFC Engine 321 was dispatched to Firebox 14-9 for a reported house in the 2300 block of Sugarcone Road.  While enroute Fire Dispatch updated responding units that Baltimore County Police were on the scene with heavy black smoke showing from the house. BCoFD Engine 14 (Brooklandville) arrived a few seconds before Engine 321 and advised they had smoke showing. Engine 321 established the primary water source and advanced a second attack line. A small fire was found on the first floor which was quickly extinguished. Units returned to service within 30 minutes. In addition to this call, PVFC handled 9 other runs in 6 hours.




Monday, February 10, 2014  Shortly after 2 p.m. Monday, February 10, Pikesville VFC Squad 322 was alerted with other westside units to a reported motor vehicle crash with entrapment at St. Lukes Lane & Fox Meadow Road (Rescue Box 3-15). BCoFD Engine 19 (Garrison) and Truck 5 (Halethorpe) were training at Station 3 and were first on the scene reporting one patient trapped. The Squad arrived moments later and its crew assisted Truck 5 with removing the drivers door and patient care. Squad 322 remained on the scene for 15 minutes before returning to service.




Friday, February 7, 2014  On February 7th shortly after 3 pm, Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company units were dispatched to assist BCoFD Engine 14 (Brooklandville) for a reported vehicle rollover crash on the Outer Loop of Interstate 695.  Before PVFC Squad 322 pulled out of the station, Baltimore County dispatch upgraded the assignment to a rescue (Box 14-60), reporting someone was trapped in the vehicle.  BCoFD EMS 5 arrived shortly before Squad 322 at the scene between Exits 22 & 23 (Greenspring Avenue and Falls Road) and reported that at least one patient was trapped in an SUV and several other patients were outside of a sedan.  Squad 322 arrived, stabilized the SUV, performed a door pop on the drivers door, and completely removed the passenger door.  Multiple patients were transported to area hospitals and Squad 322 cleared shortly afterwards. 



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