Monday, August 8, 2016
On Monday afternoon August 8, the Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company responded to a reported motor vehicle crash with reported entrapment in Woodlawn at St. Lukes Lane & Brompton Road (Rescue Box 3-15). According to the Baltimore County Police Department, a 2nd Precinct unit attempted to pull over a vehicle but the driver fled, and the vehicle crashed; the officer did not pursue. Firefighters arrived and confirmed one patient was trapped; one car was on the sidewalk and a second car was in the front yard of a house. PVFC Squad 322’s crew extricated one patient, who was transported along with two other patients to area hospitals.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
In the early evening of August 2, Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company units along with other westside companies were alerted for a reported building fire at the Maryland State Police headquarters on Reisterstown Road. PVFC Engine 321 initiated a split lay from the building's driveway and reported smoke showing from Side Alpha, with black smoke coming from a basement level exhaust vent. When firefighters opened the basement-level door, thick black smoke and heat was observed ans command requested a Working Fire assignment. Firefighters from Engine 321 stretched an attack line to the basement to extinguish the fire. Engine 2 completed the split lay from Station 32, and the water supply was secured by Engine 19. Engine 2 was assigned Basement Division and operated with Engine 321, Squad 322 and Truck 18. Engine 18 was assigned Division 1 and operated with Engine 19 and Truck 313. Truck 13 was assigned Division 2 and operated with Engine 312. Engine 14 established RIT and maintained it throughout the incident. EMS1 was assigned Safety, assisted by EMS 5. T18, T313, T13 and S322 assisted with search, ventilation and utilities. The fire was contained to a basement level storage room with heat extending into the basement hallway. Significant smoke spread throughout the basement, with moderate smoke spreading to the upper levels. All units operated for approximately an hour, with several units held for extensive ventilation. The scene was turned over to the Office of the State Fire Marshal to conduct their origin and cause investigation. Cause was determined by OSFM to be an electrical failure of a portable fan.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Shortly before 10 p.m. on July 26, 2016, Baltimore County 911 received a phone call reporting a fire in a house at 816 Smoke Tree Road before the caller hung up. BCoFD Engine 2 and Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company Engine 321 and Tower 323 were dispatched. While those units were enroute, additional information was received reporting a kitchen fire at the location, and a full fire box assignment was dispatched, bringing PVFC Squad 322 and other units. Engine 2 arrived with heavy fire showing from a 2-story house and immediately requested a Working Fire Dispatch. Firefighters encountered heavy fire and smoke conditions in the house and made an aggressive attack to quickly knock the fire. The cause and origin are under investigation by the Fire Investigation Bureau, and the American Red Cross was requested to assist with several displaced people.
On Monday morning June 6, Baltimore
County career and volunteer firefighters, including a crew on Pikesville
Volunteer Fire Company Squad 322, worked side by side in a challenging
extrication to free a patient who had driven his car more than 50 feet down a
ravine. BCoFD Engine 2 & Medic 10
were initially dispatched for a motor vehicle crash in the area of a pond at Clarkview
Road and Falls Road but were unable to find a crash. Engine 2 eventually located the incident at
the end of Clarkview Road in a business park, where a vehicle had driven over
the parking lot curb and more than 50 yards down a rugged incline. Engine 2’s
officer called for a rescue assignment, bringing the Advanced Tactical Rescue (ATR)
team from Station 17 in addition to other units. Firefighters worked off Tower
17 to access the patient, which was made more difficult due to the terrain
being wet and slippery from heavy rains.
Firefighters brought the patient up the hill via a Stokes rescue basket,
and he was transported via Medic 10 to University of Maryland St. Joseph
Medical Center for evaluation and treatment.
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Around 1:30 p.m on Mother's Day afternoon Sunday May 8, fire units on Baltimore County's westside including Engine 321, Squad 322 and Medic 325 from Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company were alerted for a reported house fire with someone possibly trapped in the 900 block of Scotts Hill Drive (Fire Box 2-18). BCoFD Engine 3 arrived with heavy smoke showing from a 1-story single family house and firefighters advanced a hoseline to the rear; firefighters from Engine 321 took a second line through the front door while other crews threw ground ladders, searched the home and raised BCoFD Truck 18's aerial to the roof. Firefighters made an aggressive attack and were able to quickly bring the fire under control. No injuries were reported.
Friday, April 22, 2016
Shortly after 9 pm Thursday, April 21, Baltimore County westside fire units including PVFC Squad 322 were alerted for a reported house fire in the 4000 block of Bedford Road (Fire Box 2-21). Callers to 911 were reporting the back of a house was on fire. Fire units arrived on the scene with heavy fire showing from a single family house, immediately requested a Working Fire Dispatch and began an exterior fire attack. Firefighters had fire in the house as well as two autos that were fully involved in the rear. There were no occupants at home at the time of the fire.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
On Tuesday night April 19th shortly after 9 pm, fire department units on Baltimore County's westside were dispatched to Liberty Road & Forest Garden Avenue for a crash with an overturned vehicle. While units were enroute, additional 911 callers were reporting a person was trapped and a rescue assignment was started (Rescue Box 33-8). Woodlawn Volunteer Fire Company Engine 331 arrived and confirmed a Dodge pickup truck had struck a BGE utility pole and was on its side with the driver trapped. Firefighters from Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company Squad 322 and Baltimore County Fire Department Truck 18 worked to extricate the victim from the truck and they were transported to an area hospital via BCoFD Medic 2.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company Engine 321 and Squad 322 were alerted with other westside units for a reported apartment on fire at 130 Slade Avenue (Fire Box 2-25). BCoFD Engine 2 arrived and the officer reported smoke showing in the lobby area of a 6-story apartment building and passed command to the officer on Engine 321. Firefighters encountered heavy fire and smoke blowing out several windows on the 4th floor in the rear of the building and were getting reports of multiple residents trapped in their units. A 2nd alarm was struck, bringing additional resources to the scene as firefighters began attacking the fire using handlines on BCoFD Truck 18's aerial and the ladder pipe while interior crews advanced additional lines and performed searches. Several residents were assisted out of the building by firefighters, including at least two occupants who were safely evacuated via Owings Mills Volunteer Fire Company Truck 313's aerial. Command eventually requested a 3rd alarm, additional EMS resources and an MTA bus to shelter the displaced occupants. The American Red Cross responded to assist residents.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Your Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company is holding our 6th Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, July 25th, 2016 at the Suburban Country Club, 7600 Park Heights Avenue in Pikesville. All proceeds for this tournament benefit PVFC and go a long way towards funding our emergency equipment, fuel, supplies and general operating costs. PVFC responds to nearly 3,000 requests for fire, rescue, and emergency medical calls for service in Pikesville and surrounding communities each year. Information for golfers wishing to register can be addressed to the PVFC Golf Line at 410-486-2668 option #9 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Shortly after 10 pm on Wednesday, April 6, Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company Engine 321 and Squad 322 were alerted with other westside units for a report of smoke coming from a house in the 7400 block of Prince George Road (Fire Box 2-21). Baltimore County Police 4th Precinct units arrived and reported heavy smoke showing from a house in a wooded area, and upon arrival, Lieutenant Roody on Engine 321 reported a vacant structure was about 40 percent involved in fire. Firefighters had to deal with heavy fire and smoke conditions and limited access to the approximate 3,000 square foot building that once housed the Pikesville Swim Club, and the building eventually became fully involved. Crews laid multiple hand lines and blitz lines and fought the fire defensively for several hours. At the height of the fire Engine 321 was pumping several handlines and its deck gun. The building, built in 1966, formerly housed the club's snack bar and locker rooms.
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