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
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.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Around 7 a.m. Wednesday,
February 5, Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company Engine 321, Squad 322 and Tower
323 responded to report of a fire across the street from 3631 Forrest Hill Road
(Box 33-8). Dispatched advised numerous callers to 911 were reporting there was
possibly a handicapped man still in the house. BCoFD Engine 3 (Woodlawn career)
arrived first with fire showing from the 2nd floor window on the Bravo side
which was threatening the house next door. Fire eventually made its way into the roof area. Engine 321 arrived next and laid a
2nd supply line, and firefighters deployed a handline to the first floor. The
Tower and Squad crews split up and laddered the Alpha and Charlie side,
assisted with searches and vented the roof. All searches were negative as the
man had exited the house prior to arrival of fire units. PVFC units operated on the scene for approximately 2.5 hours.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
On February 1st as PVFC members were beginning to gather at the firehouse for the company's annual Banquet, Squad 322 was dispatched with Baltimore County Fire Department Station 2 units and EMS5 to a reported vehicle crash on the Inner Loop of I-695 near Stevenson Road. Units arrived to find a single car that had careened off a jersey wall and ricocheted into the median jersey wall, subsequently catching on fire. BCoFD Engine 2 extinguished the auto fire as Squad 322 illuminated the scene and assisted with medical care of the two elderly victims, who civilians had pulled from the car prior to the arrival of fire department units. PVFC Engine 321 was dispatched to secure a landing site on the Beltway for Maryland State Police Trooper 1. Tragically one of the victims died at an area hospital later that evening from their injuries.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
At 3 a.m.
Thursday, January 30, 2014, Baltimore County firefighters were dispatched to a
reported apartment fire (Fire Box 18-13) at 37 Tentmill Lane in the St. Charles
at Olde Court apartment complex in Pikesville. BCoFD Engine 3 (Woodlawn
career station) and Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company Tower 323 arrived
simultaneously and found heavy fire showing from 2 floors of a 3-story garden
apartment complex with flames through the roof. Firefighters were advised
of multiple reports of people trapped as well as people on balconies in need of
rescue. Battalion Chief 2 (Chief Brown) requested a 2nd alarm followed quickly
by a 3rd alarm, which also brought Squad 322 and Medic 325 to the scene. The
Tower crew assisted with removing a resident off the 3rd floor balcony, did a
trench cut on the roof to limit the spread of the fire, searched the 2nd floor
and assisted engine companies with fire attack before command ordered defensive
operations while Tower 323 and Truck 13 performed master stream operations. In
temperatures under 10 degrees, firefighters battled the fire for more than 2
hours before it was brought under control. Two civilians were transported to
area hospitals with non life-threatening injuries. The American Red Cross
Chesapeake Region responded to assist with approximately 20 displaced residents.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Shortly before 8 am January 30,
PVFC Squad 322 was alerted to the report of a
two-vehicle accident with two patients reported trapped (Rescue Box 3-14) at
Liberty Road & Patterson Avenue. With multiple units still committed
to the earlier 3rd Alarm fire, Squad 322 arrived first finding four total patients
and one trapped in a T-Bone wreck. Squad 322 and Truck 13 (normally 3rd due
truck) cribbed the SUV and removed the passenger door to gain access to the
patient. Units remained on the scene for approximately 30 minutes.
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