Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company
 

SQUAD RUNS MVC WITH HEAVY ENTRAPMENT IN REISTERSTOWN

Wednesday, August 6, 2014  Shortly after 1pm on Wednesday, August 6, units from the northwest area of Baltimore County and surrounding areas were dispatched to a reported vehicle crash with an SUV wedged under the rear of a roll-off dumpster truck on Westminster Pike in front of Full Moon Bar & Grill (Rescue Box 41-8). First arriving crews from Medic 415 (Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company) confirmed a patient was trapped  and the assignment was upgraded to a Heavy Rescue, adding Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company Squad 322. Upon the arrival of Squad 322, Squad 414 (RVFC), Truck 313 (Owings Mills Volunteers) and Truck 18 (Baltimore County Fire Department Randallstown career station) were working on removing the doors and roof. Squad 322's crew set-up for airbag and winch operations. Squad 303 (Lutherville Volunteer Fire Company) was special called to the scene for their crane, and upon their arrival all crews worked on lifting the truck and winching the vehicle out. The remainder of the extrication was then completed and the patient was airlifted to Shock Trauma via MSP Trooper 1. Squad 322 operated for just over an hour before clearing.

     



 

SQUAD 322 RUNS APARTMENT FIRE

Sunday, August 3, 2014  Shortly after 8 pm Sunday, August 3, PVFC Squad 322 was alerted for the report of an apartment fire with people possibly trapped in the 3400 block of Carriage Hill Circle in Randallstown.  First arriving crews from Engine 18 found a working fire in a third floor apartment.  With fire showing and reports of people trapped throughout the building, command called for a 2nd alarm. The Squad crew was assigned to assist with searches in the original fire room, with all searches proving negative. The Squad crew then assisted with opening up and checking for extension in the fire apartment. The fire was held to the apartment of origin and the incident was scaled back to the initial alarm and working fire assignment. 

   


 

CRASH WITH ENTRAPMENT & MEDEVAC IN FIRST DUE

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.

     



 

TOWER 323 ON 2ND ALARM APARTMENT FIRE

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.

   


 

RIP Firefighter / FADO Robert Fogle III

Saturday, May 31, 2014   The 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.

     



 

PVFC HIRING PART-TIME STAFF

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/ hour
Firefighter / Paramedic - $15/hour
FADO / EMT - $15/hour
FADO / Paramedic - $16 / hour


   


 

PVFC RESPONDS ON WORKING RESCUE IN TOWSON

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. 





     



 

PIKESVILLE RESPONDS ON BELTWAY CAR FIRE

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. 

     



 

WORKING RESCUE IN FIRST DUE

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 local hospital. 

     



 

WORKING RESCUE IN RANDALLSTOWN

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 Crash Team.

     



 
 
 

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