Monday, October 6, 2014
At 9:40 p.m. Monday, October 6, Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company Squad 322 was alerted with other Baltimore County Fire units for a reported serious crash in the 11000 block of McCormick Road in Hunt Valley involving a car and a dump truck. Company 39 units from Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Company were first on the scene and reported the car was on fire under the truck with victims trapped. Firefighters quickly discovered the car had been torn in half by the force of the collision, and the car's two occupants were deceased. According to Baltimore County Police, the initial investigation has indicated that a 1998 Acura CL had been traveling south-bound on McCormick Road south of Wight Avenue. A 2001 Western Star dump truck was traveling north-bound on McCormick Road approaching Wight Avenue. The Acura crossed the centerline onto north-bound McCormick Road and collided with the dump truck head-on. The 19 and 20-year-old occupants of the car were declared deceased at the scene. The driver of the dump truck was not injured. This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Shortly before 5 pm Tuesday, September 30, Baltimore County Fire Dispatch alerted westside units for a reported fire in the basement of a house in the unit block of Sudbrook Court in Pikesville (Fire Box 2-13). PVFC Tower 323 arrived first finding smoke showing from the chimney, and moments later confirming a basement fire. BCoFD Engine 19 arrived moments after the Tower and stretched an attack line to the basement while the Tower crew split up, handing searches, entry, ladders, and assisting Engines 19, 18, and 3 with opening up. PVFC Squad 322 arrived and its crew and assisted with searches. With no exterior entrance to the basement, crews were forced to fight through a cluttered stairwell and basement to knock down the fire. Extensive overhaul was also needed. No injuries were reported and crews remained on the scene for 2 hours.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Members of the Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company recently met with two members of the Baltimore County Police SWAT team to review procedures for handling medical care during a tactical operation. Police and fire officials are working toward integrating emergency services during operations.
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.
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.
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.
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