November 17, 2013 - At approximately 12:10am, Station 30 was alerted to respond to the report of a dwelling fire on Greenspring Avenue between Greenspring Valley Road and Highview Drive in Brooklandville. Engine 302 and Squad 303 immediately responded and while en route, first arriving units from Station 14 (Brooklandville) arrived to find a large single family dwelling approximately 75% involved, with heavy fire venting through the roof. As the incident was located in a non-hydrant district, command immediately requested a tanker strike team and established defensive operations. Engine 302 arrived moments later and initiated water supply by laying nearly 1,200 feet of supply line from the end of the driveway to the dwelling. Engine 302 and Squad 303 crews assisted with extinguishment efforts and containment of the fire. Crews remained on scene for approximately 4 hours.
November 05, 2013 - At approximately 1:30pm, Station 30 was alerted to respond to a working dwelling fire on Glencoe Road in Hereford. First arriving units on scene reported heavy smoke showing from a 2.5 story dwelling and requested a working fire and 2nd alarm assignment. Engine 302 and Squad 303 responded as part of the working fire assignment and arrived while crews were working to extinguish the fire, which was primarily contained to the attic. Station 30 crews assisted with extinguishment efforts and overhaul and remained on scene for approximately 2 hours.
October 26, 2013 - LVFC hosted a Company Officer Development course, which was instructed by Traditions Training, LLC. The 16-hour course focused on the fundamental skills that are necessary to be an effective company-level officer. Various topics were discussed including command presence and the combat ready officer, incident size up, on-scene and situation reports, essential fireground tactics, incident documentation techniques, personnel accountability, and basic mayday management. The course also featured a series of simulated operational exercises. LVFC would like to thank all of the students who participated in the weekend long training session as well as Tradition's Training instructors Doug Mitchell, Ricky Riley, Larry Schultz, and Dan Shaw.
October 06, 2013 - This past week, members performed final inspection of new Engine 301 at Pierce Manufacturing in Appleton, Wisconsin. This included a full day of inspection which comprised of a 150+ point inspection, a road test drive, and a visit to Pierce's pump house.
October 05, 2013 - Members of LVFC's engine committee traveled to Pierce Manufacturing in Appleton, Wisconsin to perform the final inspection of new Engine 301, a 2013 Pierce Arrow XT. Over the next week, Engine 301 will travel to Maryland to have maintenance performed along with tool and equipment installation. Estimated service entry date is late October / early November.
October 04, 2013 - At approximately 8:40am, Squad 303 was clearing a previous incident and was alerted to respond to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Greenspring Valley Road and Falls Road in Brooklandville. Squad 303 arrived seconds later to find two SUV's involved in a motor vehicle accident off the roadway. Two patients were evaluated, packaged, and transported to a local hospital for evaluation. Crews remained on scene for approximately 20 minutes.
October 04, 2013 - At approximately 7:30am, Station 30 was alerted to respond to the report of a rollover involving a school bus on Greenspring Avenue between Greenspring Valley Road and Hillside Road in Brooklandville. Squad 303 immediately responded and while en route, first arriving units from Station 14 (Brooklandville) arrived on scene to find a school bus off of the road on its side. As the school bus was carrying approximately a dozen passengers, Squad 303 crew assisted with patient triage and care. Multiple patients were transported to local hospitals for evaluation. Crews remained on scene for approximately 1 hour.
September 21, 2013 - This past week, new Engine 301 was undergoing pump, component, and road testing. Next week, final assembly will occur with follow up items, remaining compartment components, trim, decals, etc. to be addressed.
September 20, 2013 - At approximately 10:00pm, Station 30 was alerted to respond to the report of a motor vehicle accident with rescue on the outer loop of Interstate 695 between Dulaney Valley Road and York Road in Towson. Squad 303 immediately responded and while en route, units from Station 1 (Towson) arrived to find one vehicle overturned with one person trapped / partially ejected. Squad 303's crew arrive shortly thereafter and assisted with rescue operations by stabilizing the vehicle and assisting with patient extrication. Within minutes, Truck 1's crew extricated the patient who was packaged and transported to a local trauma center. Crews remained on scene for approximately 30 minutes.
September 07, 2013 - This past week, the chassis of new Engine 301 continued on line where the body and tank were mounted followed by installation of wiring, plumbing, compartment components, trim, etc. Next week, expect assembly to continue along with some testing.