Wednesday, July 8, 2015
July 4th Fire
Just after 6pm on July 4th, Engine 8 (Fullerton)
was alerted to investigate a report of a residential fire alarm on the 600
Block of Dale Ave (Box Area 08-04). As Engine 8 made their turn onto Dale Ave a
request was made to fill out the Box as they had smoke showing from a
single-story duplex. This alerted Battalion Chief 3, E16 (Golden Ring), E281
(Rosedale), E10 (Parkville) and Truck 8 (Fullerton). This was followed shortly
by the dispatch of the Working Fire profile which alerted E55 (Perry Hall),
Squad 523 (Middle River Vol), T15 (Eastview), Rehab 155 (Central Alarmers) and
a Medic unit and EMS Supervisor
Rosedale’s Engine 281 responded from Fullerton Park, where
it was staged for the evening’s Independence Day fireworks celebration. Due to
its close proximity to the location of the fire E281 was second to arrive on
scene. Command directed the crew from E281 to stretch a back-up line and then
make entry and begin a search of the dwelling. E281’s crew was joined by the
crew from Truck 8 and conducted a primary search of the dwelling, resulting in
the homeowner’s dog being found. The attack crew from E8 had knocked down the
fire, which was confined to the kitchen, in short order.
Due to the swift actions of the initial arriving company and
the professional actions by all units on the assignment the fire was brought
under control in less than 30 minutes. Crews from E8, E281, and T8 remained on
scene for an additional 20mins conducting overhaul and pack-up.
No injuries were reported from amongst fire service
personnel, and the homeowner was transported to a local hospital to be treated
for minor smoke inhalation.
Monday, June 1, 2015
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Monday, May 4, 2015
In case you did not receive our new flyer in the mail, here
it is! (click here)
Thank you as always for your support!
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast!When: Sunday March 29th, 8am to 12 noonAdults: 7Seniors (60 and over) 6Children (12 and Under) 4and Carry Out is $7 Thanks as always for your support!
Thursday, March 5, 2015
It's almost time to clean out your closets! We are now accepting used clothing, shoes, and stuffed toys. Please drop off any donations in the shed to the rear of the station. The donations are sent to families around the world in need of clothing and not shredded into rags like some other donation sites. Thank you for your continued support!
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Just before 3:30pm on the afternoon of Feb 14th units from Rosedale (280), Golden Ring (16), Eastview (15), and Essex (7) were alerted for the report of a dwelling fire in the 7400 block of Brightside Ave. While enroute, units were notified by dispatch that multiple calls to 911 identified that the dwelling had a fire on the first floor and that was spreading. Engine 16 arrived to a 1-1/2 story, single family dwelling with fire showing from the Alpha (front), Charlie (rear) and Delta (right) sides. E281 arrived in short order behind E16 and covered the hydrant. The Officer of E16 upgraded the call to a working fire, alerting units from Middle River (12), Middle River Vol Fire (220) and Rehab 155. Rosedale’s E282 also responded with additional personnel.The crew from E281 assisted E16 with deploying the initial attack line before deploying the secondary line. Both E16s and E281s attack crews knocked down the fire presenting from the windows prior to attempting entry from the Charlie side. Within feet of entering the dwelling, a member from E16 fell thru the floor of the kitchen prompting his partner to declare a MAYDAY. The firefighter was rapidly pulled out of the hole by his partner without any additional assistance. Due to the MAYDAY command ordered all units out of the dwelling in order to conduct a Personnel Accountability Report (PAR) to ensure all crews were accounted for. Once suppression operations resumed the fire was brought quickly under control. Units remained on scene to conduct overhaul and assist fire investigators.There were no injuries reported from fire service personnel. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.Rosedale’s Crews:E281:Driver-FF/EMT David NiederhauserOfficer-2ndLt Patrick BeltonNozzleman-PFF/EMR Anthony PakulaIrons: FF/EMT Thomas GaglianoE282:Driver-FADO Richard GrossOfficer-FF/EMT William LandefeldNozzleman-FF/EMR Steve SobulIrons: FF Willis SpencerAdditional members on scene: 1stLt Chuck Hueter, FF/EMR Jack Mazza, FF/EMT Danny Ciapura
Friday, February 13, 2015
There will be an adult themed bingo!Where? Rosedale Gardens at 8037 Philadelphia Rd. Baltimore MD 21237When? On Friday the 20th. Doors open at 6:30pm.You must be 18 or older to enter.All proceeds from the organizers will be donated to the Rosedale Volunteer Fire Company.Tickets are 20 in advance and 25 dollars at the door.For more information and to purchase tickets please call 410-866-2598. Thank you!
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Sponsored by the Rosedale Volunteer Fire CompanyWhen: Saturday, April 4, 2015 8:00 pm ~ 12:00 amWhere: Rosedale Gardens8037 Philadelphia Road(Doors Open at 7:30 pm)Door Prize and 50/50Music by DJ BlazeMENU:Steamed Shrimp * Fried Shrimp * Shrimp Creole * Pit Beef & Pit Ham * Shrimp Soup * Rice Pilaf * Seasoned Red Potatoes * Country Style Green Beans * Swedish Meatballs * Baked Beans * Assorted Breads & Condiments * Potato Salad & Pasta Salad * Cole Slaw * Relish Tray * Cheese and Vegetable Display with Dips * Dessert Display with Cakes * Soft Drinks * Beer * CoffeeDonation: $35.00 in advance $40.00 @ the door / personFor Additional Information, call 410-866-4042Downloadable FlyerThank you!
Monday, February 9, 2015
Please check out our highlight reel from the over 2000 service calls we performed in 2014. Enjoy!
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Just after 11:30pm on February 5th companies from Fullerton (8), Golden Ring (16), Rosedale (280) and Parkville (10) were alerted for the report of a dwelling fire 4500 Block of Kenwood Ave. Engine and Truck 8 were first to arrive and reported heavy fire showing from the Alpha Side (front) of the dwelling. A 2-1/2” attack line was placed into service in an attempt to knock down the fire as fast as possible. Units then received reports that the occupant of the dwelling was still inside, this upgraded the response to a Fire Rescue Box alerting units from Perry Hall (55), Townson (1), Kingsville (480) and mutual aid by Baltimore City Fire dept Truck 30.Rosedale’s Engine 281 was the 3rd engine to arrive, covering the hydrant for Engine 8. The crew from E281 (minus the driver) proceeded to the fire ground where they stretched an 1-3/4” attack line to the Charlie Side (rear) of the dwelling to assist in operations. After the line was in place E281’s crew then climbed a ground ladder to the roof of the rear porch and attempted to vent, enter and search the second floor. Due to heavy hoarding conditions they were unable to make entry. Adding to the hoarding conditions Command reported that the fire had extended to both the second floor and the attic prompting the dwelling to be evacuated and the fire to be temporarily fought from a defensive posture.With no one permitted to enter the dwelling E281’s crew then proceeded to open up the roof soffits in an attempt to attack the fire in the attic space from the exterior. With their air tanks stating to run low E281 was replaced by T30. After getting fresh bottles and making a stop at Rehab 155 E281 reported back to Command for another assignment. Command sent E281 back to side Charlie to continue to support suppression operations.The crew from Squad 483 located the occupant of the dwelling and confirmed the fatality. Due to the now poor stability of the dwelling all crews were ordered out and Truck 8’s aerial pipe was placed into service to suppress the fire and bring it under control.No injuries were reported amongst fire service personnel and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.E281 Crew:Driver: FF/EMT David NiederhauserOfficer: 2ndLt Patrick BeltonNozzleman: PFF Alex McJiltonIrons: FF Dan Hueter5th: FF/EMT Thomas Gagliano6th: FF/EMR Jared Harding
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