Rosedale Volunteer Fire Company

Rail line and warehouse fire

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 
Just before 4am on the morning of July 30th units from Rosedale (280) and Golden Ring (16) were alerted for the report of a brush fire along the CSX rail lines just off of Todds Ln. B286 arrived with E16 and B16 to find a large pile of wood pallets fully involved with extension in to the roof line of the adjacent vacant warehouse. The officer off of E16 requested the box to be filled which alerted units from Essex (7), Eastview (15), Fullerton (8), North Point-Edgemere (26) and Bowleys Quarters (21). Rosedale’s SU283 responded with additional personnel to support B286.

An 1-3/4” attack line from both E16 and B286 were quickly placed into service, knock the visible fire from the building and the pallets as other crew members from both units forced entry into the Delta side of the warehouse. Crews entering encounter light smoke conditions with no visible fire on the inside. With the arrival of T8 and T15 crews made their way to the roof to ventilate and expose the burning roof members. After their arrival E7, E71 and E15 set up water supply and assisted crew with extinguishment and overhaul. Squads 262 and 213 assisted with lighting and supported the suppression operations.

Due to the quick and professional actions by the first arriving units the fire was kept in check from further extension and rapidly brought under control. No injuries were reported from fire service personnel. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

Rosedale Crew:
Driver: Lt Patrick Belton
Officer/nozzleman: FF/EMT Thomas Gagliano

Driver: FF/EMR Jared Harding



Come make a difference....

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 
You want to make a difference?  Check out the video to see a little of what we did in 2013.

Rosedale Volunteer Fire Company in 2013

Call 410-866-4042 and ask about an application to join our team.
Don’t want to ride but want to help? Ask about being an Associate member.
Thank you!



Fire Box 28-05 photos

Tuesday, July 15, 2014  A few more pics from our recent Biddle St Box 28-05 dwelling fire, courtesy of Zach Horchar and Mike Wright. Thanks!



Fire Box 28-05

Sunday, July 13, 2014 
2-story balloon frame constructed dwelling
Heavy smoke showing on arrival
After heavy fire conditions persisted, the building was evacuated and external fire attack was initiated.

A firefighter from Rosedale 28 was transported by Medic 7 for heat exhaustion and overexertion and was subsequently released. No civilian injuries.
BOX: 028-05
UNIT: BC31 E282 E16 E15 E7 T15 S523 E71 T8 M285 M7 AU248 REH15

282 Engine crew:
Driver/Engineer:Eric Endryas
Officer: Charles Hueter
Officer: Patrick Belton
Pipe: T.J. Gagliano
Irons:Danny Ciapura
Fifth: Giovanni Lumaro

Rosedale Utility crews:
Anthony Pakula
David Neiderhauser
Stephen Sobul
Willis Spencer
Corbin Mitchell
Elizabeth Gardner



A recruitment video compiled by our members. All events are from 2013. Enjoy!



2nd Alarm Fire in Dundalk - Salvo Auto Parts

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 

2nd Alarm Fire in Dundalk (6-02)

At 8pm on June 30th units from Sparrow’s Point (57), Essex (7), Rosedale (280), Wise Avenue (270), Halethorpe (5), Golden Ring (16) and Baltimore City T20 were alerted for a 2nd Alarm building fire at Salvo Auto Parts on Holabird Ave in Dundalk (Fire Box 6-02). First units on scene arrived with fire showing from the roof of the business. As crews mounted a transitional attack with a 2-1/2 inch line command requested the 2nd Alarm.

E282 arrived and covered the hydrant at Holabird Ave & Searles Rd for E272. The crew then assisted units operating in the interior of the building. After completing interior assignments E282 assisted E6 and E15 with securing their attack lines as the fire was drawn under control. Due to the quick professional actions of the first arriving companies the fire was held in check in rapid fashion. No injuries were reported from either civil or fire service personnel. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

E282 Crew:
Driver: Lt Andrew Vernon
Officer: Lt Patrick Belton
Nozzleman: FF Steve Sobul
Irons: EMT/FF Danny Ciapura
5th Seat: FF Tony Pakula



Thank you!

Sunday, June 29, 2014 

It's over. The 2014 carnival is finally over. Big thanks to our tireless organizers who sweat the details and handle things most people would never assume goes into a carnival. Big thanks to our volunteers, working on their own time and under less than air conditioned circumstances. But most of all, thanks to the Rosedale community! Your support year after year keeps us in the black and ready to serve your emergency needs. And we had fun! Thank you!



Summer 2014. The Rosedale Volunteer Fire Company annual carnival is good to go!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 

This is how you know summer is really here. The Rosedale Volunteer Fire Company annual carnival is good to go!

Where: St. Clement Mary Hofbauer Church
1212 Chesaco Ave  Rosedale, MD 21237

When: From Monday, June the 23rd to Saturday, June the 28th.
Our annual parade will be held on Wednesday the 25th at 7pm.

Thank you for your support as always, and we hope to see you there!



Rescue !

Friday, June 6, 2014 

In the early morning hours of June 6th units from Rosedale (280), Golden Ring (16), Middle River (52) and Fullerton (8) were alerted for the report of a motor vehicle accident with a car overturned. Rosedale’s E282 and SU283 responded and were first to arrive on scene. Within seconds of arrival E282 confirmed that one patient was trapped in the 4-door sedan that was resting on its roof, the only vehicle involved. SU283’s compliment of rescue tools was immediately placed into service, beginning the process of freeing the trapped patient. The crews from M16, S523, and T8 arrived and assisted with the extraction process.

 Once freed from the vehicle the patient was treated and transported by M16. Crews from E282, SU283 and S523 briefly remained on scene to assist the Baltimore County Police with lighting before returning to service. The cause of the accident is currently under investigation.

Driver: EMT/FF Dave Niederhauser
Officer: Lt Patrick Belton
Nozzleman: FF/EMR Jared Harding (Driving SU283)
Irons: Lt Andrew Vernon



Extrication Training

Sunday, June 1, 2014 

Properly managing an auto rescue takes training and preparation!

Thanks to Middle River Rescue and Lt. Jake Stuart!



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