Rosedale Volunteer Fire Company

Mother's Day Chicken Dinner!

Our annual Mother's Day Chicken Dinner is coming right up!
Sunday, May the 10th Noon to 5pm
Rosedale Gardens at 8037 Philadelphia Road Baltimore, MD 21237
All you can eat dinner includes: Baked chicken, Vegetables, Rolls, Desserts, Coffee, Tea and cold drinks (Beer and Soft drinks extra)

  • Donation:Adults: 10
  • Seniors 60 and over: 8
  • Children 5 to12: 6
  • Carry Out :12
Information Line:410 866 2598
All proceeds benefit the Rosedale Volunteer Fire Company, a not for profit organization
Thank you!



Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast! is $7 Thanks as always for your support!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 
Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast!
When: Sunday March 29th, 8am to 12 noon
Adults: 7
Seniors (60 and over) 6
Children (12 and Under) 4
and Carry Out is $7
Thanks as always for your support!



We are now accepting used clothing, shoes, and stuffed toys!

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!



Brightside Avenue Dwelling Fire

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:
Driver-FF/EMT David Niederhauser
Officer-2ndLt Patrick Belton
Nozzleman-PFF/EMR Anthony Pakula
Irons: FF/EMT Thomas Gagliano
Driver-FADO Richard Gross
Officer-FF/EMT William Landefeld
Nozzleman-FF/EMR Steve Sobul
Irons: FF Willis Spencer
Additional members on scene: 1stLt Chuck Hueter, FF/EMR Jack Mazza, FF/EMT Danny Ciapura



Bingo time!

Friday, February 13, 2015 

There will be an adult themed bingo!
Where? Rosedale Gardens at 8037 Philadelphia Rd. Baltimore MD 21237
When? 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!



Bull Roast and Shrimp Feast!

Thursday, February 12, 2015  Sponsored by the Rosedale Volunteer Fire Company

When: Saturday, April 4, 2015 8:00 pm ~ 12:00 am
Where: Rosedale Gardens
8037 Philadelphia Road
(Doors Open at 7:30 pm)
Door Prize and 50/50

Music by DJ Blaze

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 * Coffee

Donation:  $35.00 in advance
$40.00 @ the door / person
For Additional Information, call 410-866-4042

Downloadable Flyer

Thank you!



Rosedale VFC in 2014



Overlea Dwelling Fire

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 Niederhauser
Officer: 2ndLt Patrick Belton
Nozzleman: PFF Alex McJilton
Irons: FF Dan Hueter
5th: FF/EMT Thomas Gagliano
6th: FF/EMR Jared Harding



Second Alarm Fire in Middle River 1-19-15

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 
Second Alarm Fire in Middle River 1-19-15

Just before 2:30 Monday afternoon units from Middle River (12), Golden Ring (16), Fullerton (8), White Marsh (200) and Middle River Vol. Fire (22) were alerted for the report of an apartment fire. While enroute, units were advised that there were occupants trapped with fire on the third floor balcony, extending into the roof. This resulted in the assignment being upgraded to a Fire Rescue Box alerting companies from Middle River Vol. Ambo. & Rescue (520) and Rosedale (280).

Rosedale’s Engine 281 arrived and covered the hydrant for Engine 202. The crew from Engine 281 (minus the driver) reported to Command and was assigned that task of being the Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) until the fire was brought under control. Due to the rapid and professional actions of the initial arriving companies the fire was quickly held in check on the balcony with minor extension into the apartment and attic space. After being release from RIT Engine 281 made entry with crews from Engines 12 and 16 with Truck 8 to assist with overhaul operations.

No injuries were reported amounts Fire Service Personnel or residents. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
E281 Crew:
Driver: FF/EMT Dave Niederhauser
Officer: 2ndLt Patrick Belton
Nozzleman: FF Alex McJilton
Irons: FF/EMT Corey Mitchell



Motor Vehicle Accident with Rescue 1-18-15

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 

Motor Vehicle Accident with Rescue 1-18-15 

Just after 8am Sunday morning Engine 281 and Medic 58 were alerted for a MVA on Rossville Blvd in the vicinity of the I95 overpass. Engine 281 arrived to find two vehicles involved with a patient trapped in one of the vehicles. Engine 281 requested for the rescue assignment and an additional EMS transport unit.

The crew off of Engine 281 ensured the vehicle was stabilized prior to the arrival of Middle River Volunteer Ambulance & Rescue’s Squad 523. Icy conditions at the scene proved to be of little challenge for both crews as the patient was freed and transported in short order.

No injuries were reported amounts Fire Service Personnel.
E281 Crew:
Driver: FF/EMT Dave Niederhauser
Officer: 2ndLt Patrick Belton
Nozzleman: FF Alex McJilton
Irons: 2ndLt (EMS) Thomas Gagliano



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