Rosedale Volunteer Fire Company

Parade Registration Form and Directions and Rules list.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 

To all parade participants, thank you for your interest in our annual parade!
Enclosed are two documents, one for registration and one invitation letter that includes directions, awards list and rules.
Please email to
or  FAX to 410-866-2598  

and please feel free to contact our RVFD Parade Committee at 410-866-4042

Thank you!

Registration document

Invite,Rules, Directions



New Engine Hose!

Sunday, May 7, 2017 

If you see brand new 4 inch orange supply hose in the street, it's probably ours! Thanks to a 3000.00 grant from BGE, we were able to replace the old supply hose that was at the end of it's operational life due to age and use.

The hose is in service on Engine 281 and will later find it's way onto Engine 282.

Thanks to BGE for their support and thanks to everyone who contributes to keeping your local firehouse running smooth!



2016 Year End Review

Monday, January 30, 2017  Now up for viewing, Rosedale Vol Fire Co's 2016 Year End video. Please stop click the link below to see a brief look into Rosedale's Volunteers in action.

Rosedale Vol Fire Co 2016 Year End video



Christmas Eve Fire

Saturday, December 24, 2016 0515  Just after 5a.m. on Christmas Eve Rosedale (280), Golden Ring (16), Essex (7), Eastview (15), and Middle River Volunteers (74) were alerted for the report of a dwelling fire in the 600 Block of Patuxent Ave (Box 28-08). Rosedale’s E281 arrived with fire showing from a single story dwelling. E281’s crew stretched a 1-3/4” attack line for an aggressive interior attack. E16 arrived and, while covering E281’s hydrant, stretched a 2nd attack line. At this time E282 and SU283 responded to assist units. The nozzleman from E281 made a quick knock of all visible fire while E16 began to check the attic for extension. E16 noted that there was still a small amount of fire in the attic space. E7 arrived and assisted T15 with a search of the dwelling. E282’s crew stretched a back-up line into the dwelling to assist crews on the inside.

Due to the quick and professional actions of the first arriving companies the fire was placed under control in short order. There were no injuries from either civilians or fire service personnel on scene.



Thank YOU for a successful 2016 carnival!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 

Thank YOU for a successful 2016 carnival!



Apartment Fire in Park East Apartments

Saturday, May 7, 2016 1233

Just after 12:30 in the afternoon units from Golden Ring (16), Rosedale (280), Fullerton (8), Essex (7) and Middle River Vol (220) were alerted for the report of an apartment fire in the 2000 Block of Kelbourne Rd. While enroute units were notified the BCoPD were on location advising fire visible and occupants attempting to jump from the rear balconies. Battalion Chief 32 advised dispatch to start the working fire profile. Engine 16 arrived to a 2-story garden style apartment with smoke showing and multiple occupants on balconies. A second alarm was requested due to smoke conditions. Engine 8 arrived and covered the hydrant for E16 with T8 taking the rear to occupant removal. Rosedale’s E282 arrived and covered the secondary water source as the crew began to make entry with E16.

 Once inside the apartment building one crewmember from E282 located a fire in the hallway, and with the secondary attack line, quickly knocked down all visible fire. Another member from E282 advanced to the top floor with crew from E8 and located and removed an occupant from the building as crewmember from T8 removed occupants from the rear balconies. Additional medic units were called to the scene to treat the rescued occupants and one who had jumped from a balcony prior to the arrival of Fire Department personnel.

 Due to the rapid and professional actions by the initial arriving companies the fire was contained and placed under control in short order. There were no injuries reported from fire service personnel and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.


E282 Crew:

Driver: Chief Chuck Leiss

Office: Lt Patrick Belton

Pipeman: FF/EMR Jared Harding

Irons: FF/Medic TJ Gagliano

Leadoff: FF/EMR Anthony Pakula



Dwelling Fire on 32nd St

Friday, March 11, 2016 2315

At 11:15pm on 03/11/16 Engine 282 (Rosedale), Engine 16 (Golden Ring), Engine 7 (Essex), Engine & Truck 15 (Eastview) were alerted for the report of a dwelling fire in the 7900 Block of 32nd St. Baltimore Country Police (BCoPD) were first to arrive and made a request for a medic to evaluate and transport a burn patient. E282 arrived at location and reported a 1-1/2 story single family dwelling with nothing evident from the exterior. Command quickly upgraded to smoke inside. Rosedale’s E281 also responded to the scene with additional personnel. After stretching a 1-3/4” attack line the Pipeman off of E282 entered the dwelling to locate the source of the smoke indentifying a basement fire. E16 began to stretch another 1-3/4” attack line to the rear of the dwelling. E282’s Pipeman rapidly advance his line to the basement and made a quick knock on the fire located in a confined room in the basement. T15 completed a search, ensuring the dwelling was clear of occupants.

With the fire under control units held on scene for the BCoPD Fire Investigation Division (FID) to arrive. After FIS completed inspecting the scene crews from both E281 & E282 completed overhaul of the fire room removing fire debris and made a final check for extension in the immediate walls.

One occupant was transported to Bayview Burn Center. There were no injuries reported among fire service personnel.

Rosedale’s Crew:


Driver: Chief Chuck Leiss

Officer: Lt Patrick Belton

Pipeman: FF/Medic TJ Gagliano

Irons: FF/EMR Alex McJilton


Driver: FADO Richard Gross

Officer: FF/EMR Jared Harding

Pipeman: FF/EMR Stephen Sobul Jr

Irons: EMT/FF Danny Ciapura



Basement Fire in Garden Village

Friday, March 11, 2016 0110

Just after 1am on 03/11/16 Baltimore County 911 was notified of a possible dwelling fire in the 6000 Block of Nahant Rd. This alerted Engine 282 (Rosedale), Engine 16 (Golden Ring), Engine 7 (Essex), Engine & Truck 8 (Fullerton). Battalion Chief 3 arrived at location and reported a 2-story middle of group with light smoke showing. Upon his further investigation via a visual inspection of the rear he verified a basement fire. E16 arrived in front of the dwelling and began to stretch an 1-3/4” attack line to the rear.

Rosedale’s E282 arrived and took to the rear of the dwelling and stretched a second 1-3/4” attack line. E16 opened up the rear basement window and knocked all visible fire from the exterior. The crew from E282 then assisted E16 with forcing the rear basement door and advancing the attack line into the basement to search for extension. The fire was contained to the area of origin. There were no injuries reported from either fire service personnel or occupants.

Rosedale’s Crew:


Driver: FADO Richard Gross

Officer: Lt Patrick Belton

Pipeman: FF/Medic TJ Gagliano

Irons: FF/EMR Alex McJilton

Lead-off: FF/EMR Stephen Sobul Jr


Driver: EMT/FF Danny Ciapura



Vehicle Fire on I95

Saturday, February 20, 2016 1452 Just before 3pm on Feb 20th Engine 16 (Golden Ring) & Engine 282 (Rosedale) was alerted for the report of a vehicle fire south bound on I95 between Chesaco Ave and the City Line. Engine 372 (English Counsel) was traveling south bound on I95 when the call was dispatched and was first to arrive to find a U-Haul truck with fire showing from the rear of the cargo compartment. E372 deployed an 1-3/4" attack line and began fire suppression operations.

E282 was second to arrive and began to back-up E372 with manpower as several mattresses had to be removed in order to make to gain better access to the fire. E16 arrived and deployed a second line to assist with suppression operations. With the need for more water and vent holes in the U-Haul a request was made for an additional engine and a truck, this alerted Engine & Truck 8 (Fullerton).

Units operated on scene for approximately 40 minutes before units were able to begin clearing. Due to the fire 2 of the 3 lanes of the south bound side of I95 were shutdown causing delays in traffic.



Rosedale VFC 2015

Sunday, January 31, 2016  Please click the link below to view our 2015 year in review video.



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