Rosedale Volunteer Fire Company

Collision at Pulaski Hwy & 66th St

Monday, September 22, 2014 
At 1525 on Sept 21st Engine 281 and Ambulance 285 were alerted for the report of a motor vehicle collision involving 2 vehicles with rollover at the intersection of Pulaski Hwy & 66th St. Rosedale’s Ambulance 285 was first to arrive on scene and advised that there was one person trapped in the over-turned  vehicle. Dispatch quickly struck out the rescue assignment alerting units from Golden Ring (16), Eastview (15) and Middle River Vol Ambo/Rescue (52). Rosedale’s Engine 281 arrived and assisted with vehicle stabilization in preparation for extrication and was joined by Engine 16 who helped assess the occupants of the second vehicle and supported rescue operations. Truck 15 arrived and quickly deployed their compliment vehicle extrication tools.

The trapped patient was freed within minutes of rescue operations and was transported by Medic 16 for treatment. There were no injuries amongst fire service personnel. The Baltimore County Police Crash Team is currently investigating the collision.

Engine 281 Crew:
Driver: FADO David Niederhauser
Officer: Lt Patrick Belton
Ambo 285 Crew:
Driver: FF/EMR Jared Harding
Attendant: FF/EMT Thomas Gagliano



16-12 Golden Ring Mini Storage Fire

Sunday, September 21, 2014 
Late in the evening on Sept 19th units from Golden Ring (16), Rosedale (280), Middle River (12), Essex (7), Fullerton (8), and Middle River Vol (22) were alerted for a building fire in the 8800 block of Philadelphia Rd. Ambulance 285 was first to arrive on scene and advised a single-story storage complex with smoke showing and requested the Working Fire assignment. Rosedale Engine 281 arrived and covered the hydrant for Engine 16. Both the crew from Ambo 285 and E281 quickly advanced up to the involved storage unit and assisted E16 with forced entry.

T8 arrived and made their way to the roof and began vertical ventilation. With E16 handling fire attack E281 checked both exposures for fire extension. Opening-up the wall between the involved unit and the one to the left the crew from E281 exposed direct access to the fire which was deep seated in the storage unit. E281 remained on scene to assist with overhaul and pack-up.

There were no reported injuries from either fire service personnel or civilians at scene. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

Ambo 285 Crew:
Driver: FF/EMR Jared Harding
Attendant: FF/EMT Thomas Gagliano

Engine 281 Crew
Driver: FADO David Niederhauser
Officer: Lt Patrick Belton
Nozzleman: PFF Anthony Pakula



I-95 Auto Fire

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 
At 2041 on Sept 16 Engine 281 was alerted for the report of a vehicle fire on I-95N. Engine 281 arrived to find a pick-up truck well involved at the I95 & I895 merger. The Nozzleman and Irons quickly deployed a 1-3/4” attack line and placed it in service. Baltimore City E50 arrived and assisted with suppression operations.

The fire, which was mainly located in the bed and passenger compartment, was quickly knocked down. Due to the fire Maryland Transportation Police had halted all northbound traffic of both I95 & I895. There were no injuries from either fire service, police or civilians.



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!



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