Rosedale Volunteer Fire Company

Car fire

Thursday, September 17, 2015 

Sept 16th, just after 10pm, Engine 281 responded for a report of a vehicle fire.

Upon arrival, one vehicle was found with fire showing from front driver's wheel well. The fire was quickly knocked down and the hood was opened to check for extension.

The fire was mainly contained to the wheel well with minor extension into the engine compartment.



Orioles raffle ticket drawing !

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 

Please see our Facebook page for the Orioles raffle ticket drawing result.

Someone is going to the October 3rd game against the NY Yankees!



It's not school, but we still have to take tests.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 

Every engine in Baltimore County must perform an annual test to ensure its ability to perform long duration pump operations. Here's 282 looking pretty while running at maximum pressure.



Ambulance Billing Comes to Baltimore County

Friday, August 28, 2015 
***IMPORTANT NOTICE*** On September 1st Baltimore County will start billing insurance companies for ambulance transports.  Baltimore County is one of the last Maryland counties to implement this policy.

Baltimore County residents are not responsible for paying for ambulance service
. Insurance carriers, Medicare and Medicaid—not residents—will be billed.

County residents without insurance, county residents with insurance co-pays and county residents whose insurers refuse to pay for transport will not be responsible for ambulance transport fees; their local tax dollars will be considered payment toward the fee.

This billing service will also include transports made by volunteer units in the county. THE REVENUE COLLECTED BY THE COUNTY WILL GO INTO THE GENERAL FUND - NOT TO THE VOLUNTEER STATIONS. Your donations are still needed! Thank you for your support!

For more information about ambulance billing,please visit:



July 4th working fire

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.



You can use Amazon to contrubute to Rosedale VFC!

Monday, June 1, 2015 
Friendly reminder: When you make purchases at Amazon, please remember the Amazon Smile program. Enter Rosedale Volunteer Fire Company as your charitable organization and they will contribute 0.5% to Rosedale VFC on all purchases.



Flyer for Spring 2015



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



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