Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company Station
12 P.O. Box 547 161 Ritchie Highway
Severna Park, MD 21146
Hall Rental: 410-544-2880
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Around 1830 hrs Engine 121 (Capt. Krok), Squad 12 (Lt. Derrossett) and Chief 12 (Chief Detwilier) cleared back to back calls for odor of smoke inside after a strong storm came through the area. While Engine 121 was returning to the station, the crew noticed a strong smell of smoke which smelled like a house fire. Engine 121 investigated the odor for about 10 minutes but found nothing and returned to the station after the odor had seem to dissipate . At 1849 hrs the 1206 box was dropped for a dwelling fire at McQuay Rd and Baltimore Annapolis Blvd.(about 5 blocks from where the odor was found). As units went en route, Chief 19 (coming from station 12) reported he could see a column. Engine 121 dropped a line for a split lay at McQuay and Rt. 648. Chief 12 arrived on the scene with a 10x12 shed well off and established command. Engine 121 arrived and ran the 150' front bumper line. Approx. 5 Min's into the incident, Capt. 12 recommending holding 1 and 1. The box was scaled back to Co. 12 units (staffing of 11 personnel). Chief 12 placed the fire under control and the units from company 12 returned to service at 1952 hrs.
* Company 12 ran 20 calls in a 5 hour period during the storm
Monday, September 9, 2013
At 2004 hrs Squad 12 went to work at 1711 Woolford Ln in the 7-24 box. More details to follow.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Norman Douglass Winstead was born July 1, 1924 and left this earth on September 8, 2013. He was born in North Carolina. He was raised in Baltimore, MD. He graduated from Dunbar High School in 1943. He was one of the first Afro-American bus drivers in New Jersey where he worked for 36 years with New Jersey Transit. During his retirement he was a driving school instructor and worked at the Ames Department Store. He was a volunteer firefighter at the Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years. He was a musician and played for various churches and also had is own Singing Group "The Winstead Singers". Among his favorite songs were "He Brought Ne From a Mighty Long Ways" and "The Lord is Blessing Me". He Leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Margie, surviving children; Tracey, Stephen, Norma, Saundra, Terrence, Carolyn and Gary; and A host of grandchildren , great children, nieces and nephews. His life will be celebrated for many years to come. He was father to many and mentor to even more. He was loved by all whom he came in contact with. He will be greatly missed.
Friday, August 30, 2013
At 1555, Squad 12 was on the air and alerted for the rescue box at Benfield Rd and Kensington Ave in the 12-19 for a single vehicle reported into a pole and on its side with a patient trapped. Squad 12 quickly went to work stabilizing the vehicle. Squad 12's crew proceeded to flap the roof to extricate the patient. The extrication took approximately 14 mins.
Friday, August 30, 2013
At 0304, station 12 was alerted for the commercial building fire "Taco Bell", with multiple calls and fire through the roof. E122 was first arriving laying out and E122 OIC got 12's crew quickly going to work. Crews made entry through one of the windows and put a quick knock to the seat of the fire. Luckily Taco Bell was able to be back in service the following day.
Photo by Shawn Coleman
Thursday, July 18, 2013
AT 2330HRS SQUAD 12 RESPONDED FOR THE REPORTED GARAGE FIRE IN THE 10-17 BOX. ENGINE 101 ARRIVED TO A GARAGE 30% INVOLVED. SQUAD 12 SEARCHED THE SECOND STORY FOR EXTENSION AND PULLED A SECOND LINE TO COOL COMPRESSED CYLINDERS AS WELL AS HIT HOT SPOTS IN THE GARAGE.
Friday, July 12, 2013
AT 2316 HOURS SQUAD 12 AND CHIEF 12 RESPONDED TO THE 18-80 RT10N/RT100W FOR A ROLLOVER WITH REPORTED EJECTION. UPON ARRIVAL SQUAD 12 FOUND 1 PATIENT, WHO WAS TRANSPORTED TO SHOCK TRAUMA. COMPANY 12 UNITS WENT AVAILABLE 2345 HOURS.
Friday, July 5, 2013
While attending the annual carnival, Thomas and Teagan's ride time was interrupted due to a storm. Instead of packing up and going home, Thomas and Teagan decided to wait out the storm and come inside and see what being a firefighter was all about. They toured the equipment, tried on turnout gear and even had their picture taken on the fireman's pole (they were disappointed that they couldn't actually slide down the pole). We encourage anyone to visit that would like to and we are always up for showing the equipment. Thank you to Thomas and Teagan for spending time with us and thanks to their mom for the pictures!
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Just before 1700 hrs. Fire Alarm dispatched second battalion units to 8189 Mountain Estate Ct in the 3017 box for a dwelling fire. EMS 2 arrived on the scene with a MOG, smoke showing from side "C". Upon the 360 crews found fire showing from the rear. Engine 122 arrived third due and ran a second line to division 2. Once on division 2 the crews took the windows and knocked all visible fire. After all visible fire was knocked down the crew opened the attic and knock the rest of the fire. The lineman from E122 found the 2nd cat and removed it. Engine 122 returned to service 1821 hrs.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
At 09:00 today Squad 12 was dispatched to Rescue Box 30-80 with other units for a two vehicle crash. Chief 12 was the first arriving unit establishing command and investigating. Units were assigned to patient care, rescue and MSP landing site.
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